Aviva Underwriter Reviews

Updated 26 Jul 2020

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  1. "A good company to work for"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Underwriter in Perth, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good benefits, access to shares, staff schemes, discounted insurance etc, friendly environment, scope for progression / movement

    Cons

    can be easy to get lost in the mix

  2. "Good place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Bishopbriggs, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training which is ongoing

    Cons

    Location, not easy to get to Bishopbriggs

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  3. "Jobs"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Bournemouth, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good office furniture and facilties

    Cons

    Always cold in the office

  4. "Great Wellbeing and staff discounts."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial Underwriter in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    6 months Paternity, staff discount on insurance, monthly wellbeing emails with great tips -

    Cons

    Always seem to be chasing other business rather than concentrating on what they already have. Management changes too often leaving staff confused on strategy. Deadman shoes to progress in parts of the business. If your face fits then you're on a golden ticket.

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  5. "Great company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Underwriter in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    18 weeks maternity pay, flexible working, sociable culture, great pension package, 29 days holiday

    Cons

    Managers are not trained how to manage, the business is quite disconnected

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  6. "Underwriter"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial Underwriter in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training. bonuses based on results can be good and pension is very good. Apprenticeship schemes are also good. Opportunity to study insurance exams.

    Cons

    I can’t really think of any that would stop anyone joining this company. Every few years there seems to be a tendency to reorganise the company which can be unnerving.

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Worst place I have ever had the misfortune to work."

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Bishopbriggs, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job itself was good for experience and the training was decent.

    Cons

    Brutal form of management. Unable to book any holidays unless you were friends with a manager. Zero prospect of promotion unless you are related to a manager. Expect to be doing every single job other than the one you were employed to do.

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  8. "Review"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underwriter in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary and strong market position

    Cons

    Team values Freeze on pay rises Wide scale redundancies

  9. Helpful (6)

    "As reactive a company as can possibly exist"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Underwriter in Worthing, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aviva

    Pros

    Holiday package and flexible working options - good. Development opportunities numerous in volume (but see Cons) (Leased) office building was pleasant enough

    Cons

    Management are uninspiring (or downright incompetent) Salary and bonus are atrocious - well under market rate and have no bearing on performance of the unit, or indeed the company (hence the pay-rise "pot" remaining at 2% for the last three years, despite company profit increasing YOY) Aviva is defined by knee-jerk reactions. Nothing is thought through, so staff are forced to change focus from one minute to the next, be it on administrating X, or preventing Y. Nothing is ever maintained or followed-through to completion.

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  10. "Decent work environment"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Underwriter in Markham, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    Professional and friendly staff. Management adaptive to change Good environment to learn

    Cons

    Phones can be stressful and the company stresses the importance of teamwork but never giving time for team building

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