Allianz Reviews

Updated May 20, 2014
Updated May 20, 2014
102 Reviews
3.8
102 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)

  • the same down sides as with all publicly listed companies and multi nationals - a little short term orientated, but still better than competition (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader
    Former Employee - Team Leader

    I worked at Allianz full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people. Excellent support for professional qualifications. Business is growing and respected in the Insurance market. Good benefits package. Great charity supporters.

    Cons

    Work life balance suffers enormously as you are promoted.. Heavy reliance on a few experts means there are huge bottle necks. Providing opportunities for the graduate intake limits career choices for others and often also often results in inexperienced managers who require huge support from their teams which goes unrecognised as they need to hide that others are doing their job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the bonus system. Stop relying on external systems that do not deliver what you need, require huge investment to change anything, cause rework and frustrate the employees. Really look at your people, a lot of talent is unrecognised.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Worth serving the company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Midlevel
    Current Employee - Midlevel

    I have been working at Allianz full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supportive and good support from peers

    Cons

    transparency of work/news is worst

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the information delegated to the team underneath at regular intervals, especially interms of tough times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, however geared more towards soon to be retirees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Solution Engineer in Novato, CA
    Current Employee - IT Solution Engineer in Novato, CA

    I have been working at Allianz full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good work-life balance, great for individuals with families, good 401(k) match - the best I received from anywhere else, telecommute, low pressure, onsite gym,

    Cons

    Not great for single individuals because the benefits are more crafted for individuals with families, heavily outsourced, minimal learning opportunities, process heavy, compensation not competitive with market, lack of fresh ideas

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Was a very good experience, unfortunately had some management with other agenda that kept truth from other offices.

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    Former Employee - Account Technician in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Account Technician in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Allianz full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible shifts, good pay, good benefits.

    Cons

    Management promotions based not on performance or experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You consolidated, yet stuck with lease on empty floor space, the closed center had best record for processing and time and many are still out of work due to your closure. We were lied to over and over even when asked directly about the future of our positions. You had the most experienced, dedicated staff in the closed center.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good if not in IT department

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Thiruvananthapuram (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Thiruvananthapuram (India)

    I have been working at Allianz full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Ears open to listen to employees

    Cons

    Work is not the criteria for your growth in company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be clear in judging employees. don't be biased

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

    Am outsorcing way to go

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Training Administrator in Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Training Administrator in Bucharest (Romania)

    I have been working at Allianz full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company is a startup in Bucharest and by the time i left they only had 6 moths going, in which they mannaged to grow from 4 employees to about 20, with plans to go to 50 by the end of the year. They pay prettty welll and there are plenty of oportunitiess for advancement.

    Cons

    This is still an outsorcing business, and you will be a gear in the giant cog that is Allianz. If you like detail work and working with office all day you will fit in. If not, you will find the work boring and without satisfaction. The woking hours can be long and you will get a hard time form some of the management and the clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more care into your human resourcess, especially the ones that are outsorced (not in Munich) Motivate and develop a relationship with them, they are not just some man hours to be used when needed.

    Positive Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Even Steven

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    Current Employee - Account Technician in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Technician in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Allianz full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Great Benefits
    -People make the company
    -Good work/life balence
    -Fair in their assessments

    Cons

    -Hard to move / Constant hiring freezes
    -Strict budgets lead to cut backs
    -Leadership unwilling to listen
    -Pay not a good as it could be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what your workers have to say and deliver when you say you will. Better explanations with company direction. Invest in IT infrastructure to make workers more productive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software developper

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Munich (Germany)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Munich (Germany)

    I have been working at Allianz full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really good work life balance, 38h contract, all overtime is compensated with free time

    Cons

    Very limited possibilities to develop money wise. You are paid by seniority, not by what you achieve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company, Department needs improvement...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Annuity New Business Case Manager in Golden Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Annuity New Business Case Manager in Golden Valley, MN

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

    Pros

    The Company itself was great, great benefits, great cafeterias (choice of two), great training and self improvement opportunities.

    Cons

    The particular department I was in or the company, I'm not sure which...promoted people without degrees because it was cheaper. Advanced degrees and outside the company work experience were not recognized for promotions. This may sound as if I was passed up for a promotion...but I wasn't I never applied for anything as nothing of interest to me was posted. Hiring is on the downward slide due to poor annuity business. In the 2 years I was there, I had 3 managers, none had previous management experience or degrees. This lead to poor management, immaturity and teams without direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less meetings and special projects for management so that they can address personnel issues and training. Don't delegate personnel issues to team members without the experience or education to mentor others. Hire project management specialists to run projects rather than management that should be managing employees and the department.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good to be at a Captive unit. Have felt the touch of being a part of best in industry company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst- Server Operations in Thiruvananthapuram (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst- Server Operations in Thiruvananthapuram (India)

    I have been working at Allianz full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Being a part of a company like Allianz is a good experience. Awesome experience if interested in cultural activities, arts and Sports.

    Cons

    The management is taking out many advantages of being a global company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more for employee benefit than on branding.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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