Allianz Reviews

Updated 17 September 2014
Updated 17 September 2014
100 Reviews
3.7
100 Reviews
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Allianz Chairman of the Board of Management Michael Diekmann
Michael Diekmann
38 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good work life balance, if you're not keen to develop yourself or keep the status quo (in 17 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 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Account Tech specializing in Catastrophe Modeling.

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    • 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 for more than a 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
  2.  

    Good, stable, conservative company

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    • 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 for 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
  3.  

    Structured

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    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    good salary, great career opportunities,

    Cons

    Sometimes rigid and infelxible, management can be quite strict

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I was working at Allianz as a sales representative.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Berlin (Germany)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Berlin (Germany)

    I worked at Allianz full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great colleagues, who will try to help you out, if necessary; interesting trainee programme; excellent education, which is paid for; different opportunities for a career

    Cons

    Because of high pressure to hit sales targets a lot of stress; selling insurance to clients who do not need one, just to hit targets; lack of communication; working many hours a day to sell insurances, learn for tests and attend meetings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change focus from quantitative to qualitative selling

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent Employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Working Student  in  Munich (Germany)
    Current Employee - Working Student in Munich (Germany)

    I have been working at Allianz as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Clear developmental path with clear roles and responsibilities. It is also very easy to meet seniors and listen to their ideas in an informal way. This ia an excellent place for anyone interested in professional development

    Cons

    A bit difficult to get a full time job after internship. Since it is a holding company it is difficult to become an FTE

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier for recent graduates to get FTE/Entry positions after their tenure as interns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  8.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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 for more than a 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
  9.  

    Great international group with many opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Controller  in  Munich (Germany)
    Current Employee - Senior Controller in Munich (Germany)

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

    Pros

    Diversity and focus on talent development and retention increasing

    Cons

    Complexity and lack of clear group strategy and targets

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company, very bureaucratic

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    • 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic place to work

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    • 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 for 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

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