Swiss Re Reviews

Updated Jun 2, 2020

To filter reviews, or .
3.8
73%
Recommend to a Friend
82%
Approve of CEO
Swiss Re Group Chief Executive Officer Christian Mumenthaler
Christian Mumenthaler
242 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great culture mixed with a great work-life balance(in 132 reviews)

  • "My colleagues were always willing to help me, overall great work environment(in 61 reviews)

Cons
  • "Some times its difficult build repo with Zurich Teams(in 39 reviews)

  • "Company is in a cultural shift to have less consensus decision making(in 20 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. Helpful (1)

    "great company to work for - many long term loyal employees"

    5.0
    Current Employee - FP&A Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Swiss Re full-time

    Pros

    -great pay and benefits -access to upper management

    Cons

    long hours and managing insanely tight deadlines

    Swiss Re2020-04-20
  2. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Professional in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swiss Re full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Really feels like the company cares about making a difference in the world (leader on ESG topics and climate change, strong foundation, etc) and people (many people have been around for 30+ years).

    Cons

    Big, slow company. Has been burned in the past and is very conservative when it comes to taking risks or making big changes.

    Continue reading
    Swiss Re2020-05-22
  3. "What a horrible company to work for. No allegiance to their staff."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager 
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Swiss Re full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Their benefits are excellent. That’s all they have to offer.

    Cons

    Changes job titles and reduce salaries so that an older person will leave. Age discrimination.

    Continue reading
    Swiss Re2020-06-03

    Swiss Re Response

    June 3, 2020Employer Branding Advisor

    We've seen your review and assure you that we take your allegation very seriously. Swiss Re is strongly committed to maintaining a positive working environment, free of workplace discrimination and/or harassment. As a matter of policy, Swiss Re diligently investigates each and every concern brought to our attention about offensive behaviour, discrimination or harassment by or against any employee. Please note that there is whistleblowing hotline available on swissre.ethicspoint.com. The service gives you the choice to report by phone or in writing via the web form.

  4. "8/10"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Accountant in Fort Wayne, IN

    I have been working at Swiss Re full-time

    Pros

    Great work and life balance

    Cons

    Based in a different country, senior management seems distant

    Swiss Re2020-04-27
  5. "Inconsistent. Fake culture."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial Underwriter in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Swiss Re full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Compensation including benefits were good

    Cons

    Management in my division was terrible.

    Continue reading
    Swiss Re2020-05-26
  6. "Great place to build a career"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Accountant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swiss Re full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, always looking to grow your skills, managers care about your progress

    Cons

    None that I’ve experienced yet

    Continue reading
    Swiss Re2020-04-11
  7. "Nothing"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Swiss Re full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good company to work for.

    Cons

    No cons, good company to work for.

    Continue reading
    Swiss Re2020-03-09
  8. "Good Environment"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Swiss Re full-time

    Pros

    Good Working Environment for employees

    Cons

    Less Salary as per the standards

    Swiss Re2020-03-04
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Stodgy Company"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Swiss Re full-time

    Pros

    Gets to travel to Switzerland

    Cons

    There is very low glass ceiling for non Swiss German speaking people.

    Swiss Re2020-02-25
  10. "Underwriter"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Underwriter 

    I have been working at Swiss Re full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, and great staff

    Cons

    Management at the top is not consistent

    Swiss Re2020-01-20
Found 781 reviews