Aviva Employee Reviews about "colleague"
70% would recommend to a friend
(141 total reviews)
82% approve of CEO
Found 141 of over 3K reviews
Updated 5 Dec 2023
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2 years ago
I'm looking to find out how much a level 1 underwriter should be making with 3 years experience in personal lines. I'm moving to a different area of personal lines namely facility Association but I feel like I'm being cheated. they are offering me 49k. I've felt under paid for some time now. I've done my research and I should be in 52k -57k range. Its frustrating because i want to stay where i am but i have had other companies reachout willing to pay me even more. Aviva plc TD Insurance Traveler
Londoners in Consulting
3 years ago
Does anyone know which firms in industry have the best pension match benefits? My consulting firm only does 5% on first 75k only. I remember hearing about opportunities back in the day when I was moving to industry first time of firms that did 15-18% match (think Aviva is one of them?)
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Excerpts from user reviews, not authored by Glassdoor
- "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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- 2.03 Sept 2013AnalystCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearLondon, England
- Friendly and approachable colleagues. - Good work life balance. - Training is available. - Good exposure to wide aspects of the business.
- Company has little or no direction. - All Senior management have held "interim" statusus for prolonged periods. - Suffers a high staff turnover; average permanent seems to run at around 2-3 years. - High dependence on contract staff. - No bonus. - Relentless pay freezes. - Highly political.1
- 4.019 May 2022IT SpecialistCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
knowledgeable and professional colleagues. Diverse and inclusive workforce. Challenging work in a good way
Maintaining cross team alignment to ensure successful delivery.
- 4.010 Jan 2017Data Entry ClerkFormer Contractor, less than 1 year
First working experience, nothing too exciting at Aviva. Colleagues were pretty friendly though they were much older than me (I worked here after Junior College while waiting for enlistment)
Working as Data Entry Clerk can be really boring and mundane since you are just required to enter data for the entire day.
- 1.018 Jan 2021Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsDublin, Dublin
Worked with very strong and talented colleagues.
Constant leadership changes which has caused a lack of stability across the business, a very political environment with complex systems and processes. Huge cultural challenges - they don’t know how to manage and retain talent.
- 1.016 May 2018Anonymous ContractorFormer Contractor, less than 1 yearLondon, England
Very generous pension scheme and holiday package. Some very nice and helpful work colleagues. Nothing else that stood out compared to other companies.
The senior manager of the department was a horrible bully. This was well known by HR and the wider department.
- 1.01 Jun 2017Customer Service RepresentativeFormer EmployeeBristol, England
None, they make out they care, they do not.
I am not usually one to write a bad review about a company, but I don't want this to happen again. To anyone. When I started work here, it was perfect, they had told me how caring and great they were and it seemed so at first. Until A) my 'manager' decided he did not like me. And B) they decided I was too much hard work with my disability. I was taken from on warnings or meetings to outright dismissal, for a load of ridiculous reasons that my team leader had pulled out of thin air. I was told the day before I went on holiday, to be fired the day I came back. Absolutely awful. The middle management is a joke. My manager didn't even know how to do my job, yet was meant to lead us. The team was lead by another colleague who was not meant to and was not paid to. I am not the only one mistreated by this manager, who became a manager by accident because the old one left. He was not and is not fit for this role. I feel like I have been discriminated against, and treated extremely unfairly. I am afraid I CANNOT recommend that anyone works here. Even worse if you are female or disabled.7
- 3.012 Mar 2019Anonymous InternFormer Intern
Colleagues are friendly and helpful.
Whatever agreed on interview and even on contract are not reflected on actual job scope. Need to be careful.
- 3.03 Aug 2021Customer Service AdviserCurrent EmployeeSheffield, England
Good benefits like paternity leave of 6 months and good to work if you don't mind repetitive work. Colleagues are nice and helpful and are happy to support you where they can.
Management. They refuse to ackowledge the demands of the job that would be inconvenient for them to work around. If work piles up or it gets busy managements first response to increase pressure on the current staff to meet the workload when often times we do not have enough staff for a moderately busy day. Recent changes are making this into a more traditional call centre job which is jot what they advertise as or promise. If you have a condition or illness that is permenant or long term with doctors notes they are happy to show you off as it strengthens their image as an inclusive employer however if you just get ill frequently or even get ill 2 or 3 times a year they will hound you to no end6