Aviva
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Nice experience in general, work from home but set hours. My manger was so nice and encouragement. Always have something new to learn, not really stressful
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Great company to work for

Enjoyed my time working there. Great coworkers. Manager was helpful and supportive. It is a call center so your time is closely watched and monitored.

Pros

Free coffee, family first attitude

Cons

Micromanaged
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Based on 18 survey responses
What people like
  • Ability to learn new things
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Ability to meet personal goals
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  • Support from manager
  • Overall satisfaction

Do not work here

Find any other job but this one, not a great experience. Management is horrible, co-workers are not any better and pay is below average with what was expected of me. Only take a job with them if you're desperate

Pros

none

Cons

everything
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waisting time

not a good place to work stressful, direction don't care about employee just company performance

Pros

nothing

Cons

work environmnent, responsable, benefits
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No work/life balance, terrible management

No work life balance in underwriting, way too much red tape, morale is low, people are swamped and are waiting to get a package or looking for other jobs. New management has ruined what used to be a good place to work. If you miss even one little detail you get a ‘breach’ on your performance review and it impacts your bonus and raise. Do not work here unless you’re desperate and need a place to work at till something better comes along. No on boarding plan, no real direction, bad systems, too much pressure and management has no idea what underwriters need to be successful.

Pros

Good coworkers, benefits are decent

Cons

Long hours, tedious processes, low morale
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Will work you to death

Worst company to work for. They will push you and add to your workload without compensation or a thank you. Management makes promises but never delivers. If you are not part of the A group, you are disregard.

Pros

Great coworkers

Cons

Favoritism. Management are horrible to anyone not part of their golden group.
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Toxic Workplace

Management does not care about their employees. If you speak up you are penalized. Your concerns are not taken seriously. Management often gossips with other employees about their staff. It is a toxic working environment.
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Tres bien aviva

Je vous présente une demande de contrat de travail ou c'est ce qui me facilite la tâche visa J'espère être avec vous et cela m'honore beaucoup merci tlm

Pros

Experionce

Cons

Yes
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Good Company to work with

I am glad to be a part of Aviva Canada as it has given me very good working experience. Salaries can be a bit higher (if I compare with others in the same industry) but work culture and personal growth is surely there if you work hard and give your best. Aviva recognizes the effort and work towards employees well being.
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Great place to work and advance in the career.

Management always asks for ideas and feedback from their stuff on the best work practices and procedures. Managers are very supportive. The corporate culture of the company is great. They provide career advancement to every employees.
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Don't do it

Aviva is run by Corporate Managers in Toronto who have never been on the front line and don't care about the health of their employees, and only want acquiesence to their demands

Pros

Good salary, bonus, company car

Cons

ridiculous work/life balance; constant changeover of management
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Delivery Oriented

• Leading the project by translating BRD into functional specifications, Process Flow diagram and User stories. • Coordinated with both business users and developers for arriving at a mutually acceptable solution for Guidewire Policy Center, Billing Center and Claim Center along with Financial Reports and Oracle GL. • Functioned as a liaison between clients and development teams to analyze opportunities for business process improvements relating to the Reporting Systems (from Guidewire Claim center and Billing Center). • Analyzing user Stories and providing clarifications to team’s queries for Acceptance Criteria. • Participated/Chaired in Defect Triage meeting to set the defects priority as per Business impact.
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Aviva is a good place for your career

Aviva is a great place and can be a stepping stone for your career. You need to be consistent with your work and should remain in constant touch with your manager. As part of procurement team, there is a lot you have to do as per your team goals and focus highly on developing relationships with your internal stakeholders regularly.
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Lots of dysfunction

A challenging environment continually in a state of flux. Sorry, is this an essay? I have no reason why Indeed forces me to do a review. This is a ridiculous waste of my time
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Relaxed workplace

The building in Markham is far but it is new. The surrounding area has very little to offer by way of alternative food places and the cafeteria, while subsidized, is just meh.
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Do not work for Aviva

Very bad management, HR and upper management. Too much favouritism shown to "moles" on whom they thrive, yet ignoring huge errors of Moles. Very very poor starting salaries despite experience and industry recognized credentials. Management interferes with your job advancement or moving within the company to a different department.
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Still old mentality. Can’t seem to invest money in IT for operational efficiencies.

Can’t seem to retain talented staff as there is no opportunity for management roles from within. Constantly hiring managers from outside, who either are not suitable as people managers nor are they technical ! Middle management is the biggest fall down.

Pros

Vacation & work/life balance.

Cons

Recognize talent from within to assist employees to move towards management roles.
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Good pay but not worth the toll it takes on your life

Rampant with corporate meddling and decisions made by people who have never been on the front line. Corporate management under constant turnover with each new “leadership team” wanting to install “their vision” and they each break the wheel just in hopes they can claim they were the one that fixed it. Employees routinely told “if you don’t like it , then Subway is hiring”
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Awesome

Aviva Canada Inc. is a Canadian property and casualty insurance company and a wholly owned subsidiary of the UK-based Aviva plc. It provides home, personal, automobile, recreational vehicle, group and business insurance to more than three million customers. The group has around 4,000 employees, 30 locations and 1,700 independent broker partners.
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Productive

Nice place, long hours. Hardest part of the job was the support provided to multiple project managers. Interesting company though. Need to improve structure.
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Do Not Waste Your Time

Disgracefully managed practice. Lead counsel has good intentions however the person overseeing supervisors and staff is biaised with her staff, does not respond to workplace complaints, is negligent in reporting incidents to upper HR staff, has no HR training herself let alone people skills. If an effective manager could be put in place that listens to supervisors, feedback and staff concerns this could be a positive work environment rather a high school and toxic environment.
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Overall rating

Based on 1,240 reviews

Ratings by category

3.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.3 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.4 out of 5 stars for Management
3.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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