The Hartford

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  1.  

    Big company

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    • 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 a 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
  2.  

    Management does not invest in its people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Architect in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Data Architect in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    Good work / life balance
    Able to work remotely
    Generally very pleasant colleagues

    Cons

    Process-oriented culture stifles innovation
    No $$ for training
    Widespread off-shoring of IT leaves those remaining vulnerable
    Widespread off-shoring is evidence that management treats employees like interchangeable commodities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to encourage innovation
    Create skunk works area to rapidly prototype new ventures
    Develop methods to cut through bureaucratic impediments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for. Engaged and motivated employees and supportive management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Hartford

    Pros

    Flexibility, supportive management structure, competitive salaries, great benefits

    Cons

    Lots of change and attention needs to be paid to change management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Changing Management

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    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
  6.  

    Senior Annuity Service Specialist

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Annuities Service Specialist in Woodbury, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Annuities Service Specialist in Woodbury, MN

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

    Pros

    Great amount of PTO, Matching 401K to 6 %.

    Cons

    Company is in run off and not replacing people who leave, causing an increased workload for those remaining behind. You receive lots of PTO, but can't use is as there is never enough people working, when you do use as as sick time, you get wrote up. Computer systems are slow and ancient. No upward or lateral movement. Very stick metrics. Poorest wages in the insurance industry, very low merit increases, high cost health insurance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of who you have left. Your driving them out everyday by being overworked and with metrics that don't work for a company in run off. Increase the wages as an incentive for those who are left to remain until the end.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for, strong ethical approach to doing business.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager II
    Former Employee - IT Manager II

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

    Pros

    Plenty of new opportunities for people with the right attitude. Knowledgeable people, experts in their own field.

    Cons

    Organization had gone through a lot of change which was unsettling at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mismanaged and bad to employees

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

    I worked at The Hartford

    Pros

    One of the larger employers in the area

    Cons

    Just about everything - compensation, management, treatment of employees

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 a year)

    Pros

    Pay, benfites, enviorment, coworkers

    Cons

    Not many sometimes the workload

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sr Management totally out of touch and don't know it.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Insurance Sales in Windsor, CT
    Former Employee - Insurance Sales in Windsor, CT

    I worked at The Hartford (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The spaces in the parking lot are wide.

    Cons

    When I see reviews here that say "upper management really listens ", I immediately know it's a fake planted review. The main reason morale is so low, and the reason I left is bc senior management DOESN'T listen. They're good at holding meetings to brag about the company, and they do plenty of employee surveys, but it's all for show. For my first 10 years, The Hig was really a great place to work, but starting then, the entire supportive atmosphere changed into a metric driven culture where management wanted only what was good for the department they managed. Cooperation? Collaboration? Teamwork? Are you kidding?? ? Look at The Hartford as a series of island, separated by water. Towers are built on those islands to keep the people from other islands away, and drawbridges are never in the down position. Need something from your island? Good. Need to collaborate with another island? You better be a good swimmer, bc those drawbridges never come down. And guess how many times you'll be working on something which requires resources from another island? 98% of your time. Make sure you bring your high blood pressure medication, bc you will need it 10 hours every day.

    The Hartford never wants to be a leader. Management freely admits they'd rather be "quick followers". Maybe that wouldnt be so bad if they really were 'quick' but they just aren't. That's their culture, so if you have ambition, this would be career hell for you. If you just want to poor along, and stay under the radar with your head down, then this is the place for you.

    What a shame that they've fallen so far.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The advice you hear from your direct reports is filtered. Get out of your offices and make contact directly with the worker bees. Learn what they do with your OWN eyes and ears.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

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

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    • 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

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