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Zurich North America Project Manager Reviews

Updated Mar 29, 2017

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Zurich North America CEO Kathleen Savio
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Pretty Decent Company to Work For"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zurich North America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Competitive pay -Good bonuses -Flexible working arrangements -Good work / home life balance -Knowledgeable coworkers -Exciting opportunities

    Cons

    -Have seen 2 rounds of layoffs in 5 years -Upper leadership is often in flux with changing goals/company direction

    Zurich North America2017-03-29
  2. "A challenging work environment. A bit of cumbersome organization structure. Positive vibe in the office."

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zurich North America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Strong player in the insurance industry with strong management team focused on growing the company in a sustainable way and with a focus on supporting colleagues and the community!

    Cons

    Cheap on travel expenses for no reason... offices are old fashion... in the suburbs, hard to attract top talent

    Advice to Management

    Simplify the way direction is given in projects a lot of waste in re-directing efforts... align IT resources early and improve data to internal users and customers.

    Zurich North America2015-08-09
  3. "Zurich Insurance"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zurich North America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Diverse environment, work life balance, great people, good pay and bonuses, good training programs, good benefits as far as vacation/PTO/sick days. You never feel over worked.

    Cons

    Very poor benefits as far as medical, eye and dental. Most of the open job opportunities are in Europe. Finally, the first company I've encountered where they don't require a pre-screening drug test (odd).

    Advice to Management

    None

    Zurich North America2014-10-26
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Strongly depends on who you know"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zurich North America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A launching pad to learn

    Cons

    Extremely political and an unsafe environment to work. Motivation out of fear and anxiety.

    Advice to Management

    Old boys club will eventually not work anymore to deliver your profit. Treat your employees fairly and with respect instead of favortism and nepotism.

    Zurich North America2013-07-26
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Overworked, suggestions not taken for work flow"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zurich North America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    big company if that is what you like

    Cons

    Limited leadership and not open to suggestions

    Zurich North America2012-08-14
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Mediocrity Rules"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zurich North America

    Pros

    Work Life Balance Friendly Coworkers Vacation Time

    Cons

    Not rewarded based on performance Promoted based on who you know not what you know or skills set Difficult to get good raises once you are in Upper management not focused tends to go with the latest consultant's advice

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people not consultants Hire people that know what they are doing Recognize your talent - too many good people are not noticed

    Zurich North America2010-07-25
  7. "Good benefits but the work can be mindless and boring"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zurich North America

    Pros

    Great benefits and salary, excellent work life balance, honest desire to make the place better

    Cons

    Most decisions are made either through a committee or through one or two key execs. Thus, things move very, very slowly Lots of management layers, too many politics A constant "hurry up and wait" approach...everything is an emergency yet no dates/budgets are met

    Advice to Management

    Things like Agile, SCRUM, or Lean will always escape Zurich as long as the current organizational structure remains. Remove some of the layers and distribute decision making authority more.

    Zurich North America2009-09-10
  8. Helpful (4)

    "There are better companies out there"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Zurich North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get to come across good colleagues who are there to support you. Other than that it is just a bridge to where I am going in my career.

    Cons

    Leadership styles need to be re-evaluated to prevent any inequality when it comes to promotion etc. If you are on your manager's good side, you are good to go. If the personalities don't match, I suggest start looking for another opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize the values that you consistently emphasize in the work place. Re-evaluate your leadership team to ensure you are pushing away your top employees.

    Zurich North America2015-06-28
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