Chubb Corp

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Chubb Corp Reviews

Updated 31 January, 2015
Updated 31 January, 2015
190 Reviews
3.6
190 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 27 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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  1.  

    Great company to work for. Lots of benefits.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chubb Corp full-time (more than a 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 a 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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounting in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Accounting in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Chubb Corp full-time (more than a 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.  

    Great employer: good pay and benefits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Examiner
    Current Employee - Claims Examiner

    I have been working at Chubb Corp

    Pros

    Many jobs have capability to work remote a couple of days a week

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons; no complaints

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to suggestions in employee engagement efforts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic learning environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company

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

    I have been working at Chubb Corp full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great employee retention at a stable company. Flexible work a range mental are great. Pay for performance.

    Cons

    The cost of benefits is too high. It costs 3 times more then other companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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