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Zurich North America Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 13 Oct 2019

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  1. "Zurich Insurance Group"

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    Former Intern - Finance Intern in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zurich North America for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice people, good work life balance, the company is heavily involved in charity with the Zurich Community Trust especially during the summer months

    Cons

    Very lean organisation, cuts costs everywhere especially in the life division in Swindon which has been hit by the RDR review. Salary slightly lower than the competition.

    Advice to Management

    n/a

    Zurich North America2012-11-05
  2. "Relaxed environment and nice people"

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    Financial Analyst in Fareham, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zurich North America

    Pros

    Competitive salary Lots of opportunities for sideways moves Warm people International work is possible Convenient office locations Excellent work/life balance

    Cons

    Lots of talking but long-standing problems remain Poor communication within teams Insurance - it is not an exciting or fast-moving product

    Advice to Management

    Move people quicker for the experience

    Zurich North America2011-08-28
  3. "Its Gotten Better"

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    Current Employee - Risk Engineering Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zurich North America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Customer focus, hard work is rewarded, benefits, work life balance.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, slow to change, metrics driven

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing to improve, don’t rely so heavily on metrics, continue to listen to employees through ENPS.

    Zurich North America2019-10-13
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good company but poor management"

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    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zurich North America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great paid time off benefits with the option to buy additional days

    Cons

    Too much micromanagement, management selection is not carefully considered, work-life balance is a big topic at Zurich but managers do not actually work with their direct reports to accommodate the policy

    Advice to Management

    Be non-discriminatory, reward employees for a job well done, stop expecting more and more from the employees, appreciate the employee

    Zurich North America2019-09-25
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Okay if you have one of the rare good managers"

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

    I have been working at Zurich North America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some managers believe in a good work life balance. Great claims and loss control representatives (for now).

    Cons

    Horrible systems. The environment and working conditions are going from bad to worse under the new management.

    Advice to Management

    Replace very senior management with people from outside of the company.

    Zurich North America2019-08-06
  6. "Great company!"

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    Former Intern - Actuarial Intern in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zurich North America for less than a year

    Pros

    Work-life balance Focus on healthy lifestyles Respectful environment

    Cons

    Little diversity Relatively small office, no headquarter

    Zurich North America2019-06-30
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Excited by continued transformation and innovation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zurich North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Stable global company with a history of success; excellent benefits program with generous PTO; great work/life balance; continued commitment to delivering value to customers and shareholders; enhanced focus on employee experience; striving towards a contemporary, innovation-focused mindset

    Cons

    Company culture is difficult to transform, and many tenured employees are struggling to embrace new ways of doing things; competitive commercial insurance landscape; technology continues to be a barrier to streamlining processes and experience

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course. Continue to put time in with all employees to ensure they are on-board with the changes needed to remain competitive, and focus on ensuring critical messaging is cascaded at all levels.

    Zurich North America2019-04-23
  8. Helpful (2)

    "A Great Company That Focuses on Their Customers and Employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zurich North America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Zurich has many opportunities for their employees to further their career. As individuals we drive our career path. Management partners with their employees on career development, both lateral and promotional. Zurich is amazing when it comes to work / life balance. Zurich's compensation and benefit options are amazingly competitive, In fact, I'd say better than other companies. Zurich embraces the ideas of their employees. All have a voice. Zurich is highly engaged in community events and activities, and encourages all employees to get involved. Lastly, there are roots at Zurich: It is not uncommon to hear a current employees spouse / child / relatives / friends / neighbors work at Zurich too. The pros of being a Zurich employee goes on and on.

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    Cons

    The only con I can think of is having to interact with people who are fortunate enough to have an opportunity with such a great company, and don't appreciate it. These individuals are typically the ones who expect the world, yet contribute minimally, consistently complain on the most minimal of things, and then question why their career is going no where. There are several reviews on Glassdoor that speak about poor morale. The morale overall is very positive, with the exception of having to interact with the type mentioned .

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    Advice to Management

    Continue to believe in Zurich's mission. Continue to invest in your employees. Drive the positives, and put a halt to the negativity displayed by those who do not value the benefits of working for such a great company.

    Zurich North America2019-04-18
  9. Helpful (6)

    "Overworked & Stressed"

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    Former Employee - Claims Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zurich North America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Ability to work from home but be prepared to work 10+hours per day.

    Cons

    Unmanageable workload , uncaring manager, no communication and no back up for PTO. No work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more staff and listen to your employees.

    Zurich North America2019-05-23
  10. "Well structured Predictive Analytics Practice"

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    Former Intern - Data Scientist Intern in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zurich North America

    Pros

    Good place to maintain work life balance

    Cons

    Slow growth / career progression

    Zurich North America2019-03-18
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