The Hartford Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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The Hartford CEO Christopher Swift
Christopher Swift
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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. Great vacation & pay; Great training; Poor Health Insurance; Boring

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    Current Employee - Underwriter
    Current Employee - Underwriter

    I have been working at The Hartford full-time

    Pros

    Lots of paid vacation time. Pay is good and good bonus opportunities. Training available & management is very interested in progressing your career.

    Cons

    Extremely poor health insurance. Boring & Mundane Job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Business Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Hartford

    Pros

    Flexible and well balanced. Time off policy was good and was able to take time off as needed.

    Cons

    Home office location in CT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None to share with you at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Good opportunity for hard working individuals.

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    Current Employee - Team Leader
    Current Employee - Team Leader

    I have been working at The Hartford

    Pros

    Challenging work for motivated individuals.

    Cons

    No cons to offer at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to identify ways to engage and promote high achievers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. An excellent job right out of college.

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    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Super flexible work schedule, and very minimal micranaging.

    Cons

    The day to day work can be tedious, especially working on claims with the general public.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees more - shoe it rather than create a committee to talk about it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    The Hartford is a financially strong insurance carrier with wonderful attention to customer service.

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    Current Employee - Operations in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Operations in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Philanthropic, conservative, strategic and attentive to clients.

    Cons

    Poor training and little empathy for operational positions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. A great place to start.

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    Current Employee - Claims Representative in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Claims Representative in Aurora, IL

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

    Pros

    The management is supportive for the most part and the work environment is very relaxed.

    Cons

    You have no control on the work flow and it can be overwhelming and frustrating at times. Staff turnover can be an issue and it seems like there is constant change in the staffing model.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great place to work if you want to be rewarded for your efforts

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    Current Employee - Director in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Director in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at The Hartford

    Pros

    Great environment, promotion opportunities, geographic options

    Cons

    I didn't experience any cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice to provide

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Entry Level position in the claims call center. The department was understaffed and we were overworked.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I worked at The Hartford full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good amount of Paid Time off

    Cons

    If entering a certain department such as claims you were expected to stay there and were not allowed to explore other departments such as underwriting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If an employee is struggling in an entry level job, allow that employee to discover other entry level opportunities where they could be successful, don't just fire people and waste your time and money on training them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Good for new college grad wanting to learn the business

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    Current Employee - LTD Ability Analyst
    Current Employee - LTD Ability Analyst

    I have been working at The Hartford

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, can flex schedule to save PTO time.

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities, low salary considering the work required.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11. A great company, A great employer!

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    Former Employee - Manager of Claims in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Manager of Claims in Hartford, CT

    I worked at The Hartford

    Pros

    Amazing colleagues, managers and mentors that allow you to build great business relationships and life long friends

    Cons

    Constant changes, do not realize benefits of product or organizational changes before moving on, department budgetings cross departments are not fair

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at similar departments (IT, Call Centers, Training, QA, Litigation) and ensure that the practices for budgets and staffing models are looked equally with best practices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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