Aviva Employee Reviews about "salary"
70% would recommend to a friend
(268 total reviews)
82% approve of CEO
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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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Updated 5 Dec 2023
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- 4.06 Dec 2022Internal Audit ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearLondon, England
Good bonus Good culture Great work life balance and annual leave allowance (~30 days) Great outlook of CEO
Annual salary review is rubbish (2-3%) Too traditional, need to adapt to more flexible ways of working Limited diversity and inclusion2
- 1.013 Nov 2017Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearLondon, England
Apart from the salary )which as you only need to use 5% of your Britain to survive here is good). None. A terrible place to work / exist. If you have a brain, AVOID.
Literally the most politically riddled company ever. Nobody cares about making money or making things better at any level. I can not believe the CEO knows this as he is a pretty good bloke. Pace of change is glacial, again I bet he doesn’t know.1
- 4.017 Jun 2015ManagerFormer EmployeeDes Moines, IA
The salary was good for the area and competitive within is localized market. Raises were often modest and bonuses were decent.
The company was going through some growing pains which meant budget cuts in certain areas and left you uncertain about future salary growth.
- 5.027 Jul 2022Actuarial AnalystCurrent Contractor, less than 1 year
The work environment its great, the people are supportive with good leadership. They push you to develop day by day . The are there to listen and its a great company,
The salary is lower than the market but doesn't matter because you are getting more valuable lesson there.
- 3.04 Nov 2018Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 yearBristol, England
- Excellent benefits - flexible working; understanding attitude to carers & mental health needs; equal and generous maternity & paternity leave policies; cancer & physio insurance policies included for free; employee assistance programme - Salary is okay - Good pension - Holiday is good - Working hours are reasonable, 7 hour days with 1 hour lunch break, can also take the opportunity to do condensed shifts so you work a longer 3-day week and get extra days off. - Many employees are very good people who care about improving things for their customers and for their colleagues, improving systems and seeing what can be done better - Internal recognition for excellent service on company intranet, with regular Friday pick-me-up stories - Free fruit once/twice a month (though it is first come first serve!) - Excellent, convenient location and office building with free parking and limited electric car charge ports (free for 3 hours I believe?) - High-quality (though expensive) canteen, on-site Nuffield Health gym, childcare facilities (long waiting list) and regular physical/mental health events - Genuinely caring colleagues & some managers - and very flexible about making up hours/using your holidays in an emergency situation.
- Sunday is a shorter day, so for the pleasure of working on your Sunday you get to give up your lunch hour in other days you work that week. - Can be difficult to book holiday - There is an Aviva way of doing things, and that way is usually 'how can we make this as frustrating and wasteful as possible?' - then they try to work backwards from there, and make it more efficient. Examples include duplicating and even triplicating daily work; and replacing existing systems with systems that are inferior, leaving the existing (working) systems up but banning everyone from using what actually works. - Role is ever-changing, and training is insufficient. - If you aren't lucky enough to be in the same building, floor, and area as a subject matter expert, you have to guess at the answer, or hope that the expert will eventually respond to your email and you can get back to your customer with the correct information. Sometimes, the subject matter expert has even left the business. - Things that work well are removed/changed without good reason, and things which will cause a problem (with potential problems being pointed out before launch) are left 'until we get enough complaints' - New staff will probably be paid more than you after they finish training, especially if you've been there for a few years already; the onus is on you to try and decipher the corporate-speak on the pay chart and tell your manager why you deserve to be in a higher salary band - Endless data logging with nothing to show for it - just because one of the head honchos wants the information and the managers don't know enough about the work to provide it. - Inequality between call centre sites - one site gets finger-pointing emails sent around if they don't log 90% of their data, whereas other sites are praised for logging 60% of their call/email data - Some toxic culture - while most colleagues are fine people, a small minority get away with being generally rude, telling people to shut up if they don't like what they are (respectfully) suggesting, and making snide personal comments that don't belong in a professional environment. - Some favouritism among management however I did not personally encounter this more than would be standard in any office environment - In Bristol, no real recruitment is being done for the call centre despite high levels of attrition - If you aren't interested in staying in the call centre there are very few opportunities for you.
- 4.026 Aug 2022Finance Change ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsYork, England
Flexible working (wfh/part time) Good maternity and paternity benefits Good pension Positive and supportive culture Opportunity to learn and grow
A lot of knowledge is retained by staff who have been with the company a long time so it can be challenging to understand the relationships with business partners and the historical systems and procedures. Salaries are not very competitive and it’s demoralising to see unqualified contractors being paid substantially more.1