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A Stable, Conservative Company that Values Hard Work

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Information Engineer in Hartford, CT
Current Employee - Information Engineer in Hartford, CT
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Travelers Companies full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

It's possible to do very well here if you work hard and take your responsibilities seriously. Dedication is noticed and there are opportunities to rise fast in the right areas.

Cons

Travelers is a conservative company with old school values. Many processes, from recruitment to getting approval on specifications, are still very informal. Sometimes it takes a lot of relationship building and perseverance to get things done. You need to be a self-starter on day one – there’s no hand-holding. They expect a full days work and then some if needed.

Advice to Management

There been a major surge in project management hirings as of late. So much that some projects have two or three of them. A better investment would be in quality management; developing a framework for reducing errors and mistakes at the project level.

Other Employee Reviews for Travelers Companies

  1. Outstanding company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Travelers Companies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Tremendous opportunity for growth and professional development. Outstanding management from front line managers through the executive team.

    Cons

    Although not truly a con it is a large organization that may be uncomfortable for some

    Advice to Management

    Na


  2. Anything else is better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Underwriter
    Former Employee - Assistant Underwriter
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Travelers Companies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get paid. Nice coworkers.

    Cons

    Extremely outdated computer systems! There are several redundant duties of having to retype the same information over and over and over again due to the lack of linking between computer systems.. Surfing the intranet is practically impossible - You will not find anything you need or spend hours trying to find it. Micromanaging at its best! Sweatshop work atmosphere. Underwriter and Underwriter Assistant (operations) are given different department goals to meet leading to a major disconnect in productivity, having to defend oneself constantly or being asked to place blame on others. Seems there are more managers than workers. HR does nothing to back up an employee. This may be a good place for juniors in the insurance industry (as there is an intern program) but absolutely not for experienced people as there is a serious lack of system training and transitioning to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees when they tell you training was poor. Get your employees an answer when they ask how something should be done instead of having them guess how to do something and then making them redo and redo and redo an account - documenting and inputting throughout a year to please upper management reports.


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