Aviva Employee Reviews about "career progression"

Updated Jan 18, 2021

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Pros
  • "Relaxed, work life balance, good management(in 129 reviews)

  • "Good benefits for all employees(in 70 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Too much plurality that senior management don't manage effectively(in 30 reviews)

  • "Hit a ceiling when at senior level - career progression quite limited beyond that(in 26 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great culture and nice place to work

      Jan 31, 2020 - Senior Finance Manager in London, England, England
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      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.

      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Cushy company with little career progression

      Sep 8, 2020 - Capital Project Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good facilities, by far the best people to work with

      Cons

      Little career progression Continuous corporate restructuring

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great culture and benefits

      Sep 24, 2019 - Information Technology Manager 
      Recommend
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      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

      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Not bad

      Mar 8, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      The staff benefits were good.

      Cons

      There isn’t enough career progression opportunities.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good Company

      Nov 26, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

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

      Cons

      Some politics Few career progression opportunities

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      good company but limited career prospects at present

      Aug 2, 2014 - Risk in Norwich, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Aviva is very easy to do work for, they are great in terms of work life balance, they pay well and you can sense that your contribution is valued.

      Cons

      Your face has to fit to achieve any real career progression. I joined 10 years ago and I would say the levels of loyalty in both directions do really appear to have reduced and this is no helped by some stupid decisions made at exec level over the last couple of years

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good pathway job

      Feb 19, 2017 - Claims Handler 
      Recommend
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      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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    8. 1.0
      Current Employee

      A bad choice for data scientists

      Mar 19, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      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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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Nothing gets done and limited career progression

      Feb 20, 2017 - London in London, England, England
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      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. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Not so okay type.

      May 11, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      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.

      3 people found this review helpful
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