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9.1 / 10

(based on 32 ratings in 2014)


"For underwriters work is seasonal, meaning during renewals time we work much more and then with the decrease of workload our work hours normalise."
Graduate, Zurich
"My regular work week (in Zurich office) is around 40 hours long. Overtime can always be taken as days off. Company is extremely flexible as to when, where (e.g. home office) and how you work, which is a very big plus."
Graduate, Zurich
"Good work and life balance. Overtime is always recorded."
Graduate, Munich
"The hours are very good. A typical day is 8:30am until 5:30pm with a one hour lunch break. Sometimes it is shorter than this and really depends on how busy things are. However at the busiest times of the year and if you have exams coming up it can be longer."
Graduate, London
"Very flexible, it is possible to work from home even at a junior level, the motto 'own the way you work' is true."
Intern, Zurich
"The company is very flexible concerning working hours and offers many tailored solutions for its employees."
Graduate, Zurich
"We have compensation time. If you want to be off a Friday when its less busy as you worked many hours the month before there is normally no problem."
Graduate, Zurich
"It depends a bit on the line manager, but it is really super-flexible. The 'own your work' initiative translates into virtually free entry/exit from the office, at any time. As long as you achieve the required targets, work the required time and attend the necessary meetings, you can arrive in the office at 6:00am or 2:00pm: it doesn't matter. It's great."
Entry level, Zurich
"Over the whole year about 42h/week. However, in my function, a lot of work will be done in the last three months of the year where the workload increases to 60-70h/week. Company is very flexible in overtime compensation."
Graduate, Zurich
"Reasonable working hours with very flexible possibilities to compensate overtime."
Graduate, Zurich
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