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Zurich North America Interview Questions

Interviews at Zurich North America

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    Senior Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Schaumburg, IL (US)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Zurich North America (Schaumburg, IL (US)) in August 2009.

    Interview

    1. Submitted online resume for specific position with cover letter written specific to relate resume experience to position being posted.
     a) The cover letter was written after having researched Zurich over the course of 4 weeks investing considerable time into the company, the organization, the type of work performed at location submitting resume for and finally several hours into the position itself. There was a lot of online detail about the position, and I knew indifviduals working there at the time whom I contacted to get personal information about the role and the organization it was in. Fortunately contact was very familiar with team and provided valuable input as to what would make a vialbe candidate and the type of people managers were for that area.
    2. Contacted by recruiter for an initial phone screen, which had on the spot.
    3. Scheduled face to face interview at end of phone screen. Consisted of:
     a) initial interview with would be manager.
     b) interview with another manager who would be highly engaged in working with role establishing detailed direction and schedule.
     c) team interview with 3 individuals who would be co-workers, two who were currently holding same position interviewing for.
    4. Was contacted by HR recruiter day after interview being notified of intention to make an offer to gather detail around timeline of availability.
    5. Offer was made 3rd day after interview (48 hrs after contact from HR recruiter about intent to make offer).
    6. Turned offer down.

    Interview Questions

    • if personal commitments took precidence over work in my life and I was willing to go to "any length" to achieve objective.   1 Answer
    • If I was willing to take such subjective decisions to managagment to make the call.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Had competing offers for similar positions from other companies at time. The offer I chose was financially comperable but location was more favorable. Major consideration was that the information I received from aquiatance at Zurich did not paint a positive picture of management in group, or really management of overall division. Sounded as if team had gone through several individuals who had all quit from being pushed to hard and burning out from working without appropriate time to refresh. Had known these individuals from having worked together in past and met with them while consulting in Schaumburg for lunch. During those lunches they didn't make it sound like they enjoyed their work or the way they were treated by their management. I don't mind working hard, prefer it to boredom as it makes day pass quickly and adds to sense of contribution to organizations success. Personal information and experience while interviewing left a deep sense that working beyond reason was the norm while there was no tangible reward, and managment was not beyond dressing down empoyees working very hard to meet dates but struggling due to volume none the less. Actually knew an individual that wound up becoming my uncle who afterwards told me turning down the position was a good move and proceeded to list why he left. Simply put, to much information (much more than the norm) from to many people I knew making it sound like working there was very impersonal and not rewarding. Competing offers all had much better backround information from the sources I had available.


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    Business Relationship Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Zurich North America (New York, NY (US)).

    Interview

    It was an extensive interview. The interviewer probed knowledge of system and business acumen. It was a very thorough and long process. All in all I thoroughly enjoyed the interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in 3 years time with the company?   Answer Question
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Zurich North America (Indianapolis, IN (US)).

    Interview

    Very lengthy process with two phone interviews followed by 4 more in person taking about 6 weeks. Had to travel to three interviews over 3 hours away. All were basically the same thing over and over, almost seemed like interviewers were waiting on some one else to make a decision. Pattern in the company that runs all the way up to management, no one wants to make a decision without some other person taking responsibility for the choice or decision.

    Interview Questions

    • Sell me this stapler....Really??? More interested in beg for this job more than anyone on earth than qualifications.   2 Answers

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    Underwriter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Zurich North America (Chicago, IL (US)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online. Had a phone interview that was very personality and behavioral focused. Then had to take a skills/IQ test online as well as a personality test. After which was the in person interview. In person interview was with the direct hiring manager. About two hours long. And then I had an offer the following week.

    Interview Questions


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    Underwriter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Schaumburg, IL (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Zurich North America (Schaumburg, IL (US)) in January 2018.

    Interview

    I had interviewed twice in the last two years for two different positions. In each case, I was contacted by a Zurich recruiter and had interviews scheduled rather quickly. The first position I interviewed for, I did not hear anything back so after two weeks I reached out and was told they're still in the interview process. Another two weeks or so passed and I noticed the job was taken down. I asked the Zurich HR person and she immediately replied they went with someone else. That was overall a professional experience.
    Fast forward to about six months later and I was again contacted by a Zurich recruiter and had an interview set up. After the interview, I sent for a status update about two weeks later and heard nothing. I sent another email about a week after that and heard nothing. I then contacted the person I interviewed with and she told me they were still in the process. I waited another two weeks after that and contacted the Zurich HR person (different person from the interview for the other job), and again, received no response. This was a poor experience for me and left me wondering why I wouldn't even receive a response.

    Interview Questions


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    Underwriter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Zurich North America (Chicago, IL (US)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    It was a one on one Informal interview to get to know more about the company. It allowed me to see if I was a good fit for the organization.

    Interview Questions


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    Underwriter Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    meet with local manager first, if local manager recommends, you will meet with senior staff - regional H.O. managers in Owings Mill, MD. If the ok is received from H.O. hiring manager can make the final call.

    Interview Questions

    • In general they want to know how well you know your market/territory and agent/agency relationships you bring to the table. Organization's market awarness is very high.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    win win

  8. Helpful (2)  

    Underwriter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Zurich North America (New York, NY (US)) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Application, Interviews, Aptitude and Personalty test, Background check. I interviewed with 5 people within the department which gave helpful insight to their different perspectives. Overall the process was long but very informative.

    Interview Questions


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    Underwriter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Schaumburg, IL (US)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Zurich North America (Schaumburg, IL (US)) in October 2012.

    Interview

    Process takes too long

    Interview Questions

    • None - just long periods between interview steps in the process   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Found a better company to work for. Worried about the culture/reputation of Zurich and having that on my resume.


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    Underwriter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Zurich North America (New York, NY (US)) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Initial phone interview with HR, followed by an interview with the hiring manager and colleagues. The hiring manager screens candidates using the interview with HR. Depending on the answers you give and your Resume, the HM decides whether he wants to meet with you in person or not.

    Interview Questions

    • No specific questions. Managers wanted to know who I was and what I was capable of. The main question was: how do you organize yourself?   Answer Question

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