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Aviva Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated 17 Oct 2019

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  1. "A hotbed of mediocracy"

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    Former Employee - Investment Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A large, somewhat successful insurance company with a struggling fund management business Excellent benefits Good working environment

    Cons

    Not a leader in fund management - more of just an asset gatherer Continuous restructuring, and extremely poor senior management Very few genuine external clients Tolerance of very poor performance that would never exist in a true fund management business

    Advice to Management

    Close down the fund management side, (Aviva Investors) index most assets, and outsource the rest

    Aviva2019-09-15
  2. "Aviva investors"

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    Former Employee - Head of Change in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people on the ground

    Cons

    Senior management quite detached from teams in the business

    Aviva2018-08-06
  3. "Poisonous atmosphere, overly complex."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aviva full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Some great people to work with

    Cons

    Senior management thrives on complexity, bureaucracy and bullying.

    Advice to Management

    Attend ‘Leading at Aviva’ and well-being courses when you manage people. Change the way you cascade poorly worded goals by email!

    Aviva2018-02-09
  4. "Directionless asset manager within insurance company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company Good benefits esp. salary and pension Good work life balance

    Cons

    No direction from senior management Poor strategic direction poor investment performance 'one trick pony' with AIMS funds that are not performing only one or two funds to sell- no equity funds

    Advice to Management

    Hire better fund managers Take over another fund manager and integrate

    Aviva2017-12-01
  5. "Managers are useless"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    Well paid Decent employee benefits Local Customers are nice

    Cons

    Evening managers are unprofessional No professionalism amongst senior management team Very cliquey Cant ever get holidays Men do better than women thanks to Anne.

    Advice to Management

    Get your line managers on the phone.

    Aviva2017-04-16
  6. "Don't bother!!"

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    Former Employee - Claims Handler in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aviva part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good company packages with Avila. Flexibility in hours if compatible with the business needs, good share options and other pros

    Cons

    Company not bothered about employees just money I worked for this company for 16 years and was made redundant last year. The senior management not at all bothered about their staff. They let the office that I was in just carry on regardless only bothered about calls queuing and not the work load that staff had to endure causing a lot of stress ,with managers monitoring you if you were off the phone and not asking... permission. It was like being back at school!! This has made me rethink working in the insurance industry. Also the redundancy package reduced. It so disappointing!!

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    Advice to Management

    Think more about the people that work for you because without them there is no aviva

    Aviva2017-04-07
  7. "Standard call centre"

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    Former Employee - Customer Advisor in Norwich, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    Great People, great customers and sometimes you really get the feeling that you've made the difference that day for the customer

    Cons

    shift work and rota not given in advance Cons "Mid/senior management sometimes lack expertise in the field they're managing "Worst politics from top management its not MNC Its BMC company"

    Advice to Management

    Stop the spin and start listening Value your people mor

    Aviva2016-04-14
  8. "Aviva Group"

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    Current Employee - Group Support Function in Norwich, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Aviva full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Competitive salary - Good benefits - High capability, particularly in specialist roles - Opportunities to progress - Driven - Can deliver transformation objectives - Clear vision and a communication of objectives - Management are approachable - Will fund professional qualifications and memberships

    Cons

    - Weighty org structure - Mid/senior management sometimes lack expertise in the field they're managing - Poor staff consultation particularly when implementing day to day compliance (a feeling of being 'done to') - Good IT support - Substantial variance in culture across business units - Limited international cross-working - Bit of a pro-yes man culture - Slightly old fashioned culture (although varies by... business)

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    Advice to Management

    - Keep up the clear objectives, but make sure they are 'shaped' effectively and meaningfully through line manager/employee engagement. (It's not unusual to have half of objectives for individuals being largely irrelevant by the time they've worked through the Aviva machine.) - Create more forums for bottom up input into decision making, particularly for compliance tasks and high volume processes. - Avoid the... temptation to interfere with specialists and creation of management busy work. - Avoid saying 'So what are you doing about it' when a problem is identified. Feedback is valuable and this discourages it. - Embrace remote working where location is of no defined value. Over time this may expand your talent pool and address issues with recruitment in less central locations.

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    Aviva2016-01-27
  9. "Overall good company to work for"

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    I have been working at Aviva

    Pros

    Good benefits package and nice environment to work in.

    Cons

    Senior management seem out of touch with the rest of the organisation.

    Aviva2014-02-23
  10. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Change Management in Norwich, England
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people Good work/life balance Good to work right in centre of Norwich Interesting mix of work and locations in Norwich and around UK

    Cons

    Constant re orgs and redundancy programmes Weak and out of touch senior management Quite political in some areas Working in UKL out in Broadlands Too much non-value self-generated work - many staff doing non-jobs

    Aviva2013-11-18
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