Employee (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – April 24, 2016
While a bit top heavy and a bit too conservative (benchmark investing in many regards), a good place to work.. with a select few people who are complete geniuses and were an absolute thrill to work with
I have had experience with microfiche and scanning. I was accurate when putting in amount of checks. I learned how to work in a team and scanning. The management treated us good. My coworkers were sometimes team players sometimes not. The hardest is no advancement. The most enjoyable was learning new technology.
When first starting there I copied microfiche for different departments for Annuities. I learned to scan and convert microfiche to computer images. The supervisors in the beginning were good. Then they outsourced our department. I was ready to move on after 14 years to gain new skills. There was no advancement. Sometimes the hardest part is when coworkers didn't work as a team. Is learning and I learned a lot of technology.
Learned lot of skills, good people, and could take classes about life insurance.
Inforce Specialist III (Current Employee) – West Des Moines Iowa – October 7, 2015
I really like working for Aviva. When Aviva was bought out by Athene they eliminated 750.00 life insurance jobs. I was very saddened when they released us. I am happy they gave us a great package to stay on.
Quality Assurance Analyst (Former Employee) – Des Moines, IA – June 5, 2015
I would like to say that Aviva Insurance Company is a great place to work. They have wonderful management and cooperative co-workers. I was involved in all phases, planning, developing scripts, execution of controller scenarios and analysis.
Company Insurance Agent, Curraheen (Former Employee) – Cork, C – February 12, 2015
Intense work environment due to the hard nature of dealing with customers particular and varied health concerns. Often having to give out difficult information to customers in regards to their health cover. Learned valuable skills in regards being able to deal with stressful situations and also being able to retain large product knowledge from memory. Co-workers in this line of work are key and help you deal with the day to day pressures. They added a support network not only with helping with difficult queries but also during the general workday. The hardest part of the job was having to deny someone cover on a policy due to to whatever reason it may have been. This could often be not only mentally draining but emotionally as well. The ability to leave this behind once the working day is done was a valuable skill I was able to obtain.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Des Monies Iowa – February 4, 2015
My last job was a very fast pace of office work and the best part of the job was you learned something new everyday. The hardest part of the job was having enough employees to meet the number of calls we took per day. Working in such a fast pace environment really made the time go by quickly and the phone calls always made it fun to meet and talk to new people from around the world.
getting to know people from around the world.
not enugh employees sometimes to handle the call volume
Financial Underwriting Consultant (Former Employee) – Des Moines, IA – November 3, 2014
I developed a lot of skills and abilities at this company when because they respected my knowledge and really put my skills to work. it is also a company which supports the community and it was always great to work alongside the CEO and other senior executives on numerous outreach events. My department was superb- I had very good relations with my team.
MD F.A.A.P (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – September 23, 2014
Prepare rooms for the day, get the lab ready for the day to run smoothly. I learned how to manage patient flow, communication and team work are essential. The employees at the practice are great and easy to work with. I can't think of any part that was hard I just see it as a challenge. The most enjoyable part is caring for the children and finding ways to show them that we are here to help them.
Able to take my daughters to the pediatrician at where I was working.
Having short lunches and patients walking in minutes before we would go to lunch.
New Business Agent Contact Specialist (Former Employee) – Topeka, KS – September 13, 2014
This is a great company to work for. They were very concerned about their employees work, life balance. Every day you learned something new. This industry changes all the time. My work day was always fast past. Full of challenges. The hardest part of the job was not having the authority to make or approve small changes . The work pace was so fast, finding a lead or manager presented its challenges. The days were exhausting, but the pay and benefits were great and the company always showed appreciation for the hard work and long hours the employees put in.
Customer Service (Current Employee) – Topeka, KS – July 17, 2014
taking calls from customers regarding their frequent flyer mile accounts I learned about all the many promotions that were offered how many miles were needed for free travel, how many miles they would receive for free travel and how to add missing credits to their accounts management was excellent always there for their employees co-workers were great hardest part of the job was seeing the company being outsourced the most enjoyable part was working there
ETL Developer (Current Employee) – Des Moines, IA – June 24, 2014
• A Certified Informatica and BI developer with 7 years of IT experience in analysis, design, development, testing, maintenance and user training of data warehousing and ETL process using Informatica Power Center 8.x/7.1.3/7.1.1/6.2 and oracle related applications. • Over 7 years of combined Industry Experience as a Data Warehousing Expert and ETL Developer in designing, developing and implementing ETL processes for business applications. • Extensive experience in implementing the ETL processes which include developing the data model, designing the change capture and recovery strategies. • Extensive experience in technical architecture, data modeling, proof of concept, requirement study, system analysis, testing and development of decision support systems. • Strong experience with star and snowflake schema, dimensional data modeling, Fact and dimensional tables, slowly changing dimensions. • Have an expert understanding of Data Warehousing concepts with emphasis on ETL and Data warehouse Life Cycle Development including requirement analysis, design, development, testing and implementation. • Experience in Data Warehouse development working with Data Migration, Data Conversion, and Extraction/Transformation/Loading using Informatica PowerCenter with Oracle, SQL Server, Teradata and DB2 databases. • Experience in migrating the workflows, sessions and mappings to different environments using Repository manager. • Worked with various Power Center components like Informatica Server and Client tools like Mapping Designer, Workflow Manager, and Repository Manager & Workflowmore... Monitor. • Experience in implementing High availability & Disaster Recovery architecture for Informatica. • Experience working with shell scripts used for invoking Informatica workflows from the command prompt. • Experience in Performance tuning of the ETL process and SQL tuning. • Extensively used third party schedulers which include Autosys, Control-M. • Excellent communication skills, Good organizational skills, outgoing personality, Self-motivated, hardworking, ability to work independently or cooperatively in a team, eager to learn, ability to grasp quickly.less