Get the inside buzz from graduates at Swiss Re

9.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 34 ratings in 2014)
"A global company combining aspirations to be the leading player in their field with the parallel goal to develop talent internally."
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
 

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

What insiders say about...

"Be well prepared and be yourself. Be open-minded, maybe the interview will take you..."

"The culture is relatively informal and nearly everyone is easily approachable. It..."

"Very modern and high quality facilities (IT, desk space, parking, restaurant, etc)...."

"My regular work week (in Zurich office) is around 40 hours long. Overtime can always..."

"The companies pays above the average. The bonus depends on your performance, the..."

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

"Having submitted your CV and a cover letter there is then an interview with your..."

"One question I was asked was as follows: "A new iPad has been announced. What sales..."

"The company has special programs which incentivise riding your bicycle to work or..."

"Direct managers are very accessible. More senior managers interact often with the..."

"Swiss Re makes explicit efforts to be diverse and offers above average maternity..."

"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 internal costing tools from the business side, tools development,..."

"The working conditions and the diversity of the work."

"Perhaps too much bureaucracy, but this is expected in a big, international compa..."

"The headquarters in Zurich are built on a part of land at lake Zurich that used to..."

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

"The reputation of the company. The opportunity to apply skills learned during my..."

"Informal training with colleagues is really efficient. The internal training programmes..."

"To implement more of a feel of community or social aspect between employees in Munich..."

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