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Aviva Reviews

Updated 19 January 2018
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  1. "Testing the limit"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    Working here is like working in a farm

    Cons

    I am just checking to read everything online


  2. "Good Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Underwriting Assistant in Worthing, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Underwriting Assistant in Worthing, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aviva (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexi time, casual dress, friendly office atmosphere

    Cons

    No progression and poor pay

    Advice to Management

    Invest in staff or lose them unless they are parents or unmotivated.


  3. "Technical consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of variety and good benifits

    Cons

    Impersonal management and constant change. Generally need to apply for your job every 18 months to 2 years


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  5. "Good, solid company, but sometimes not nimble enough; has created too many big hubs"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Volunteering After Voluntary Redundancy in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Former Employee - Volunteering After Voluntary Redundancy in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aviva full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Reputation, training, solvency, product range

    Cons

    Seen as inflexible, has lost regional presence, loss of expertise in recent years due to down-sizinhg

    Advice to Management

    Reverse some of the above and revert to core values


  6. "Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aviva part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Other colleagues, who were lovely

    Cons

    management, job, pretty much everything

    Advice to Management

    stop treating your staff like pawns instead of human people


  7. "Your mileage may vary"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Aviva full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some departments much more efficient than others, generally good management and environment

    Cons

    Can be overly bureaucratic at times, frequent restructures and cuts took toll on morale


  8. "Don't appreciate dedicated employees"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Generalist in Stoke Gifford, England
    Former Employee - Generalist in Stoke Gifford, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aviva part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good colleagues and team leaders

    Cons

    Employees are just a number now Aviva have taken over

    Advice to Management

    Retain your dedicated employees and get rid of the 'dead wood', don't dismiss just because employees just because they work less than 21 hours, who thought of that idea?


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    "Hostile Takeover"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aviva full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    When it was Friends Life it was great.

    Cons

    Corporate takeover, wanted less experienced workers for a lot less pay

    Advice to Management

    Put the customer first, not the money you could save. Hire and retain Quality Employees


  10. "Enjoyable."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong foundations, good place to work at. Friendly atmosphere. Support provided for queries and always options to help you succeed

    Cons

    Perhaps put the customer at the forefront a little too much in favour of other directives.

    Advice to Management

    Be stronger


  11. "Good benefits but get used to constant cost cutting and redundancies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Salary, Bonus and DC Pension (due to the company contribution) are goods as well as share option schemes that you can join

    Cons

    Always cost cutting, regular redundancy rounds (just going through it again) and lots of large organisation red tape hold productivity back.


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