Zurich North America Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Zurich North America CEO Martin Senn
Martin Senn
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Pros
  • Managers truly care about our work-life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • Good benefits if you can stand the pressure (in 18 reviews)

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

  • Senior management, yearly reviews and poor pay raises (in 9 reviews)

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274 Employee Reviews

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  1. Love it here

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nurse Case Manager
    Current Employee - Nurse Case Manager

    I have been working at Zurich North America full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Huge company with advancement opportunities. Fair pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Huge company. Some confusion with integration of service

    Advice to Management

    Reach down and get feedback from your team employes and follow it


  2. Senior Consultant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zurich North America full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    International, versatile projects, great opportunities

    Cons

    low salary, office is not located in the most convenient place


  3. Typical Corporate Emploer

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    Former Employee - Equipment Breakdown Regional Underwriting Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Equipment Breakdown Regional Underwriting Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Zurich North America full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Good daily work environment, with nice office space. Employees are generally supportive of each other.

    Cons

    Corporate "culture" is very sales and production goals oriented. This tends to add a higher stress level to everyone's working efforts. Failure to meet or exceed goals has a direct impact on salary increases and bonus pay-outs.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize employee contributions outside of sales quotas, especially since employees have no direct input or influence over sales goals. (Sales goals are passed down from corporate.)


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Underwriting Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zurich North America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are good, Company provides a lot of community investment opportunities to volunteer outside of the office

    Cons

    Overworked, minimal training, expected to know how to handle 5 different lines of business properly within a few days of starting work

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more hands on training, Shadowing a manager for two days and then being thrown into the work with the same expectations of a person who has been there for years is unrealistc


  6. Helpful (1)

    Customer Care Professional II

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Steamboat Springs, CO

    I worked at Zurich North America full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Paycheck, quiet workplace, fabulous employees.

    Cons

    Lack of professionalism and training for some management.

    Advice to Management

    Please give them proper management training and have a suggestion box so that employees may anonymously be able to report abuse without retribution.


  7. Helpful (1)

    NA

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zurich North America full-time

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Colleagues are some of the best in the industry. Offer superior products to their insurerds. Systems are improving.

    Cons

    Disconnect between upper management and the field. Manangemnt is trying grow too quickly after recently implementing a lot of new operational changes.

    Advice to Management

    Speak to the field employees to gain a better understanding of the challenges being faced. Be willing to revise new growth goals.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Good company to work for, in the right area.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zurich North America full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Was challenged in the role that I had started in the company at, and able to make changes where needed to get the work done more effectively.

    Cons

    When good in one area, it was hard to move out of that area into another more challenging role.

    Advice to Management

    Let people move to another area within the company, in order to feel engaged and valued as an integral employee.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Started my career working at Zurich. My managers and colleagues are great to work with.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Accountant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Zurich North America full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    -Great year end bonus if you get a good review and the company does well -Early closings in summer

    Cons

    Low budget that makes it hard to add another employee to team. Workload can be a lot at times


  10. Account Executive

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Madison, WI

    I worked at Zurich North America full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, opportunity for excellent pay, solid training program, pension

    Cons

    Immediate managers, though very competent in product knowledge, weren't very skilled at motivation. There was growing pressure every year to increase, increase, increase from their supervisor and it all rolled down hill. Other than this issue, it is an excellent company.

    Advice to Management

    Come up with a different model for increasing territory profitability rather than just "sell more or earn less." Everyone ended up gaming the system from year to year.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Claims Specialist

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

    I worked at Zurich North America full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work can be interesting, varied claims

    Cons

    Office politics is more like high school cliques, promises are made that aren't kept

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating good employees like horses you can whip to death.



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