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A good place for a long term career

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Current Employee - Project Manager in Hartford, CT
Current Employee - Project Manager in Hartford, CT

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

If you are interested in knowing what the company is like just check out the investor profile on any finance website. They are a safe long term invest, or as I like to say, it's insurance and therefore a risk adverse company.

Cons

There are very few growth opportunities and as an IT professional there is no room to work with any technology that has come out in the last 2 years.

Advice to Management

There is a lot of talk in the organization about developing talent, but not a lot of action. Many of the senior level positions come from the outside. Consider hiring from the inside.

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  1. Large company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Travelers Companies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of support and training.

    Cons

    Compensation should be better tied to performance.

  2. Travelers is a big company with adequate benefits

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    Former Employee - Associate Information Engineer in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Associate Information Engineer in Hartford, CT

    I worked at Travelers Companies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are adequate but you will be working for a large corporation. The corporation routinely has small layoffs (under the radar). If you work in an area that is having financial stresses you may be chopped no matter what your competence level. There are opportunities to move within the company but you will need to be politically savvy to take advantage of the opportunities.

    Cons

    The office culture in some areas is definitely to work you to death. This place loves people who work nights and weekends to meet the promises made by management. Overworked people are rewarded with small raises and occasional bonuses but don't expect much unless you are connected politically to a management mentor. You need to have a good network to stay employed. travelers employs many H1B visa holders who will work for less, so you are always worried if your position will be replaced by a foreign worker.

    Advice to Management

    There is no old fashioned pension anymore, just a 401K match that maxs out at $6,000 per year and a small pension that is funded by Travelers. You won't get rich on the measly amount that the company contributes to this ridiculous pension, and you won't get health coverage either. Plan to put a lot into your own investments.

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