Aviva Reviews

Updated 17 Sep 2020

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3.5
66%
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83%
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Aviva CEO Amanda Blanc
Amanda Blanc
17 Ratings
  1. "Huge workloads"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Advisor in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aviva full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and salary is ok. There are some nice people.

    Cons

    Bullying seems to be normal in HR. Some people get away with doing no work and others are left to pick up everything. Often overworked but this is the norm for big companies.

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  2. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Analyst in London, England

    I worked at Aviva full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company benefits I.e pension and share schemes Good social life Flexible working hours

    Cons

    lack of progression or career path initiatives


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Why would an IT professional stay when the CEO says he doesn't need to do Digital?"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Platform Manager in Norwich, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aviva full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Genuine customer focus embedded in the culture Staff wellbeing a genuine priority Good benefits package

    Cons

    IT Leadership Lack of coherent IT strategy Zero room to innovate

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  4. "A shadow of its former self"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head of Function in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aviva full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Most of the non-management are great people who give their heart and soul to the company

    Cons

    The leadership are out of touch, mico-managers who only care about cost reduction and outsourcing

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  5. "Interview"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    No pros what so ever

    Cons

    Everything is rubish. There you go

  6. "Aviva GI claims team"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contracts Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aviva full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A great company which supports you and provides great personal benefits. Team working and the ability to work from home.

    Cons

    Internal promotions can take some time as a lot of employees do stay in their roles for long length of service. This is not such a Con as it shows that the company is one where people are happy in their roles.

  7. "Very good company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Qunatitative Trading in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    this company is exceptional place to work

    Cons

    I cannot remember an inconvenient

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic culture of poor mental health"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Advisor in Norwich, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aviva full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Computerisation of holiday meant I didn't have to speak to anyone about taking it. Convenient city location, easy to get home.

    Cons

    Floor-wide misery. Those who were best at the job were either actively seeking other work or considering leaving without another offer. I saw multiple people - very nearly including myself - take sick leave to deal with the mental health strain of working in such an unsympathetically miserable environment. You are paid minimum wage as a salary, expected to work unpaid overtime, pushed beyond capacity and treated with resentment and barely-concealed anger from management for any inability to deal with the number of phone calls coming in. It doesn't matter that you're working constantly - their lack of capacity is made into your problem. For such legal-minimum pay, you are told - actually told - that the company "gives you a lot" (e.g. a free banana once every four weeks) and that you should "give back" (i.e. unpaid overtime). I was once questioned for using the toilet too often and had to explain the frequency of my bowel movements to my line manager. I was repeatedly invited to conversations where my level of education was used against me, the suggestion being that I should quit if I have aspirations beyond working there forever. Bizarre, considering - as I must repeat - the bare legal-minimum pay. Of the five people I trained with, myself and one other left at the earliest outside offer, another left after extensive mental health leave (brought on by the work), another was deemed incapable of working in that department and so - rather than being pressured to quit, as I was - was shuffled into another department where they could do less damage. Only one remains. That took less than six months. During that time, a few others also left. The good people in that office deserve better work, and the management deserve to struggle with a depleted workforce during a hiring freeze. One star.

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  9. "Hard to get a pay rise and can be stressful"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pricing Consultant in Norwich, England

    I have been working at Aviva full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Good company pension contributions -Flexible working hours

    Cons

    - There can sometimes be a lot of pressure from the top for your proposal/analysis to be completed. This means I do a lot of overtime unpaid and it can be quite stressful. -Unless you want to move up a grade to a D, it’s very difficult to get a pay rise

  10. "Aviva is okay"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Unemployed in Sheffield, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits package and a fair amount of job security.

    Cons

    Poor management in places, lot's of corporate jargon and unanswered questions. Can get moved around depending upon business needs but often have little-no input or choice over this. Frequent changes in Senior management = frequent changing of overall business plans which affect day to day working and also employee progression.

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