We are constantly helping

In the first round of our support, we donated laptops to some hospitals and medical institutes.

The second way of our help has been represented by donation of a professional coffee machine with 5 kg of coffee beans to staff of the Institute of Children’s Diseases who are in the first line, challenging risks related to new virus.

Other 15 kg of coffee beans were donated to voluntary fire fighters from Raca district in Bratislava. These brave people help the most endangered category – seniors. They provide and bring food to their homes, listen their difficulties with empathy in phone, being there anytime it is necessary.

We help but we have to say “THANK YOU” to all the people in the 1st line. It is absolutely amazing that people are supporting each other and not expect anything. Just a good feeling.

We help also during the quaratine

Couple of days ago, we were asked by National Institute of Children’s Diseases, National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, National Cancer Institute and the University Hospital in Bratislava if we would be able to support their doctors and provide some laptops in order to make them able working from home.

In this unpleasant period teams in hospitals have to be split in smaller groups. One group always works in hospital and actively taking care of patients. The rest of the team works from home, focusing on administrative tasks which are part of their work, too. New set up requires higher amount of laptops having installed internal administration software.

When we have got the request to support hospitals, we acted immediately. Zurich provided 20 laptops. We would like to say many thanks to that realized certified clearance of computers and installation of Windows10.

We are glad to help during the pandemic period and prove mutual understanding.

Internal SWAP

Are we green? Definitely, YES. This is the answer when we are talking about being eco-friendly company or socially responsible.

We try to be as plastic free as possible, separating rubbish and using own company composters, reusing everything which can be reused, we try to involve minimalism to our daily lives.

The latest update from our activities how we can save this planet has been internal swap of clothes, shoes, kitchen equipment … of every single thing which can be reused.

Local employees could bring what they do not want anymore and take something else. We collected approximately 40 huge packs, which were then transported and donated to the Family Centre in Dúbravka distributing the stuff to various centre within Bratislava region.

Also this is the way how each of us can behave responsibly and support someone in need.

Grant for Aj Ty v IT

We are delighted to inform that Z Zurich Foundation approved the application from Bratislava Competence Center for 210,000 EUR to fund the regional expansion of Aj Ty v IT programs as well as its strategic functions.

We started cooperating with this organization more than 2 years ago by providing premises, leading courses at high schools or SQL academies or preparing Girl’s day on a regular basis. Finally, we managed to spread this cooperation to result which can influence hundreds of lives across all regions within Slovakia.

We are proud of this outcome and look forward to contribute to empowering women to choose IT as a career and provide solid knowledge and support to people who need it, and who want to bring change of mindset of society.

Christmas bazaar 

Last days before the Christmas holidays we enjoyed time having our traditional bazaar. Approximately 20 employees baked various cakes, sweets and other titbits which we could buy for a financial donation. In addition, our leadership team has been offering delicious non-alcoholic punch.

Special thanks go to the colleagues who created splendid products such as knitted toys, Christmas decorations or hand made jewels.

We are happy that representatives of the Family center in Dubravka accepted our invitation. They brought beautiful products produced in the center‘s workshops. We have had opportunity to host also their intern coming from Reunion island. This lady has taught us how to play the djembe, dance traditional African movements or produce colorful bracelets.

Thanks to this activity we managed to collect almost 800€ for charity purposes.

We are glad of connecting pleasure with what is needed so that we can help others.

Saint Nicholas day at Zurich

This year at Zurich in Bratislava on the day of Saint Nicholas we decided to spread joy among our youngest ones. Therefore on December 12th we opened our premises to children of our employees and gave out packages full of sweets. Overall there were 150 packages ready to be given out. The final number of kids that attended the event was 40.

In addition to visitation of Nicholas and his helpers - Lucifer and Angel, there were other activities ready for the children as fairy tales screening, painting and crafting.

As company we are always looking for opportunities to support charitable organisations. For that We decided to donate the remaining packages to kids from Family Centre at Dubravka.

