Swiss Re Reviews

Updated 5 Jul 2020

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3.8
72%
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83%
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Swiss Re Group Chief Executive Officer Christian Mumenthaler
Christian Mumenthaler
246 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great culture mixed with a great work-life balance(in 133 reviews)

  • "My colleagues were always willing to help me, overall great work environment(in 61 reviews)

Cons
  • "Some times its difficult build repo with Zurich Teams(in 39 reviews)

  • "Company is in a cultural shift to have less consensus decision making(in 20 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Folkestone, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swiss Re full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, a lovely place to work.

    Cons

    Nothing comes to my mind.

  2. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Accountant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people and all the Charity work

    Cons

    Nothing I’ve really noticed so far

  3. "Steady"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Norwich, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large business. Lots of different areas to work in. Overtime often available.

    Cons

    Pay rises talked about but not often given.

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  4. "Senior Underwriter"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Underwriter 

    I have been working at Swiss Re full-time

    Pros

    agile working, friendly people, travel

    Cons

    poor systems, bad management, poor yearly review process and pay rises

  5. Helpful (4)

    "Good on the CV, poor for mental wellbeing"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Swiss Re full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Forward thinking company Excellent flexible working options Good at investing in tech

    Cons

    Highly toxic working environment Lack of succession planning or talent management Political game playing across the company HR very process heavy, not people oriented Hard workers are really taken advantage of instead of rewarded

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  6. "Let's go"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CSTM 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, support, people, location, coffee

    Cons

    Not really the place for me

  7. "Review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underwriter in London, England

    I have been working at Swiss Re full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good brand and flexible working

    Cons

    politics can disrupt career progression

  8. "Great perks"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underwriting Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Swiss Re full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits Flexable working Nice colleagues

    Cons

    Busy and no one to help

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good culture"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swiss Re full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Overall a nice place to work with a great flexible working culture via the Own the Way you work concept. Relatively good tech and tool landscape to communicate and work on with high quality support. Strong on innovation and will to be a high-end re/insurance firm backed by cutting edge R&D on products and UW. Pleasant (and often) well located offices.

    Cons

    Trying to become 'agile' and pushing the gospel throughout the company whilst remaining very hierarchical. Everyone knows their rank and it has an impact on how people interact. Potentially short sighted D&I initiatives that feel like knee jerk reactions to external pressures as opposed to managing sustainable long term change appropriate for the company and the industry. Zurich-centered mind sets.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Ambition and talent overlooked"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swiss Re full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    network opportunities and variety of work

    Cons

    Micro management by inexperienced management

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