Allianz Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
97 Reviews

3.6
97 Reviews
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Allianz Chairman of the Board of Management Michael Diekmann
Michael Diekmann
35 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good work life balance, if you're not keen to develop yourself or keep the status quo (in 17 reviews)

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


Cons
  • If you're a dynamic individual that knows how to leverage your skills into different areas of the business, you can easily overcome that obstacle (in 3 reviews)

  • German colleagues "seem" have an advantage over non Germans, especially when it comes to management positions (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Allianz full-time for 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
  2.  

    Great company, very bureaucratic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    God awful.

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    Current Employee - Senior Underwriter  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Underwriter in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Allianz full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Ability to work remote for some. Generally pays bonus.

    Cons

    Production pressure bordering on harassment. Low authority for underwriters and underwriters are lowest class of employee with do it all yourself with awful systems. Onus is on line underwriters to make up for general disorganization and poor management. Lots of set up for failure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you don't already know what's wrong you are the problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Progressive, employee friendly organization

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    Current Employee - Account Technician  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Account Technician in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, flexibility, vacation, flex time, my manager

    Cons

    Employees tend to have the "inside scoop" on things that should be private especially in regard to coworkers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little more discreet and confidential

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allianz full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and friendly enviromental

    Cons

    manage time and customers. Development new market

    Recommends
  7.  

    Great working environment, nice colleagues, plenty of learning opportunities.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Operations Intern  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Enterprise Operations Intern in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Allianz as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, plenty of ways to gain experience outside your specific job area.

    Cons

    At time can not be as competitive

  8.  

    Multi-year "Best Place to Work" designations!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allianz

    Pros

    Great work life balance, compensation and flexability.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are limited for lower-level employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, however geared more towards soon to be retirees

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    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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Isolating environment and bureaucratic.

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at Allianz full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Clean Office
    -Access to on-site gymnasium.
    -Professional environment
    -Great HR department.

    Cons

    -low pay, company focuses on looks (building, image), not employee salary.
    -more bureaucratic than my previous role in government.
    -Micromanagement is incredibly huge component of company structure and roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train employees and allow them to be empowered in their roles, instead of making them struggle through constant feedback and inconsistent work processes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 2 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 for 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

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