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Allianz Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
120 Reviews
3.8
120 Reviews
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Allianz CEO Michael Diekmann
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Changing company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Allianz

    Pros

    Great benefits, large asset management company with financial support from parent company

    Cons

    Unclear as the the path the company is takings as they try to rebrand itself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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  5.  

    Unless your a member of the good ol boys club...

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

    I worked at Allianz

    Pros

    They have nice amenities, clean environment, steady hours if you are a regular employee and not a temp employee. Holidays and weekends off.

    Cons

    Difficult to work your way into regular employee status, low paying as a temp employee. Feel every day like it may be the last day of an income. Benefits are poor and very expensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to be better to your employees. Equality goes a long way. Offer better benefits. Give people the chance to grow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Consulting Intern

    Former Intern - Consultant (Summer)
    Former Intern - Consultant (Summer)

    I worked at Allianz as an intern

    Pros

    You will get extremely involved with what is actually going on (you're not just grabbing coffee and the errand boy). However that means you get a lot of the busy work and taking on multiple projects. Your powerpoint skills go through the roof. Allianz likes their powerpoints a very distinct way and is ingrained in their culture to have flawless decks.

    Cons

    The irritability of the upper management about how specific everything must be. Veering away from the set way of doing things is not accepted or tolerated.

  7.  

    Great Benefits

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

    I have been working at Allianz

    Pros

    Work life balance, competitive salary,

    Cons

    Slow response from management, training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    IT at Allianz

    • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Does everything at a large scale and currently is globalizing topics; Very often working on the forefront of technology and trying to constantly improve; always challenging the status quo; working with top tier suppliers

    Cons

    Extremely bureaucratic processes that slow everything down while at the same time senior management put a lot of pressure on organization to speed up; very political place; does not care about long-term talent development, rather brings in people from external

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Tech specializing in Catastrophe Modeling.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Tech in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Account Tech in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits and flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Difficulty to move up within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation & future growth of employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  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.  

    Great company, very bureaucratic

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

    I have been working at Allianz as an intern

    Pros

    The company looks after their own

    Cons

    It's very top-heavy / bureaucratic

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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