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Zurich North America Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 19, 2014

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Underwriter Interview

Underwriter
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Zurich North America in April 2014.

Interview Details – Application, Interviews, Aptitude and Personalty test, Background check. I interviewed with 5 people within the department which gave helpful insight to their different perspectives. Overall the process was long but very informative.

Interview Question – What is your dream job?   Answer Question

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Claims Trainee Interview

Claims Trainee
Woodland Hills, CA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Zurich North America in May 2014.

Interview Details – Applied through their website, soon after received an email inviting me to do a phone interview. Both the recruiter and I set up a time to speak. On the day of, he never called me. I called his number and emailed him back but he decided to play the ignore game. Does this company post job openings to troll people? I understand it's an employer's market, but to disrespect potential employees is only disrespecting the company.

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Corporate Law Intern Interview

Corporate Law Intern

Interviewed at Zurich North America

Interview Details – First, there was a phone interview with an individual in HR. This was pretty straightforward with typical interview questions, including strengths and weaknesses. There were also behavioral questions, but nothing unexpected. This part of the hiring process seemingly judged your ability to interview. Second, there was an in-person interview in Schaumburg, which was mostly conversational. This part of the hiring process appeared to be judging whether you would be a good "fit."

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you missed a deadline.   Answer Question

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Senior Underwriter Interview

Senior Underwriter
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Zurich North America in July 2012.

Interview Details – Was contacted by a recruiter who gave me a phone interview. Then brought me in to hiring manager; we probably spent an hour together. I came back a few weeks later to meet the multiple team members (3 hours). Didn't get an offer due to a restructuring.

Interview Question – N/A - Nothing asked was particularly difficult or unexpected.   Answer Question

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Predictive Modeling Interview

Predictive Modeling

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Zurich North America.

Interview Details – Submitted resume online. Received phone screen from HR. Very simple, and set it up for a next round phone interview with a statistician. This did not go pretty well. I updated with them right after I passed SOA/CAS exam C/4. This helped and I got a chance for on-site interview. There are 6 rounds of interview with senior employee and mangers. I gotta say the questions are fair, although they were a little difficult to me. And I learned a lot from the experience.

Interview Question – Most likely focused on my past projects and technical details, such as what kind of modeling did you use? What link function is it for that model?   Answer Question

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Easy Interview

Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst

I applied online - interviewed at Zurich North America in March 2014.

Interview Details – The application process is very streamlined and easy. I love it that they've integrated LinkedIn.

Interview Question – Actually, no difficult questions... they were all reflective of the description of the posting.   Answer Question

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Underwriting Assistant III Interview

Underwriting Assistant III

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Zurich North America.

Interview Details – Applied job online, received a phone call and phone interview within a week. Unfortunately didn't make it to next step. Recruiter was very nice and helpful.

Interview Question – Rate your knowledge to the following lines of business from 1 to 10. 10 is the highest number.   Answer Question

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Easy Interview

Risk Engineering Associate Interview

Risk Engineering Associate
Philadelphia, PA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Zurich North America in February 2014.

Interview Details – Don't bother applying if you don't meet the GPA minimum. Applied and was scheduled for a phone interview, only to find out I wouldn't be considered for the job at all because I fell .08 short of the GPA requirement, even with a high major gpa and relevant work experience they refused to consider me for the position. Big waste of Time.

Interview Question – What is your Cumulative GPA. 1st Question.   Answer Question

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Talent Acquisition Manager Interview

Talent Acquisition Manager
Schaumburg, IL

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Zurich North America in November 2013.

Interview Details – The director and vp of talent acquisition have little to no actual TA experience, so that may explain some of the experience that I personally had.

I invested eight hours of my time (I am employed, so cost me a PTO day) plus sent thank you letters to each of the individuals that I interviewed with and did not receive even a system generated email notifying me of my non-selection. There are no sour grapes on not being selected, here, I am only taking issue to their communications. All is well that ends well I suppose because I have heard from multiple third parties that the TA department at Zurich NA is in tatters and is not close to turning the corner. Apparently, the TA department is looked down upon by all corners of the business.

The interviews themselves were fine. More conversational than anything else. One of the mgrs did incorporate some behavioral based questions. Again, 8 hour long interviews not including the initial phone screens, and zero communications back to me on the selection decision.

Interview Question – Unexpected.... I was asked "What annoys you?". How prophetic.   View Answer

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Underwriter Associate Interview

Underwriter Associate

I applied online and interviewed at Zurich North America.

Interview Details – Applied then the next day I received a call from HR to set up a phone interview. The interview was about 45mins long with basic questions such as tell me about a time when you held a leadership position, why zurich, a lot of the questions were tell me about.....
the next week i received a call back from HR and set up a time to go to the office and meet with the VP and interview.. easier questions the following week or so i received a call back and had another phone interview since i lived far away and it was the same style interview.. i am waiting to here back from them

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you weren't given enough information to complete an assignment   Answer Question

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