Allianz Life Named to Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For List

Twin Cities-based financial services company makes Fortune list for
sixth consecutive year

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz
) today announced that it has made the 2017 Fortune
100 Best Companies to Work For list
for the sixth consecutive year. In the 2017 edition, Fortune
recognized Allianz Life for its commitment to recognizing employees,
creating an energetic culture, and offering unique benefits. The company
employs 2,200 employees nationwide, with more than 1,800 people at its
corporate campus in Minneapolis.

“We are honored to receive this recognition from Fortune for the sixth
year in a row,” said Allianz Life President and CEO Walter White. “While
it is important to receive outside validation that Allianz Life truly is
a great place to work, the fact that feedback from our employees was a
key component of this accolade makes it that much more meaningful.”

Allianz Life was recognized for creating a culture focused on employee
recognition and support. An integral part of this approach is that
employees have access to an internal social networking site where they
can easily give each other recognition. The company also dedicates a
month, known as SOAR month, to recognize employees by sponsoring several
events, hosting key note speakers, and having a month end all-employee

Allianz Life was also recognized for offering several unique benefits,
including paid bonding leave for new parents, financial assistance for
adoptions, special needs planning for families with special needs
children, a critical need fund, and resources for end-of-life decisions
to help employees at every life stage. Additionally, employees have
access to sabbatical leave, pet insurance, fitness memberships and
education reimbursement.

In addition to the recognition from Fortune, Allianz Life has been named
to the Star Tribune (Minneapolis) Top Workplace list for seven
consecutive years (June 2016), was ranked one of Working Mother
magazine’s 100 Best Companies (September 2016), and was designated as a
Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality according to the Human Rights
Campaign (HRC) Foundation.

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the 100 Best Companies to
Work For. Fortune partners with Great Place to Work® to
conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America.
Two-thirds of a company’s survey score is based on results from the
Trust Index Employee Survey, which is sent to a random sample of
employees from each company. This survey asks questions related to
employees’ attitudes about management’s credibility, overall job
satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to
the Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay, benefits
programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices,
internal communication, training, recognition programs, and diversity

About Allianz Life Insurance Company of North

Life Insurance Company of North America
, one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best
Companies to Work For in 2016, 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. In 2016, Allianz Life provided a total of $2.6
billion in benefit payments that supported policyholders’ financial
objectives. 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 in more than 70 countries worldwide.
More than 85 million private and corporate customers rely on Allianz
knowledge, global reach, and capital strength to help them make the most
of financial opportunities.


Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Dahlstrom, 763-765-7763