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Programmer Analyst

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Whitehouse Station, NJ
Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Whitehouse Station, NJ
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Pretty generous on vacations/days off. Not much stress. Good work/life balance. Albe to work at home on a regular basis.

Cons

Senior management does not motivate employees well. Many employees only put in minimum effort. Convoluted reporting structure.

Advice to Management

Management needs to encourage employees to take pride in their work. Also, they need to encourage employees to seek leadership opportunities.

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  1. Simsbury, Connecticut Branch Office

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Simsbury, CT
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Simsbury, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company offers a pretty good benefits package as far as health insurance and the retirement plan - they match up to 4% of employee contributions. Other branches are more staid and conservative, the but the Simsbury office offers some nice perks that make it a decent place to work - a casual environment, occasional on-site parties and luncheons, an annual picnic, early dismissal on holiday weekends and a business casual dress code with jeans day on Friday. There is also an onsite, state-of-the-art gym that is free (!) to employees. I am not micro-managed, but this may vary depending on your supervisor. There has been an increase in schedule flexibility - working from home, 4 10-hour days and part time positions - recently.

    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. There are some people who stay late or come in on weekends to try to keep up even though their salaries don't warrant this kind of dedication. The company is very behind technically. If not for a merger in 1999 with a company that had a good, up-to-date computer system (Executive Risk), I shudder to think what we would have to put up with, but there is still a need for much improvement. The company intranet is terrible to navigate - don't expect the search button to help you find what you're looking for. Whenever you find something you'll need again, be sure to add it to your favorites because you may never find it again otherwise. And please, let's update the browser already. We're still using an about to be discontinued version of Internet Explorer. Although the company does offer a "work from home" option, remote computing is so slow as to make it a case for only when absolutely necessary (weather or injury). Tech support has declined since it was outsourced a few years ago. Calling in technical problems used to be a quick process: your name, you user id, the problem you were having and that would be all. Now when you call, you have to answer a myriad of questions and be kept on the line for a long time. They even try to get you to get up and ask around to see if you coworkers are having the same problems - unacceptable! Now I only call tech support if absolutely necessary. It's easier to just reboot; that's usually what their advice ends up being anyway.

    Advice to Management

    Push for a better computer system, especially to make remote computing more accessible. Keep the profit sharing coming when we have a good year. Don't take away the perks in Simsbury - they're the reason working for Chubb is more appealing that a higher salaried job at The Hartford or Travelers.


  2. Helpful (1)

    They will under pay you extremely UNDER PAY YOU!!! AND WORK YOU LIKE A SLAVE!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and flexibility nice and comfortable office setting large desk space

    Cons

    low pay no room for advancement or professional growth incomptent supervisors too much work on a daily basis with no reward extremely micromanaged on daily basis favortism among management and employees unrealistic quality expectations

    Advice to Management

    Management should be required to know the ins and outs of the policies and procedures for thier line of busniess instead of just supervising and not knowing what they are talking about. Try to treat everyone fairly.


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