Aviva Employee Reviews about "career progression"
70% would recommend to a friend
(67 total reviews)
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Updated 5 Dec 2023
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- "Good benefits like paternity leave of 6 months and good to work if you don't mind repetitive work." (in 187 reviews)
- "Really a great place to work and people are great" (in 166 reviews)
- "Good work life balance most of the time" (in 130 reviews)
- "Colleagues are friendly and helpful." (in 73 reviews)
- "Good pension and lifestyle benefits" (in 58 reviews)
- "poor management and inexperienced leaders" (in 91 reviews)
- "The starting salary is low and should be reconsidered to match todays market." (in 80 reviews)
- "Low pay for role working and a lot comes down to if the face fits" (in 59 reviews)
- "just because one of the head honchos wants the information and the managers don't know enough about the work to provide it." (in 35 reviews)
- "No career progression" (in 34 reviews)
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- 2.020 Feb 2017Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 yearLondon, England
Pay high. Positions seem to revolve round talk rather than tangible output.
Nothing gets done and limited career progression Pace is slow and days drag A 'meeting' culture
- 3.04 Apr 2017Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
Friendly work environment Nice colleagues
Limited possibilities for career progression Inefficient organization
- 4.011 Apr 2022Graduate AnalystCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearLondon, England
- good work life balance - being part of the graduate scheme provides great opportunities for career progression
- not much say in where you are placed when on the graduate scheme
- 5.016 Oct 2013TrainingFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsYork, England
Career progression for those who work hard and go for it. I have worked there 14 years and people really do care about customers.
A lot of restructure at the moment. This is to be expected though. Overall, it has been handled very well. I do think development opportunities will be fewer in the future but this is the nature of the economic climate we find ourselves in.
- 4.024 Sept 2019Information Technology ManagerCurrent Employee
Supportive and collaborative culture Excellent benefits package Good for work life balance and flexible work arrangements Generous parental leave
Career progression is limited Frequent restructuring1
- 1.019 Mar 2018Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
- Many nice people - Work life balance can be OK in some departments - Good opportunities for actuaries
- Very little opportunity of career progression for non-actuarial staff - Outdated IT and (at best) awkward access to analytical software besides Excel greatly limits capabilities and progress on projects - Salaries for data scientists and analysts are low compared to the competition, with few in these positions planning to stay long with the company. Very difficult to attract talented applicants.1
- 2.021 Nov 2021Senior ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 5 years
Flexible working albeit diluted recently by the mandatory 3 days a week in the office. Some really caring people and generally a supportive culture promoting openness on mental health issues. Good benefits such as holidays and other perks.
A lot of talk about developing talent and some commendable talent development programmes but when it comes down to it, new managers to Aviva completely underestimate the value of the existing talent pool and as such do not promote internally. Trust your talent and your people. Get your new senior leadership to trust the people that have been identified as talent before their time and work to build their career progression. That’s how loyalty is built. Advise to new senior leadership: Do not dismiss these people just because they were in Aviva before you joined. They can become your biggest ally if you take time to get to know them.
- 3.024 Apr 2023Senior ConsultantFormer Employee, more than 1 year
Flexible working hours. Work life Balance
Limited leads support. Little career progression and unable to learn new skills
- 3.010 Dec 2020Client AdministratorFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsDorking, England
Great opportunities for learning and career progression
Can be quite a pressurised environment at times