All of the below information comes directly from job reviews written by Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd employees based on 82 reviews.
 
 
Responsibility:
3.4/5
 
Work Life Balance:
4.1/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
4.3/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
4.5/5
 
Company Culture:
4.3/5
 
Career Progression:
3.7/5
 
Colleagues:
4.2/5
 
Training:
4.4/5
 
Enjoyment:
4.1/5
 
Overall Rating:
4.1/5
 

About us: Founded in 1863, Swiss Re Group is one of the world’s leading wholesale providers of reinsurance, insurance and other innovative forms of insurance-based risk transfer. Our business at Swiss Re is about understanding and analysing the major risks that concern the world − from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cybercrime.

The 18-month graduates@swissre programme offers you exceptional training along your chosen development track. The programme combines general business learning modules and specific technical modules allowing you to develop a well-rounded curriculum including analytical, communication and leadership skills development linked to Swiss Re’s corporate principles and strategy. Additionally, you will undertake a 16–20 week job rotation and will meet and interact with people from different countries, with varying backgrounds and different professional experiences.


Industry: Banking and Finance Department: Finance Job Title: Junior Financial Analyst

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Motivating environment by "thinking out of the box" approach
Development of technical and analytical skills as well as wide communication skills improvement

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Asset Management IT Job Title: FinTech Expert

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Being trusted with my own important tasks immediately.
Having many possibilities to contact to other people within the company and receiving a lot of advice by all co-workers for the career.
Having a great culture of work-life balance, interest in improving one-self.

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Industry: Banking and Finance Department: Strategy Job Title: Strategy analyst

What are the best and worst things about your job?

get to interact with senior stakeholders
build network fast
understand how company works fast

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Industry: Banking and Finance

What are the best and worst things about your job?

International team

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Job Title: Trend spotting analyst

What are the best and worst things about your job?

I was directly put to use, no “grace” period to settle in. My works helps me to quickly get an understanding of the business, our products and where the market as the industry is moving

Smart, motivated, positive and interesting colleagues

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Finance Job Title: Intern

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Flexible working hours and a good Work - Life balance.

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Business Development Job Title: Business Development Analyst

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Wonderful graduate program, support from team and colleagues, and work-life balance

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: L&H Business Management - Actuarial Management Job Title: Actuarial Analyst

What are the best and worst things about your job?

working in a very international environment
learning new things every day
never getting bored

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: P&C Centre Job Title: Actuary Pricing Tools

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Great team
People with a lot of experience
Responsibilities from day 1
High exposure to senior management

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Banking and Finance Department: Life & Health Reinsurance Job Title: Client Markets Analyst

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Travel, amazing support and guidance from your superiors, phenomenal culture.

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Casualty Underwriting Job Title: Market Representative

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Diverse tasks, exposure to internal as well as external stakeholders, being at the front of the business.

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Industry: Banking and Finance Department: Information Technology Job Title: Digital and Smart Analytics Consultant Intern

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The bright people surrounding me.

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Industry: Banking and Finance Job Title: Data scientist

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Interesting projects
Multicultural and intelligent team

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Industry: Banking and Finance Department: Finance IT Job Title: Systems Analyst

What are the best and worst things about your job?

From my experience, managers are reasonable and flexible. Mine is very supportive and cares about my future.
Possibility to do rotations within the graduate program and even later (if you can negotiate it).

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Industry: Accountancy & Insurance Department: Risk Engingeering Job Title: Risk Analyst - Intern

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Amazing colleagues, very good working environment and the food is awesome.

