Swiss Re Reviews

Updated Nov 26, 2021

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4.1
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Swiss Re Group Chief Executive Officer Christian Mumenthaler
Christian Mumenthaler
453 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great culture mixed with a great work-life balance(in 161 reviews)

  • "Good Working Environment for employees(in 71 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "decisions are mainly Zurich based(in 43 reviews)

  • "Slow in terms of decision making(in 26 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good working environment

      Nov 26, 2021 - Client Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible with the concept of own the way you work. No micromanagement

      Cons

      Long corporate ladder especially in Asia.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      NA

      Nov 18, 2021 - Director in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Medical insurance, work life balance

      Cons

      No expat contracts, cost cutting

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      good culture overall

      Oct 29, 2021 - Senior Risk Officer in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - opportunities to explore different interests - generally collaborative colleagues - people with real technical knowledge

      Cons

      - too consensus-driven can make starting up something difficult (though early buy-in is secured as a result which could help accelerate progress at the later stage) - real rewards lacking (reliance on individual’s passion/motivation)

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      Swiss Re Response

      Employer Branding Advisor

      Thank you for your review. We're happy to receive positive feedback on the work culture at Swiss Re. Please reach out to your local HR if you want to have a discussion around rewards and feel free to share more insights as it helps us to improve.

    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place

      Oct 8, 2021 - Associate in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good culture and very inclusive

      Cons

      Slow decision making with many layers

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good flexi benefit and job exposure

      Sep 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of flexi benefit and job rotation opportunities

      Cons

      Too many frequent changes of management leading

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    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Own your own career, get visible and get yourself an MD sponsor

      Jul 28, 2021 - Underwriter in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      When it comes to keeping up with global trends, Swiss Re is extremely good at it. If you like the feel-good factor of joining a company that speaks and has a view on any latest global trend, this is the place for you.

      Cons

      Walking the talk is a key problem at Swiss Re, appreciating employees in a meaningful way (instead of doing things in a check-box approach) is lacking. Senior management are out-of-touch and do not connect with the clients and markets and do not get involved in helping to seal the deals. They are very much led by what consultants have to offer. It's all about reporting, reporting, reporting and skills in powerpoint and presentations will land you the promotions, not actually being good and diligent at the job. The senior management are too removed to understand what's required anyway.

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      Swiss Re Response

      Employer Branding Advisor

      Dear colleague, We appreciate your feedback and are sorry to hear about your negative experience while working with us. We would like to encourage you to get in touch with your local HR representative to share your experience.

    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great people

      Jul 7, 2021 - AVP-Finance in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People oriented culture employee centric

      Cons

      None noted yet so far

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Not

      Jul 10, 2021 - Vice President in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Many cons but no pros

      Cons

      Mgt enjoy us seeing us begging for salary increments.

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      Swiss Re Response

      Employer Branding Advisor

      Thank you for your review. We would like to encourage you to contact our whistleblowing hotline to share your experience. More details, including a link to the hotline, can be found here: https://secure.ethicspoint.com/domain/media/en/gui/35747/index.html

    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      not very good experience

      Jun 16, 2021 - Underwriter in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good office, nice vibe, good location

      Cons

      bad culture, political, not always get what you re promised

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Work Life Balance

      Apr 30, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance culture Very chill environment.

      Cons

      Slight internal politics but overall still good.

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