Aviva Employee Reviews about "career progression"

Updated 8 Sep 2020

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture and nice place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice people Nice environment Nice facilities Good pay Amazing pension and savings Great place for junior to mid level to gain experience

    Cons

    Not innovative Hit a ceiling when at senior level - career progression quite limited beyond that Very sleazy senior bosses praying on young girls and graduates at Christmas parties - toxic actually. I’ll say no more, but really toxic.

  2. "Cushy company with little career progression"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Capital Project Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good facilities, by far the best people to work with

    Cons

    Little career progression Continuous corporate restructuring

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture and benefits"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Technology Manager 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    Supportive and collaborative culture Excellent benefits package Good for work life balance and flexible work arrangements Generous parental leave

    Cons

    Career progression is limited Frequent restructuring

  4. "Not bad"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    The staff benefits were good.

    Cons

    There isn’t enough career progression opportunities.

  5. "Good Company"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    29 days holiday Unlimited sick pay Good benefits Excellent maternity/paternity leave (6 - 12 months)

    Cons

    Some politics Few career progression opportunities

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Not so okay type."

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aviva full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Discounts on insurance products and nothing more.

    Cons

    Headless chicken type management, no direction. Lots of office politics. If you are looking for career progression then this is not the place. All horizontal stuff, nothing vertical. Certain senior staff have been hired just because they know someone but bringing nothing on plate.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "A bad choice for data scientists"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    - Many nice people - Work life balance can be OK in some departments - Good opportunities for actuaries

    Cons

    - 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.

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  8. Helpful (3)

    "Lack of teamwork culture"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pension contribution, good brand to have in the cv, digital investments, benefits, customers focused

    Cons

    Bad management, too many management layers, people are not willing to share, lack of team culture, very little opportunities for career progression, neverending restructuring process

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  9. "Nothing gets done and limited career progression"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    London in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aviva for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay high. Positions seem to revolve round talk rather than tangible output.

    Cons

    Nothing gets done and limited career progression Pace is slow and days drag A 'meeting' culture

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  10. "Good pathway job"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Claims Handler 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva

    Pros

    Positive working environment where the company actually cares about the employees. Decent 4-6% bonus every March, on top of discounts on Aviva products and high street brands.

    Cons

    The career progression is poor, age clearly plays a huge factor. My roles pay bracket ranges from 15500 to 26500; no one is anywhere near the higher end. People are moved up because they've been their longer, not because they are better at their job.

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