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Industry: Banking and Finance, Actuary & Risk Management Department: Smart Analytics Job Title: Junior Data Scientist

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Analysis Department: Financial Planning & Analysis Job Title: Planning & Steering intern

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Actuary & Risk Management Job Title: Hazard Specialist

Industry: Banking and Finance, Finance Rotational Graduate Scheme

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Actuarial and Risk Department: Marine Job Title: Business Analyst Marine

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Company Accounts & Finance Management

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant Department: Underwriting Strategy Job Title: Business Analyst

Industry: Banking and Finance, Actuary & Risk Management Department: Sustainability Job Title: Junior Sustainability Risk Management

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Underwriter Department: P&C Reinsurance Job Title: Property Treaty Underwriter

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Actuary & Risk Management Job Title: Property Treaty Portfolio Manager

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Underwriter Department: Market Underwriting Nordics Job Title: Market Underwriter

Industry: Banking and Finance, Asset, Fund & Investment Management Department: Asset Management Job Title: Investment Analyst

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Company Accounts & Finance Management Department: Finance Job Title: Graduate - Associate Accountant

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Underwriter

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Actuary & Risk Management

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant Department: Digital Strategy Job Title: Digital Strategy Analyst

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Sales Department: Strategy Job Title: Strategy Analyst

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Underwriter Department: Claims Job Title: Claims Management Analyst

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Actuarial and Risk Department: Casualty Job Title: Casualty Tool Developer Graduate

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Underwriter Department: Property and Casualty underwriting Job Title: Intern

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Actuarial and Risk Department: Risk Management Job Title: Intern Political Risk Analysis

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Actuarial and Risk Department: Risk Engineering Services Casualty Job Title: Risk Engineer

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Actuary & Risk Management Department: Financial Risk Management Job Title: Quantitative Analyst

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Actuarial and Risk Department: L&H Product Strategy and Innovation Job Title: Research and Development Actuarial Analyst

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Accountancy Department: Reporting Job Title: Accountant Associate

Industry: Insurance Actuarial and Risk Department: Risk Management IT Job Title: Business Analyst

Industry: Banking and Finance, Asset, Fund & Investment Management Department: M&A Job Title: Investment Analyst

Industry: Insurance Actuarial and Risk Department: Financial Risk Management Job Title: FRM Associate - Graduate

Industry: Underwriter Department: Treaty Property Job Title: Underwriting Analyst

Industry: Insurance Actuarial and Risk Department: Contracts & Wording Job Title: Contracts Specialist

Industry: Underwriter Department: Treaty Underwriting Job Title: Treaty Underwriter

Industry: Underwriter Department: Business Development Job Title: Business Development Manager - Graduate

Industry: Insurance Actuarial and Risk Job Title: Actuarial Analyst

Industry: Consultant Job Title: Magnum Consultant

Industry: Insurance Sales Job Title: Business Development Analyst

Industry: Insurance Actuarial and Risk Department: Group Underwriting Job Title: Business Analyst

Industry: Banking and Finance, Corporate & Private Banking Department: Treasury Job Title: Treasury Analyst

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Actuarial and Risk Department: Global Partnerships Job Title: Business Data Analyst

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Actuary & Risk Management Department: Italy Job Title: Client manager

Industry: Banking and Finance, Asset, Fund & Investment Management Department: Asset Management

Industry: Banking and Finance, Company Accounts & Finance Management Department: Capital Management Job Title: Treasury Officer

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Analysis Department: Finance Reinsurance EMEA Job Title: Financial Analyst

Department: Actuarial Job Title: Actuary

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Underwriter Department: Client Markets Job Title: Client Manager

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Sales Department: Reinsurance Job Title: Business Development Manager - Graduate

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Actuarial and Risk

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Underwriter Department: Africa Job Title: Market Underwirter for Sub Saharan Africa

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Actuarial and Risk Department: Economic Value Management Job Title: EVM Senior Analyst

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Infrastructure & Networks Department: Risk Management IT Job Title: Business Analyst

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Underwriter

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Actuarial and Risk Department: Life and Health Job Title: Products actuary

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Actuarial and Risk

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Underwriter Department: Facultative UK Job Title: Property Fac Underwriter

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Sales Job Title: Client manager

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Actuarial and Risk Department: Client Management Job Title: Client Manager L&H

Industry: Banking and Finance, Asset, Fund & Investment Management Job Title: Analyst

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Actuarial and Risk Department: Reinsurance Job Title: Underwriter

Industry: Banking and Finance, Company Accounts & Finance Management Department: Balance Sheet Management Job Title: Treasury Officer

