Zurich North America Interview Questions

Updated Mar 24, 2015
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    Claims Adjuster Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Zurich North America.

    Interview

    I was called for an interview about a month after submitting my resume. Then had a phone screen with recruiter and afterwards had an in-person interview. The interview consisted of behavioral questions. It lasted about an hour. I was told to expect to hear a response in a month. After a month, I followed up with the recruiter and was told they were still interviewing, but to expect an answer soon. It was months ago and I never heard anything back.

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    Underwriter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at Zurich North America (Chicago, IL) in March 2015.

    Interview

    It was a one on one Informal interview to get to know more about the company. It allowed me to see if I was a good fit for the organization.

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    Operations Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Zurich North America (New York, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    It was a phone screening interview. Just the first step to the interview process. They asked situational questions as well as why you are fit for the specific position. Also, why Zurich. It was a quick interview and very lax. It went by very quick, almost as if I didn't have a chance before the phone call even started.

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    Predictive Modeling Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Zurich North America.

    Interview

    Applied online. Got a call in 2 days. I am not sure if the recruiter was having a bad day, she seemed annoyed with everything I said. The interview was meant to be behavioral plus resume review but often the recruiter got diverted towards technical and when I began explaining she was unhappy that I was being too technical.

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    Tax Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    The interview process is extremely slow. The HR emailed me few times, but it took a long time for him to reply. I applied online and HR email you with an questionnaire including some questions related to the position. The whole process is extremely slow. The HR seems super busy. Every time I tried to call him, he was out of office and no one picked up phone. He never called back either

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    Management Solutions Underwriting Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Zurich North America (New York, NY) in January 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online, they sent me an email to schedule a phone interview. They began first by asking me if i was a U.S. citizen, did i need any sponsorship. Then they ask me what college did i attend and why? What do you know about Zurich? Then they ask me about behavior questions. If your college made a mistake what would you do? He then went on to explain to me about the job. I ask him what they were looking for in an employer.

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    • What college did you attend and why?   1 Answer
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    Predictive Modeler Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Interview

    Submit resume online. Received phone interview few weeks later. HR was very nice and went through my resume in details. Also some common situation questions. I was too nervous at first and could not express myself clearly. The interview last about 40-50 mins. No response so far. It was my first phone interview.

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Zurich North America in December 2014.

    Interview

    First Rcvd email expressing interest to schedule a phone interview. Phone interview was fairly standard and easy. Biggest emphasis was on why your background edu/job experience would make you a successful candidate. Also, emphasis on why you think your a good fit for the insurance industry.
    Was then told to take Wonderlic assessment and will follow up from there.
    Received call the next day (before I took the Wonderlic assessment) that the Hiring Manager would like to invite me for an on-site interview.
    After about 10 days passed went on-site and met with Hiring Manager. He was very knowledgeable in the field and I learned a lot from him. General questions were fairly easily, certainly not scripted. Most of the questions included why insurance and why underwriting. Was surprised that there were many questions on community involvement and college/high school extra curricular activities.

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    • Nothing specific, just emphasis on why insurance and why underwriting.   Answer Question
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Zurich North America.

    Interview

    I applied for a position and within one business day was contacted for my interview with the recruiter. My initial conversation with the recruiter mirrored the job description and I was passed quickly onto the next round of interviews with the hiring manager. The hiring manager for this particular position didn't spend much time reviewing the actual role, but rather spent more time discussing the "perks" of the role (phone and tablet reimbursement, benefits, travel, etc). He did tell me, however, that the job description wasn't exactly accurate based on what my responsibility would be. I was told that I might either have to interview with the HM boss or the HM would reach out and let me know.

    I was told that afternoon that I would interview with the VP of Transformational Operations in a week and a half and that "they might try to get another interview scheduled with someone else out of that office." On the same day as my interview with the VP (7 business days later), I was called and told that I would also need to interview with another person which would have to be another week pushed out. I interviewed with both people, notified the recruiter, and was told I would hear "next steps soon" after my final interview. Two weeks passed without any communication so I reached out and didn't receive an answer for three days. I was told three days after my last interview that they would begin the background check. The background check company they used contacted me on three separate occasions and led to even worse perceptions of this already disjointed interview process.

    I heard back three days after the background checks began and was told I would also interview with three more people (this is a total of 8 people in 2.5 months and weeks without any communication). I met with both of these recruiters, answered the same questions for the eighth time, and was told by the hiring manager I would "hear back by Monday" after my Friday interview. By Wednesday, I followed up, I was told I they would reach out soon, however, I waited an additional week and a half before I was notified that I did not receive the position because they went with someone who had more experience, although I exceeded the minimum years of required experience by 4 years.

    Overall, this was a very disorganized recruitment process. I wasn't disappointed that I didn't receive an offer because I was very concerned about reporting to someone who would lead such scattered recruitment process. They would have been more successful in administering a test as opposed to having candidates circle through months and months and tons of people getting involved in the interview process.

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    • I wasn't asked any questions that threw me; all of my interview questions in all of my interviews were the same and they were staple, text book questions.   Answer Question
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    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Zurich North America.

    Interview

    The interview process is fairly quick in comparison to other companies. The phone interview was straight to the point. Pretty basic questions were asked. The lady was very nice and gave me very useful information.

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