Allianz Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Multi-year "Best Place to Work" designations!

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

    I have been working at Allianz

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work life balance, compensation and flexability.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are limited for lower-level employees.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Good, however geared more towards soon to be retirees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Solution Engineer in Novato, CA
    Current Employee - IT Solution Engineer in Novato, CA

    I have been working at Allianz full-time

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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


  3. Helpful (3)

    Isolating environment and bureaucratic.

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

    I worked at Allianz full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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


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  5. Helpful (4)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Technician in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Account Technician in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible shifts, good pay, good benefits.

    Cons

    Management promotions based not on performance or experience.

    Advice to Management

    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good Company, but direction trending down.

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

    I have been working at Allianz full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible. Bonus based on specific, measureable performance factors. Very experienced personnel.

    Cons

    Market Management has a growing influence & they do not contribute to the bottom line. Growing the layers of management, used to be more stream-lined company.

    Advice to Management

    Cut back on Market Management to limit expenses. Cut out layers of managers.


  7. Helpful (1)

    senior

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

    I worked at Allianz

    Pros

    reputable organization and starting salaries are decent

    Cons

    growth opportunities are somewhat limited


  8. Helpful (3)

    Great firm, poor leadership

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Allianz full-time (More than 5 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Conscientious, sincere, very warm employees

    Cons

    Management didn't delegate or share authority enough

    Advice to Management

    Work as a a team


  9. Helpful (5)

    Better Companies Out There

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Accountant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Allianz full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers make the company bearable; good benefits; employees that transitioned from California are knowledgeable; encourage continuing education

    Cons

    Upward mobility based on office politics; members of middle management were verbally abusive and management style would divide team rather than bring it together; witnessed employees take on workload of two employees as department was downsized while middle management's workload remained the same.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are your assets and should be treated as such. My experience was that the turnover rate was a direct correlation to the manager of that department. Middle management should be qualified I.e. a degree and previous management experience


  10. Helpful (4)

    Even Steven

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Great Company, Department needs improvement...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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