The Hartford
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The Hartford Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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3.0 494 reviews

                             

59% Approve of the CEO

The Hartford Chairman, President, and CEO Liam McGee

Liam McGee

(237 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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3 people found this helpful  

Great place to work

Actuary - Tier 6 (Current Employee)
Hartford, CT

I have been working at The Hartford

Pros1) There are plenty of opportunities within the company to move around and try out different roles.
2) There are a lot of great people that work there
3) Hard work is rewarded handsomely (Once you get to the management level)
4) The Hartford does a great job assisting individuals reach their professional goals (FCAS, CPCU, etc.)

Cons1) Hartford, CT is not the most happenin' town
2) Lots of red tape - it takes incredible amounts of energy and effort to accomplish anything
3) Occasional silo mentality - all units not always communicating with each other and lack of understanding/appreciation of what is involved in completing some tasks

Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Accomplished quite by managing transformational initiatives.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at The Hartford

ProsIf you are a hardworking person with innovative ideas and get a good manager then you will get a chance to put you ideas into practice

ConsReally not much except that it depends on your manager. Some may have been there quite a bit and have difficulties with the generational changes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Hard Working Atmosphere

Senior Analyst (Current Employee)
Maitland, FL

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

ProsGood recognition of achievement, lots of growth opportunities.

ConsCompensation for time worked, work/life balance.

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

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Great place to work.

Commercial Underwriter (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

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

ProsWork/life balance is great. Company moving in the right direction

ConsCompany doesn't recognize personal growth goals.

Advice to Senior ManagementValues are there, in house promotion needs work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – 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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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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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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Pretty good experience so far

Underwriter (Current Employee)
Tampa, FL

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

ProsGreat work from home program unless you want to move up, then you need to be in the office full time and/or willing to move. The pay is ok, lower than competitors but benefits are good.

ConsLimited room for growth. Management doesn't always stand behind their team. Been left high a dry a few times in regards to support. Employee moral has dropped in recent years.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't forget about employee moral. If you cannot keep employees with the company because of money. Then give them another reason to want to stay.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very good place to work

Manager (Former Employee)
Tampa, FL

I worked at The Hartford full-time for more than 10 years

ProsTreats people correctly. Reasonable company to work for.

ConsTONS of change. Some not to the benefit of the employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The Hartford is a good place to work.

Manager Employee Relocation (Current Employee)
Hartford, CT

I have been working at The Hartford full-time for more than 10 years

ProsMy co-workers and internal customers are great people, it is a collaborative congenial environment and respectful of others and very service oriented.

ConsThe company is so large that it can be somewhat bureaucratic and slow moving, but they have implemented a program for improvement and it seems to be working well!

Advice to Senior ManagementFind a terrific buyer/new employer for the Simsbury Campus ASAP.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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