Allianz Life Named a 2013 Top Workplace

  Allianz Life Named a 2013 Top Workplace

Insurer Ranked #53 in United States, Employees Cite Development Opportunities

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- January 31, 2013

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life) today announced
that it has been named one of America’s Top Workplaces based on employee
feedback about career development opportunities offered to Allianz Life
employees by the company. Allianz Life was ranked #53 nationwide among 872
companies making it part of the inaugural “National Top 150” list. The list
was organized by WorkplaceDynamics, an employee survey company, and compared
companies’ survey results from companies with more than 1,000 employees that
participated in regional top workplaces programs throughout the country.

“We are honored by this recognition and thank our employees for making Allianz
Life one of the top places to work in not only the Twin Cities, but also the
entire United States,” said Allianz Life President and CEO Walter White. “As
we strive to help Americans achieve their financial and retirement goals, it’s
gratifying to know that we’re also helping our employees fulfill their
professional aspirations.”

The National Top Workplaces list recognizes the most progressive companies
based on employee opinions about company leadership, communication, career
opportunities, workplace environment, managerial skills, pay and benefits. The
winning companies were determined solely by feedback gathered through a
confidential employee survey. The survey was conducted by WorkplaceDynamics,
LLP, the leading on-demand employee survey provider, in conjunction with 30
leading regional newspapers. Allianz Life participated in the Minneapolis Star
Tribune’s Top Workplaces 2012 program.

The survey uses a proprietary set of 22 questions to rank companies. The
survey data showed that employees most want to work at companies with high
levels of organizational health. Companies that set a clear direction for
their future; execute well; and bring real meaning to work are the healthiest.

In addition to joining the WorkplaceDynamics “National Top 150” list, Allianz
Life was recently named to FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For”
list for the second straight year, making it the only Twin Cities-based
company on the 2013 list. Details about the National Top Workplaces, a full
list of the Top 150 companies, the survey methodology, and factors that drive
organizational health are available at www.topworkplaces.com.

About Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best
Companies to Work For in 2013, has been keeping its promises since 1896.
Today, it carries on that tradition, helping Americans achieve their
retirement income and protection goals with a variety of annuities and life
insurance products. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities, Allianz
Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services industry
with 142,000 employees worldwide. More than 78 million private and corporate
customers rely on Allianz knowledge, global reach, and capital strength to
help them make the most of financial opportunities.

About WorkplaceDynamics
Founded in 2006, WorkplaceDynamics is the fastest-growing employee survey
provider in the United States. Based on their “on-demand” employee survey,
last year they surveyed more than 5,000 organizations, polled 1.7 million
people and handled over a million employee responses.

About the survey
The Top Workplaces program accurately reflects the opinions of employees
through measurement of engagement, organizational health and employee
satisfaction. The survey is utilized year after year by human resource
professionals and C-suite executives nationwide as the gold standard in
internal measurement of organizational health and employee satisfaction.

Contact:

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Media Contact:
Sara Thurin Rollin, 763-765-6703
sarathurin.rollin@allianzlife.com
 
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