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Updated Dec 3, 2014
Updated Dec 3, 2014
49 Interview Reviews

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    Predictive Modeler Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Regional Operations Support Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  3.  

    Underwriting Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Claims Specialist II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Zurich North America in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very detailed . They deal with high dollar commercial claims , $500k and up, anything less may not be considered ample experience . The process is 4 months long. Still waiting for results, I hope it's well worth the wait.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the highest dollar amount claim that you have handled?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Corporate Law Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    No Offer
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    Claims Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Woodland Hills, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Woodland Hills, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed 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.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Underwriter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Predictive Modeling Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed 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.

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    • 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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Underwriting Assistant III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Rate your knowledge to the following lines of business from 1 to 10. 10 is the highest number.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    • Actually, no difficult questions... they were all reflective of the description of the posting.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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