For more than 130 years, the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies has been delivering exceptional property and casualty insurance products and services to businesses and individuals around the world.
Today, we are the 12th largest property and casualty insurer in the United States and have a worldwide network of some 120 offices in 26 countries staffed by 10,200 employees. The Chubb Corporation reported $50.4 billion in assets and $13.9 billion in revenues in 2013. According to Fortune magazine, Chubb is the 202nd largest U.S.-based corporation.
We have emerged as a leader in the insurance industry not only on the basis of our size or our longevity. We consistently strive to build lasting relationships with our customers and 8,500 independent agents and brokers, and we aim to be the best at what we do by delivering unparalleled service and innovative, scalable and specialized products backed by financial strength and third-party endorsements.
Life at Chubb
Integrity. Diversity. A commitment to excellence. These are the core values that define Chubb. It's who we are, and life at Chubb reflects these values.
Ours is a relationship-oriented, quality-driven culture where employees are challenged to exceed expectations. A strong customer-first approach influences how we treat one another – with respect, courtesy and an appreciation for the unique differences we each bring to the workplace. We've always believed in creating an inclusive workplace where each individual's diverse skills, cultural perspectives and backgrounds are valued.
One reason that employees stay is because we understand that everyone has unique challenges, both on and off the job. That’s why we offer workplace flexibility programs and other perks that make us an award-winning employer of choice.
A retired doctor wants to drive his classic Lamborghini on the legendary Mille Miglia in Italy. An executive is worried about kidnapping while traveling internationally. A winery is hosting a wedding for more than 200 guests.
These are the kind of sophisticated risks that we handle at Chubb. Businesses and affluent individuals depend on us to have just the right coverage, for everything from art collections and Broadway play productions to cyber security and clean tech risks. As a student or recent graduate, you will find an outstanding opportunity to launch your career here.
Full-Time Trainee Positions
Chubb trainees complete a thorough training program including on-the-job training, classes in insurance fundamentals, core Specialty Schools, and enterprise-wide programs. You'll have the opportunity to learn from some of the most talented property and casualty professionals in the industry as you develop your skills, maximize your potential and build your career in this large and dynamic industry. Trainee positions for recent graduates include:
- Information Technology
- Loss Control
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Chubb interns are valued team members who have the opportunity to complete meaningful work assignments and collaborate on projects tied to strategic objectives. As an intern, you'll be able to network with senior leaders, participate in formal training programs and engage in social activities with other interns. Our intern positions generally start in early June and run through mid-August, and are available in Finance, Accounting, IT and other areas.
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Over the past few years, Chubb has taken great strides in making the company a hospitable and welcoming workplace for all employees, specifically including women, people of color, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees. Over the same period, Chubb’s financial performance has improved greatly. That's no coincidence. A company all of whose people share the same background, culture and ways of looking at the world is likely to stagnate. On the other hand, a company whose employees bring different perspectives to their jobs is one that will always find more efficient ways to operate and new ways to grow. My vision is for Chubb to became a workplace where every employee can feel that Chubb is the place they can make their careers, a place where talent and hard work are the only tickets to success.
John D. Finnegan - President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Chubb's Diversity Vision is predicated on core values that have defined the company for more than a century - including trust, integrity and a belief that the distinctive quality of our relationships remains essential to the company's ability to outperform competitors. These values extend to the people who comprise the company and whose contributions enable it to thrive. In particular, we have always believed that by creating an inclusive workplace where each individual's diverse skills, cultural perspectives and backgrounds are valued, we are promoting personal and corporate success. As Chubb's Chief Diversity Officer, I serve as the steward of our corporate diversity strategy; however we are all accountable for fostering an inclusive workplace that clearly distinguishes Chubb as an employer, partner and insurer of choice.
Chief Diversity Officer
Sheila P. Burke, Chubb Director since 1997
Ms. Burke is a Faculty Research Fellow, Malcolm Weiner Center for Social Policy, Member of Faculty, J.F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Senior Public Policy Advisor, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz.
"Companies who expect to attract and retain high performing employees must show them that it is not only possible to advance to more senior jobs, but that the company will invest in preparing them to compete for those jobs. In particular, diverse employees must see that there are people with similar backgrounds advancing to positions of power and influence. Chubb’s long standing commitment to developing diverse leaders not only ensures that the company is maximizing the potential of its top talent to contribute to results, but also affords it a distinct competitive advantage in an increasingly multicultural marketplace. Diverse customers respond best to messages and marketing that demonstrate an understanding of their values, interests and communities. Chubb’s diversity efforts have brought an authenticity to its relationships with diverse markets that cannot be manufactured overnight, but is instead the result of a growing awareness and inclusiveness that are intrinsic to the company’s leadership."
