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If you have issues with Corporate culture, don't look here...

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Auditor in Hartford, CT
Current Employee - Auditor in Hartford, CT
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Plenty of jobs to choose from within the company., and if you network well, you will find the right job, the right manager and the right commute for you. There are perks as far as good and generous benefits, you need to look for them, few things are offered or published.

Cons

Catty co-workers. The culture is distant and snotty. Very old school, old New England. Micro management was coined at The Hartford! Very very sexist and regardless of how many South Asians work in IT (and run the company), advancement is for white males (still). Management is very closed minded, never eager to learn new tricks. Don't try to change things, you'll get black balled.

Advice to Management

Understand that people need basic training. People do not walk into a job knowing how to do it. If they did, why would it be considered a promotion? People need to receive feedback more than once a year (midterm reviews are copied and pasted, haven't you figured that out yet?) and follow-up on your promises.

Other Employee Reviews for The Hartford

  1. Ready to be a robot?

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Specialist in Woodbury, MN
    Former Employee - Service Specialist in Woodbury, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Experience in a good industry. Finance and investments are very complicated issues and learning as much as possible from a successful organization is a good idea. Unfortunately, advancement is tremendously difficult at Hartford.

    Cons

    Everything is scripted. It's a heavily regulated industry, of course, but a monkey could be trained to follow a script.

    Advice to Management

    Why hire educated and ambitious people if you're going to force them all to act the EXACT same way? Cut costs and hire high school grads. Individuality is not important to upper management at all; cookie-cutter, robot-like employees are what they're looking for.


  2. A decent place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florham Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florham Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hartford Life is very supportive of the work life balance. It allows telecommuting and flexible schedules. Most of the people working there are very friendly. Leadership does a good job of trying to keep employees informed on prevalent issues in the market. The pay scale seems fair compared to other insurance companies in the area.

    Cons

    There are not many opportunities for advancement in the field office I worked at. I don't believe this is an issue at the main office. As with most large companies it is possible to post internally for jobs at different locations. Unfortunately, relocation was not a feasible option for me.

    Advice to Management

    Look for more feedback from your employees.


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