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Analysis Department: Reinsurance FP&A Job Title: Finance Manager

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Actuarial and Risk Department: Reinsurance Job Title: Capital Solutions Analyst

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Sales Department: Global Partnerships (public sector) Job Title: Junior Client Manager

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Underwriter

Industry: Consulting, Management Consulting (Strategy) Department: Resinurance Strategy Job Title: Junior strategy analyst

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Consultant Department: Investments Job Title: Investment Analyst

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Underwriter

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Actuary & Risk Management Department: Marine


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Application Advice:

Clear, concise, precise CV and cover letter

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and be to the point

Junior Financial Analyst, Finance at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

It was more important to signal the motivation rather than to have a perfectly fitting CV.

Interview Advice:

I was asked motivation questions, questions about my CV and some background questions to the financial industry.

FinTech Expert, Asset Management IT at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Have a good motivation for why you are interested in both the graduate program and the position

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, cultural fit is important

Trend Spotting Analyst, at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Read broadly on finance in reinsurance, know your stuff!

Interview Advice:

Be confident, read on reinsurance and know the difference between insurance and reinsurance.

Intern, Finance at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Network beforehand and understand the insurance and reinsurance industry.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared and really be able to answer why you want to work in Reinsurance. Most importantly, be genuine and be yourself.

Business Development Analyst, Business Development at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

you have the possibility to apply for up to 3 roles, check if there's more than one that you would be interested in and apply. If so, you will still get the opportunity to do a rotation in different teams

Interview Advice:

be yourself, teamfit can be very important in the process

Actuarial Analyst, L&H Business Management – Actuarial Management at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Interview Advice:

Be yourself. Don't try to pretend to know more than you actually know. Prepare your CV well and try to get some key insights into the Reinsurance business before going to the interview.

Actuary Pricing Tools, P&C Centre at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Don't tell interviewers what you think they want to hear. Swiss Re recruits based on personality and how you will mesh with the team, they want to know who you are and how you think.

Interview Advice:

How would you insure self-driving cars?

Client Markets Analyst, Life & Health Reinsurance at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Highlight real personal interest in the position and what skills you can bring to the team.

Interview Advice:

Prepare questions for the area you are applying to.
Be aware about on-going industry trends.

Market Representative, Casualty Underwriting at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Interview Advice:

Know yourself and have a clear vision of why you want the job.

Digital and Smart Analytics Consultant Intern, Information Technolog at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, but know what you're worth.

Interview Advice:

Don't focus too much on the technical side of your CV (if you have a strong quantitative degree) but be ready to explain your work in plain English to business people.

Data scientist, at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Do not get afraid about your grades, I was not asked about my final grade for my diploma or for the grades report (only the diploma itself).
Having experiences abroad or at least an interest in traveling seemed to be a common point in between the selected candidates.
Before applying, train yourself for the online tests. They seem easy but the time pressure can make you fail if you did not train at least once beforehand. You can find material online.

Interview Advice:

Be true to yourself, do not try to be someone else.
Prepare for questions about your career plans and high level questions relevant to the position you apply for (if you apply for an IT position, be prepared to talk about new technologies).
Be interested in your interviewers and always prepare questions for the end of the interview.
I was asked about which application I have installed recently on my smartphone.

Systems Analyst, Finance IT at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Show passion about the role and provide a good reason why you would be the best possible fit for it. And don't be afraid to send your application even if you don't technically have all the qualifications. Nobody is a perfect fit!

Interview Advice:

Get to know the company! It's a very bad first impression if they ask you who the CEO is and you have no clue. Additionally, have some good stories about yourself that show that you display the qualities the company is looking for.

Risk Analyst – Intern, Risk Engingeering at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Interview Advice:

Be open-minded and use self initiative.

Junior Data Scientist, Smart Analytics at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Apply early. Apply to many positions.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself.

Planning & Steering intern, Financial Planning & Analysis at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Invest a lot into your first application. Swiss Re gets a lot of applications and a huge cut is done without any further contact. Also be patient. Swiss Re takes its time before it answers your application

Hazard Specialist, at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be open, pro-active and have fun with data.

