Aviva Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated 11 Feb 2020

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  1. "Excellent company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Actuarial Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aviva for more than a year

    Pros

    Personal responsibility - they give you responsibility and the space and time to deliver against those responsibilities. People and culture - work life balance is important - people will work long hours to deliver to schedule but it is also considered important to have time with your families and friends.

    Cons

    Group centre changes it's program structures a little too often the senior management changes lead to line changes and this does lead to project and program challenges.

    Aviva2014-05-31
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    "Would not recommend IT in Aviva."

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in York, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Some good benefits. Pension is better than most in terms of company contribution. Some flexibility in terms of working from home etc.

    Cons

    IT is a toxic place to work. You only get ahead if you have a macho style to match the senior management. The people who get promoted are due to them being outspoken and criticising others (usually unfairly), rather than because of any real ability. It’s the worst environment I have ever worked in. The internal survey, Voice of Aviva has terrible and dwindling results but they are brushed aside and blamed on “change” rather than tackling the actual issues, which are the management style of the people at the top.

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    Aviva2019-12-09
  3. "A hotbed of mediocracy"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    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

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    Aviva2019-09-15
  4. "Aviva investors"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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
  5. "Poisonous atmosphere, overly complex."

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    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.

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

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    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

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

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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    Aviva2017-04-07
  9. "Standard call centre"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    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"

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    Aviva2016-04-14
  10. "Aviva Group"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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    Aviva2016-01-27
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