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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