Working in a global matrix organisation
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty is a truly global company - a matrix organisation designed to support complex risk management challenges worldwide. We offer a dynamic working environment in a global structure. We've grown quickly since we started out in 2006, and now we have offices in 26 countries on 6 continents. That's more than 3000 colleagues worldwide.
In any of our offices, you will find staff from diverse countries and cultures and hear a lot of English. Of course other languages are spoken as well but in order to collaborate on a global scale, we use English as our shared language.
Designed to meet challenges - how the matrix organisation works
Similar to many of our global clients, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty works in a matrix organisation structure with functional teams on a global level as well as teams who implement the strategy locally. This approach is based on team work, shared decision making and trust, and has been developed to allow us a flexible approach to both our challenges and those of our clients. Equally essential is a global mindset and a willingness to change when we meet new challenges.
With a fast growing company, of course this brings challenges. But this matrix organisation structure also ensures that everyone can contribute directly to the overall success of the company.
Client focus is the highest priority right across Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty. Clients need to be able to rely on their insurer at all times and this is what our staff remember every day. Our job is to find solutions for our clients, and this requires a proactive 'can do' attitude right across all our teams.
We believe that diversity enhances the inherent strength of an organization and so we employ staff from a global range of cultural, religious, and ethnic backgrounds. All our colleagues bring varied skills, qualifications, knowledge and perspectives to the table – all of which are essential for the success of our business.