Get the inside buzz from graduates at Swiss Re

9.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 34 ratings in 2014)
"Excellent, interesting, innovative, demanding quality but not stressful."
Pros: 
  • Interesting, high quality work
  • Great atmosphere of teamwork and collaboration
  • Ability to take on as much responsibility as you are comfortable with
  • The company's international reach offers opportunities to travel
Cons: 
  • Workloads can become difficult to manage at peak times
  • As the company is so large, internal processes can be slow
  • Changes in strategy can be confusing
  • Long hours at some points
Culture
8.8 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.8 / 10
 
Hours
9.1 / 10
 
Salary
8.7 / 10
 
 
 
Diversity
8.3 / 10
 
 
CSR
9.0 / 10
 
Training
8.7 / 10
 

What insiders say about...

"Do your homework, spend some quality time in understanding the sector and the company...."

"Swiss Re has a very international flair but still stands for a Swiss way of working...."

"Nice central locations in the big cities. In the office you have space and all facilities..."

"For underwriters work is seasonal, meaning during renewals time we work much more..."

"Salaries are above average. Could be slightly higher at Munich location in comparison..."

"Subsidised lunch (in Zurich office), train tickets subsidised, free dinners, subsidised..."

"Online application and short quantitative test: very similar to many other companies...."

"The questions in my interview were about my experiences in working with other people,..."

"Through Swiss Re's 'Greenhouse Neutral Programme' we have achieved a substantial..."

"There is a well developed goal and review system within the company which also forms..."

"Company has loads of initiatives on diversity. The intention is definitely there..."

"Tough competition on all levels; the successful candidates have to really go above..."

"Awareness among internal and external stakeholders is developed with ad hoc corporate..."

"I am responsible for assessing the expected loss of different reinsurance covers..."

"The global scope, the culture within my team, the relative freedom as well as daily..."

"Being a rather large company, internal processes require quite some time."

"The global working language is English, and therefore it does not matter if you do..."

"We are one of the large reinsurance companies helping society to cope with large..."

"Having worked in the industry before, I knew about the strong reputation Swiss Re..."

"In the programme for university graduates, you will spend some 11 weeks on dedicated..."

"Improve management for young employees."

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