Swiss Re Reviews

Updated 31 May 2020

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3.8
73%
Recommend to a Friend
82%
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Swiss Re Group Chief Executive Officer Christian Mumenthaler
Christian Mumenthaler
242 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great culture mixed with a great work-life balance(in 132 reviews)

  • "My colleagues were always willing to help me, overall great work environment(in 61 reviews)

Cons
  • "Some times its difficult build repo with Zurich Teams(in 39 reviews)

  • "Company is in a cultural shift to have less consensus decision making(in 20 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Director"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swiss Re full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Independence at work, decentralised decision making and abundant learning opportunities

    Cons

    Nothing notable to mention here

    Swiss Re2019-10-31
  2. "Actuary"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Swiss Re full-time

    Pros

    There is very supportive working culture

    Cons

    Could be narrow in career development after a few years in a certain role.

    Swiss Re2017-11-17
  3. "Principled"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Client Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Swiss Re full-time

    Pros

    Well governed, knowledgeable market leaders

    Cons

    Consensus thinking can sometimes slow things down

    Swiss Re2020-04-12
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Actuarial"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Swiss Re full-time

    Pros

    global business, more opportunities, friendly environment

    Cons

    offshore centre, time different, culture change

    Swiss Re2019-05-12
  5. "Underwriter"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Swiss Re full-time

    Pros

    Global company, work-life balance, flexibility

    Cons

    global company, too many policies in place and too many meetings

    Swiss Re2018-07-18
  6. "Finance"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Sydney

    I worked at Swiss Re full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very sustainable company and promoting the same ideas to client and the society. Good work environment. Good staff benefit. Supportive staff members and good location.

    Cons

    Finance system and process are in complete mess. Historical manual works all over the models and unable for people to follow. Long hours spent on trying to cope with uncontrollable issues (eg. IT, data quality) rather than valuable things.

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    Swiss Re2018-04-14
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent culture"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Swiss Re full-time

    Pros

    The remuneration is very good. They really try to make sure the employees are getting the best environment and support.

    Cons

    Smaller offices offer limited scope to advance careers. You need to move overseas if you wish to stay with the company.

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    Swiss Re2018-02-23
  8. "Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Vice President in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swiss Re

    Pros

    Flexibility and work life balance is great

    Cons

    Working with different time zones is challenging

    Swiss Re2016-12-23
  9. "Swiss Re"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Senior Underwriter in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swiss Re

    Pros

    Equal opportunities, great development/training opportunities

    Cons

    Similar issue as with other large complex organisation

    Swiss Re2016-12-11
  10. "Finance Manager hiring"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Controller in Sydney

    I worked at Swiss Re

    Pros

    Great people in the organisation in most areas except finance. Pay is good. Above market.

    Cons

    Hiring of managers in finance do not fit the job requirements. It seems to be based on who you know and not what you know.

    Swiss Re2016-01-06
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