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Senior Management By the Book Approach of Baby Boomers delays production!

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Account Executive in Edison, NJ
Current Employee - Account Executive in Edison, NJ
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Large organization with many talented people. Excellent updates routinely provided on industry you work in and how the company is doing, strategies, etc. Good vacation time, matching on 401K is great. Ability to learn, grow, and develop a broad skill set. Can wear many hats depending on your role which is a good thing as opposed to being a task manager within an organization.

Cons

Management depending on your department views promotions more in terms of duration employees are in a role as opposed to whether or not someone can do the job. Upper management provides extreme conservatiive postures on business yet the expectation for field employees is to grow portfolio which is a conflict within the organization but may be specific to the NYC Metro territory. Very little flexibility provided to employees in terms of virtual arrangements, senior management needs to realize that the way of the world is becoming more virtual and the new generation of good talent will eventually want virtual arrangements to invest in the organization long term.

Advice to Management

When it snows offices almost always remain open unless state of emergency is declared and employees within the Edison NJ offices even with laptops are not given the ability to work virtually which makes no sense. Please realize in these scenarios that managers are showing a lack of value for employees which will ultimately result in higher turnover. If you want dedicated employees please show some compassion for us as we are what makes the Travelers organization an industry leader.

Other Employee Reviews for Travelers Companies

  1. Solid

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Account Executive in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Account Executive in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people Plenty of horizontal and vertical growth opportunities

    Cons

    Conservative management Can be a sales driven culture, but without the tools to produce


  2. Helpful (6)

    Oh Well, That's Travelers...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Director in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Travelers has a great history and an excellent CEO in Jay Fishman. His "C" level managers are also very effective. The company is well positioned financially.

    Cons

    - Promotions are made based on image vs. what you know. Junior people are promoted to senior levels with minimal experience while folks with superior skills, experience and track records are overlooked. - You'll need a "Mommy" or "Daddy" in senior management to coordinate your career for you. Your individuality, initiative, drive and style will get you nowhere, you'll have to emulate theirs. - More than once since working there I've woken up to discover the "Management Gods" had decided a new, ill defined role would be suit me better than the one I had. Career plan? Yeah, right. - Hartford is a dead city. A one mile walk in any direction from the downtown office threatens bodily harm. - "That's Travelers," is an oft heard refrain used to describe the place's heavily bureaucratic, hierarchical and political way of life. It means associates have accepted this as their "fate," never a good sign. - Roles are fragmented and compartmentalized until nobody owns anything. Don't expect to act independently, expect to work through layers of bureaucracy and personality to achieve modest goals.

    Advice to Management

    Emulate Jay Fishman throughout the organization. And Jay, do what Jack Welch did at GE back in the early eighties and "blow the place up:" delayer, remove the deadwood and incent substance over sizzle. And get out of Hartford, the place does absolutely nothing for you.


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