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Zurich North America Employee Reviews about "good benefits"

Updated Oct 7, 2019

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  1. "Young professional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zurich North America full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, opportunities for staff

    Cons

    Lots of uncertainty in organization.

    Zurich North America2017-05-18
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Needs some work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Underwriter 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home; Good Benefits; great culture (socially)

    Cons

    Unorganized, Inefficient; horrible systems;

    Zurich North America2019-10-08
  3. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant 

    I worked at Zurich North America full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and some flexibility

    Cons

    Division of work was not well defined

    Zurich North America2019-08-15
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Absolutely Incompetent office."

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    Former Employee - Senior Claims Examiner in Woodland Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pros are the "corporation" is good; good benefits, work at home, vacation days, etc

    Cons

    The cons are the Woodland Hills office is just a nest of incompetent underachievers who are just there to pick up their inflated paychecks and bonuses, while at the same time, being so bad that they lose every account they have. Almost the entire office is incompetent, and EVERY supervisor is FRIENDS with the branch manager/ vice president, so NOTHING will ever get better.

    Advice to Management

    Lay off EVERY manager you have

    Zurich North America2019-09-11
  5. "Lots of layoffs in 2016"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager 

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. New office was a big upgrade.

    Cons

    Watch your back. Lots of turn over in 2016 - voluntary and involuntary.

    Zurich North America2019-06-17
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Just Okay"

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    Current Employee - Underwriter 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Likable manager, good pay, good benefits. Big company with lots of locations and room for growth. Seem committed to making things better (we're promised a new UW system next year).

    Cons

    Extreme inefficiencies with the underwriting systems, technology, and processes. Behind the times. Constantly calling IT for help with passwords and freezing systems. Lots of unnecessary meetings. They seem committed to training and provide plenty of "big picture" training, but they fail to train new staff (and some old staff) on basic processes/procedures. Long hours and crappy work/life balance because I'm constantly battling the mistakes and inefficiencies with the UW systems and manual processes. Simple processes take a long time due to the inefficiencies.

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    Advice to Management

    Invest in your IT and underwriting systems. We could turn around work much faster and save time and money by implementing new systems. Additionally, let your underwriters underwrite instead of being in meetings all day. And, provide better training to UWs and UAs.

    Zurich North America2018-08-25
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Take the good with the bad."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zurich North America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, salary. Great people.

    Cons

    Constant shuffling of management. Middle management does not understand what is really important. Metrics are internally focus. Never question anything or you will pay a high price.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the way of your people.

    Zurich North America2017-11-29
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Underwriter"

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    Former Employee - Underwriter in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zurich North America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    My team was fantastic, good benefits and culture

    Cons

    Pay could have been better. Senior Leaders at Schaumburg, IL office were not in touch with average worker.

    Advice to Management

    It's through people Zurich wins, stop acting like its through your brilliant strategies that Zurich wins.

    Zurich North America2017-12-01
  9. "Overall good company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Underwriting Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits packs, pto days, jeans days, the people are good to work with, flexible hours which include summer hours.

    Cons

    Not a lot of mobility, lack of knowledge with regards to managers which speaks to promotions through favors more than qualifications.

    Advice to Management

    Vest more in learning some of the duties of your subordinates to better understand the job so that you can give the necessary assistance and/or provide better direction.

    Zurich North America2017-08-07
  10. Helpful (11)

    "Good until the end."

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    Current Employee - Senior Underwriter in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Zurich North America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good insurance company. Good people. Good pay. Good benefits. Good flexible work schedule. Trying to get better with technology. Underwriting desktop was nice.

    Cons

    Good until the end. Zurich is run by non insurance people from Mackenzie people who are hired and are extremely over paid. Everything is evaluated by a matrix system. All pricing decisions are done by a pricing model. Only 5% deviations allowed. Pricing is driven by actuarial. No flexibility. Lots of young staff with no experience. . Zurich was always trying to be better than Chubb. AIG, and Travelers, but never looked at their got to market strategy. Insurance is a pipeline business. Zurich pricing methodology prices a bad risk aggressively. Tons of bad risks on the books. Billing system is horrible.

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    Advice to Management

    You need underwriters to underwrite and price. A model cannot be the answer. Just a recommendation. Your pricing methodology prices a bad risk aggressively. Tons of bad risks on the books. Try to blend in changes vs on a 180 degree swing.

    Zurich North America2017-08-19
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