Allianz Global Investors

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Allianz Global Investors Reviews

Updated November 28, 2014
Updated November 28, 2014
33 Reviews
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  1.  

    Nice boutique asset manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allianz Global Investors (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture is very strong and encourages a healthy work/life balance.

    Cons

    Senior leadership could be better. Their hearts are in the right place but they often fail to execute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more process oriented. What good are ideas if they cannot be implemented correctly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent benefits + great enviroment

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Allianz Global Investors (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome benefits 410k and pension
    Large asset manager 500 WAUM and other half of Allianz Asset Management w/ PIMCO

    Cons

    Bagels every monrning not just friday

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Internship

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Retail Sales in New York, NY

    I have been working at Allianz Global Investors as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    awesome culture, on the job training and great growth potential

    Cons

    job placement is up to management so you could end up in a different department than what you desire

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall good company if you're not driven by salary

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allianz Global Investors full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people are great, there are advancement opportunities, the management is fair in areas they can control, the work is very interesting.

    Cons

    The hiring salary is fair. But the increases, especially for promotions, are CRAP. Sometimes, they don't give any salary adjustment for upward movement/transfers. Many disgruntled transfers because you don't learn about the salary adjustment or lack thereof, until AFTER you've already expressed interest in a position. How does it look if you turn it down because of the little/no money after you've sold yourself on being excited to join the new team? Then, because we are all told not to discuss salary with peers, the cycle continues.
    I feel bad for all the people I've seen move jobs excited about a higher level position only to see them disappointed to learn of the very small promotion increase in salary. This needs to be fixed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider having a salary range when posting positions. Consider explaining the salary restrictions PRIOR to interviews or informal discussions with potential candidates.
    Upward promotions & transfers should be compensated more than 3-4%. They should be more in the 8-15% range.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Low pay, little room for growth

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Newport Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    Great employee benefits, great office location.

    Cons

    Pay is below industry standards, not enough room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have more comprehensive performance to pay correlation

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Working environment has deteriorated.

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    Current Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Allianz Global Investors full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Smart people who used to care about the work being done.

    Cons

    Since the company started managing everything from the global headquarters the region has lost functionality, reduced the quality of output, and discouraged independent thinking. Regional offices have little control over anything now and employee morale is at an all time low in all the years I've been there. Everyone has given up, and is just punching a clock in and out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give regions more say, empower employees - listen to them instead of mandating change from the top down in spite of them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Previously worked at Nicholas Applegate. Was Awesome. Now Allianz (AGIC) has taken turn for the worse.

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    Former Employee - Operations Associate in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Associate in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    - Very elite firm. Class A office space high in the sky of San Diego. (Floors 29-34)
    - Lots of excellent and valuable people here. (but many just got laid off recently)
    - Very high tenure (many people had stayed for 10+ yrs... some 20+)
    - Good pay. Maybe not top pay, but not lousy either.
    - Excellent benefits all around.

    Cons

    - Big wigs of upper Management don't understand the value of their people. They outsourced their best of the best in class Operations group. That was a poor decision.
    - They don't pay for employee parking on site. $190/mo. Like seriously wtf?
    - When it was Nicholas Applegate, there were a lot of great things to say about this company when Marna Whittington was the CEO. She was supremely top class. New senior management has come in and done the tired old cliche of "re-organizing" a great (and highly profitable btw) operation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    #1 - You shouldn't have moved Ops. Major fail. Seriously.

    #2 - You are gonna lose / let go the rest of your awesome people if you continue to make decisions on paper instead of from a balanced perspective about the value of people and the knowledge / experience / effort / excellence that was put forth over many years. The chatter around the office is not positive at the moment, even from some people that were very positive and motivated previously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Very active, but limited expansion.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great location (San Diego), great work life balance. The company does a great job at giving all the resources and learning opportunities to employees. The office is full of very capable and intelligent employees.

    Cons

    Limited mobility as the company is somewhat top heavy. Many managers due to expansion and contraction over the years. The stress level of the office, obviously, ebbs and flows with the tides of the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a looming threat that decisions are made from HQ overseas independent of the activity of the SoCal office(s). Employees feel they are helpless in their career control.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great time as an intern

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    good enough that i went back for a second summer of work

    Cons

    sometimes there wasnt too much to do other than sit on my hands

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Too many managers patting each other on each others backs for having a great meeting(especially among AGI).

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Salary, medical benefits, coworkers, locations, vacation allowance

    Cons

    50/50 of good and bad mangers.
    Procedures and decision making are inefficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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