Chubb Corp Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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Chubb Corp Chairman, President, and CEO John D. Finnegan
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  1. Helpful (1)

    A place to fit in a pigeon hole and coast.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, NJ

    I worked at Chubb Corp full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work as an underwriter as they are the most respected group. Nice enough facilities. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Jobs were too narrowly defined to be challenging or interesting. Management was more focused on upper management than on their reports. Too many employees are lifers, becoming a snobbish clique with no experience in how the outside world works. The company is strangled by its ancient technology. Lots of job cutting going on now.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in some new blood and try some new things. Offer employees the opportunity to stretch. Work to become more contemporary in all things before your reputation no longer carries you.

  2. Helpful (3)

    Used to be a great company.

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    Former Employee - Claims Examiner
    Former Employee - Claims Examiner

    I worked at Chubb Corp full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation and Benefits are good. Flexible work schedules are available.

    Cons

    Workload is very high. With the flexible work schedules, there is tendancy to work all the time, even when you're off to try to keep up. Used to be a company that cared about people, but that's gotten lost in recent years,.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your people and listen to your people.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Auto Examiner

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chubb Corp

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, excellent company/home office

    Cons

    Poor managment in Phoenix, extreme favoritism

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  5. Insurance underwriter

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chubb Corp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good financially solid company. focus on niche market so they do well. flexible work hours. allows telecommuting but the office wind up to be like a tumbling weed environment as no one will be in at a given week as even assistance work from home

    Cons

    NYC office environment is very cliquey. Underwriting Manager in the CIS dept instigates cliques and favors certain type of employees who do whatever he ask. Goes out of his way to isolate employees who don't fit in regardless of job performance. He will deliberately push employee out the door if you don't fit in. Very unhealthy and unethical dept of Chubb. It's really ashame as Chubb as a whole is a good company to work for.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Its a Job, not a career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chesapeake, VA

    I worked at Chubb Corp

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits and salary were decent. Full Time hours.

    Cons

    Very old company stuck in the past technology wise, very political. Job promotion is based of engagement spending a whole lot of time doing projects and committees outside of working hours that have no measure on how well you can do a job. Each office and department acts as separate entities. Internal customer service is horrible, just in my particular office reps were rude and unprofessional in comparison to another top ranked insurer. Most people employed with the company have been there for several years. Not a position and place to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Need Better Morale and Customer Service

  7. Zero interest in employee development

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    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Whitehouse Station, NJ
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Whitehouse Station, NJ

    I worked at Chubb Corp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the people you interact with on a daily basis.

    Cons

    vp's only interested in looking good. won't pay for technical training so when people are outsourced, the lack of training hurts when job-seeking.

    Advice to Management

    don't treat employees like idiots; outsourcing is done to improve bottom line. Don't tell folks that money isn't the reason. They're not stupid.

  8. Worst place ever.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Underwriter I in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Underwriter I in New York, NY

    I worked at Chubb Corp full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Compensation and benefits. Underwriting Assistants actually do their jobs which is very helpful.

    Cons

    Management and Underwriting Model (PI)

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of of the pricing index.

  9. Restance is futile. You will be assimilated - or outsourced

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Chubb Corp full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    401K match and old fashioned pension plan.

    Cons

    Impossible to avoid the Borg

    Advice to Management

    Don't underestimate human beings.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Employed there 23 years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster

    I worked at Chubb Corp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are great, but you don't take a job only for the benefits. They're good on work/life balance and medical insurance, OK on the rest.

    Cons

    Prior to 2002 there always was a Chubb family member involved in the company and employees were respected and supported. They brought in a finance guy to run the company and ever since it's been numbers, numbers, numbers. Keeping the stock price up is paramount and employees are treated as second-class. Chubb used to be different than all the other insurance companies (ask anyone who has been in the business more than ten years) but now they are like all the others;

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your employees and their professional development and they will take care of the rest.

  11. Helpful (3)

    Large Insurance Corporation that is interested in making immediate profit by outsourcing its key development divisions.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer CPI-IT in Whitehouse Station, NJ
    Former Employee - Programmer CPI-IT in Whitehouse Station, NJ

    I worked at Chubb Corp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great learning experience, wonderful technical experience. good co-workers.

    Cons

    Long hours, little recognition, no room for advancement, middle management demonstrated that great programmers do not always make great managers. Managers need to be unbiased, and have excellent communication and people skills, CEO's mandate for a flat budget year to year kept salaries from increasing. Even though the company experienced record-setting profits several years in a row.

    Advice to Management

    2 Part advice - 1) Talk to your employees, hear their ambitions and interests, and give them opportunities to grow and groom for advancement. Stop promoting people simply because they excel in their current position. Great programmers DO NOT always make great managers. 2) Outsourcing your IT divisions is a temporary financial solution. History has shown that it eventually causes companies to fall far behind the competition, and the current CEO will be long gone by the time the effects are felt.

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