Business Analyst Marine, Marine at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be open-minded, don't be shy, give your opinion and be eager to learn continuously.

Interview Advice:

Read the article "introduction to reinsurance" which is available on the website. Be honest and open about your expectations to see whether the company's culture fits with yours.

Business Analyst, Underwriting Strategy at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Read up on Swiss Re and on sustainability.

Interview Advice:

Showing you're a nice person is more important than showing you know lots - the people in front of you are imagining what it's like to work with you everyday.

Junior Sustainability Risk Management, Sustainability at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Demonstrate your curiosity and desire to learn. Swiss Re is full of experts who have so much knowledge to share.
Apply for a job that sounds genuinely interesting, rather than one which seems to offer good career prospects for the future. If you don't enjoy your work, you won't be motivated and will struggle to be successful!

Interview Advice:

Reinsurance is not an obvious industry for many graduates. Being able to demonstrate your knowledge about how it works will set you apart. At Swiss Re, we take pride in the value we bring to society through building financial resilience. Take a look at our website and explore some of the projects we have worked on in the past (e.g. micro-insurance, index linked solutions for governments etc.)

Property Treaty Underwriter, P&C Reinsurance at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Focus on yourself and not so much on the others.

Interview Advice:

Be passionate, talkative and polite.

Market Underwriter, Market Underwriting Nordics at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Networking with previous graduates; completing an internship at Swiss Re before applying to the graduate programme is a big plus.

Interview Advice:

Research the company, talk to current graduates/employees prior to the interview.

Investment Analyst, Asset Management at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Stress your international experience. Be open minded and interested in many different topics.

Graduate – Associate Accountant, Finance at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be true to your skills, do not exaggerate.

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Application Advice:

Show lateral thinking and creativity. The future of technology will not be limited to specialists, in fact, it needs individuals who can understand the interconnectedness of varying topics, as specialization is most succeptible to automation.

Digital Strategy Analyst, Digital Strategy at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be flexible and open to learn.

Interview Advice:

Have your high school maths skills refreshed.

Claims Management Analyst, Claims at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be authentic and honest.

Casualty Tool Developer Graduate, Casualty at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

You're doing the right thing!

Interview Advice:

Know what value you intend to bring to the company, they will most likely ask you this.

Intern, Property and Casualty underwriting at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Have a broad educational background with strong quantitative analytical skills.

Interview Advice:

Prepare for classic HR questions.

Intern Political Risk Analysis, Risk Management at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Read the job offer, see if your skills fit it or not, if yes, make sure it appears somewhere on your application.
Take enough time to do a correct application, you are selling yourself, you are somehow a brand and if you sell it bad, the chances to have an interview are decreasing.

The goal must be to go to the interview!

Interview Advice:

Get prepared for the interview and don't be overstressed during the interview.
It is not an exam, it is a discussion to be sure if you are suiting the role. For you it's the opportunity to get to know the people working there, and also to make sure it is what you are expecting.

Risk Engineer, Risk Engineering Services Casualty at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

The role requires a solid mathematical background, both in theory and in application to solving problems. Also the ability and willingness to learn new things. Furthermore, active communication with several key stakeholders is important. Therefore a candidate should have some mathematical knowledge, acquire new knowledge during work and share it with others.

Quantitative Analyst, Financial Risk Management at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be prepared for an incredible journey.

Interview Advice:

Interviews can be nerve-racking but just be yourself. Show your interest and curiosity, show them the things that can't be seen from your CV.
Also, don't underestimate yourself.
They are able to see in you, what you don't see/ have not seen in yourself.

Research and Development Actuarial Analyst, L&H Product Strategy and Innovation at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Research and understand the business of Swiss Re before going to interview - not as easy as it might seem.

Accountant Associate, Reporting at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Interest in insurance - reinsurance industry / prepared to work in an international environment / ability to switch between many things at the same time.

Business Analyst, Risk Management IT at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be flexible and pay attention to detail.

