Chubb Corp

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Chubb Corp Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
175 Reviews
3.7
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Chubb Corp Chairman, President, and CEO John D. Finnegan
John D. Finnegan
92 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work life balance is very good and the compensation package is quite good (in 27 reviews)

  • Good Benefits including health insurance , Decent Bonus (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Few opportunities for advancement unless you are in the "inner circle (in 8 reviews)

  • Company promotes work life balance, but doesn't seem to readily give it (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Managing by fear, Continuous layoffs, bullying, nepotism, outdated systems, working through all holidays.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Domain Architect in Warren, NJ
    Current Employee - Domain Architect in Warren, NJ

    I have been working at Chubb Corp

    Pros

    A lot of old-timers, remembering former glory.

    Cons

    Outdated systems, outdated ideas, nepotism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    After Finnegan took over, Dismal. The climate changed far worse then expected.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Programming Analyst and Project Manager in Warren, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Programming Analyst and Project Manager in Warren, NJ

    I worked at Chubb Corp

    Pros

    All pros are prior to Mr. Finnegan taking over. My department encouraged new ideas and your personal and career growth. I had flexibility to manage my projects and our expertise was valued as input in the departments goals. Our department worked well together and supported each other in our areas of expertise. This allowed you to be exposed to all aspects of our departments work and allowed you to grow in different skills that would broaden your skill set. I was proud to be working for Chubb and the department I was in. Our personal time was well respected which made the few times you needed to work on your time understandable. I and I think I can speak for our department did not mind and in fact was encouraged to give that extra when needed because of that respect.

    Cons

    After the CEO changed to Mr. Finnegan the climate changed for the worse. your expertise in your field did not matter and was not respected. Often training was given in an unfair manor. All our reviews changed to the negative for the very same high performance. The writing was on the wall that they were justifying our departments downsizing. In the meantime the belittled and abused the employees. Personal time, pre scheduled time off was no longer respected while you keep your commitments. It turned from the best example a company can be to the worst a company can be. The only advantage to Chubb is if you are a minority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If there is any of the old good management left, I suggest you do as some other high profile companies have done to save their company. Buy out the upper management and directors that support this movement. Just as Chubb Institute was destroyed in the name of making it more efficient Chubb Insurance is following the same fate. Wake up and save the company before it is too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Started out as a great place to work, but upper mgmt has really changed and now is one of the worst places I ever work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Casualty Claims Examiner Ll in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Casualty Claims Examiner Ll in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Chubb Corp

    Pros

    Enjoyed the job at first, was a great "work life balance", challenging, variety of work and able to expand my knowledge and skills.

    Cons

    There was a change in Management and supervisors last year, so since that change, the leadership is a mess and all they worry about is the bottom line $. They started to downsize and expect quality and quantity and to give them your life. You work 10-12 hours a day and when your not there, all you worry about is what you have to do. It is not just casualty claims, it is the whole office, somehow they are not in hell. Management wants results and they keep rising the bar higher and higher. Forget lunch and 8 hour days, those days are over at Chubb ,and if you take vacation, you'll come back to a nightmare and will take month's to get out. The leadership and management is horrible, you are just a number there and can be replaced for less. If they do not no like you, the witch hunt starts, till they get rid of you. It is sad, it was such a great place to work and now the leadership has gone to hell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to care about the employee's that have made Chubb and stop treating them like a prisoner.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Poor middle management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whitehouse Station, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whitehouse Station, NJ

    I have been working at Chubb Corp

    Pros

    benefits, flex time, personal time off

    Cons

    Inexperienced management who play favorites and reward obedience over intelligence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know your stuff, don't rely on popular people who talk a good game but really know nothing. Keep an open mind and listen to everyone. Don't play favorites. It really brings down everyone's morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Chubb at one tie was a very good company. Employees were valued and no one left. It now just a run of the mill ins co.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Underwriting Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Underwriting Assistant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Chubb Corp

    Pros

    If able to take advantage of the benefits some of them are good. Up to management.

    Cons

    Management does not know their job and delegates to employees to do for them. Unfair to some employees and not others. Discriminate on raises and promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to focus on their employees. Send out a survey that really is confidential. When you do you will see how bad it really is there

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    The worst insurance company I've worked at.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Underwriter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Underwriter in New York, NY

    I worked at Chubb Corp

    Pros

    If you want to get your foot in the door of a large insurance company

    Cons

    Everything. Management that is against its employees and has the "gotcha in the act" attitude. Always micromanaging and not working as a team, rather looking for their own spotlight. Every time an email is sent out underwriters have to have every manager included on the email and if they forget someone then they are called into a managers' office and told how awful they are. Its the most negative environment I've ever experienced. If you have common sense and are intelligent, watch out. If you have drool running out of your mouth and a yes man kind of person then you are fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to properly manage people rather than chastise them. Positive coaching will help the company improve and the morale of the work environment. Having employees be afraid if they breathed the wrong way is a horrible way to work and live.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Low pay, excessive workloads, limited advancement opportunities, and very political.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Underwriter
    Current Employee - Underwriter

    I have been working at Chubb Corp

    Pros

    The company has a good reputation in the marketplace with solid financials, which gives job security. Benefits are decent and there's a good amount of paid time off but you are always too overwhelmed to actually use all of the days.

    Cons

    The work loads are extremly excessive which make it tough to meet corporate goals and expectations. The entire company is under-staffed and upper management has made no attempts to actually hire additional employees. The company is beyond conservitive and rarely changes with the marketplace. The systems are literally from the 1980's which creates a massive amount of manual processes. There is an over-emphansis on diversity and promotions are not solely granted on talent or skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If your going to expect one employee to do the job of three, offer additional compensation. Promote employees based on talent and skill, not gender/ethnicity. Invest in new systems/technology and evolve the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Beyond Conservative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chubb Corp

    Pros

    I cannot think of one.

    Cons

    Its all who you know. No respect for employees. Just a constant 'take take take' attitude from management, even when our company out performs all others in the industry - they cannot show one ounce of appreciation. Instead they layoff numberous employee's who have shown nothing but loyalty to the company by spending their entire 25+ year careers here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Begin to appreciate those who have made this company what it is and for gods sake improve the annual increases - Full time professionals in your company are having tough time making ends meet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Wasted my time Working for Chubb”..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Underwriting
    Current Employee - Underwriting

    I have been working at Chubb Corp

    Pros

    9-5 job,
    Generous PTO time ,
    Survived the financial metldown well.
    pension plan
    401k 4%match by company.
    Decent benefits
    Flexable working hours...

    Cons

    Some middle managers are not suited for their jobs - poor people skills, lack of knowledge - but seem to hold managerial positions simply because they have been at the company for a long time.

    The overall salaries are low compared to other companies.

    The workload is crazy and one needs to be able to compartmentalize and leave some things undone in order to not be overworked. Management sets goals that are impossible to meet worklod assignments are not equally distributed. This puts some people in a position where they have to stay late or come in on weekends to try to keep up even though their salaries don't warrant this kind of dedication. Advancement is impossible and goes to least qualified.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    a requirement should be put in place for Management to be able to process the work. When this is done maybe then Management will respect employees, not to demean, set them up for failure and set goals that are impossible to meet.

    Another requirement for Management is they need to attend classes for how to effectively lead employees and people skills.

    Senior management jumped on the outsourcing bandwagon for wrong reasons resulting in many jobs being Eliminated unnecessarily. Vendors used under performed so much so that many employees were hired back from vendors...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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