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Zurich North America Interview Questions

Updated Feb 22, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Zurich North America (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    1. Had a phone interview with Talent Acquisition, general questions.
    2. Had a second round phone interview with the hiring manager, job specific questions and interest in the field
    3. Had an in-office meeting with a manager, saw how I would fit into the position and what my interest and knowledge of the company was

    Interview Questions

    • What was one time you dealt with a teammate not doing their fair share?   Answer Question
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Zurich North America.

    Interview

    They called in May and I did not go in for the interview until early August.

    After that, I heard nothing until the middle of September (almost 6 weeks) and then I went back.

    Full time from 1st call to 1st day = 4 months

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    Actuarial Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Schaumburg, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Zurich North America (Schaumburg, IL) in November 2015.

    Interview

    It took about 2 weeks from the application submission to the phone interview with HR, then another 1 week waiting time for phone interview with hiring manager. The onsite interview was one day process with 5 people at different levels. The waiting period after the onsite interview was 5 weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you tell me more about the XXX project on your resume?   Answer Question
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    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Zurich North America.

    Interview

    Had an initial call with HR, then interview with managers, and interview with director of operations. The interviews were quite lengthy. After the interviews HR completed the background check (before indicating there was an offer) and it took a few weeks. They needed to hear back from everyone you ever worked for, every school you attended, etc. They would call back with the status (i.e. We are waiting to hear from___ before we can move on). After the background check was complete they called to extend an offer and asked for me to start in two weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked about education, previous experience, and what you would do in certain situations.   Answer Question
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    Property Claims Specialist - Commercial Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Schaumburg, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Zurich North America (Schaumburg, IL) in September 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview first with standard interview questions. They reviewed my experience and asked why I want to work there. Second interview was in person at Schaumburg, IL office with team of three managers. Second interview is behavioral style interview. I was asked to describe a situation when collaborating and voicing an opinion that was different than the group or team that I was working with.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation when you were forced to make a quick decision and the result of that decision.   Answer Question
  7. Helpful (3)  

    Senior WC Claims Examiner Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Zurich North America (San Diego, CA) in August 2015.

    Interview

    The interview was conducted by panel of three people. They were very nice and friendly. I had just one interview. General interview questions. They want to see if you are the right fit. I didn't get any technical job related questions as they assume based on my resume and experience I know the job and I do.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I didn't negotiate as I thought the offer is generous enough !

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Claims Specialist II Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Zurich North America in August 2015.

    Interview

    Great interview. Made me feel very welcome and they were very upfront with expectations and need for experienced workers. Walked out feeling confident they were going to call. By the time I got home the recruiter called me. I couldn't wait to start

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    Claims Specialist I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Zurich North America in June 2015.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a recruiter that Zurich seems to outsource their HR to. Had a quick conversation with her to schedule a phone interview for the next day. The next day, I waited for her call for 30 minutes and no phone calls were received. I called her number after about 45 minutes thinking there may have been a miscommunication about the time (I'm in the midwest, she was on the east coast). I left her a voicemail that day and the next day and I have never heard back. She added me on LinkedIn the first day that we had spoken and a few days after our missed interview, her LinkedIn said she was promoted. I think it would be a good company to work for, but they're missing out on a lot of great applicants if this is how their HR is handled.

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    Claims Specialist II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Zurich North America (Atlanta, GA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process went as smooth as expected. The interviewer was very friendly and she was very knowledgably about the position and what she expect from me if the position was offered to me.
    The interviewer introduce me to the team I would be working with and ask me what comfort level do I have working with a large team.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do I see myself in 5 years?   1 Answer
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    Claims Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Zurich North America (Dallas, TX) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I went through the intern process and full time process so I'll post both together. I had previously interned here before in the summer in the Dallas office and had a very positive experience. Everyone in the company is very genuine and laid back which was one of the main reasons for pursuing a full time job when I moved cities. Despite everything you hear about high turnover and too much stress on the job, I didn't see any of that working here for 3 months. There are really a lot of opportunities they offer as long as you want them.
    For the intern position, I applied online and got a phone call from a recruiter the next day and had a brief 30 minute interview about my resume, goals, some behavioral questions, etc. The next day, the recruiter called back and scheduled a phone interview with 2 hiring managers for the next week. This interview was pretty lengthy and asked a variety of behavioral questions. "tell me about a time you had conflict on the job, overcame biggest obstacle, disagreed with management, how you keep organized". I actually didn't think I did well at all because I reused a lot of examples but I got an offer anyways. My advice is to come up with a lot of scenarios beforehand and be able to elaborate.
    For the full time position in Los Angeles, I contacted my recruiter when I moved cities for any openings for full time positions and she scheduled a meeting with 2 hiring managers. This interview was also very laid back because of everything I learned in the internship position so this might be a little biased. I was offered a position a week later. They mostly want to know if you have leadership qualities/project management skills. Be prepared to talk about the insurance industry and what you know about the company.

    Interview Questions

    • describe the internet to a 5 year old, favorite excel shortcut, what do you know about insurance industry, lots of behavioral questions about leadership   Answer Question

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Star Star Star Star Star   Former Anonymous Employee in Rancho Cordova, CA

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