Investment Analyst, M&A at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be consistent/coherent

Interview Advice:

Be confident

FRM Associate – Graduate, Financial Risk Management at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

If you are a strong rounded candidate then they will give you a look. Involvement on campus and in the community outshines academics alone. This will translate to the job as you work with many teams outside your given role.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself but be sure to demonstrate your interest in the company. It is a tremendous opportunity and if they get any indication you would leave early it will be tough to hire you.

Underwriting Analyst, Treaty Property at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Technical skills are not the most important criteria that the interviewer would assess for entry-level position. It is mostly about soft skills and your passion to learn new things.

Contracts Specialist, Contracts & Wording at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be open minded and come to challenge the status quo!

Interview Advice:

Practice and love team work. No one can go further working alone.

Treaty Underwriter, Treaty Underwriting at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be flexible on location, show creativity, be willing to challenge existing assumptions.

Interview Advice:

Avoid dry, overly technical presentations. Be professional.

Business Development Manager – Graduate, Business Development at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be open minded. You don't truly know what's out there until you jump in.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself! You have been preparing for this interview your entire life.

Magnum Consultant, at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Open, self-confident and willing to learn everyday.

Interview Advice:

80/30; you need not know every detail but you need to extract the overall picture immediately (focus area is important).

Business Development Analyst, at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be curious about the industry and the company. Motivate, why Swiss Re as a reinsurer. Investigate where could reinsurance be in 5 years.

Interview Advice:

Be honest, be ready to defend your weak spots.

Business Analyst, Group Underwriting at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Come to the interview with an open mind, as the company is looking for someone who is not only intelligent and has broad exposure, but also someone who can fit in well with the team and build a good network and create a good working atmosphere.

Interview Advice:

There were some scenario-based interviews, where you have to discuss in a group and present the result to the panel. So make sure that your opinion gets heard and also give a chance for other people to speak too.

Treasury Analyst, Treasury at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Show interest in the big game changing topics and the field of sustainable risk management. Be natural, but analyse situations in a smart and creative way. Knowledge on the public sector and natural catastrophes is essential. Read a bit about certain ways countries pre- or post-finance themselves after devastating catastrophes.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared for questions also on your social life outside of the working environment. Of course insurance basics are needed as well as an idea on how catastrophe modelling works, i.e. the statistical and probabilistical concepts behind it. Confidence in English language and will to travel is inevitable.

Business Data Analyst, Global Partnerships at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Team work is very important.

Interview Advice:

Show enthusiasm and willingness to learn.

Client manager, Italy at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Highlight the diversity in your background.

Interview Advice:

Show genuine interest in the (re-)insurance industry.
Demonstarte willingness to work in a team and be open-minded.

Treasury Officer, Capital Management at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

They must have an excellent university degree and an intersting curriculum. Standard CV's do not help to set oneself apart from other candidates. Having an intersting personality helps a lot.

Financial Analyst, Finance Reinsurance EMEA at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

It is okay to not have reinsurance knowledge but be interested in the topics.

Actuary, Actuarial at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be relaxed, don't panic, do not over do it.
The profile they look for is very clear, all graduates got along great.
We are all very friendly and open and being smug and a know it all won't help you at all.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, if you don't know ask questions, don't be afraid.

Client Manager, Client Markets at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Show how you can be flexible and multitask. Presentation, numerical, writing skills are all extremely important.

Interview Advice:

Think outside the box.

Business Development Manager – Graduate, Reinsurance at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Swiss Re wants to hire ambitious people and you should be able to express your motivation for Swiss Re and the role

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Application Advice:

You need to be open to a very different environment and networking is probably one of the most important aspects here.

Interview Advice:

The Assessment Center (for Graduates) was definitely doable. You can not really prepare since they are testing your overall skills. You can however prepare for the Numeric test.

Market Underwirter for Sub Saharan Africa, Africa at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be as specific as possible to the role you are applying to (especially when applying for the graduate program).

Interview Advice:

Be certain of your skills that qualify you for the job. But show modesty (a Swiss thing which is highly valued within the company).

EVM Senior Analyst, Economic Value Management at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

A solid IT background is very helpful. They should also have interest in the business-related part (risk management/reporting).

