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Strong Fortune 500 company overall but St. Paul, MN offices are in slow decline

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Current Employee - Associate Information Engineer  in  Saint Paul, MN
Current Employee - Associate Information Engineer in Saint Paul, MN

I have been working at Travelers Companies full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Fortune 500, great benefits (excluding pay - see cons); the company has a number of hard-working and talented employees from whom I have learned a lot.

Cons

I suspect that pay is somewhat below market. It is a common belief that top executives really want to close the St. Paul offices and sell the buildings. Some people believe that a few years ago the company made a quiet effort to put the buildings on the market but found that there were no good offers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If things stay the same then we will keep slowly losing IT resources in Minnesota as the IT job market continues to improve. It is discouraging to hear reports of strong profits while being told that there is little to no money available for salary for IT - and IT is a critical component of the company's continuing success.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Travelers

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    Former Employee - Financial  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Financial in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Travelers Companies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, smart people, focused management

    Cons

    Very segmented business units and no clear message of where company is headed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    clearly communicate message from senior company management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    This is a challenging environment but the rewards can be there if you devote yourself to it.

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    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster  in  Middleboro, MA
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Middleboro, MA

    I have been working at Travelers Companies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are good benefits including generous time off with pay, salary and incentive bonuses. Tuition reimbursement is also sometimes available depending on company discretion. The company has an excellent training facility and focuses efforts on training to produce quality results-driven employees.

    Cons

    This large company is almost strictly numbers driven. You will be expected to achieve certain
    (challenging) results. This company lacks consideration for individual "soft qualities" and at times can feel a bit cold and hostile, especially during economic hardship when cost savings become a priority. Management works behind closed doors and the workers are rarely included in any master plans. As a salaried employee you may find yourself working significantly longer than average hours in order to reach set goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate, communicate, communicate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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