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good place to work, not advance

Current Employee - Underwriter  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Underwriter in New York, NY

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

Pros

good learning experience and people

Cons

tough conditions recently with changing business plan

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Twelve years at Hartford Life

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Specialist  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Specialist in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at The Hartford full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A storied company, a case study in poor management; no real talent or innovation

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT

    I worked at The Hartford full-time for 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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