Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Belleville – 15 August 2012
Dealing with insurance claims and general public via telephone and in person. I learned a lot about managing an office due to manager layoffs. My coworkers were great, I miss them. The hardest part of the job was the miscommunication. The most enjoyable part of the job was my coworkers!!
Commercial Underwriter (Current Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 30 June 2016
I have worked at Aviva as an underwriter in two different offices and have loved it. The culture is great and the management really understands work-life balance. Turnover is really low in my department. No one ever wants to leave. There are a lot of opportunities to learn and grow. I've made some life-long friendships here and absolutely love the culture. Some of the programs are a bit outdated but you can tell they are working on fixing them and making them better.
work-life balance, great people, employer cares about me, my work is appreciated, lots of opportunities to grow
Senior Manager (Current Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 3 November 2016
A very fast pace, ever changing environment where the ability to adapt to change is essential. People are great to work with in Aviva. However, management lacks ability to develop talent and provide opportunities for growth.
IT Guru (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 22 March 2017
Hard work is not rewarded by the new IT management replacements. The IT management here is in no way qualified to be a manager elsewhere. There's no sense of team in this place. Feels like high school. No loyalty, a lot of nepotism unless you were colleagues from the orange bank. No human contact in the IT department. No upwards mobility. Avoid this company unless you're not in IT.
Claims Adjuster (Current Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 25 August 2016
In previous years I would have said this is a great company. This year is horrible. Claims leadership has been taken over by previous RSA staff who see everything as being done improperly. They see Aviva employees as being useless. There is no communication and staff are being worked to the bone. The benefits and pay are good but in reality, it's like working two jobs. People are lead by fear and accountability. It's each man for himself.
Claims Adjuster (Former Employee) – Alberta – 30 May 2016
Worked for an incredibly insecure manager, who also had issues with honesty. Would say one thing and do another. Instead of being happy that me and my coworkers were making him look good, he took it as a threat that we were better our jobs than he was at his. No one wanted his job but he thought everyone did..
Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 30 April 2016
Data entry is simple yet tedious. I learned how to use specific computer software. my co-workers were also summer students so it was very easy to get a long with everyone. The hardest part of my job was staying focussed because of how tedious the job was. The most enjoyable part of the job was the benefits of the student workers, occasional free lunches and desserts.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 7 February 2016
Aviva is the best place I have ever worked in a long and varied career. The people are fantastic, the management style is outstanding, and the comfort level of working there is just like being at home in an easy chair.
Non existent work/life balance, terrible leadership
Account Executive (Former Employee) – Alberta – 24 October 2015
The salary and benefits are attractive until you realize that your workload is impossible, you work in a culture of fear and blame, and the concept of a team dissolves into an 'every man for himself' atmosphere. Stress leaves are common. Turnover is high.
Workload, lack of clarity, horrible employee culture
Casualty Assistant-Administrator (Former Employee) – London, ON – 1 November 2014
We were trusted with 24 hour access to the office. We had security cameras and locked entry for non-emloyees. Our benefits were excellent. We had flexible hours.We had top of the line computer systems and equipment. Our HO management treated us often with lunches and gifts for a job well done. We were considered the top branch in Canada. We got along well with each other and any negativity was nipped in the bud. Staff Appreciation days twice a year and we could choose the days off we took. Open door policy by management. It was not perfect, but it was a wonderful place to work. I still visit often since retirement.
Summer Student (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 4 May 2016
This was a summer job and temporary in order to help get files caught up. I did photocopying, filing and mail. The manager was very helpful and was easy to approach. The hardest part was when the paperwork to be filed was written sometimes the handwriting was difficult to read. I learned that I don't want to work in an office.
Very Enjoyable place to work, but very demanding & stressful
Automobile Claims Advisor (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 29 August 2012
Very demanding but enjoyable, learned the Ontario Auto Insurance Policy and applying it, Management very overworked, but courteous to employees, Co-workers were supportive and helpful, Hardest part of job was demand, Most enjoyable was helping clients
Accounting Clerk (Current Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 9 April 2012
- A typical day at work is answering e-mail's from other staff within company, Process and reconcile cash payments, reconcile G/L accounts, Accounting analysis, Preparing accounting reports, data-entry, and filing.
- I have learn to priortize workload and be more effective in muti-tasking.
-Mangement are coaches to staff and keep trying to resolve issues by engaging with staff.
-My co-worker's are fun and easy to get along with to resolve issue's.
The hardest part of the job is when there is a transition of account's, however, with dedication the hard work pays off.
-The most enjoyable part of the job is the workload can be stressfull but with a great leaders and co-worker's we hurdle those tough times in a easy way.