Chubb Corp

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Chubb Corp Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
157 Reviews

3.7
157 Reviews
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Chubb Corp Chairman, President, and CEO John D. Finnegan
John D. Finnegan
84 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work life balance is very good and the compensation package is quite good (in 23 reviews)

  • Good Benefits including health insurance , Decent Bonus (in 15 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Underwriter

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good and young work population

    Cons

    high work volume and little out of office activity

  2.  

    Zero interest in employee development

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst  in  Whitehouse Station, NJ
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Whitehouse Station, NJ

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    It's ok if you have a high tolerance for horrible management

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    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst  in  Warren, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Warren, NJ

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are decent. Coworkers are generally excellent.

    Cons

    IT management "leads" via buzzwords. The CIO was incapable of telling us what his vision actually meant. They whole lot is pathetic. There are reorgs every 2 years and each brings with it a whole new set of nonsense. In the past ~6 years we've used 3 different time trackers, 3 different PTO databases, and 3 different management structures. Each AVP has 20+ developers reporting to them making promotions all but impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit. Seriously, Go do something else. You are so inept it's not even funny.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Technical Analyst - Virtual
    Current Employee - IT Technical Analyst - Virtual

    Pros

    Good company for work and family balance, casual work environment, strong leadership

    Cons

    The company does not spend enough on growing resources from within or training spend, could do better on employee recognition and promotion from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company does not spend enough time/money on growing resources from within

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Family Oriented Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Warren, NJ
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Warren, NJ

    Pros

    1. Good Benefits including health insurance , Decent Bonus
    2. Laid back
    3. Attrition rate is low
    4. Work from home and Family oriented
    5. Corporate funded education

    Cons

    1. There are politics in few departments
    2. Management is not well connected with regular workers
    3. Old Technologies and slow career growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to interact quite often with regular workers.
    Use latest advancement in Technologies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I Love Chubb!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claim Svc Ctr Examiner II  in  Simsbury, CT
    Current Employee - Claim Svc Ctr Examiner II in Simsbury, CT

    Pros

    Great work environment, fosters collaboration, challenges you to think critically, and develops a useful subject matter expertise in a truly unique line of business. I feel that I am able to contribute from the minute I walk in the door to when I leave.

    Cons

    Standard to that of any bureaucratic organization, sometimes chain of command issues can be difficult to navigate. Otherwise, nothing of note.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep making this a great place to work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for - your results may vary.

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    Current Employee - Information Technology
    Current Employee - Information Technology

    Pros

    Compensation and work life are more than fair.

    Cons

    Still silo'd and still do a lot of box checking vs. what really adds value. Depending on where you work and for whom you could get a vastly different experience. I've had excellent managers and not so excellent managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegate, develop, trust.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not bad if you want want a steady gig

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    Current Employee - Underwriter  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    If you a newbie in the insurance game it is a great place to start your career. Training opportunities are abundant and the folks are okay

    Cons

    Relationships rule. People won't get promotions unless someone at corporate likes you, no matter how well you perform. Once you get between 5 years there it becomes like the gov't people don't leave and you have to relocate or you'll stay where you are forever. You won't have any opportunities and you won't get to meet the right folks to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be real with staff. Don't give bonus or AVP titles to people you "like." Do it on REAL Merit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for. Lots of benefits.

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    Former Employee - Premium Accounting Specialist  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Premium Accounting Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Good pack of benefits. Great environment. Good accounting team.

    Cons

    Management need more training in how to deal with people.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    I had a very enjoyable and beneficial 3 years at the company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The work life balance is very good and the compensation package is quite good.
    The working environment is friendly, with a low staff turnover.

    Cons

    As the company has focused on its costs base in recent years, the training budget is budget is minimal at best.
    Low staff turnover is one reason I would say career growth is less than in other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on maximising the output of current staff, this can be done without spending money on training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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