Chubb Corp Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. Personal Lines Underwriter

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Lines Underwriter in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Personal Lines Underwriter in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Chubb Corp

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive compensation, good benefits, likable coworkers.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for advancement due to the large number of coworkers. Training was fast and furious.


  2. Helpful (3)

    The first 10 years were good, but had to watch my back.

    Former Employee - Senior Underwriter I
    Former Employee - Senior Underwriter I

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I liked the reputation of Chubb, as it made it easy to sell. Benefits were great, pay was adequate.

    Cons

    1. HR had no integrity. Complaint were not taken seriously, even sexual harassment. They protected the lifers in mgmt. 2. Local mgmt felt they were entitled. Branch mgmt had head in sand. 3. Investigate your local management before signing on (Google them). For example, my manager was a sociopath. 4. Systems antiquated. 5. Too meant layers of management made it difficult to get deals done.

    Advice to Management

    1. Stop protecting your inbred lifers. The deadweight stays and the talent leaves doing great things elsewhere (using Chubb philosophies and core values). 2. I want to thank Chubb for training me - I've found much success elsewhere. I'm well respected and making a bucket of money now!


  3. Underwriting

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

    I have been working at Chubb Corp

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great training and good people

    Cons

    Too political sometimes but fair


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  5. Great company

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

    I have been working at Chubb Corp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment and office culture. Lots of flexibility.

    Cons

    Company should value more professional development and growth

    Advice to Management

    provide more opportunities to existing employees


  6. Helpful (3)

    Fantastic learning environment

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

    I have been working at Chubb Corp full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They really take the time to introduce underwriting and insurance to their new employees, even if you have some experience in the field. They go above and beyond with exposing the thought processes and strategies in a safe classroom environment which really prepares you for the job. The people are friendly and eager to help each other and their agents, and the workload is manageable, although it can get chaotic. There are flexible work options available, but that really depends on your management. Some of them are steeped in old workflows where face time means productivity rather than actual productivity metrics. The PTO time is decent enough and you can roll over time as well. The benefits are great and quite affordable.

    Cons

    The systems appear as though they haven't been updated since the 70s. If you're someone who falls in the "millennial" generation and you've worked with technology since you've been big enough to sit in a chair, prepare to be flabbergasted at these systems. They're not intuitive in the least, and you have to be an IT whisperer to get them to work in a way that allows you to get your work done. Hand to the sky, there are workarounds for every single interaction you will have with it. This is a massive con for me, because although I love the company as a whole, you can't stay here forever because of the systems. Your technology skills will atrophy, so while you'll have the fantastic underwriting knowledge that's a dying (or retiring!) Science, you won't have the skills to apply it should you one day find yourself at another company. The dinosaur technology alone means you're hired with an expiration date, unfortunately. There is no plan announced to update these systems either, so absorb as much as you can and build your career best you can until the situation forces you to seek out opportunities elsewhere just to stay competitive and competent in the industry. A more even application of flexible work opportunities would be appreciated too. It's awesome to have that option, but when your management won't allow it because they believe in "old fashioned work ethics" and "face time is important" it becomes a moot point. The company is quickly greying, as is the rest of the industry, so in order to prepare your staff and your company for the future more needs to be done to create an appropriate, modern work atmosphere. Your competitors have done it successfully, and you're just as good as they are.

    Advice to Management

    -even application of flexible work policies across all offices. -update your technologies/systems -keep reinvesting in your people


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Claim in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Claim in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at Chubb Corp full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible and good work-family balance

    Cons

    there are no major cons. There is a particular culture you need to fit into.


  8. Good company

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

    I have been working at Chubb Corp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits with salary and bonus.

    Cons

    Jon security can be unstable. Lots if micro managers.


  9. Stable

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Chubb Corp

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company with great benefits and the opportunity for flexible schedules to maintain a work-life balance.

    Cons

    Consistently understaffed and requires long hours to effectively handle your workload.


  10. Helpful (2)

    I enjoyed working at Chubb. They work hard to do the right thing and take a balanced approach to the insurance business

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Chubb Corp

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    * Chubb values underwriting expertise, claims handling, and relationships with their brokers have a solid reputation in the industry. These values come into action with their matrix reporting structure with branch managers who manage the agents and underwriters who need support from home office. The underwriters have to appease both in order to do their job correctly.

    Cons

    * The matrix organization can be cumbersome at times trying to please different leaders and to keep everyone in the loop. * They have too many meetings. * The have slimmed down their home office staff who has been overworked and too focused on tactics at times such that they could not develop strong enough strategies.

    Advice to Management

    * Bulk up on home office staff. Underwriting expertise is the key to long term success in this business.


  11. Overall good place to work

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

    I have been working at Chubb Corp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -Good Pay & Benefits -Overall Company culture tries to reflect work life balance -Flexible work arrangements

    Cons

    -Staffing levels not appropriate. Multiple employee engagement surveys have pointed this out but there's been no discernible change. -Culture of Inclusion is good, however it's stressed to such a level that a while male or non minority almost feels like a second class citizen.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be quicker to respond to make decisions and changes based on solid branch recommendations. it's a very slow process.



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