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Swiss Re Overview

Zürich (Switzerland)
10000+ employees
1863
Company - Public (SWCEY)
Insurance Agencies & Brokerages
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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 ... Read more

Mission: 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.

Swiss Re – Why Work For Us?



 

The Swiss Re Group is a leading wholesale provider of reinsurance, insurance and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer. Dealing directly 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 growth and progress depends.

Founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1863, Swiss Re has operations across the globe. Our largest clients, too, have a global presence. To remain the provider of  choice for these clients we must align our organisation to their needs. Consequently, we are the only reinsurer with a client-centric model, that is with  teams built around a client on a global basis. 

Swiss Re is a knowledge company. We apply that knowledge to help clients, shareholders and society.

Our Vision

Risk-taking is vital for human progress. People succeed and businesses expand because of our determination to move forward despite uncertainty. Swiss Re is here to protect and enable progress.

We make the world more resilient.

Our mission

Together, we apply fresh perspectives, knowledge and capital to anticipate and manage risk. That's how we create smarter solutions fo our clients, helping the world rebuild, renew and move forward.

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Our values are our foundation

Client centricity, agility, team spirit, passion to perform, and integrity. These values are at the core of our organisation.

Our values guide the way we think and act

  • They shape our culture, direct how we behave, and challenge each and every one of us - each and every day.
  • They are the foundation for the way we conduct our business.
  • They are the inspiration for our continued success.

Our values mean doing business the Swiss Re way

  • Being open, honest and transparent in everything we do.
  • Treating everyone with respect - both inside and outside the company. 
  • Taking the long-term view, and playing our part in enabling sustainable progress - for stakeholders and society in general.
  • And creating an inclusive culture that encourages diversity of thought and opinion.

Five values 

Some 10,000 talented people

  • We take pride in being an organisation of truly exceptional people.
  • We prize the contribution that every one of us makes.
  • Our values define us. Unite us. Inspire us. And raise the bar higher.
  • When we embrace these values, we become even more remarkable.


Thank you for considering a career at Swiss Re, one of the world’s leading reinsurance companies.

We enable the risk-taking that is essential to enterprise and progress. But there’s much more to our business than meets the eye. Natural disasters, pandemics or computer crime are only a few of the issues we deal with on a day-to-day basis. Our size and global presence, combined with a staff of outstanding people from a rich variety of backgrounds around the world, makes for a fascinating organisation and a fantastic work environment.

We are a company full of bright people who are all experts in their fields – whether they are trained in science, philosophy, law, finance, medicine or something totally different. Every year we give a group of bright and highly skilled people like yourself the opportunity to discover the world from Swiss Re’s perspective.

 Process

Our recruiting process is the same worldwide. When applying for a position in a region/country, please be sure that you hold a currently valid work permit for the region/country in question.

 



Swiss Re's reputation for excellence and innovation is no coincidence. We welcome professionals to join our organization and develop not only the company but also themselves. Developing and executing our services of the highest quality level is the work of thousands of outstanding people all over the world – our employees. We recruit individuals with the potential to contribute their skills, diversity and talents to a work culture shaped by mutual respect. Whether you are an experienced (re-)insurance specialist, finance professional, or a successful and motivated manager, if you believe expectations are there to be exceeded, we welcome you to join our team.

YOUR DEVELOPMENT

At Swiss Re we believe career development is a shared responsibility between the employee, line manager and the Company. A career in our dynamic and global work environment is much more than hierarchical progress, it means life-long learning. It isn't a one-time event, but rather a series of events that take place every time a step is taken towards personal development and career goals.


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HERE TO HELP

Swiss Re has always had a tradition of responsible and effective contribution to society and the world we work in. The Swiss Re Foundation is making visible and tangible the social and humanitarian values of Swiss Re, co-ordinating and channelling effort and making sure its benefit reaches as far as it can. 

Our goal is to address social and humanitarian problems worldwide and build local capacity to face them. The issues we address are social, economic and ecological imbalances with a range of causes, including natural disaster, climate change, water, population growth and pandemic. We collaborate long-term on projects and also provide emergency aid. Finally, we carry out work locally and in Swiss Re’s communities.

Visit the Swiss Re Foundation.

Why we are here

We work in climate, water, natural catastrophes, and society to alleviate suffering and help communities become more resilient.

What we do

Increasing resilience is just as important as finance, making the difference between surviving this time, and surviving every time.

Working with us

The Swiss Re Foundation works through funding, partnerships, and Swiss Re employee volunteering and secondment.



 

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    Pros

    A professional company, top of class. Good benefits, facilities and staff events, supports charity of the year, has a sports and social club. Also promotes personal development and growth and there's many career opportunities within the organisation if you're happy to travel. New office spaces promotes collaboration and flexible working which is nice.

    Cons

    Global company, has a matrix/model. Often slow to implement and manage change due to complexity. Zurich centralised which can mean longer working hours to fit their hours, no overtime is paid to UK employees which can cause a challenge with work and life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Recognise and reward global team members based outside of zürich at associate and assistant vice president level who work longer hours to fit Zurich and other regional timezones to support key strategic projects for the group.

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Swiss Re Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Swiss Re in May 2017.

    Interview

    First round, one of the analysts in team interviewed me. Basically go though the resume and ask about the details in previous experience. Second round, I interviewed with the hiring manager though Skype. He asked me some technical questions rooted in my previous experience and introduce the job tasks involved in the internship. Then I also had a brief talk with an HR about the internship details. Overall, all the HR and interviewers are very friendly and nice.

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Swiss Re Awards & Accolades

  • Aon Best Employer Europe, AON Hewitt, 2016
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2015
  • Best Re-takaful Provider, Islamic Finance News, 2015
  • Life Reinsurer of the Year, Asia Insurance Industry Awards, 2014
  • General Reinsurer of the Year, Asia Insurance Industry Awards, 2014
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