Allianz Life Ranked 14th on Star Tribune’s Top Workplaces 2014

  Allianz Life Ranked 14th on Star Tribune’s Top Workplaces 2014

    Company’s ongoing commitment to employees’ well-being helps drive high
                                  engagement

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- June 16, 2014

For the fifth consecutive year, Allianz Life Insurance Company of North
America (Allianz Life) has been named one of the Top 100 Workplaces in
Minnesota. Allianz Life, a leader in insured retirement solutions, employs
approximately 2,000 people throughout the United States and ranked 14^th on
the 2014 large company list. Allianz Life is one of only 14 companies in the
state that has made the list each year since 2009.

The Top 100 Workplaces Award recognizes the most progressive companies in
Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational
health and satisfaction. The analysis included responses from more than 58,000
employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations. Like other
Top Workplaces, employees’ connection to the company was a factor that
contributed to the Allianz Life top ranking – from feeling appreciated and
confident about their future with the company, to their job making them feel
like they are part of something meaningful.

Focusing on Employees

“Our employees are what make Allianz Life a top workplace,” said Allianz Life
President and CEO Walter White. “In addition to our commitment to employee
development and communication, we also focus on their overall well-being,
including financial fitness, healthcare, and stress management. By helping our
employees succeed across several dimensions, we not only help our business
succeed, but also build our reputation as a great place to work.”

Some of the on-site amenities Allianz Life employees appreciate most,
including an on-site childcare and fitness center, were highlighted in an
additional feature about the companies that made the Top Workplaces list five
years in a row.

“Our company’s commitment to recognizing employees is one of the reasons
Allianz Life such a great company to work for,” said Kristina Walch, the
company’s 2013 Employee of the Year. “From our executives to individual
contributors, people take time to thank their co-workers and let them know
their work is appreciated. It’s key to why we have such a highly engaged
company culture.”

About the Top Workplace Award

To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a company must have more than
50 employees in Minnesota. More than 2,000 companies were invited to
participate. The rankings are based on survey information collected by
WorkplaceDynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement
and retention. The Top Workplaces special section was published in the Star
Tribune on Sunday, June 15. Find more information at
StarTribune.com/topworkplaces2014.

Star Tribune Publisher Michael J. Klingensmith said, “The companies in the
Star Tribune Top 100 Workplaces deserve high praise for creating the very best
work environments in the state of Minnesota. My congratulations to each of
these exceptional companies.”

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 2014, 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.

Contact:

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