Zurich North America

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Since joining in 2007, Ive had ample opportunity, terrific bosses and colleagues, and a mentally stimulating environment

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Schaumburg, IL
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Schaumburg, IL

I have been working at Zurich North America

Pros

Career developement
Good management
Stable work environment
Mentally stimulating work
Great collegues
Great benefits

Cons

Salaries plateau at each job grage and promotions are slow to devlope because many people stay in the same job for many many years

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire more younger employees...marketing dep has done this successfully and brought energetic and creative people into a team that collaborates well, advances new ideas and is entreprenurial. Also, rotate job rolesso employees are challenged to learn new skill sets and build broader networks within the organization.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Change for the sake of change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Underwriter in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Underwriter in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Zurich North America

    Pros

    Good opportunities for advancement, especially for younger employees. Older employees tend to get slotted into a track and dead-ended.

    Cons

    Management embraces whatever the hot trend is and makes changes without consideration for unexpected consequences. Emphasis is on "One Zurich", the creation of a mythical monolithic corporate culture and the standardization of workflows across the company. This has a major downside of suppressing entrepreneurism and innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on core competencies and not constantly changing the organizational structure or workflow management just for the sake of change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    If you value empowerment and work/life balance - probably not a fit for you....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Zurich Claims in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Zurich Claims in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Zurich North America

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are decent. Company is financially sound (we're told). Location is good, close to mall, shopping, in-house cafeteria, Starbucks, dry cleaner, barbershop and dentist.

    Cons

    Work/life balance in claims is non-existant. Extreme micro-management. Middle managers have not authority to make decisions, which slows progress/action. Forced ranking of employees along performance curve, so there are always "winners and losers", despite actual individual performance. And the company is shrinking through RIFs as functions are outsourced to India. There are almost more yellow contractor ID badges in the building at lunchtime than employee blue badges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would encourage leaders pay attention to what the EE engagement surveys are saying, and hold leaders accountable for the results. They are horrible, and speak to a need for change at the top vs endless action plans for jeans on Friday. Engagement survey results should be speaking volumes, but bad results are blamed on lack of leadeship at the front lines, instead of taking accountability at the top. Biggest advice, stop looking out the window for blame, and start looking in the mirror.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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