Chubb Corp

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Chubb Corp Reviews

Updated 11 November, 2014
Updated 11 November, 2014
173 Reviews
3.8
173 Reviews
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Chubb Corp Chairman, President, and CEO John D. Finnegan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work life balance is very good and the compensation package is quite good (in 25 reviews)

  • Good Benefits including health insurance , Decent Bonus (in 18 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.  

    Great company to work for. Lots of benefits.

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    Former Employee - Premium Accounting Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Premium Accounting Specialist in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Chubb Corp full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management need more training in how to deal with people.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Great corporate work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chubb Corp full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly culture allows for a great work-life balance

    Cons

    Work can become fairly repetitive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Commercial Underwriting Associate

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    Current Employee - Commercial Underwriting Associate in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Commercial Underwriting Associate in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Chubb Corp full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great working environment, friendly team, nice management very flexible, fun staff outings.

    Cons

    Never saw many opportunities for professional growth. Spent a lot of money commuting to Toronto for a salary that wasn't all that competitive.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Excellent managment, friendly coworkers

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chubb Corp

    Pros

    - Offers great perks for employees, including fun company employee week, professional growth opportunities and constant focus on employee happiness

    Cons

    the professional growth is often more difficult than it seems

  6.  

    Good as a stepping stone...

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    Former Employee - Accounting in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Accounting in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Chubb Corp full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent work/ life balance
    Lots of freedom

    Cons

    Poor structure & lots of work that can be automated is being done manually

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great culture, solid training, awesome people, competitive salaries, lots of responsibility

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Underwriter in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Underwriter in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Chubb Corp full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    As an Underwriter:
    -Lots of responsibility from day 1
    -competitive pay and good bonus potential
    -great people; I no longer work there but have many close friends still with the company
    -fantastic training relative to competition

    Cons

    -Difficult to move upward;
    -limited global opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus more on non-underwriting, value-add opportunities like integrating all IT systems onto one platform;
    take more admin duties off of underwriters' hands and push to other groups. Underwriters should spend as much time as possible with high-level account management and with business development.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company with good people

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Chubb Corp

    Pros

    Everyone is very nice and polite. The work culture puts importance on social activities and giving back to the community. Great place if you are planning on becoming a lifer (they reward and celebrate the number of years you stay with the company and pension is good). They do pay for performance and pay competitive to the market. Also, there is no discrimination between women and men - you see equal representation in senior leadership.

    Cons

    If you are the type to question authority and always strive for improvement, this may not be the right company for you. Though their products are quite innovative, the culture itself can be quite conformist. Image is extremely important (for some this my be positive, for some a negative). Tradition is also important (again depending on who you are, this could be good or bad - I put it as a con because I am someone that loves to continuously learn new things therefore I tend to like less traditional approaches to solving problems to stimulate my mind).

    Recommends
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Learning Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Noida (India)

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

    Pros

    Great Exposure to US insurance

    Cons

    Less Onsite opportinities and client interaction

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    So far, so good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Accountant in Warren, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Tax Accountant in Warren, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits, work/life balance, opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Pay not competitive, earning potential obscure

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    A very average employer. You could do a lot better and a lot worse.

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

    I have been working at Chubb Corp full-time

    Pros

    Pros:
    * Collegial environment, for the most part. Note that this does not imply not working hard. You'll work hard but when things go wrong, the focus will be on addressing the problem and not on the kind of public shaming other workplaces seem to revel in. Everyone makes mistakes and Chubb, for the most part, seems to get that.
    * Convenient Somerset County location. If you, like so many others, live in Middlesex/Somerset/Hunterdon/Union counties, the drive here is a breeze. There's good restaurants in the area (for a suburb) and it's perfectly safe, even late at night.
    * Chubb's business model is stable and sound. Your 401K is safe with these guys, they'll probably never have to take a bailout and if you get laid off it won't be because of corruption in the C-suite.
    * Data center consolidation and organizational transformation currently in progress means a lot of opportunity for those in the right place at the right time.

    Bottom line, if you're looking for a workplace where you're treated like a human being with an employer you'll never be embarrassed of with a suburban Northern/Central NJ location, consider Chubb.

    Cons

    Cons:
    * Low turnover equates to poor career growth for those who do not schmooze their way into the popular boys and girls club.
    * Very frugal when it comes to spending training dollars. Again, bad for career growth.
    * A lot of antiquated technology and immature processes. An IT position at Chubb can hurt your resume more than help it. No one outside Chubb cares that you spent the last three years immersed in Smalltalk. Seriously, no one.
    * Salary and benefits are mediocre.

    So having said all that, let me break it down for you in the simplest terms I can muster. If you're a an IT professional with twenty or more years of career to go before you retire in Boca Raton, only work here if you have pre-existing relationships with important people in the company. That will ensure you get the few training dollars that exist and what few promotion opportunities come up. Otherwise, you're just wasting your time here, slowly poisoning your resume but enjoying every moment of it while "Chubb-nice" hypnotizes you into a false sense of complacency.

    If, on the other hand, you're near-retirement and just want a place to coast till you hit 65 or 67, then Chubb is perfect.

    A new college grad? I won't tell you what to do. They taught you how to read in college so it should be obvious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire a ton of middle managers for no reason whatsoever. Spark some fear into those who remain so decisions finally start getting made and work finally starts getting done. Slow and deliberate is your style, but 'Chubb-nice' can only be obliterated by some good ol' fashioned slash n' burn.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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