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4.0
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Aviva is a good employer
IT Consultant (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON18 April 2019
I think Aviva is a good employer , give employees chance to develop their skills . provide good work/life balance , treat employees much better than average
Pros
Good managements, shuttle bus to several subway stations
Cons
it has some cons, but may be most company has similar issue need be imporved
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1.0
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Horrible management
Claims Adjuster (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON29 March 2019
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.
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Too many to name
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3.0
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Culturally aware and works hard to provide equality
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON28 March 2019
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.
Pros
Mobility, working from home
Cons
Too many structural changes
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1.0
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Company is underperforming
Sr. Underwriting Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON20 March 2019
very political company, no efficiency, no real competition, company not spending money on employee training, very little bonus, very poor benefits, employee discount for insurance is nothing
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5.0
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great
Underwriting Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON6 March 2019
excellent work place, great people to work with and excellent working environment - I had a lot of fun working there, would recommend to anyone looking to work in the insurance industry!!
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3.0
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Lots of change
Business Analyst, Aviva Futures (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON4 March 2019
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.
Pros
enjoyable co workers and friendly environment
Cons
lack of recognition, man donna-do-nothings
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3.0
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It's a unique open office environment
Claims Adjuster - New Home Warranty (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB21 February 2019
Not aideal working conditions in the office. I am only entering further information to adhere to the 150 character minimum. I am sorry but I don't think it's fair to ask this information
Pros
Great benefits and corporate culture
Cons
Office space and complicated procedures
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4.0
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Fast paced work environment
Assisting Underwriting (Former Employee) –  Dartmouth, NS12 February 2019
Most of my work was computer work with a two minute turnover rate. I learned quickly how to task insurance claims. The most enjoyable part of the job was deciphering which task belonged where.
Cons
Repetitive Work
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3.0
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Not valued
Accident Benefits Advisor (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON4 February 2019
No job security, or advancement. Co-workers are great. Good personal insurance discount. Management is up and down - too many changes. Not valued as a employee.
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5.0
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Fun working with a team
Concierge (Part-time) (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON29 January 2019
Enjoyable part is to assist Visitors from all around the world who are come here for a meeting and to get them cabs, It feels really good to show our hospitality to someone who is new here.
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4.0
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Great people and supportive team
Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 January 2019
The work environment at most departments is great. Some of the executives support what you do and if you are good at what you do, you find often that you are given independence within the direction you have been set.

I found that the people, both in the technology stream and the business stream to be excellent, helpful and friendly.

No wonder I have gone back to it four times! (On contract)
Pros
People, For me, the new location
Cons
Turnover, close focus on short term benefits sometimes.
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2.0
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Nice place to work
Security Architect (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 January 2019
Overall this place is nice to work , if you enjoy wasting time in meetings all through the day. Unproductive way of wasting precious work hours and too much politics between various groups make it difficult for employees
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4.0
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A Good Company
Senior Underwriter (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON10 December 2018
The office culture is fairly relaxed with a very open door policy. The company itself is committed to leveraging technology to get the job done and management is very open and willing to listen to staff ideas.
Pros
Subsidized cafeteria, free shuttle buses, and a very friendly culture
Cons
office location is far, commute is difficult, salary could be better.
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2.0
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A good opportunity
Junior Account Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON6 December 2018
Glad for the years of experience and met many professional people and I learned a little bit of the Insurance Industry along the way. It was a wild ride!
Pros
Good Benefits.
Cons
Too far.
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2.0
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Terribly run company
Senior Data Scientist (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC3 December 2018
Middle management has no idea what is happening on the front lines, leading to a loss of $300 million in 2017.

The place is a ghost town at 5 pm, which is great for work-life balance but kind of makes you feel like nobody there gives a hoot about the company or its success.
Pros
Good salaries
Cons
Makes you want to quit and get a job with a worse salary
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2.0
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Meh
UNDERWRITING CONSULTANT (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON16 November 2018
typical call center environment
major changes without thinking about the after effect
extreme lack of empathy and courage
management does not conform to the management style of certain employees
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1.0
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No life/work balance
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON5 November 2018
over work their staff. long hours, you have to put in your own time in order to get your daily duties completed. New building and it has issues already. the management are all young "kids" don't know what they are doing let alone manage staff.
Pros
None
Cons
too many to list
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1.0
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Horrible
Executive Assistant, CPD (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ON30 October 2018
The company is awful. They treat their employees awfully and I am surprised that they would ever get a good review from anyone. Their senior staff are "holier than thou".
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4.0
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Very collaborative and digital focused company
Senior Manager, Public Relations & Social Media (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON and Downtown Toronto23 October 2018
Aviva is a great company to work for - and definitely better than the reputation of an old school, boring insurance company. Flexible structure - being able to choose where you work (for most of the employees).
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2.0
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Not the best place
Jr. Underwriter/Underwriting Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON17 October 2018
Popularity contest - many issues in the office.
I was no happy here, no life work balance
You can work from home, which is good but due to meetings and people being off I never got my time - not fair
Pros
lunches 1 hr
Cons
none
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