The Hartford

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The Hartford Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
689 Reviews
3.2
689 Reviews
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The Hartford CEO Christopher Swift
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good work - life balance - many times you could work from home when needed (in 70 reviews)

  • Benefits are above par, ability to work from home occasionally is a plus (in 46 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance doesn't mean working from home is a good thing in many cases (in 34 reviews)

  • If you're in a call center, good luck getting your time off approved (in 23 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - LTD Claims Analyst in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - LTD Claims Analyst in Bloomington, MN

    I have been working at The Hartford full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits: 6% 401 K match; can roll over your HSA account year after year and the company contributes $400 to it each year, start with 19 days of PTO, get another 5 going into your 4th year, and can also purchase a week and have the option to sell it back right before Christmas for extra cash, great managers, good coworkers, annual bonuses, good work environment, everyone is willing to help each other out

    Cons

    annual merit increases are pretty minimal, slightly lower compensation (it seems like) than other Group Benefits insurance companies, have to work on Christmas Eve day unless you're one of the lucky ones who can use PTO that day, no company parties or fun events, occasionally free lunch but pretty minimal perks (besides annual bonuses which are great!), pretty quiet and boring office atmosphere but i imagine that is the case in most insurance companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote internally, be flexible, don't skip one on one monthly meetings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    New Hire

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Hartford

    Pros

    The Hartford has a great work environment and promotes work-life balance

    Cons

    Not all positions have locations nationwide

  3.  

    Big company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Actuarial Assistant in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Actuarial Assistant in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at The Hartford full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Good personal growth potential.

    Cons

    Lot of bureaucracy. Not a great place to work if immediate boss does not appreciate--groups are insulated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Changing Management

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

    I have been working at The Hartford

    Pros

    good benefits, lots of opportunity

    Cons

    culture appears nice at the surface but can be a bit back stabbing

    Recommends
  6.  

    Awesome enviorment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at The Hartford full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay, benfites, enviorment, coworkers

    Cons

    Not many sometimes the workload

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Progressive Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Intern in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at The Hartford as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Personal growth, great pay, benefits, advancement opportunities, diverse workplace

    Cons

    None, minus the location of the company HQ

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Auto Service Representative in Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - Auto Service Representative in Windsor, CT

    I have been working at The Hartford

    Pros

    Company is forward thinking and on a path to greatness. Upper management really listens. Things may not be perfect, but trying very hard to be best in the P & C industry

    Cons

    Training is somewhat light, could be better in technical skills at upper claim management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the communication flowing. Other companies will be surprised at what the hartfordbwill accomplish in the next few years

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience so far...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Consultant in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Research Consultant in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at The Hartford full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company has really changed in the past 5 years to be more progressive. I really feel like they are modernizing attitudes about how to innovate. Also, work-life balance is fantastic.

    Cons

    Typical corporate stuff. There is still a disconnect between Senior Leadership vision and mid-level management. I have also met others in the past who have been overworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Off-shoring has a hidden cost. There is an annual salary savings over a regular on-site FTE. I'm sure every case of converting to off-shore got some bean counter an "atta boy". BUT, every interaction with that off-shore asset now takes 2-3 times as much effort for on-shore co-workers. The over communication required when dealing with off-shore assets is much harder to quantify, but it still eats up the time of more expensive on-shore FTEs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Senior Annuity Service Specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Annuities Service Specialist in Woodbury, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Annuities Service Specialist in Woodbury, MN

    I have been working at The Hartford full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great amount of PTO, Matching 401K to 6 %.

    Cons

    Company is in run off and not replacing people who leave, causing an increased workload for those remaining behind. You receive lots of PTO, but can't use is as there is never enough people working, when you do use as as sick time, you get wrote up. Computer systems are slow and ancient. No upward or lateral movement. Very stick metrics. Poorest wages in the insurance industry, very low merit increases, high cost health insurance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of who you have left. Your driving them out everyday by being overworked and with metrics that don't work for a company in run off. Increase the wages as an incentive for those who are left to remain until the end.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It's just ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Woodbury, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Woodbury, MN

    I have been working at The Hartford full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good vacation and 401k, possible upward movement depending on where you live

    Cons

    They've pulled the rug out from under hundreds of employees by selling off businesses as well as moving to other parts of the country

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't pretend that you care about the employees when all you care about is Paulson

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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