MINNEAPOLIS – June 26, 2017 – For the eighth year in a row, Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®) has been recognized as one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. Allianz Life ranked ninth in the large company category, up three spots from 2016. The annual list recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health and satisfaction. Headquartered in Golden Valley, Minn., Allianz Life is a leading provider of retirement solutions and employs approximately 1,800 people.
“It is an honor to be named again as a top workplace by the Star Tribune, particularly since the results are based directly on feedback from our employees,” said Allianz Life President and CEO Walter White. “Offering comprehensive development programs for our employees as well as initiatives to support their personal well-being, financial security, and physical health all contribute toward making Allianz Life a great place to work. There is no doubt that the key to our business success is our employees, who make a positive impact on the lives of our customers and in the community through their commitment and integrity.
Well-Being in the Workplace
One example of how Allianz Life supports the overall well-being of employees is through the True Balance program. With this program, Allianz Life offers access to resources that help employees manage their physical health, financial fitness, and social happiness. Employees have access to a fitness facility, a community supported agriculture program that brings fresh produce onsite, access to financial professionals, and a caregiver support network. Allianz Life also helps employees feel connected through recognition programs, a CEO Blog, and the opportunity to take paid time off to volunteer with co-workers throughout the year.
About the Top Workplace Award
Top Workplaces analyzes responses from over 69,000 employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations. The rankings in the Star Tribune Top 150 Workplaces are based on survey information collected by WorkplaceDynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention. To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a company must have more than 50 employees in Minnesota. Over 2,000 companies were invited to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.