At Swiss Re
we turn risks into opportunities
Swiss Re
3.8 of 5 140 reviews
Zurich, Switzerland
5000+ Employees
Company - Public (SWCEY)

The Swiss Re Group is a leading wholesale provider of reinsurance, insurance and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer. Dealing direct and working through brokers, its global client base...More

Mission: Swiss Re continues to sharpen its focus on core business...More

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The Swiss Re Group is a leading wholesale provider of reinsurance, insurance and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer. Dealing direct and working through brokers, its global client base consists of insurance companies, mid-to-large-sized corporations and public sector clients. From standard products to tailor-made coverage across all lines of business, Swiss Re deploys its capital strength, expertise and innovation power to enable the risk taking upon which enterprise and progress in society depend.

Founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1863, Swiss Re serves clients through a network of over 60 offices globally and is rated "AA-" by Standard & Poor's, "A1" by Moody's and "A+" by A.M. Best.  Registered shares in the Swiss Re Group holding company, Swiss Re Ltd., are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and trade under the symbol SREN.

Our Mission and Priorities

Swiss Re continues to sharpen its focus on core business. Our mission is clear and simple: to be the leading player in the wholesale re/insurance industry.

What ‘wholesale’ means to us: focusing on large and complex re/insurance transactions with insurance clients, corporate clients and public sector clients – as well as with pension funds. We anticipate extreme scenarios and enable the risk taking that is essential to the development of enterprise and progress in society. This is what Swiss Re is all about.

How We Operate

Swiss Re Group consists of a holding company, Swiss Re Ltd, with three distinct Business Units corresponding to Swiss Re’s core activities in reinsurance, direct corporate insurance, and direct life insurance:

  •   Reinsurance
  •   Corporate Solutions
  •   Admin Re®

The Place to Succeed

Client centricity, agility, team spirit, passion to perform and integrity – these are aspects, not just of the organisation, but of how its people should do business every day. The best reason for aligning Swiss Re’s structure with its strategic aims is to create room for employees to exercise their talents and initiative. A clear statement of corporate values now complements Swiss Re’s operating model and business goals. Across the Group, employees and managers will find improved scope to serve their clients, to make decisions and take responsibility, to exercise leadership and accept accountability. There will be greater opportunities to move between divisions and shape a career.

Working at Swiss Re

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Employees are “Satisfied”   140 ratings


96% Approve of the CEO   54 ratings

Swiss Re Group CEO Michel M. Liès

Michel M. Liès

Group CEO

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 Current Vice President in Armonk, NY

Pros: Excellent company to work for. Number 1-2 in the reinsurance industry. Access to Global expertise is a plus. Good salaries and benefits above average if compared with direct insurance companies. Full Review

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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Armonk, NY Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interview Details – Applied online on campus career website...contacted for a first round interview via email. Had a phone interview with HR, interviewer was personable and asked behavioral questions as well as questions about my past experiences. About a month or so later I got another email about a second round…Full Interview

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Life Reinsurer of the Year, Asia Insurance Industry Awards, 2013
Top US Reinsurer and Best US Casualty Reinsurer of the Year, Intelligent Insurer, 2012
ILS Advisor of the Year, Reactions Magazine, 2012
Life Reisurance Company of the Year, Annual Worldwide Reinsurance Awards, 2012
Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations List, Corporate Knights, 2010

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