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

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Current Employee - Auditor in Hartford, CT
Current Employee - Auditor in Hartford, CT

I have been working at The Hartford

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

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    Ready to be a robot?

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    Former Employee - Service Specialist in Woodbury, MN
    Former Employee - Service Specialist in Woodbury, MN

    I worked at The Hartford

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Actuary - Tier 6 in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Actuary - Tier 6 in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at The Hartford

    Pros

    1) There are plenty of opportunities within the company to move around and try out different roles.
    2) There are a lot of great people that work there
    3) Hard work is rewarded handsomely (Once you get to the management level)
    4) The Hartford does a great job assisting individuals reach their professional goals (FCAS, CPCU, etc.)

    Cons

    1) Hartford, CT is not the most happenin' town
    2) Lots of red tape - it takes incredible amounts of energy and effort to accomplish anything
    3) Occasional silo mentality - all units not always communicating with each other and lack of understanding/appreciation of what is involved in completing some tasks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
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