Dr. James I. Cash, Chubb Director since 1996
Dr. Cash is the James E. Robison Emeritus Professor of Business Administration, Harvard University.
"There is little dispute among today’s business leaders that diversity fosters innovation and innovation enhances competitiveness. Acknowledging this relationship is one thing; being able to effectively leverage it is quite another. Smart, high performing companies have worked long and hard to create workplaces where diverse viewpoints not only coexist, but can thrive and take new form as innovative products and services that resonate with diverse customers worldwide. Chubb is among the best of those companies. Its leaders have maintained a relentless focus on removing barriers that prevent diverse employees from performing at the highest possible level, and on building networks that support a lively and productive exchange of ideas, perspectives and insights among its people. There is no better formula for maintaining the company’s reputation as an inclusive and progressive employer, and ensuring its continued success in the global marketplace."
Lawrence M. Small, Chubb Director since 1989
Mr. Small is the former Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex.
"A diverse and inclusive workforce leads to the generation of new ideas and products, enhanced productivity and improved engagement. People's varied experiences contribute to the way in which they approach challenges and propose solutions. Diversity requires an organization's leadership to recognize that its workforce brings different perspectives and approaches to doing business. It must actively seek ideas from its workforce and value and nurture those ideas in order to remain a competitive employer, partner and investment of choice."
Chubb looks to retain good people who are versatile and bring different skills and perspectives to the table. People can make career moves that add to their capabilities and knowledge helping them prepare for future promotional opportunities.- Elena - HR Manager
Your personal and professional development is a high priority at Chubb, beginning with a comprehensive new hire orientation. From day one, we’ll give you opportunities to learn, grow and develop the necessary skills to keep pace with the emerging needs of our customers. Our Learning and Development programs include:
Chubb trainees participate in a blended learning experience that includes self-paced online learning, on-the-job training, and a variety of classroom programs. You’ll work with experienced insurance professionals and develop the skills you need to become a key contributor.
Each business unit offers yearly Specialty Schools to introduce new employees to the fundamentals of personal, commercial or specialty insurance. Select employees will also attend the Chubb School of Insurance at our worldwide headquarters in Warren, New Jersey, to participate in an immersive week-long program that explores our differentiators for success.
To keep your skills sharp, our business units design and offer customized training curricula to grow your specialized knowledge of new products, marketing strategies, and the business issues impacting our customers.
Leadership and Business Development
Chubb offers a variety of programs to help employees at all levels enhance their leadership and general business skills. Many of these programs are offered in an online format for maximum convenience. A number of distinctive programs have been designed for new managers, as well as seasoned executives, who are seeking developmental opportunities, e-learning and external courses. All of our learning programs target global audiences including diverse populations and high potential talent.
Tuition Investment Program
Chubb’s Tuition Investment Program helps our top performers continue their formal education by strategically focusing tuition dollars on courses and programs that directly impact our business results. The program covers both technical and non-technical education, as well as both degree and non-degree programs, including industry seminars. Chubb also pays the cost for employees – with manager approval – to pursue industry designations such as the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriting (CPCU) designation for underwriters and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) for loss control representatives.
I work with a lot of great people. The people who work at Chubb are the best in the industry, and Chubb values each and every one of us. That’s one of the things that I’m most proud of about the company … the people are the biggest asset to Chubb.- Steve - Worldwide Loss Control Services Manager
We know that managing your professional and personal responsibilities can be challenging. That’s why we’ve developed the Chubb Flex program to provide our employees with the flexibility they need to enjoy a fulfilling life. Chubb Flex program options include:
- Remote Worksites
- Flex Time
- Customized Schedules
- Compressed Work Week
- Job Sharing
- Part-Time Schedules
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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Chubb Corp full-time (more than a year)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 ManagementAdvice
-even application of flexible work policies across all offices.
-update your technologies/systems
-keep reinvesting in your peopleRecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Chubb Corp in December 2014.Interview Details
Applied online. Received a phone call the next week asking me to come in for an interview. I went into the interview and met with 5 different people for 15- 30 mins each. The questions varied from being very behavioral based to just getting to know me better. Overall, it was a very laid back and went smoothly. Be prepared for the typical, "why do you want this job" questions.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsI wasn't in a place to negotiate. The offered salary was very good.Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
- "What was a mistake you made and how did you learn from it?" "How would your current employees describe you?" "How do you handle conflict?" "How do you handle a large workload?" Answer Question