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Updated 15 September 2018
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  1. "Enjoyable and Educational"

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    Former Employee - Student in Exeter, England
    Former Employee - Student in Exeter, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative cognitive reasoning challenges with a great amount of freedom and guidance. Clearly identified use and future projection as to motivate efforts knowing they will be impactful.

    Cons

    Nothing of significance. Potentially high pressure to deliver, too many meetings about trying to reduce unnecessary meetings while having productive meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Would prefer better Jira board management, teams are filled with subgroups of specialists that have complementary tasks. Being able to allow more granular subgroup kanban boards would be useful.


  2. "Team Leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good wage and sound people

    Cons

    Team Leader position requires a lot of unpaid overtime

  3. "All in All good"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Claims Advisor in Southend-on-Sea, England
    Current Employee - Commercial Claims Advisor in Southend-on-Sea, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are fantastic
    Supportive Team Leaders
    A great environment to learn
    Extremely flexible and are able to adapt to your life changes

    Cons

    A less than proactive approach to work, always a reaction rather than putting things in place.
    The work can be very stressful, as depending what department you work in, you have about 3 different roles you have to fulfil to do your job as a whole

    Advice to Management

    Be proactive, and keep being the great support you are.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Finance analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    Good progression and good pay

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Micro management


  5. "Nice staff force"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Norwich, England
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Norwich, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have found all of the staff are nice, the company has clear aims and are clearly on the up!

    Cons

    I have found there to be unclear development and progression opportunities. Structure and an overall team spirit is sometimes lacking.


  6. "Excellent company with great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    -Excellent training and support.
    -Excellent added benefits - pension etc.

    Cons

    Can't really think of any.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Bullying, tense environment, high turnover of employees in marketing."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    - Good pension.
    - Big name, looks good on CV.
    - Employees that transferred from the insurance side the of the business were very nice.

    Cons

    - Serious issues with senior staff e.g. throwing objects at staff members, abusive language. HR told me in my exit interview that they were aware of these issues but HR employees keep leaving the company because the problem is so big.
    - High employee turnover. Employees kept mysteriously disappearing.
    - No work life balance. Employees are expected to regularly work until 10/11pm.
    - Old school environment with little innovation.
    - DON'T work in the marketing department. Ask about employee turnover in interviews, either you will be shocked or lied to.

    Advice to Management

    - Have a zero tolerance to bullying in the workplace. Don't just listen to junior members of staff about managers but act on it. Especially if there is clear evidence. Many cases are discrimination lawsuits waiting to happen.
    - Stop hiring based on employee recommendations, it has formed cliques and incompetent employees are able to hide more easily.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Generally very nice people"

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    Former Employee - Test Manager in Dorking, England
    Former Employee - Test Manager in Dorking, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They were genuinely nice, if somewhat misguided. I sincerely believe that the company has it's heart completely in the right place, as regards its customers and staff.

    Cons

    It is a very large company, there is quite a lot of outsourcing and politics, which can be difficult to manage, and opportunities are based by site which can make it difficult to progress beyond a certain level.
    The pay was not great mind.

    Advice to Management

    In my area they actually knew what they were doing which was a nice change. I'm not sure that extends to the senior management.


  9. "Anon"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    The garage is an exciting start up like organisation, with the backing of corporate funding; great work life balance, innovative and inclusive place to work; good culture and values

    Cons

    However, wider organisation is too large to aid innovative decision making; can hinder success. Very slow to change outside of the garage.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic employer"

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    Current Employee - Claims Handler in Norwich, England
    Current Employee - Claims Handler in Norwich, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for with plenty of opportunities and great salary and employee benefits

    Cons

    None that come to mind. Best employer I've ever had. Pleasure to work for.


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