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Zürich (Switzerland)
10000+ employees
1863
Company - Public (SREN)
Insurance Agencies & Brokerages
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Munich Re, Hannover RE, SCOR
The Swiss Re Group is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. It anticipates and manages risk – from natural catastrophes to climate change ... Read more

Swiss Re Reviews

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Swiss Re Group Chief Executive Officer Christian Mumenthaler
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    "Flexible work environment AND pays for performance"

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    Current Employee - Business Services in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Business Services in New York, NY (US)
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    I have been working at Swiss Re full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -Offers flex hours, work from home intermitently, accomodates pertinent appts in personal life all provided you're a successfully rated employee at year end.
    -Aids in your development by providing tools necessary for success either thru online internal courses, mentoring with others outside your business line or supporting expense of education while working at Swiss Re and rotation opportunities to other business units to learn more about other areas.
    -Fair cost for benefits in comparison to the cost of other companies outside of Swiss Re. Although costs are rising, so it is for every company
    -Excellent 401k and contributions supported by Swiss Re additionally
    -Can map your success with your manager fairly easily with constant discussions to achieve your goals
    -Bonus compensations are phenomenal compared to those applying to various roles from other organizations provided you do the work and own your success
    -Pays for performers contrary to the posts I have seen. If you get clear directions from your manager on how to improve and do so, you will most certainly be rewarded appropriately. Im sure there is evidence in the teams to support

    Cons

    Hard to find large Cons. Base pay raises are difficult discussions as the larger group of employees see the positive numbers the organization reports/posts and then may not see any base pay increases based on potentially valid reasoning but still does not "feel" good to the average employee. Although, bonus compensation mitigates that should your performance warrant such an award.

    Advice to Management

    Keep educating staff on benefits of working at Swiss Re as I mentioned many above.

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Swiss Re Photos

Swiss Re photo of: Swiss Re's London Offices: The Gherkin
Swiss Re photo of: Swiss Re Community Days USA - Committed to creating a more sustainable world
Swiss Re photo of: Swiss Re Community Days USA - Committed to creating a more sustainable world
Swiss Re photo of: Swiss Re Community Days USA - Committed to creating a more sustainable world
Swiss Re photo of: Swiss Re Community Days USA - Committed to creating a more sustainable world
Swiss Re photo of: Swiss Re Community Days USA - Committed to creating a more sustainable world
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Swiss Re Interviews

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    Claims Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Swiss Re (Toronto, ON) in January-2014.

    Interview

    After applying for a claims specialist position on their website, I received a phonecall and was schedule for 3 interviews on the same day. Each of them would last 45 minutes and would be individual with a member of Swiss Re's team. The first one with a Vice president, the next one with a senior vice president and the last one with someone of HR.

    Interview Questions

    • Almost all of the questions were basic questions you are asked in interview. Nothing very suprising.   Answer Question
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Swiss Re Awards & Accolades

  • Aon Best Employer Europe, AON Hewitt, 2016
  • Life Reinsurer of the Year, Asia Insurance Industry Awards, 2013
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