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9.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 34 ratings in 2014)
"Collaborative, open, forward thinking, 'knowledge company', well-structured."
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...

"Be prepared to be unprepared. The main focus of the application process is how you..."

"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..."

"Very flexible, it is possible to work from home even at a junior level, the motto..."

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

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

"Online numerical test just after application followed by an interview on the approx...."

"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..."

"There is an open (and fun!) culture up to senior management. In general management..."

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

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"Corporate social responsibility is an integral part of the company's strategy. We..."

"I am responsible for internal costing tools from the business side, tools development,..."

"High level of knowledge of all employees, friendly team atmosphere, flexible working..."

"Getting used to very high standards of work conditions might be dangerous."

"The company almost went bust in 2009."

"A global company combining aspirations to be the leading player in their field with..."

"International reputation of the company and of its graduate programme. I identified..."

"As part of the graduate programme you have in total 50 classroom training days, where..."

"I would make the company more entrepreneurial and flexible."

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