Best Places to Work in IT 2009 Employer Profile

No. 36

The Chubb Corp.

Warren, N.J. [Middle Atlantic]

Why you want to work there

Times are tough, but large IT projects and programs are being approved and funded at this Warren, N.J.-based insurance company, creating new opportunities for staffers. Corporate IT employees work closely with business unit IT staffers and business partners, broadening their knowledge and career possibilities. Workers can move among corporate IT, business unit IT and the business units themselves, depending on their capabilities and the resources needed for various projects. And in the past year, the company has created two new senior IT leadership roles in the areas of enterprise architecture and enterprise platforms. The people who hold those positions report to the global CIO. As a result of that move, IT staffers now have the opportunity to create an enterprise architecture, operate a formal enterprise project management office and create an IT risk management function. The company also offers a quarterly reward and recognition program and flexible work arrangements. The global CIO meets informally with many IT staffers and has twice-yearly town hall meetings with every unit. There is a yearly enterprisewide event for the IT staff to promote the IT vision and foster a sense of community. A monthly newsletter promotes the overall IT vision and includes stories about major accomplishments at various IT departments, reports about recipients of significant awards and profiles of individual IT departments.

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Rank by company size:
Medium, No. 8

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 8,000

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 1,162

IT employee turnover in 2008: 4%

IT promotions in 2008: 7%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2008: 4

Training budget per IT employee in 2008: $520

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 49%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 46%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 52%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 21%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 10%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 24%