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Updated May 24, 2022

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Swiss Re Group Chief Executive Officer Christian Mumenthaler
Christian Mumenthaler
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Greta company, great culture

    Apr 25, 2022 - Solutions Manager in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Own the way you work. Empowered to be entrepreneurial and deviate from the status quo.

    Cons

    Can be slow moving to make organizational changes.

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great experience, low pay.

    May 17, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great exposure in the underwriting industry.

    Cons

    Low pay. Raises do not keep up with inflation. Bonuses are practically nonexistent.

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    Swiss Re Response

    Employer Branding Advisor

    Thank you for your review. If you'd like to discuss your compensation package, we encourage you to get in touch with your local HR representative.

  3. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Standard Giant Corporation Stuff

    May 13, 2022 - Vice President 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Very nice co-workers Lots of flexibility and work life balance (you can do nothing for decades if you so choose) Solid benefits package Good senior management

    Cons

    Massive systems problems - nothing works Zero UW authority Vacant middle management You are just a number - they will tell you this - in so many words - on the “town halls” No career development Low pay

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    Swiss Re Response

    Employer Branding Advisor

    Thank you for your review. Please feel free to contact your line manager and/or local HR representative to discuss your feedback on how we can improve.

  4. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Ok company

    May 12, 2022 - Middle Market Underwriter in Munich, ND
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Nice team, nice environment and food

    Cons

    Easy to get fired even after Probation

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    HR ????

    May 1, 2022 - Management Assistant in Armonk, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, liberal views,. Loves pronouns

    Cons

    Extremely Poor management support and equanamity

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work, depending your department

    Apr 27, 2022 - Customer Relationship Manager in Armonk, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary. Nice facilities.

    Cons

    Very little diversity at the senior level. Decisions are hard to make when there always needs to be a consensus.

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    Swiss Re Response

    Employer Branding Advisor

    Thank you for your positive review. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is a key priority for us. We continue to work with local and regional teams to build an inclusive culture at Swiss Re. Please feel free to contact your local HR representative to discuss your feedback on how we can improve.

  7. 3.0
    Current Employee

    A&H underwriting

    Apr 18, 2022 - Underwriting 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and pays well

    Cons

    Stressful work environment. Heavy work load

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    Swiss Re Response

    Employer Branding Advisor

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your input and value your feedback. The wellbeing of our employees is very important to us. We would therefore encourage you to reach out to your local HR representative to discuss this topic.

  8. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good work life balance and nice culture; bad pay

    Apr 15, 2022 - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good work life balance and overall culture can be great depending on the team and boss you're working with. I like the global aspect of my role. Lots of learning opportunities without killing yourself.

    Cons

    Pay does not increase. Make sure to negotiate as high as you can. Even the bonus target is fixed and is hardly 100% in AIP calculation. Some areas are more political than others

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    Swiss Re Response

    Employer Branding Advisor

    Thank you for your review. The work-life balance is in-part possible thanks to our Own The Way You Work approach which allows employees to decide how, when and where they work to achieve the best results. If you'd like to discuss your compensation package, you can contact your local HR representative.

  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Excellent company to work for

    Mar 24, 2022 - Assistant Vice President in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent benefits Longevity Gives back to the community Excellent work life balance available

    Cons

    Its not what you know, but who you know. Depending on your team, management can be difficult.

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Phenomenal company

    Mar 11, 2022 - Senior Underwriter 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, highly flexible schedule and competitive compensation

    Cons

    Inability to work remotely from different countries despite large global presence

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Swiss Re Reviews FAQs

Swiss Re has an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5, based on over 1,754 reviews left anonymously by employees. 82% of employees would recommend working at Swiss Re to a friend and 67% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Swiss Re employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Swiss Re. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

82% of Swiss Re employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Swiss Re 4.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.1 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Swiss Re to be culture, career development, benefits and the cons to be diversity and inclusion, senior leadership, management.

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