Allianz

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Allianz Reviews

Updated 14 December 2014
Updated 14 December 2014
110 Reviews
3.8
110 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    good to work in Germany, questionable in some other locations

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allianz full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    very stable and people oriented in Germany offices
    career development and reward procedures officially existing per best in class standards

    Cons

    treating employees differently in different countries

    low attention to leadership quality outside of headquarters makes people practices in some locations poor if not harassing

    then, all established fancy talent management procedures (org health survey, career development, reward management etc) are supported at very different levels in different countries, so, for example, person working in Russian office and German office would feel like working for 2 companies with far different cultures and people practices

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Account Tech specializing in Catastrophe Modeling.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Tech in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Account Tech in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I have been working at Allianz full-time (more than an 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
  3.  

    Good, stable, conservative company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Controller in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Financial Controller in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I have been working at Allianz full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excelent work environment, great team, solid company.

    Cons

    Rigid company, pressure to meet deadlines affects your work-life balance. Promotions are not in the line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More support for personal growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Structured

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Training Administrator in Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Training Administrator in Bucharest (Romania)

    I worked at Allianz full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good salary, great career opportunities,

    Cons

    Sometimes rigid and infelxible, management can be quite strict

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good

    • 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 as a contractor

    Pros

    Satisfying work nice people t work with

    Cons

    long days / work-life balance not good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Allianz full-time (more than an 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
  8.  

    Great company, very bureaucratic

    • 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 as an intern

    Pros

    The company looks after their own

    Cons

    It's very top-heavy / bureaucratic

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guildford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guildford, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Have worked for Allianz for 7 years and cannot speak highly enough of the company. For me it's more than a job, it's somewhere I feel valued and actively enjoy spending time. First and foremost Allianz cares about its people; there are incomparable training and development opportunities for staff and in 7 years I have never once been denied a training request. Wellbeing is a key topic and Allianz allows employees 10 hours paid leave per year to undertake a volunteering activity of their choice. The benefits are excellent; from discounted insurance policies to discounted gym membership, a dry cleaning service on site and numerous other facilities. There is an active Sports and Social club and a robust Reward and Recognition scheme. The culture at Allianz is extremely friendly and many staff have either worked here for years or left and returned to the company - a strong indictment of what a great company it is to work for. The Graduate Schemes are well organised and allow our graduates unrivalled opportunities in training and qualification. Above all, I enjoy coming to work each day and count myself lucky in this respect.

    Cons

    Not always the fastest paced environment to work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We have a wonderful company which the majority of employees feel extremely proud to work for. We just need to encourage a more experimentative and innovative culture to ensure we keep pace (or indeed keep ahead) of our competitors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Progressive, employee friendly organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Technician in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Account Technician in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I have been working at Allianz full-time (more than an 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
  11.  

    Great Place to Start A Career In Insurance (UK)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Guildford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Guildford, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    - People focused company, genuinely care about their staff
    - Great training opportunities; good quality training offered for almost any aspect of work and management
    - Spend time and resources on management training and are very clear on what is expected of a manager so management are above average in terms of performance
    - Very stable company, don't do 'knee jerk reactions'
    - Clear about values

    Cons

    - Stable organisation to the point of being slow to change
    - Bureaucratic, not dynamic
    - Slow to deal with poor performers
    - Not particularly good payers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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