Allianz
3.3 of 5 80 reviews
www.allianz.com Munich, Germany 5000+ Employees

Allianz Reviews

Updated Mar 26, 2014
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3.3 80 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

Allianz Chairman of the Board of Management Michael Diekmann

Michael Diekmann

(27 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great place to work with good organization culture

Service Delivery Manager (Current Employee)
Guildford, England

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

ProsGood work ethics, Employee friendly, very strong financial base and a strong branding presence

ConsLike in any large organization, its slow to get things done. Plus, the technology used is not always latest.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on the good work!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Awful

Commercial Underwriter (Former Employee)
Manchester, England

I worked at Allianz full-time for more than 5 years

ProsNone that that I can think of.

ConsToo many to mention, its was hell.

Advice to Senior ManagementJump off the roof

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good

Retail Management Trainee (Current Employee)
Bristol, England

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

ProsNice atmosphere, big company, good benefits. A good place to work for someone who has a family as the work life balance is good - most people leave around 5:30.

ConsSome disconnect due to multiple locations - hard to get hold of people. Apart from that, not bad. I would work here again.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Multi-year "Best Place to Work" designations!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Allianz

ProsGreat work life balance, compensation and flexability.

ConsAdvancement opportunities are limited for lower-level employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to start

Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Munich (Germany)

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

ProsLarge company, mobility inside the group is guaranteed. Managers are willing to listen to the employees. Company values are well expressed.
Allianz employees have access to a wide range of benefits.

ConsThe internal bureaucratic procedures can be tiring and can slow down fast actions: being a large and old company, some functions could be redesigned.
Work-life balance is fair but fluctuates pretty heavily according to deadlines.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Leader in insurance

Senior Risk Manager (Current Employee)
Munich (Germany)

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

ProsMulticultural working environment; many different departments and businesses offer the chance to change job within company and have very broad view on industry; family -friendly company; good work-life balance; very competent employees; very competent senior management

ConsSometimes politics stands in the way of common sense; middle management is weak

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Worth serving the company

Midlevel (Current Employee)

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

ProsSupportive and good support from peers

Constransparency of work/news is worst

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the information delegated to the team underneath at regular intervals, especially interms of tough times.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good, however geared more towards soon to be retirees

IT Solution Engineer (Current Employee)
Novato, CA (US)

I have been working at Allianz full-time

ProsFlexible 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,

ConsNot 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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Unique experience that gave me meaningful exposure to the general insurance industry

German Desk Intern (Former Employee)
Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

I worked at Allianz as an intern for less than a year

ProsI worked in the Shanghai office of the General Insurance business of Allianz. It was a unique experience - Allianz is undoubtedly one of the biggest insurers in the world, but Shanghai office is new and growing. It gave me a unique entrepreneurial experience in a major global firm. I enjoyed the exposure to both sides.

ConsI got the internship through family connection, so it was not a formal internship program. As a result, the internship was not very structured. I didn't feel fully challenged during the internship. However, my direct manager went a long way to ensure that I was doing well. That guidance and attention was helpful.

Advice to Senior ManagementCan't think of anything in particular

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Isolating environment and bureaucratic.

Account Manager (Former Employee)

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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