The Hartford
3.0 of 5 493 reviews
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The Hartford Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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3.0 493 reviews

                             

58% Approve of the CEO

The Hartford Chairman, President, and CEO Liam McGee

Liam McGee

(236 ratings)

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

Pros:
  • "The flexibility and work/life balance is fantastic within the department"
    in 44 reviews
  • "Lots of opportunity for upward movement and opportunities to work from home"
    in 27 reviews
Cons:
  • "Absolutely no work/life balance in Finance with very limited career advancement opportunities"
    in 25 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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Applications Developer (Current Employee)
Hartford, CT

I have been working at The Hartford full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe company has been good to me. My career is on the rise and they are paying for me to go back to school.

ConsLots of changes of late but I am happy to still be here

Advice to Senior ManagementSome better raises would be nice.

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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Great Company

Vice President (Current Employee)
Hartford, CT

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

ProsCulture is good, talented people to work with.

ConsSome segments are slow to move with new technology.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the focus you have had on corporate strategy.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – 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 grow in your career.

Senior Auditor (Current Employee)
Hartford, CT

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

ProsThere is a strong focus on growing your skills and advancing your career within Internal Audit. They don't want you staying at the same point any more than you do, and work to give you good assignments to help you grow. The flexibility and work/life balance is fantastic within the department. While there are some projects that will have you working some extra hours every now and then, the hours are otherwise very consistent, and the ability to work from home when needed is encouraged and supported.

The corporate benefits are pretty solid as well, in terms of a generous 401k, free on-site gym and health facilities, and opportunities to reduce your healthcare premium through healthy activities.

ConsSince 2008, the company has been undergoing constant change, in terms of selling businesses, closing offices, and retooling remaining businesses. The technology is quite outdated, though they finally started to replace much of the old technology in 2013 and will continue to do so over the coming few years.

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

Customer Care Specialist (Current Employee)
San Antonio, TX

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

ProsThey treat their employees and customers well. The office atmosphere is laid back and friendly.

ConsHorrible shift hours. You are required to work all weekends and holidays.

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 start your career

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at The Hartford full-time

ProsLots of career advancement.
Benefits and matching 401k make retirement planning very easy.
Locations around the country.

ConsLack of modern day office look.
Locations outside of the HQ lack the resources like office gyms etc.

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

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Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Santee, CA

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

ProsNever felt that I had to compromise my morals or worry about the rest of the company's behavior.

ConsStarting to pay less while expecting work with high level of complexity and responsibility. More than half the people failed to even pass the first round of testing to be licensed but wages were same or less than a regular data entry job. Also, high risk - tenured reps could be walked out for what would normally be overlooked at least for awhile longer.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for.

Auto Service Representative (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at The Hartford full-time for more than 5 years

ProsExcellent starting pay compared to other companies. Excellent benefits.

ConsJob security is poor. Always hearing about "Reorganization"....Company tends to replace people when they are at the top of the tier for pay.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Director Program Management (Current Employee)
Hartford, CT

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

ProsGreat work/life balance, good starting pay, excellent leadership team, great flexibility to change positions via internal job posting process

ConsPoor salary increases over time, manages by consensus so decisions take a long time, too many good people have recently left the company and this is crippling the organization.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe merit review system is broken. It's a demotivator and should be scrapped.

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

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