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Allianz Global Investors Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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Allianz Global Investors CEO and Global Chief Investment Officer Andreas Utermann
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  1. "Very professional and consistent culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President Operations in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President Operations in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allianz Global Investors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for - most employees think long term and most do great job partnering.

    Cons

    Company takes a stand against bullying in principle and acts with HR training, but bullying behavior is accepted unfortunately.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work - AGI is a great company and I would trust it with my assets at any time!


  2. "Administrative"

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    Current Employee - Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Allianz Global Investors (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Salary and bonus are good

    Cons

    Managers treat there employees poorly

    Advice to Management

    Managers need training on how to treat there employees


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Firm does not inspire loyalty or comraderie"

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    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good way to break in the business
    Pay can be attractive
    Good benefits
    Good access to market informational flow

    Cons

    Turnover is high
    Organizational structure changes constantly and so it's hard to know who one answers to

    Advice to Management

    Bigger isn't always better


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  5. "Great opportunites"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at Allianz Global Investors (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and great teamwork

    Cons

    They took away working remotely


  6. "Good but you can find better."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This firm fair and understanding of employees personal needs

    Cons

    They ae old school and slow paced relative to the industry.

    Advice to Management

    hire younger management


  7. Helpful (6)

    "SF office is a shell"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Allianz Global Investors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free coffee, water, and soda.
    Support staff are friendly and caring; they go out of their way to be helpful

    Cons

    - Very hierarchical - promotions are given based on seniority rather merit or performance. In other words if you want to be promoted someone has to die, get fired, or quit.

    - A lot of in fighting and politics among the portfolio managers and within teams. Backstabbing and power plays are not uncommon.

    - Compensation is below average.

    Advice to Management

    New local leadership is uninspiring. The good portfolio managers have left.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "NY Office"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allianz Global Investors (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great NY Cafeteria, solid company and brand.

    Cons

    Some poor management that hired only their friends. Luckily, they eventually were let go for incompetence.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the right managers to steer the company in the right direction.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "poor local leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Allianz Global Investors full-time

    Pros

    Majority of the people are nice; Good resources for work

    Cons

    Turning into cut-throat hedge fund culture with a below-average mutual fund paid;
    Slow increase in salary and bonus every year;
    Continuing shrinking funds under management;
    Low employee morale;
    Overall confusing infrastructure;
    Poor local leadership;
    New local leadership is lack of transparency

    Advice to Management

    New local leadership is lack of transparency;
    Re-organization is inefficient


  10. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Allianz Global Investors has an excellent company culture and strong values which consist of respect, Integrity, excellence and passion. You can see these values clearly in the people that work at AGI.

    Cons

    Some challenges facing Allianz Global Investors can be seen as they continue to bring the business together from multiple smaller entities to a singles global company. Though tremendous progress has been the past few years.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to have a relatively flat management structure in place as this provides great opportunities for the many talented people that Allianz Global Investors employs around the world.


  11. "Good culture"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allianz Global Investors full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, top talent, meritocracy culture

    Cons

    Need to grow faster to provide more opportunities internally

    Advice to Management

    Faster adjustment to marketplace


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