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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Hanover Insurance

Disapproves of CEO
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Easy Commute, Good parking, cafeteria

Cons

Bureaucratic, no room for advancement

Advice to Management

None

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  1. Good company, hard to advance from within

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    Former Employee - Product Analyst in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Product Analyst in Worcester, MA

    I worked at Hanover Insurance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers who were willing to help the new guy learn the ropes. Its a good size company, but small enough you can get to know a lot of people in different departments. Hard work but rewarding.

    Cons

    No formal training program at all. Had to piece it together myself. They rarely promote from within. You will regularly see them hire from outside instead of promote.

    Advice to Management

    Develop some formal training and promote. Otherwise it just becomes a revolving door.

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    If you're a recent college grad... run away and run fast

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - FLP Business Analyst in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - FLP Business Analyst in Worcester, MA

    I worked at Hanover Insurance full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great to work with other recent college grads, you'll make a lot of friends
    Decent pay out of college
    Workload isn't terrible
    Great volunteer opportunities
    There are a lot of problems that need to be fixed... if you're halfway intelligent you'll get exposure and the chance to fix them

    Cons

    -Terrible culture
    -Despite the fact that they promote "great career development opportunities" there are none management is hired from the outside or spread around to current management
    -Worcester may be the worst city in the world
    -Company is totally disconnected with current industry trends and refuses to accept that
    -Proprietary system was built in the 70's (think MS-DOS). Have fun doing any decent analysis
    -Rotating through positions? Prepare to become a professional report runner
    -Recognition is based on how much you whine. Do bad work and whine a lot? Get a big bonus and the chance to travel internationally. Do great work quietly? Get a Hanover emblazoned lunch box.
    -Company has no idea how to retain young talent- makes excuses for those that leave
    -If you're "early in career" and you're not an FLP, prepared to be passed over and ignored (This coming from an FLP...)
    -Useless job requirements (tests, classes, etc)

    Advice to Management

    Recognize industry trends and accept that it's time to adjust.

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