Allianz Life Recognized For Training and Development Programs

Company ranks No. 7 among the 2024 APEX Award winners

MINNEAPOLIS – Feb. 27, 2024 – Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life) has been recognized by Training Magazine for excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs in the annual Training APEX Awards. Allianz Life ranked No. 7 out of 105 companies and received a Best Practice Award for its True Balance program.

Training Magazine, a leading business publication for learning and development professionals, ranks companies based on qualitative and quantitative factors such as budget, scope, training programs, evaluation results and business outcomes.

“At Allianz Life, we’re invested in making sure our employees are engaged and growing in their careers with continued education and global opportunities,” said Jenny Guldseth, chief people and culture officer, Allianz Life. “We know that learning looks different for everyone, so we’re really proud of the way we’ve tailored our programs to meet employees wherever they are at in their skill development journey.”

In 2023, Allianz Life employees tracked:

  • Nearly 150,000 learning hours
  • 3,048 hours of leadership development

In addition, 103 employees are currently participating in tuition and designation reimbursement.

“The 2024 Training APEX Awards winners are the shining stars in the learning and development industry,” said Lorri Freifeld, editor and publisher, Training Magazine. “They light the way for engaging, innovative, and continuous learning. We are thrilled to recognize their stellar accomplishments and dedication to helping their employees and organizations grow and succeed.”

Allianz Life offers continuous learning and development opportunities for employees throughout the year. These opportunities encompass various aspects such as enhancing knowledge in business and products, as well as focusing on the employee's area of expertise. Additionally, the company's tuition assistance program supports employees by providing reimbursement for degrees at the associate, bachelor's, master's, or doctorate level that are relevant to the business.

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About Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of the Ethisphere World’s Most Ethical Companies®, has been trusted since 1896 to help millions of Americans prepare for financial uncertainties and retirement with a variety of innovative risk management solutions. In 2023, Allianz Life provided additional value to its policyholders via distributions of more than $13.73 billion. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities, registered index-linked annuities, and fixed index universal life insurance, Allianz Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services industry with approximately 157,000 employees in more than 70 countries. Allianz Life is a proud sponsor of Allianz Field® in St. Paul, Minnesota, home of Major League Soccer’s Minnesota United.