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"Work Life balance"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Whitehouse, NJ
Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Whitehouse, NJ
No opinion of CEO

Pros

9-5 job, 20 days PTO, Survived the financial metldown well. no need to worry about job security if you are going from other company because its atleast 5 years behind other company in IT.

Cons

People are rusty.IT is big ship. People dont want to learn they are happy for 18-20 years.. So old mentality no change. No pace in work..There is nothing quick.. It takes lot of time for decision making. You need to tell everything in detail to your team and lots of documentation. People lack some common sense approach.No one wants to invest their time on learning or study unless they are in training class

Advice to Management

Take out 30% of IT, they are rusty cant learn by themselves. They look for training, they want someone give them opportunity. IT does not work like it used to work 20 years back.. technology changes fast so people needs to learn faster ans implement it before it becomes obsolete.Dont train people make them learn things on their own.Reward those people who can learn on their own rather who reads the document and dont use thier brain

Other Employee Reviews for Chubb

  1. "Programmer Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  2. "Simsbury, Connecticut Branch Office"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


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