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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)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    There should be more diversity.

  2. Solid job great place to grow

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    Former Employee - Life Support Specialist in Simsbury, CT
    Former Employee - Life Support Specialist in Simsbury, CT

    I worked at The Hartford full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good to the employees, always looking for feed back

    Cons

    Entire life division for sale

    Advice to Management

    Dont sell this asset

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