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Stable company and environment

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Current Employee - 2vp in Hartford, CT
Current Employee - 2vp in Hartford, CT

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

Pros

good solid company with conservative approach to investments. This results in a slow and steady approach.

Cons

Slow on the uptake of new ideas and opportunities, a little behind the time when it comes to appreciation for the latest technology, latest process controls, etc. Introduction of new ideas and concepts not entertained unless sponsored at a senior level. This is probably not uncommon for large companies, but certainly will not make this an environment able to compete for top talent willing to relocate to smaller companies looking for creative thinkers. This also results in a risk averse environment.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

External hires into leadership positions as well as clear identification of a "select few" for the internal movement makes it difficult for others to understand their career opportunities.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Anything else is better

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    Former Employee - Assistant Underwriter
    Former Employee - Assistant Underwriter

    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    Extremely outdated computer systems!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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Overworked

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Hartford, CT

    I worked at Travelers Companies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The salary. That's about it. Trust me, you will have to work for it. Don't even think about taking vacation days.

    Cons

    Overwhelmed with work. Expected to travel but no backup handling things in the office. Constantly shifting management, priorities, and job duties. Poor communication.

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    Manager told us a monkey could do this job in the middle of the meeting. Another manager sexually harassed a woman. Both are still employed there. This place is toxic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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