Interview Advice:

Be prepared for a lot of behavioural questions, e.g. how do you deal with a person that is really difficult, etc.

Business Analyst, Risk Management IT at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

My advice is to apply. You can apply for different roles, that is not seen as a problem.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, be curious and enjoy yourself at the interview.
Interview questions are standard as you can find on the internet.

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Application Advice:

Be truly interested in the niche reinsurance business

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Application Advice:

Don't hesitate to apply, with any type of background, Swiss Re is open to different profiles / encourages diversity.

Interview Advice:

Do not sell yourself too much, that does usually not help at Swiss Re.

Property Fac Underwriter, Facultative UK at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be open minded.

Client manager, at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Apply to the graduate programme. This is the best opportunity you would get in your whole career. Thanks to this programme, and amazing training, got to know people from around the world, had the opportunity to do a rotation in the company and got a lot of exposure to senior management.

Interview Advice:

Preparation, you must be interested in reinsurance and open minded.

Client Manager L&H, Client Management at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Make sure you have relevant experience in a similar environment

Interview Advice:

Do your research

Analyst, at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Do not hesitate to apply to job which does not exactly match your expectations

Interview Advice:

Show modesty, demonstrate ability to collaborate/no competitive behaviour

Underwriter, Reinsurance at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

They do not search for an Investment banker, be shy and collaborative.

Treasury Officer, Balance Sheet Management at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Be open for continuous learning, have some working experience already when applying, show your potential and what you would like to contribute and achieve.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and honest - the company seeks talents with potential, not finished products that "know it all".

Finance Manager, Reinsurance FP&A at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Spend a lot of time on the cover letter and make sure you know about the industry.

Interview Advice:

Mainly competency. Assessment centre involved presentations, role plays, group exercises.

Capital Solutions Analyst, Reinsurance at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Only apply if you are truly interested in how insurance can (or cannot) contribute to manage all kinds of risks in a sustainable way. Previous work experience in the public sector (eg for NGOs) and languages are helpful.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, dont pretend...

Junior Client Manager, Global Partnerships (public sector) at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Do not expect to make a career in 6 months, it takes time, but you learn a lot.

Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Application Advice:

Good preparation regarding company, role and business in general. Know what distinguishes reinsurance from other financial services.

Interview Advice:

Questions regarding understanding of the role, basic ideas and concepts of (re)insurance and motivation for applying for this particular job.

Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Best:

People

Junior Financial Analyst, Finance at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Best:

Employees. Work culture, knowledge culture.

Worst:

Corporate Culture.

FinTech Expert, Asset Management IT at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Best:

Amazing colleagues
Being a market leader you can have real impact if you get the company behind your ideas

Worst:

Career opportunities are mainly outside of EMEA and US
Decision making can be a bit slow at times

Trend Spotting Analyst, at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Best:

Work-Life balance and very flexible working hours.

Worst:

None I can think of.

Intern, Finance at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Best:

Supportive colleagues, wonderful work benefits, great office location, excellent food, excellent understanding of work-life balance

Worst:

Can be slow to change

Business Development Analyst, Business Development at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Best:

very international environment

Worst:

(unnecessary) complex processes due to size of the company

Actuarial Analyst, L&H Business Management – Actuarial Management at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Best:

People are great - high motivation, good spirit, a lot of support
Challenging job - new tasks every day, role involves a lot of interaction and new skills
Cool grads programme - international experience, a lot of new friends
Rotations - possibility to see into new areas

Actuary Pricing Tools, P&C Centre at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Best:

Environmentally and socially aware and proactive in making positive changes. Forward-thinking and not at all cliquey. You are judged on how efficient you are and whether you are pleasant to work with, nothing else.

Worst:

Can be bureaucratic and slow to make decisions.

Client Markets Analyst, Life & Health Reinsurance at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Best:

Office location, additional benefits, office environment, people

Worst:

Gender diversity

Market Representative, Casualty Underwriting at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Best:

The corporate culture

Worst:

The routine and lack of time-pressure activities

Digital and Smart Analytics Consultant Intern, Information Technolog at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Best:

Commitment to an ethical mission.
Value knowledge and skills.