Enjoying participation

We love enjoying every day at work. Working on interesting tasks, participating on international projects bringing valuable knowledge, cooperating with people from all around the world, and last but not least, enjoying informal atmosphere that we have at Zurich in Bratislava.

More than 200 employees (from population of approx. 200 local employees 😊) have been dancing all night at the Christmas party this year. Zurich brought again to its people great CIRCUS topic, perfect site, interesting games, DJ, simply said a lot of fun.

Also that’s why we feel proud of being part of such a great company focusing not just on professional results and outcome, but also on happiness and mental health of the employees.

In the picture, you can “taste” a bit of how we liked the party.

Next year it can be you enjoying this atmosphere with us.

Open Day 2019 

We are proud of our Zurich Open Day 2019 organized on a yearly basis in our premises where we regularly invite university´s students of Actuarial Science or Mathematics.

The purpose if this event is to show to students a „real actuary“, explain in more details what this person is doing and why it is such an amazing job. Most of them apply also for our one-year internship programme with rotation in Life Actuarial and Finance dept., Property & Casualty and Claims dept. and Risk Management dept.

This year, our employees introduced their job to 13 curious students and we believe that these young brave people will become our colleagues in a short period. Fingers crossed!

Creative classes at Zurich

We spent creative moments with children of the Zurich employees for the 2nd time this year. Work-life balance helps us feeling relaxed and satisfied at work, not just working hard on achieving our goals.

Nature is full of colours, people have been enjoying Halloween parties and we enjoyed making decorations with children during school holiday.

Our work place is even better and nicer place to stay thanks to these decorations.

Family day at Zurich

We organized another event for our employees, where they had opportunity to spend time and enjoy afternoon with their families by jumping, eating and networking. More than 130 colleagues with their family members participated in the Family day event organized every year.

We at Zurich will do our best to organize such an amazing event also next year and attract even more families or individuals to join the program.

Zurich Community Week

On Monday 27.5. Zurich in Bratislava started the Zurich Community Week. Volunteering employees have been helping various non profit organizations with manual activities, cooking for homeless people, origami sessions, coordinating IT basics courses and much more.

The Zurich Community Week is on of the most preferred event for Bratislava staff, when all of us can support someone who needs it, educate, help or just being there for another human being. Zurich in Bratislava is trying to make a difference and acting by example.

Zurich Insurance Company supporting IIHF World Championships

We have a strong tradition of supporting initiatives to drive high-performance sports and encourage talented young people. Through our activities at the national, regional and local level, we are committed to those who truly love sports. Our aim is to make a sustainable contribution to the quality of life and youth education in the communities where our customers, employees and shareholders live and work.

The World Hockey Championship 2019 is hosted by Slovakia. We are proud of being part of the Zurich team sponsoring this initiative and all of us cross fingers for our team.

Easter in Zurich

Work-life balance. Each employee wants to find it at work. As work-life balance is a part of our daily working lives at Zurich, we always try to overcome expectations and come with new ideas how to make easier coordinate private and working life.

Last time we came with activity during school holiday. We organized creativity classroom for children of Zurich employees. We took care of them so that their parents could work without any pressure.

In addition, the children created beautiful Easter decorations, which are now making our premises even more colorful and bringing a good mood to us while watching at them.

We are looking forward to organizing another event for employees and their families.

Girl's Day

In occasion of Girl´s Day we  joined initiative created by Aj Ty v IT and organized program for 20 young ladies studying at high school.

Purpose of this event is to show that companies employ women on technical positions and especially that these women employees grow professionally and become senior experts in fields that can be usually considered as world of men.

We are proud of our colleagues from all departments across Zurich in Bratislava who helped us to provide a brief introduction of their career story to the young ladies who are going to choose next step in their life – university.

That is why we believe we will be successful with breaking myths and attract more and more girls to work on technical position, ideally at Zurich