Chubb Corp

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Chubb Corp Reviews

Updated 17 December, 2014
Updated 17 December, 2014
174 Reviews
3.7
174 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    So far, so good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2. 3 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
  3.  

    Underwriting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Underwriter in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Underwriter in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits work life balance time off

    Cons

    No advacment low pay office culture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company depending on local management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Cincinnati, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Cincinnati, OH (US)

    I worked at Chubb Corp full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I work at 3 different offices, 2 were very good people and a great culture that valued you as a person.

    Cons

    The third location only cared about numbers numbers numbers......

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show your employees that they are than just a profit center.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Rollarcoaster

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Examiner in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Claims Examiner in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Chubb Corp full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people and good technical development.

    Cons

    Lower pay than the market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to appreciate differences in jurisdictions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tough Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whitehouse Station, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whitehouse Station, NJ (US)

    I worked at Chubb Corp full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are very good

    Cons

    The culture is tough. They are clannish and don't like outsiders. They are extremely clickish and will provide negative feedback on new comers. It is more important to fit into the clicks than deliver results. They don't like new comers that are results oriented. What other say about you is the most important thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees instead of being one sided

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Average workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Chubb Corp full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits; some very good managers

    Cons

    Low employee morale and management that doesn't care about it. Many managers are not respected

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work, but at a price

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Underwriter III in Whitehouse, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Underwriter III in Whitehouse, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Chubb Corp full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Flexible work arrangements (3 days working from home in the UW center)
    -Good benefits
    -Generous PTO
    -Great management
    -Friendly people

    Cons

    -Compensation is low commpared to competitors.
    -Not too much room for job growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Product Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regulatory Product Analyst in Parsippany, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Regulatory Product Analyst in Parsippany, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Great company fror beginning your career Tons of training for young starters. Lots of opportunity to learn the business.

    Cons

    Location for long travelers. Middle of no where. Career will stall if you do not have a mentor to help you navigate the politics.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good company to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Risk Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Risk Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I worked at Chubb Corp as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good oportunities to learn
    Good benefits

    Cons

    constant Travels
    need to review some internal processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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