Zurich North America Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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Zurich North America CEO Martin Senn
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Pros
  • Great people, work-life balance is emphasized and they invest in their employees (in 19 reviews)

  • Perfect for people looking to get their feet with, or to get a steady job with good benefits (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance has become nonexistent as workloads increase (in 7 reviews)

  • Middle to Senior Management do not support employees, and look to mitigate you as a professional (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    U

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zurich North America full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - benefits & vacation days
    - understanding & flexible staff
    - weekends off truly means weekends off
    - yearly bonus

    Cons

    - salary increses is slow
    - 40% of yearly bonus goes to taxes no matter what
    - lite room for growth unless you want to relocate
    - system and procedural changes helps one department and risks the efficency of others
    - everyone isn't allowed to work from home
    - community service is a part of your performance review

  2. Helpful (1)

    A great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zurich North America full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A great place to work

    Cons

    Never should have left, the grass was not greener

  3. Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Zurich North America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers were good to work with and leadership was inspiring. Good benefits and culture. Opportunities to grow are there, if you are proactive.

    Cons

    Some departments tend to get into politics too much. This gets in the way of getting work done. Depending where you work at, work/life balance could be challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Continue on the same trajectory

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  5. Zurich Insurance North America

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zurich North America

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Quality Paid Time Off
    Flexible Hours
    Salaries

    Cons

    Metrics Driven
    Development of employees
    Promotions within

    Advice to Management

    More leadership, personal growth, and time for one one one conversations.

  6. I'm always given a ton of excuses of why they can not give training for different projects.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Underwriting in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Underwriting in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Zurich North America

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits., work schedule, friends, building

    Cons

    everything else except the benefits

    Advice to Management

    get rid of all the management that is there now and hire all new. Hire management who is willing to know how to perform their staffs work so their staff respects them and if their staff needs help management is able to help them.

  7. Helpful (3)

    Terrible bosses and horrible managers.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Melville, NY

    I worked at Zurich North America

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing!

    Cons

    No training. Loves to lay people off and very mean to it's employees,

    Advice to Management

    Get real.

  8. Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zurich North America

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very pro employee Culture. Training everywhere

    Cons

    too much of a boys club in some departments.

  9. Striving for excellence

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Zurich North America

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Zurich is a company that has a strategy and a plan to go from good to great. It also has a focus on its employees and customers.

    Cons

    Company is implementing an open seating arrangement and must insure that it provides enough group meeting space and privacy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the lines of communication open.

  10. Helpful (1)

    I love my job!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Claim Sp
    Current Employee - Senior Claim Sp

    I have been working at Zurich North America full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The salary is very competitive. Our office has a great team atmosphere.

    Cons

    The change to a new claim system has been cumbersome and impacts productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Understand what it is like to work at the "front lines"

  11. Helpful (1)

    Great Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zurich North America full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Corporate culture overall is respectful and positive. For the most part I am given the freedom to do my job and I am not micromanaged.

    Cons

    Opportunities to move up the corporate ladder are limited.

    Advice to Management

    The performance management process needs to be revamped to get rid of forced distribution.

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