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As an Assistant Underwriter for the existing business team; the Benefits are great such as cheaper insurance, free eye tests, occassional free meals and depending on your manager you may be able to progress much quicker than others. The training is very in depth over 8 weeks but to progress you need to take multiple exams and are expected to spend at least 3 hours a day outside work to revise/study. The job consists mostly of telling brokers no due to business processes and awkward conversations with your brokers will be part of your life here. Taking calls and making decisions are abusive aspect of the job but they always say it isn't a call centre. Management were very cliquey in my office and certain exceptions were made for some within the cliques but not for others. With COVID, working from home has been difficult with limited contact with colleagues and having to get things agreed via a chat rather than over the phone, hopefully things do improve once things start going back to normal.I did enjoy the team I worked with and the atmosphere of the office, every now and then we would get a free domino's and there are multiple teams for wellbeing, mental health and other lifestyle activities. The Christmas party and summer party (Pre Covid) were always great as well.Overall I wouldn't recommend a friend nor would I return to Allianz but I did enjoy most of my time here, I just wasn't happy with the progression map and high stress environment with no bonus incentives and a lower rate of pay than all other brokers/insurers.
Good work atmosphere and good benefits.
High stress, low pay and very little incentives.
Having started in January alongside many other new starters, Allianz were quick to take us under their wings and supported everyone brilliantly whilst also tailoring each of us to what they needed. We are mostly in different departments around the business relating to our personality type and what we are interested in, and the internal employee support pathways are excellent. This company really does value its staff.
Lots of out of work commitment, forced to sit an apprenticeship
Allianz are a good employer but do demand a lot from their employees. Work/life balance can sometimes suffer. However, they are a professional company who promote from within and reward ability and hard work.
Job security, development, career advancement
Sometimes poor work/life balance.
Good company to work for. Enjoyed building relationships with other areas of the business and leading a team. Very interesting role especially in my role as team leader. This gave me a good incite into the management side of business. Enjoyed accompanying surveyors to various risks.
There are many positives, few negatives [that I experienced] and a great, friendly, atmosphere in which to work. As a contractor I found each day a joy, the staff were like friends - made being there like a social event rather than work, yet there was respect for the hierarchy for managerial and directorial respect and responsibility.
Generally a great company to work for who have opened up some great experiences and opportunities over the years. The company gave me the opportunity to get back into the type of role I was seeking having been out of that particular industry for a while. They helped me in my early days there to regain my confidence in a nice blame free type of culture and progressed from thereon in. I was encouraged to expand my skill set and was helped to develop my technical skills to achieve career advancement within my role. The company is also excellent in supporting people wishing to gain industry renowned accreditation i.e. Chartered Insurance Institute qualifications. I would recommend the compnay to anyone.
Lack of support on occasion
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