I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Zurich North America in October 2013.
Interview Details – got an interview at their Schaumburg office with their HR department was shown around the department i would be working for good place to work
Interview Question – What has been your most valuable experience in college thus far Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Zurich North America in October 2013.
Interview Details – Process takes too long
Interview Question – None - just long periods between interview steps in the process Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Found a better company to work for. Worried about the culture/reputation of Zurich and having that on my resume.
I applied through college or university - interviewed at Zurich North America in September 2013.
Interview Details – Contacted through campus career center. Interviewed at a job fair. Interview was very heavy on behavioral questions,much more than expected. Very little technical or otherwise. Do plenty of prep for this type of question
Interview Question – What is the most difficult thing you have ever done? View Answer
I applied online - interviewed at Zurich North America in July 2013.
Interview Details – Internship interview consisted of phone interviews. First interview was with a human resource recruiter. Second interview was with two managers. Interview was moderate to difficult questions consisting of behavioral and resume mixed questions. Overall, not too difficult.
Interview Question – Share a real life experience that you were looked as a team leader? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Zurich North America in June 2013.
Interview Details – Initially was interviewd by HR for about 45 min on the phone. Then have not hard for 1.5 months despite some follow ups. Then unexpectedly was called in for in-person interview with two manager and addtional phone interview with another Project Leader. Then went back for another round with the team(very informal) just ot meet them and also had another phone interview with the director. Had an offer within 3 days after the last round of interviews.
Interview Question – How are you planning to improve our processes? What steps are you planning to take? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I rec eived offer gave counteroffer and they pretty much agreed to everything I have asked for and came back within 2 days. I accepted.
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Zurich North America in June 2012.
Interview Details – Received several phone calls from recruiter. After a brief interview with her, she recommended me to a manager that I would be directly working under. I then received a phone call the next week from this manager and traditional questions were asked (How would you rate your excel skills, tell me about a difficult time, etc.). Several weeks later the female recruiter called me back stating I was not selected for the opportunity.
Interview Question – How would you rate your Excel skills? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Zurich North America in July 2011.
Interview Details –
1. Submitted online resume for specific position with cover letter written specific to relate resume experience to position being posted.
a) The cover letter was written after having researched Zurich over the course of 4 weeks investing considerable time into the company, the organization, the type of work performed at location submitting resume for and finally several hours into the position itself. There was a lot of online detail about the position, and I knew indifviduals working there at the time whom I contacted to get personal information about the role and the organization it was in. Fortunately contact was very familiar with team and provided valuable input as to what would make a vialbe candidate and the type of people managers were for that area.
2. Contacted by recruiter for an initial phone screen, which had on the spot.
3. Scheduled face to face interview at end of phone screen. Consisted of:
a) initial interview with would be manager.
b) interview with another manager who would be highly engaged in working with role establishing detailed direction and schedule.
c) team interview with 3 individuals who would be co-workers, two who were currently holding same position interviewing for.
4. Was contacted by HR recruiter day after interview being notified of intention to make an offer to gather detail around timeline of availability.
5. Offer was made 3rd day after interview (48 hrs after contact from HR recruiter about intent to make offer).
6. Turned offer down.
Reason for Declining – Had competing offers for similar positions from other companies at time. The offer I chose was financially comperable but location was more favorable. Major consideration was that the information I received from aquiatance at Zurich did not paint a positive picture of management in group, or really management of overall division. Sounded as if team had gone through several individuals who had all quit from being pushed to hard and burning out from working without appropriate time to refresh. Had known these individuals from having worked together in past and met with them while consulting in Schaumburg for lunch. During those lunches they didn't make it sound like they enjoyed their work or the way they were treated by their management. I don't mind working hard, prefer it to boredom as it makes day pass quickly and adds to sense of contribution to organizations success. Personal information and experience while interviewing left a deep sense that working beyond reason was the norm while there was no tangible reward, and managment was not beyond dressing down empoyees working very hard to meet dates but struggling due to volume none the less. Actually knew an individual that wound up becoming my uncle who afterwards told me turning down the position was a good move and proceeded to list why he left. Simply put, to much information (much more than the norm) from to many people I knew making it sound like working there was very impersonal and not rewarding. Competing offers all had much better backround information from the sources I had available.
The process took 2 days - interviewed at Zurich North America in May 2011.
Interview Details – Interview was just basic not much to talk about.
Interview Question – What have you been doing in the past few years. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Zurich North America in April 2011.
Interview Details – Contacted by HR and was asked about excel skills, past expereince, GPA, behavior and personiality questions, had 1:1 with three managers, then a lunch interview (with no food, but cafetaria setting) with four indivuals, very nice! Read the job responsibilities and make sure you touch base on it on the interview, play around with excel. For the plan and performance management, REALLY KNOW your analytical skills!! All questions will be based on that. Be confident, speak clearly, answer questions asked, relax, tell them you are very interested!! Good luck
Negotiation Details – No negotiation but very fair so not needed
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Zurich North America in December 2010.
Interview Details – Although Zurich has an HR department in Schaumburg, they farm out inteviewing to SourceRight/Speherion. The recruiter used a cell phone and the delay was not ideal, made for an ackward conversation - lots of talking over each other. After the call, a link to an on-line application was sent. Sixteen screens later and lots of information later I felt like I had completed a novel. About the only thing not asked was my blood type! At the follow-up call, I was told that I would hear from them for an in-person interview. I was preparing my outfit when I received an email later that evening that I was no longer under consideration. Disappointing.
Interview Question – Are you willing to work 9-5? View Answer
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