The Hartford

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2 people found this helpful  

It's OK - Not great

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbury, MN
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbury, MN

I have been working at The Hartford full-time

Pros

I have a flexible schedule, which I appreciate a great deal. PTO is good. I work with a great group of people who work hard and care a lot about what they do.

Cons

The Mutual Fund processing areas are managed by a small group of people who have been calling the shots for years. They are very protective of their turf. They hand select people who agree with their decisions for advancement opportunities. If you voice a dissenting opinion, you go nowhere. Information is very tightly controlled. You are told what they think you need to know and that's it.

Most employees are micromanaged to death. The only thing that really matters is whether you hit your productivity numbers or not.

The constantly changing organizational structure results in layoffs that happen on a regular basis. There is no job security.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You have a great group of people working for you. Treat them like adults. Treat them with respect. Value their talents. Be honest and sincere. I think you'll be surprised at the outcome if you do.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Creativity and Innovation Not Welcome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Hartford full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Steady, secure job
    Pay is good and hours are generally not overwhelming
    There will always be a need for The Hartford's services as mandated by the Federal Government

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunity
    Overwhelming, inflexible bureaucracy
    Still using Microsoft Office 2003 in 2013
    Childish office politics
    Focus is on the process, not the result
    Innovation is a foreign concept and actively discouraged

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adherence to a corporate/business mindset that seems to remain relatively unchanged, at least philosophically, since the 1980’s is not a good way to attract/retain young talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Management does not value employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Hartford full-time

    Pros

    The Hartford is a stable company compared to other insurance carriers.

    Cons

    -management
    -work life balance
    -poor compensation
    -do not trust employees
    -poor culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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