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

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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 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

Other Employee Reviews for The Hartford

  1. good place to work, not advance

    Current Employee - Underwriter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Underwriter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good learning experience and people

    Cons

    tough conditions recently with changing business plan


  2. Twelve years at Hartford Life

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Specialist in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Specialist in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Hartford full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers and managers. Fast paced work environment, autonomous, always learning, allowed employees to advance their own skills while doing their assigned jobs.

    Cons

    Downsizing, Best's Review downgrade, reducing local offices for a more call center type business.

    Advice to Management

    The local office idea when I was hired 15 years ago, was perfect for this industry. No other insurance company had local offices that they could call, get to the sales people and receive their requests immediately.


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