Travelers Companies

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Travelers Companies Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.3 626 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

Travelers Companies Chairman & CEO Jay S. Fishman

Jay S. Fishman

(411 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Most (though not all) managers are supportive of the HR line on work/life balance(in 40 reviews)

  • Great Benefits / Salary is at upper end for most all adjusting jobs(in 42 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no work life balance, although they continually stress that it exists(in 27 reviews)

  • Micromanage, no work life balance, ridiculous work load(in 10 reviews)

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    Large company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of support and training.

    ConsCompensation should be better tied to performance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Company seems to be heading in the wrong direction

    Risk Control (Current Employee)

    ProsCompensation and benefits are quite good. There's flexibility with schedules (working from home, if needed, etc.) Most co-workers are friendly and great to work with.

    ConsLittle to no opportunity for advancement unless in the Hartford office. Lately there has been a mass exodus of workers -- new people come on board and leave in a year or two. It's hard to get anything accomplished due to lack of direction.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring incompetent managers who just have meetings all day and get nothing done. Don't ignore the employees outside of the home office.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Travelers is a big company with adequate benefits

    Associate Information Engineer (Former Employee) Hartford, CT

    ProsThe benefits are adequate but you will be working for a large corporation. The corporation routinely has small layoffs (under the radar). If you work in an area that is having financial stresses you may be chopped no matter what your competence level. There are opportunities to move within the company but you will need to be politically savvy to take advantage of the opportunities.

    ConsThe office culture in some areas is definitely to work you to death. This place loves people who work nights and weekends to meet the promises made by management. Overworked people are rewarded with small raises and occasional bonuses but don't expect much unless you are connected politically to a management mentor. You need to have a good network to stay employed. travelers employs many H1B visa holders who will work for less, so you are always worried if your position will be replaced by a foreign worker.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is no old fashioned pension anymore, just a 401K match that maxs out at $6,000 per year and a small pension that is funded by Travelers. You won't get rich on the measly amount that the company contributes to this ridiculous pension, and you won't get health coverage either. Plan to put a lot into your own investments.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Tools are there but they aren't being utilized.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsFinancially stable company, always have plenty of work to do, good individual development program (if utilized) and great inter-company networking groups. They have a great underwriting training program.

    ConsManagers tend to micromanage and requesting for time off work is difficult, even when you've earned it. Promotions are very seldom and opportunities for advancement are slim. There is a huge divide between operations and underwriting. Instead of promoting experienced employees from operations to underwriting they tend to hire externally, undergraduates. Lastly, managers show too much favoritism and at times condescending. Employees usually stay for only 3-5 years, revolving door.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLessen the meetings about meetings. Value your employees by promotion, competitive compensation and keeping your promises.

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    Good company to work for if you are not ambitious...

    Account Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits and flexibility with schedules. Also, a good group of people to work with. Time off probably most than you would get working for another company.

    ConsLack of advancement. Upper management says new tools are there to help but in fact cause three times more work. Opportunities are few and far between, and they always seem to hire from outside the company with less experience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't pretend to care about your employees.... It cause for a negative toxic environment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPretty stable company and flexible work arrangements.

    ConsLittle growth opportunity in locations outside of Hartford and St. Paul. Poor educational reimbursement. Leadership lacking.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Travelers is a great place to start however be prepared to leave in 5 yrs

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood Management, Nice salary, The best jobs are located in the Home office.

    ConsUnrealistic expectations to reach bonuses, no real tuition reimbursement - alot of red tape to obtain. Lack Innovation and creativity. Upward mobility is limited in field offices.

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSolid, financially stable organization. Reasonably competent management. Strong internal training programs with good breadth of talent among instructors.

    ConsNot much differentiation in compensation, poor correlation between good and poor performers in terms of management recognition.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee) Richardson, TX

    ProsThe pros are great benefits, 5 % 401k match, pension plan, insurance on 1st day and much more.

    ConsThere are none I can tell as of yet.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    This is the worst company I ever worked for

    Director of Finance (Former Employee) Hartford, CT

    ProsPretty decent salary and benefits package

    ConsVery poor PI leadership team.
    There is a big difference between a manager and a leader, don't expext to find a leader in the PI finance department. Office culture is horrible, everyone is absolutely miserable and hate each other.
    Mundane monotonous work. Management bullys you to see their point of view, some managers actually even bully their own boss and it works!

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagers need to know how to lead and motivate their team, be available to help their team and stop wasting time in meaningless meetings with HR.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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