The Hartford
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The Hartford Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.0 495 reviews

                             

59% Approve of the CEO

The Hartford Chairman, President, and CEO Liam McGee

Liam McGee

(238 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "years and watched them create probably the best work/life balance in the industry"
    in 48 reviews
  • "Work from home option can be available after a year or two also"
    in 31 reviews
Cons:
  • "Absolutely no work/life balance in Finance with very limited career advancement opportunities"
    in 26 reviews
  • "It's best to start out in the call center but then move on from it after no more than 2 years"
    in 15 reviews
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Inside Claim Rep - CAT office

Inside Claim Representative (Current Employee)
Aurora, IL

I have been working at The Hartford full-time for more than a year

ProsPay is decent if you are right out of college. Peers are fantastic people. Work from home opportunities. Benefits. Many different departments to move to.

ConsManagement has no clue how to handle claims efficiently. Favoritism is clear. They promote people with little to no experience (college grad promoted to team leader within six months of being with the company?) management doesn't listen to their employees. Technology is dated. Workload is heavy with little flexibility. Pay could be adjusted to reflect industry averages.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop thinking of yourselves and listen to the people that work for you.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Avoid. Just Don't Do It.

Senior Developer (Former Employee)

I worked at The Hartford full-time for more than 5 years

ProsIf you can make it to the appropriate job category, bonuses are good. When they are available.
The people who work at this company are fantastic.

ConsThe lT leadership (or lack thereof) is what made me leave the company. Favoritism and politics abound. Change happens frequently, and sadly it is never for the better. I tried to navigate through it all and was left floating in shark-infested waters all alone when my sponsors moved to other areas within the company. This company will overburden you with work and overstress you with negativity. Avoid.

Advice to Senior ManagementCare about your people. Stop rewarding your golf buddies and look at your company as a whole. Or…perhaps you should just take your golden parachute and retire.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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50/50

Paralegal (Current Employee)

I have been working at The Hartford full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThere is something to be said for corporate management, but... it's often misguided to say the least

ConsUpper management consistently changes and makes ridiculous changes that requires you to do unnecessary steps to complete your job

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good learning experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Hartford, CT

I worked at The Hartford full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood people to work with.

ConsStrategic direction and ability to change is limited.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Uneven

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at The Hartford full-time

ProsRemote work, future focus, transparent approaches

Consfrequent reorgs (which are potentially reaching a natural end), uneven communication

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure the benefits of the organization and exciting aspects cascade as fully as the work ethic and requirements.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I have been working at The Hartford for close to 10 years

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at The Hartford full-time for more than 8 years

ProsAn old company with solid strong roots, currently adapting successfully and focusing on insurance business. Supports work-life balance.

ConsFrequent re-org and trying to make too many changes too rapidly.

Advice to Senior ManagementTraining can be improved.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great experience working for the Hartford

Claims Adjuster (Current Employee)
Lake Mary, FL

I have been working at The Hartford full-time for more than a year

ProsAn old company with strong roots, currently changing into to a younger more adaptive company to keep up with today's speed.

ConsWith much change, positive feedback can be over looked from time to time.

Advice to Senior ManagementTraining could be improved.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Technology Analyst (Former Employee)
Hartford, CT

I worked at The Hartford as an intern for less than a year

ProsVery Helpful Coworkers
Friendly Environment
Allow Interns to work on Real Business Problems
Given opportunity to work on a side project with the other interns

ConsNo real cons. With the exception of a few restaurants and bars, theres not a whole lot to do in the city of hartford

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Awesome culture & benefits. Work itself isn't exciting

Process Engineer (Current Employee)
Hartford, CT

I have been working at The Hartford full-time for more than 3 years

ProsWork/life balance was good. Could work remotely whenever I needed to due to weather, mid-day doctor's appointments, etc. Culture at The Hartford is awesome - everyone is willing to help and open door policy with everyone. Pay, as with all insurance companies, was great.

ConsCan be boring at times. It's an old company that needs to be more innovative.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe Hartford used to have a lot of perks that they don't anymore. There should be more sponsored events, picnics, etc. Need more innovation to keep up with competitors. Things like White Stag should be a norm.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work

M Anager - Analytics (Current Employee)
Southington, CT

I have been working at The Hartford full-time for more than 3 years

ProsLot's of opportunities to grow - smart people good environement

ConsSubject to illogical downsizing - Large company not for everybody

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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