The Hartford Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Micromanaged epic fail when it comes to managing Nurses!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Case Manager/Clinical Intake in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Case Manager/Clinical Intake in Bloomington, MN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Family Medical Leave is decent.

    Cons

    Where to start with the Short term disability clinical intake dept & Case management for STD? When you do not have staff managing this dept who have clinical experience nurses and or doctors it becomes very difficult when you are trying to explain calls and policy issues relating to your clinical insight. Pushing calls through and not being able to take the time to really asses the clinical background and information leads to stress. It's my liscense on the line not there's so they could give a hoot in caring about the people "we have empathy for." I have now moved on and I think 75% of the nurses in the existing dept have as well. Case management is a joke when you cannot practice like a nurse.

    Advice to Management

    Have nurses as mangers?...


  2. Helpful (5)

    Morale is still as low as can possibly be.

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

    I worked at The Hartford full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Those reasons do not exist anymore, unfortunately. The employees who remain saw how they forced out long term age 50+ ees under the guise of a gun-to-the-head medical offer. The amazing talent that has left that once-great company is plain mind-boggling. And the upper management doesn't even know it bc they are too busy picking up pennies from the floor.

    Cons

    As a public company, HIG is owned by its shareholders, NOT its employees nor its customers. Therefore, ALL decisions are made to benefit the shareholders. There is a much reduced regard for customers and hardly any regard for employees. Buy the stock, but don't work there. It's just not worth your mental health.

    Advice to Management

    Stop SAYING how important work/life balance is, and start helping your employees ATTAIN IT.


  3. Helpful (4)

    bad company stay away they will cheat you out your money

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    don't work don't deal with them bad company

    Cons

    bad company they will cheat people out money

    Advice to Management

    be fair and honest your business will do better


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  5. Helpful (2)

    This company has no respect for it's employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Allentown, PA

    I have been working at The Hartford full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The ability to work from home.

    Cons

    A lot of work for very little money

    Advice to Management

    Start trying to think of your employees as people instead of numbers


  6. Helpful (2)

    Your are not a person, your a number.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialized Service Representative in New Hartford, NY
    Former Employee - Specialized Service Representative in New Hartford, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Standard 9 to 5 business which is very nice. Consistent work schedule and a lot of paid time off. Decent training experience.

    Cons

    Business focus lacks some morals and ethics. Focus on pushing numbers. You are a number not a person. Will try and push you into a telemarketing type of position.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Chief Underwriter Group Benefits

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Hartford

    Pros

    The first 15 years were great! There used to be great training programs and I was promoted every year. It was my first employer out if college and thought it would be my last.

    Cons

    Huge changes and new management styles on 2013. They're facing huge budget cuts and are replacing top talent with lower paid employees. They're in a serious downsizing mode with a business model to raise rates and price themselves out of the market.

    Advice to Management

    Keep people that are dedicated to the company because they're hard to find. Don't invest years of time and money to train employees and then give up.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Hartford

    Pros

    Company good to work for you get a good amount of PTO for a beginning employee and it offers remote work.

    Cons

    Worked 32 years for this company. They laid me of by shipping my job to India. I retired due to my years of service and they gave me NOTHING for my retirement!!!!


  9. Helpful (2)

    Culture where people are simply rude and cut throat

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

    I worked at The Hartford full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay (Until your position is outsourced which is inevitable)

    Cons

    High turnover, jobs are constantly being eliminated. It's not worth the money to have your character defamed daily by Management and peers. The Hartford also has a horrid reputation from customers. Take a second and review their public Facebook page.

    Advice to Management

    You are killing your company


  10. Helpful (1)

    Management does not value employees

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

    I have been working at The Hartford full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The Hartford is a stable company compared to other insurance carriers.

    Cons

    -management
    -work life balance
    -poor compensation
    -do not trust employees
    -poor culture


  11. Helpful (2)

    Don't relocate to join The Hartford unless you want to be stranded after a year

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company itself is going in the right direction by abandoning non-core businesses and focusing on property/casualty only. Group Benefits is likely the next to go.

    Cons

    I relocated to Hartford to work for the company and was let go within 18 months. I am no slouch; I have been rated at the highest level in 20 of my 22 professional performance reviews. I am the third person living in this house in four years who has to sell (at a loss) and move because of The Hartford.

    Advice to Management

    Don't relocate people to the area unless you are going to make a solid commitment to them. Don't rely solely on the judgment of middle management; try to learn the situation and judge for yourself.



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