Management isn't the greatest here and depending on who you report to, your career advancement may take a lot longer than you expect it to. PROS: work from home capabilities, depending on who you report to you may be allowed to wfh 1-2 times a week.
Aviva is a great place to work to start your career and learn about insurance. People are amazing and the management truly want you to succeed. Benefits are great, three weeks to start for vacation and you can buy a week, plus you have retirement savings they contribute to as well for you. Plus you can buy shares in Aviva, so you truly have a stake in the company you work for.
Aviva has a great culture and respectful management, especially in the Financial Operations team. Although it is going through some changes, most staff are dedicated and willing to help each other out. There is some politics, but not too overbearing compared to other places. Nice open concept seating areas at Markham office with a spacious cafeteria and many food options. There is opportunity to work from home and accommodates flex schedules. Pay is on the low end, but great health and RRSP benefits balance it out a bit.
Lack of advancement and career development is probably the main reason why people leave. Unfortunate that people have to leave as one would think the company size offers many opportunities. Great place to work if you get to grow within the company.
In a typical day at work one can move from dealing with reported production issues to correcting a new development piece of code change that has been reported as having a bug. No two hours in the day are the same. You are constantly challenged and involved with changing issues.
This company is a joke. No proper training, terrible employee experience and incompetent management. Manager or so called “leaders” are a joke, do not know anything about work standards and out right bullies. They spend their time eating and socializing and are not trained in anything. The only way to get a good bonus or move up it to suck up to them. They pick and choose their favourites and bully the employees they personally do not like. The managers look at your calls only if you do something wrong and never praise the good work you do. Bonuses are selected based on their personal feelings about you and not about your work ethics. The job pays low compared to most insurance companies. Their claims are a joke and the whole training structure is pathetic. Save yourself from a low paying, butt kissing job and go for literally any other insurance company.
Aviva is very clear on being diverse and open to all cultures and lifestyle. It's great to work in an environment where you are not judge so much on what or how you look but based on your skills and talent.
There was lots of change when i was here, which made it hard. Sometime it would feel as if I was starting a new job. There was no progression in the sense of a salary, but rather more responsibilities and deliverables.