Allianz Life

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Allianz Life Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
80 Reviews
3.3
80 Reviews
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Allianz Life President & CEO Walter White
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21 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are also nice perks that come with the company to include a nice cafeteria, fitness facility and on site daycare (in 5 reviews)

  • Good benefits, nice vacation available in first year (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay, not easy to move up, a lot of politics (in 3 reviews)

  • Can sometimes feel like middle management treats you like children (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Allianz is a great place to start your career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allianz Life full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The culture is absolutely amazing! Even though it is a big company, the employees are all so welcoming and helpful to newcomers. They place a lot of emphasis on work-life balance and give you paid time off to volunteer in your community.

    Cons

    There are none. Allianz is a great company to work for and allows you to grow personally and professionally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great benefits bad managers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Allianz Life full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits are great, salary is average, on site gym and daycare.

    Cons

    Individuals promoted to manager/leadership roles with no experience and no training until well into their role. They manage through fear. Many employees comment they fear answering engagement surveys honestly. SR leadership turns a blind eye. "Results at any cost".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put your focus back on the people who are doing the work and truly get back to a culture of transparency. Leadership has become very large and many employees feel isolated and invisible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent facility, benefits and overall environment. Sr Leadership is a joke.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allianz Life for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people on the front line make the difference. There are indiviuduals that care about the customers and doing the right thing. The facility is well taken care of and the benefits are great!

    Cons

    Lack of work-life balance; performance for pay is more like performance for perception. Integrity is not at the core. It is not the right example to set by using inappropriate language in business meetings and painting your toe nails at your desk which some leaders make a consistent practice. It's like high school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Colloborate and listen to your front-line employees. Make sure your leaders are portraying the type of company you want to build.

    Negative Outlook
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Learned a lot

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internal Sales Manager  in  Golden Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Internal Sales Manager in Golden Valley, MN

    I worked at Allianz Life full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great campus, fitness center and cafe onsite are great amenities. Training was excellent, in some departments.

    Cons

    Corporate culture took over a bootstrap culture. Bureaucracy and importing leadership from more conservative companies changed the culture drastically from a company where employees felt like owners to a place where employees felt like numbers. Casual days drastically reduced, which was just indicative of the culture shift.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Call center -- Once you start having bad dreams about your job then it's time to leave

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Call Center Associate  in  Golden Valley, MN
    Current Employee - Call Center Associate in Golden Valley, MN

    I have been working at Allianz Life full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The building was really nice and things were conveniently accessible. Amazing cafeteria. Some great friends were made within my short time there. Allianz also has great benefits!

    Cons

    There was a lack of support from leadership. Newcomers were pushed into rushed trainings. Honestly, this has been one of the worst job I've ever worked. The company had great vision, but clients were very disrespectful. Once, I started having nightmares about clients yelling at me, I knew it was time to leave. There were minimal freedom which affected me quite a bit because I actually had to note my bathroom time. Lastly, it felt like management was more into quick calls. Quantity over quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should take more initiative in training their employees and not allow their leads to be rude to the new people. Blunt and rude words from leads were heard - especially those who were listening in on calls to evaluate call center associates. It's not very professional to hear your leads make fun of other employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Going in as a contractor be prepared for discrimination and judgment.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allianz Life

    Pros

    Great facilities, gym cafeterias, covered parking even an I house theater. Buildings are newer and we'll maintained

    Cons

    Lots of change in upper management, future is always uncertain. working as a contractor means you are a sub class of staff, employee events don't include contractors and they are not shy about letting you know that. Everyone knows you are a contract employee by your badge that must be visible. Be prepared to get looks a day people avoiding you because you're not "one of them"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop segregated events, constant meetings and changes are not what the staff wants to see and will jump shop if they assume it's sinking. You've lost a lot of good people because of their very thing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you need a short term job...

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allianz Life

    Pros

    Employee benefits were better than most.

    Cons

    Compensation is low, not a good place for women to work.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Company to Work At

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allianz Life

    Pros

    This is the most open and caring company I have ever worked for. The overall corporation is here to help you succeed and there are so many ways to grow professionally. The work-life balance is a key priority and the atmosphere makes coming to work fun.

    Cons

    They want top-tier schooling but the reimbursement program does not reflect the price.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with the great work. I am so happy at this company and hope to stay for a while.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice Company, good work environment

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    Current Employee - Accountant  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Accountant in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Allianz Life full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good employee benefit, good people to work with, diverse activities all the time

    Cons

    Low pay, not easy to move up, a lot of politics

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tons of Busywork

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

    I have been working at Allianz Life full-time

    Pros

    Work was easy, people were friendly, tasks were low-stress.

    Cons

    Low pay, work was not interesting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a better way to utilize people's skills

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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