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Swiss Re Reviews

Updated Nov 19, 2019

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3.6
65%
Recommend to a Friend
75%
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Swiss Re CEO Christian Mumenthaler
Christian Mumenthaler
211 Ratings
Pros
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  • "Some times its difficult build repo with Zurich Teams(in 34 reviews)

  • "Not many female in senior position, the senior management is predominately male(in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

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    I worked at Swiss Re

    Pros

    Good management and benefits, lots of opportunities, learning and development support

    Cons

    no cons.. very good company

    Swiss Re2018-01-24
  2. Helpful (2)

    "New management has changed the culture"

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    Former Employee - Senior Underwriter in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Swiss Re full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Nothing else.

    Cons

    Management has change culture for the nagative.

    Swiss Re2019-10-15
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good company but bad management style"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Swiss Re full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary and benefit is good

    Cons

    There was not a fair evaluation of employee performance. The managers only focused on their own careers and encouraged people to work overtime. You would not be a good employee if you don't work overtime even if you do your work very well.

    Swiss Re2019-10-18
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Not what it seems"

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    Former Employee - Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Swiss Re full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - good technology - great benefits - good pay

    Cons

    - toxic work culture - favouritism - poor management

    Swiss Re2019-10-16
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, poor management in Latin-America"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Swiss Re full-time

    Pros

    Amazing school for insurance and re-insurance. You'll learn all the value chain of the sector, and get exposure to many markets, both in LATAM and elswehere if you're interested enough.

    Cons

    Management for Latin-america lacks leadership, they're the subject of their own emotions and often go to work in a bad mood. Language used could be held to be abusive. Company is being resstructured, so they're making life difficult for anyone they want to lay-off in hopes the employee will renounce and therefore avoid the company having to pay the locally compulsory lay-off bonus.

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    Swiss Re2018-10-22
  6. Helpful (6)

    "Bureaucratic nightmare"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Swiss Re full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people in the Canadian office, good benefits, work from home option, nice office. Summer and X-Mas events.

    Cons

    There is an attempt to get 1.5 or 2 or 3 FTE for the price of one. They don't want to pay for the number of staff they should have, or for overtime, but nonetheless expect all the work to get done. Needlessly bureaucratic , which isn't helped by embarrassingly out of date technology that keeps everything moving at a snail's pace. Bizarre and illogical reporting structures that needlessly have Canadian staff reporting to people in the US who shouldn't be managing anyone in any country. No annual raises post 2008 despite the fact that the financial crisis was a decade ago and the company posts profits in the billions.

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    Swiss Re2017-07-06
  7. "My favourite work experience so far"

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    Former Employee - Technical Accountant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Swiss Re full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People, salary and benefits, the global network, work life balance, lots of learning opportunities, travel opportunities

    Cons

    Small office in Canada and not many opportunities, most of the interesting positions are now offshored to India or Slovakia.

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    Swiss Re2016-11-09
  8. "Starting at Swissre"

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    Current Employee - Underwriting Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Swiss Re full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great environment to work in with friendly people and good salary and benefits. started here right out of college and has been an ideal start to my career so far.

    Cons

    Located in the heart of the city makes commuting a bit of a headache. Other than that there's not much bad to say about this company.

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    Swiss Re2016-09-06
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Benefits"

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    Vice President 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swiss Re

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, Above Industry Level

    Cons

    There is too Much Red tape for all processes

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    Swiss Re2016-03-28
  10. "AVP"

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    Assistant Vice President, Cash Management in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Swiss Re

    Pros

    great corporate culture, generous compensation package

    Cons

    less opportunity for career growth in some department

    Swiss Re2016-01-28
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