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Aviva Reviews

Updated 14 June 2018
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and pays well

    Cons

    its large so can be slow


  2. "Directionless asset manager within insurance company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company
    Good benefits esp. salary and pension
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    No direction from senior management
    Poor strategic direction
    poor investment performance
    'one trick pony' with AIMS funds that are not performing
    only one or two funds to sell- no equity funds

    Advice to Management

    Hire better fund managers
    Take over another fund manager and integrate

  3. "Bad attitudes, micro managing and office politics"

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    Former Employee - New Business Administrator in Bristol, England
    Former Employee - New Business Administrator in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aviva full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pension is decent, the other staff can be fine

    Cons

    Pay, attitudes, culture, facilities, canteen

    Advice to Management

    You need to make sure that you understand your staff, don't just put them into roles they can't progress out of, no wonder everyone leaves


  4. "Decent company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aviva full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot but it depends where you are as it is multinational

    Cons

    Could be stuck of unwilling to relocate etc


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Awful"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Norwich, England
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Norwich, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aviva (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice building, apart from that nothing.

    Cons

    poor management, poor pay, poor people, poor treatment.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more


  6. "Great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexable working for many employees

    Cons

    Pay on the low side


  7. Helpful (2)

    "My experience"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Sheffield, England
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are sometimes annual bonuses but these aren't particularly large.

    Cons

    Staff who are good at their jobs do the most work and get little recognition. 'Stretching yourself' means going far beyond your job title and not being paid for it.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more room for advancement.

  8. "Too many layers of management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SIPP Administrator in Bristol, England
    Former Employee - SIPP Administrator in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aviva (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Location, free parking, gym, restaurant, on site beautician and coffee shops

    Cons

    No quick decisions can be made, salary on low side.

    Advice to Management

    Delegate decision making downwards


  9. "Insurance Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Norwich, England
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Norwich, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, Compensation, Culture

    Cons

    Long working hours, Improvement required in technology and process


  10. "Good options for a varied career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Firm encourages secondments and moves around the business to gain greater experience.
    The salary and benefits package is good.
    The CEO is very passionate with a clear strategy for taking the business forward.

    Cons

    Ultimately it’s a very big organisation so you can end up feeling like you’re just another resource rather than a person


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