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Allianz Reviews

Updated February 20, 2015
Updated February 20, 2015
25 Reviews
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25 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good work life balance, if you're not keen to develop yourself or keep the status quo (in 18 reviews)

  • Decent salary plus very good variable pay which is up to you to make (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is fair but fluctuates pretty heavily according to deadlines (in 4 reviews)

  • German colleagues "seem" have an advantage over non Germans, especially when it comes to management positions (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Nice place to work - large company - many policies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Employee
    Former Employee - Student Employee

    I worked at Allianz part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - much responsibility given
    - opportunity to work on my own project
    - productive working atmosphere

    Cons

    - payment could be more competitive (at least for student employees / working students)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Analyst
    Current Employee - Process Analyst

    I have been working at Allianz full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working in a global environment has been a great experience for me. I've learned a lot in my 3 years and a lot of that has to do with the diversity of colleagues I have the privilege of working with.

    Cons

    Working in a global environment tends to slow down large scale projects and removes some of the decision making ability from the various regions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Internship Economic Research (Frankfurt am Main)

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern Economic Research in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Former Intern - Intern Economic Research in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    I worked at Allianz as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    - small, friendly and knowledgeable team
    - lots of responsibility given for an intern
    - good remuneration

    Cons

    - workload is very cyclical - if you're lucky as an intern, you will be working on lots of exciting projects. If not, the work can get quite easy and boring

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Allianz as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent mentorship, overall great experience

    Cons

    Better communication of projects would have helped sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you do

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    people centric company - good values and express the values

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head of Department in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Head of Department in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Allianz full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    personal growth staff development working conditions

    Cons

    tough industry to learn Insurance is a complicated global structure and pricing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue the open honesty the currently express

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work, but some modern wave is required!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Munich, Bayern (Germany)

    I worked at Allianz full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    friendly environment, great support from management to develop your career, very respectful. Exchange within the Group is a good chance to learn different aspects from the insurance industry as Allianz not only offers life insurance but also non-life insurance and asset management solutions.

    Cons

    salary is not that competitive, slow decision making and aging technology.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome Internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Controlling Trainee in Vienna (Austria)
    Former Intern - Controlling Trainee in Vienna (Austria)

    I worked at Allianz as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    perfect mix between being challenged by supervisor and supported; awesome network for high potential interns; very nice colleagues

    Cons

    the same down sides as with all publicly listed companies and multi nationals - a little short term orientated, but still better than competition

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Oracle Database Administrator in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Oracle Database Administrator in Budapest (Hungary)

    I have been working at Allianz full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have been working at Allianz Hungary full-time for more than 6 years. Love my coworkers, and my manager understands work/life balance.
    Good bonus and benefits, various training opportunities.

    Cons

    The salary not the best.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Allianz full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure to many systems and a good chance to practice formal Project Management methodology.

    Cons

    Matrix reporting structure, in business units, confusing at first.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guildford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guildford, England (UK)

    I have been working at Allianz full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Have worked for Allianz for 7 years and cannot speak highly enough of the company. For me it's more than a job, it's somewhere I feel valued and actively enjoy spending time. First and foremost Allianz cares about its people; there are incomparable training and development opportunities for staff and in 7 years I have never once been denied a training request. Wellbeing is a key topic and Allianz allows employees 10 hours paid leave per year to undertake a volunteering activity of their choice. The benefits are excellent; from discounted insurance policies to discounted gym membership, a dry cleaning service on site and numerous other facilities. There is an active Sports and Social club and a robust Reward and Recognition scheme. The culture at Allianz is extremely friendly and many staff have either worked here for years or left and returned to the company - a strong indictment of what a great company it is to work for. The Graduate Schemes are well organised and allow our graduates unrivalled opportunities in training and qualification. Above all, I enjoy coming to work each day and count myself lucky in this respect.

    Cons

    Not always the fastest paced environment to work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We have a wonderful company which the majority of employees feel extremely proud to work for. We just need to encourage a more experimentative and innovative culture to ensure we keep pace (or indeed keep ahead) of our competitors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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