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Allianz Reviews

Updated 28 April 2015
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Allianz Chairman of the Board Michael Diekmann
Michael Diekmann
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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. Helpful (1)

    Fantastic place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guildford, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guildford, England

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  2. Worked at allianz less than a year

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    Current Employee - Sales and Service Associate in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Sales and Service Associate in Bristol, England

    I have been working at Allianz

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

    Pros

    Professional atmosphere nice colleges and friendly staff. Good product

    Cons

    No real room for progression. commission is rubbish I ernt less than 3000 a year in commission and I been top seller for months

    Advice to Management

    You have some highly educated people ammongs your staff. Give them more responsibility so they feel like they are contributing more to the company. Acknowledge when people are doing well instead of focusing on their mistakes.

  3. Great Place to Start A Career In Insurance (UK)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Guildford, England
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Guildford, England

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

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

    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

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  5. Great People!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allianz

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Interesting Work
    Friendly Management

    Cons

    Some tasks can become repetitive

    Advice to Management

    Better training for new employees

  6. Great people

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    Former Employee - Team Leader
    Former Employee - Team Leader

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people. Excellent support for professional qualifications. Business is growing and respected in the Insurance market. Good benefits package. Great charity supporters.

    Cons

    Work life balance suffers enormously as you are promoted.. Heavy reliance on a few experts means there are huge bottle necks. Providing opportunities for the graduate intake limits career choices for others and often also often results in inexperienced managers who require huge support from their teams which goes unrecognised as they need to hide that others are doing their job.

    Advice to Management

    Change the bonus system. Stop relying on external systems that do not deliver what you need, require huge investment to change anything, cause rework and frustrate the employees. Really look at your people, a lot of talent is unrecognised.

  7. Helpful (3)

    Awful

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    Former Employee - Commercial Underwriter in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Commercial Underwriter in Manchester, England

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    None that that I can think of.

    Cons

    Too many to mention, its was hell.

    Advice to Management

    Jump off the roof

  8. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work with good organization culture

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Guildford, England
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Guildford, England

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Keep on the good work!

  9. Helpful (1)

    Good

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    Current Employee - Retail Management Trainee in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Retail Management Trainee in Bristol, England

    I have been working at Allianz full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Nice 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.

    Cons

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

  10. Market Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Market Management in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Former Intern - Market Management in Munich, Bayern (Germany)

    I worked at Allianz as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    At corporate headquarters (Munich):
    - Good working environment (official but not too formal)
    - Many events for networking
    - Amenities and location
    - English as official working language
    - Good administrative support (registration, IT, etc.)

    Cons

    - Workload too high at times

    Advice to Management

    - Some teams need more people

  11. Underwriting Associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allianz full-time

    Pros

    Great people great office experience

    Cons

    Long hours swamped with work

    Advice to Management

    More support with agents and brokers in regards to backing us up

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