Worst:

Conservative company with slow change

Data scientist, at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Best:

The people in Swiss Re are usually good people and curious. It is easy to reach out to unknown people and grab a lunch with them, especially with old graduates.

The environment in Zürich is great and you feel that the company cares about your well-being.

The international environment!

Worst:

As in many large companies, there are cost cutting initiatives which might feel unfair while some departments are still spending like crazy.

Systems Analyst, Finance IT at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Best:

They take very good care of their employees

Worst:

Very big and complex company which can make certain work processes slow and difficult.

Risk Analyst – Intern, Risk Engingeering at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Best:

Corporate Responsibility, Social working environment and a great employee restaurant

Worst:

Hierarchical, immobile and process driven.

Planning & Steering intern, Financial Planning & Analysis at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Best:

Leading company in the market and compensation.

Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Best:

Culture, way of thinking and magnitude

Worst:

Procedure complexity

Business Analyst Marine, Marine at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Best:

Very international environment
Good benefits
Spacious and modern offices

Worst:

Slow processes

Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Best:

Diversity at its best - you meet so many different people with various backgrounds. It never gets boring, you will have plenty of opportunities to explore new things every day if you want to.

Worst:

Decision taking is not a strength - it takes too much time and slows down processes.

Business Analyst, Underwriting Strategy at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Best:

I already answered this question didn't I

Worst:

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Junior Sustainability Risk Management, Sustainability at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Best:

Another big positive is the culture. Colleagues are very open to sharing ideas and knowledge. Sometimes, it feels like the company has a university attached to it, people are intelligent and highly educated, and there exists ample infrastructure to facilitate research & development of new ideas.

Worst:

Like with any big company, there is some level of bureaucracy that I need to deal with.
Swiss Re, with its status as top reinsurer, is great to have on your CV. It is very highly regarded within the re/insurance industry. However, the downside is that salaries are less favourable than what you might expect at one of our smaller competitors.

Property Treaty Underwriter, P&C Reinsurance at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Best:

Development opportunities

Worst:

Slow company

Property Treaty Portfolio Manager, at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Best:

International setup, support by experienced people, high value of the graduates programme

Worst:

Sometimes highly administrative.

Market Underwriter, Market Underwriting Nordics at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Best:

Company culture
Bright people
International opportunities

Worst:

In some cases: hierarchichal

Investment Analyst, Asset Management at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Best:

Reputation

Worst:

Development opportunities

Graduate – Associate Accountant, Finance at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Best:

International and very intelligent

Worst:

slow

Digital Strategy Analyst, Digital Strategy at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Best:

personal development opportunities

Worst:

it is rather conservative

Claims Management Analyst, Claims at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Best:

work culture, career opportunities, benefits

Worst:

slow processes

Casualty Tool Developer Graduate, Casualty at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Best:

International all expenses paid travel in less than 6 months. Owning the way I work- Flexibility.

Worst:

None so far.

Intern, Property and Casualty underwriting at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Best:

colleagues, level of expertise, work culture

Intern Political Risk Analysis, Risk Management at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Best:

Respect for employees, and leader in the industry

Worst:

The level of inertia is high

Risk Engineer, Risk Engineering Services Casualty at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Best:

Open and friendly work environment

Worst:

Some parts are slow moving or reluctant to change

Quantitative Analyst, Financial Risk Management at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Best:

Great work environment (a flexible workspace layout)

Flexibility in how/when employees work (Own The Way You Work initiative)

Excellent study package and support

Incredible travel opportunities (for training, rotation and client workshops)

A really friendly bunch of colleagues

A nice benefits package

A wealth of development opportunities

Competitive salary

Really beautiful buildings to work in

Worst:

Some decisions can take a while

Research and Development Actuarial Analyst, L&H Product Strategy and Innovation at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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Best:

Very good employer - cares about his employees (a lot of small rewards e.g. very good food, good salary even for interns etc)

Worst:

still a very hierarchical company

Accountant Associate, Reporting at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
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