Aviva Underwriter Reviews

Updated 22 May 2020

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Aviva CEO Maurice Tulloch
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  1. "A good company to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Aviva2020-02-13
  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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    Aviva2020-01-30
  3. "Jobs"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    Aviva2019-06-13
  4. "Great Wellbeing and staff discounts."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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    Aviva2019-03-28
  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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    Aviva2019-01-25
  6. "Underwriter"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.

    Aviva2018-05-13
  7. "Good Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Underwriting Assistant in Worthing, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aviva for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexi time, casual dress, friendly office atmosphere

    Cons

    No progression and poor pay

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    Aviva2017-08-24
  8. Helpful (2)

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

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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    Aviva2015-07-02
  9. "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

    Aviva2013-01-14
  10. Helpful (6)

    "As reactive a company as can possibly exist"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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    Aviva2012-02-02
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