The Hartford

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A storied company, a case study in poor management; no real talent or innovation

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT

I worked at The Hartford full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Dedicated group of long time employees, waiting for the new set of management to move on

Cons

The browner the nose, the higher you go. No real talent needed. Management has decided that a consultant's opinion is worth its weight in gold. Operational efficiency gets you only so much, no real plans to grow the business. The company is over, no interest from the market to buy the boat anchor.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be honest about your workforce targets and what you hope to get out of efficiency. McKinsey decks get you so far, winning in the market comes out of a commitment and choice. Your strategy of selling one business unit per quarter is good, you need to move faster

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Very conservative atmosphere and not very diverse.

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    Current Employee - HFP Underwriter in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - HFP Underwriter in Alexandria, VA

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

    Pros

    As an underwriter this position really helps you build your negotiation, relationship building, and analytical skills.

    Cons

    I dislike that the whole insurance industry isn't very diverse and is very very conservative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be more diversity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    They always do the right thing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at The Hartford full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    While I worked there, they were very forward-thinking with respect to HR management, invested in their staff - particularly with their emerging leadership program, and always erred on the side of doing the right thing. Highly ethical and highly respected.

    Cons

    Standard bureaucracy of a larger company, not particularly innovative from a product perspective, poor recent financial performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enjoyed working there, learned a lot, was a shame my division was sold off.

    Recommends
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