The Hartford

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The Hartford Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
689 Reviews
3.2
689 Reviews
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The Hartford CEO Christopher Swift
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good work - life balance - many times you could work from home when needed (in 70 reviews)

  • Benefits are above par, ability to work from home occasionally is a plus (in 46 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance doesn't mean working from home is a good thing in many cases (in 34 reviews)

  • If you're in a call center, good luck getting your time off approved (in 23 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - LTD Claims Analyst in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - LTD Claims Analyst in Bloomington, MN

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

    Pros

    Good benefits: 6% 401 K match; can roll over your HSA account year after year and the company contributes $400 to it each year, start with 19 days of PTO, get another 5 going into your 4th year, and can also purchase a week and have the option to sell it back right before Christmas for extra cash, great managers, good coworkers, annual bonuses, good work environment, everyone is willing to help each other out

    Cons

    annual merit increases are pretty minimal, slightly lower compensation (it seems like) than other Group Benefits insurance companies, have to work on Christmas Eve day unless you're one of the lucky ones who can use PTO that day, no company parties or fun events, occasionally free lunch but pretty minimal perks (besides annual bonuses which are great!), pretty quiet and boring office atmosphere but i imagine that is the case in most insurance companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote internally, be flexible, don't skip one on one monthly meetings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    New Hire

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Hartford

    Pros

    The Hartford has a great work environment and promotes work-life balance

    Cons

    Not all positions have locations nationwide

  3.  

    The Hartford was a great place to learn about insurance and insurance finance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - FLDP Intern
    Former Employee - FLDP Intern

    I worked at The Hartford

    Pros

    great atmosphere to work and learn- very supportive and welcoming culture. Glad I was able to have the experience

    Cons

    out of date office space in the home office, however, they are currently renovating the entire space so this won't be an issue very long

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Big company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Actuarial Assistant in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Actuarial Assistant in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at The Hartford full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Good personal growth potential.

    Cons

    Lot of bureaucracy. Not a great place to work if immediate boss does not appreciate--groups are insulated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome enviorment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at The Hartford full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay, benfites, enviorment, coworkers

    Cons

    Not many sometimes the workload

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Changing Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Hartford

    Pros

    good benefits, lots of opportunity

    Cons

    culture appears nice at the surface but can be a bit back stabbing

    Recommends
  8.  

    Wuality company. Lower on the pay scale but solid career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Hartford

    Pros

    Solid training. Stable and safe company.

    Cons

    Lower on the pay scale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Progressive Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Intern in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at The Hartford as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Personal growth, great pay, benefits, advancement opportunities, diverse workplace

    Cons

    None, minus the location of the company HQ

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Auto Service Representative in Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - Auto Service Representative in Windsor, CT

    I have been working at The Hartford

    Pros

    Company is forward thinking and on a path to greatness. Upper management really listens. Things may not be perfect, but trying very hard to be best in the P & C industry

    Cons

    Training is somewhat light, could be better in technical skills at upper claim management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the communication flowing. Other companies will be surprised at what the hartfordbwill accomplish in the next few years

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not bad for a first job out of college

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Claim Representative-Auto in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Associate Claim Representative-Auto in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at The Hartford full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great job right out of college to get experience
    work-life balance
    overtime
    My team lead was absolutely great
    6 weeks of paid training
    Catered lunches for holidays and special events

    Cons

    Performance based on insured's survey, bad scores can come from things outside of your control
    Mandatory work Saturdays
    Unfair division of new claim load
    Mundane work with tons of rude people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing, they do a great job hiring people they see can move up in the company
    I didn't work for the company that long but I met execs from the main office twice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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