I have been able to see the company across such a broad range of areas. This knowledge will provide me with a fantastic base for the rest of my career. The company is very large, and due to it's culture the number of opportunities it can present are vast. I received perks in terms of relocation and help with obtaining my work permit.
The companies size can sometimes work against you, in that it can sometimes take a lot time for things to happen. The graduate scheme could do with tweaks in some areas.
There is not a lot of pressure placed on staff to put in overtime.
The variety of my job role has provided me with a wealth of knowledge that has been an excellent base for my career. I have been able to see a very diverse view of the company. The company is relatively large and its structure allows for many opportunities. Support is provided if needed for relocation and working permits.
The size of the company can sometimes work against you in that things can take a while to happen. The graduate training scheme could benefit from some tweaks in some areas.
You are not expected to put in more than your contracted hours of work but there are always plenty of projects to gain more experience in if you are interested.
Pros: Even though the insurance industry is not the most exciting in the world, Zurich makes sure that employees are happy and satisfied within their departments. Staff is very carefully screened and hired based on how well they will fit in with the company as well as their qualifications. It is very easy to get to the several offices within the organisation and you can take all your leave days in a single year should you want to.
Cons: There could be more paperless offices. Too much paperwork in some departments are slowing the work down. The salary is below expectation as well in some offices.
Unusual thing: There are a lot of middle-men speaking to clients here.