Swiss Re Reviews

Updated Dec 7, 2021

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Swiss Re Group Chief Executive Officer Christian Mumenthaler
Christian Mumenthaler
456 Ratings
Pros
  • "Benefits plus work life balance(in 204 reviews)

  • "Great work environment with flexible working hours(in 84 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Most of the high portfolio positions are based in Zurich(in 49 reviews)

  • "Slow in terms of decision making(in 27 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great Employer

      Sep 23, 2021 - Claims Specialist in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working Good benefits package Supportive employer Bonuses Innovation

      Cons

      Long commute to office High workload at times

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Less enjoyable than it used to be

      Dec 1, 2021 - Claims Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People, team, work from home options

      Cons

      Salary’s are not comparable. Clients staff being paid more for role with less responsibility. Managers are technical not people focused Limited progression prospects

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Analyst

      Nov 15, 2021 - Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company culture and workplace atmosphere

      Cons

      Often repetitive work which gets boring fast

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Junior position in various teams

      Oct 21, 2021 - Actuarial Analyst in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great team, nice people - Good mentoring - Well paid for the market - Great study support

      Cons

      - Workload is huge due to cost cutting and budget constraints - Outdated technologies

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Nice place to work if you are in Zurich

      Sep 17, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefit Good work life balance Job security high

      Cons

      Too Zurich centric Things can be slow A lot of politics

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Can offer interesting work areas, but too traditional

      Aug 30, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Solid company, diversity of fields to work in

      Cons

      Quite an old fashioned company

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Big company

      Aug 24, 2021 - Underwriter in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good experience and lots of knowledge to be gained

      Cons

      Can be unnecessarily political. Direction of company is unclear.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good company to work for with very strong brand name.

      Jul 27, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Extremely knowledgeable colleagues who are very supportive , especially with new joiners. Great work location.

      Cons

      Slightly rigid with teleworking policies. Tend to overload downtime with multiple projects.

      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Heading in good direction

      Jul 27, 2021 - Underwriter 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Ability to stretch role and interests

      Cons

      Workload too high with too few staff

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company

      Mar 24, 2021 - Head of Communications in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company to work for. Strong average tenure which speaks for itself.

      Cons

      Usual large global organisation cons

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