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Travelers Companies Reviews in Connecticut

Updated Jul 7, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.5 132 reviews

85% Approve of the CEO

Travelers Companies Chairman & CEO Jay S. Fishman

Jay S. Fishman

(101 ratings)

74% 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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    FMLDP (Former Employee) Hartford, CT

    ProsGreat preparation for a future career.

    ConsHartford is a very boring city

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting technical projects but poor management

    Senior Software Developer(Contract) (Former Employee) Hartford, CT

    Prosyou get to work with best technical team

    Conspoor management needs improvement and new ideas

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove management team

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    AALDP Intern (Former Employee) Hartford, CT

    ProsDiverse company culture, many intern social networking activiites, good working environment.

    ConsHartford is not a place that have many things to explore.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Numerous advancement opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Hartford, CT

    ProsA majority of people here are very nice and supportive though some others can come off as very rude. A lot of business networks allow employees to become engaged and expand their networks and management so far is very supportive of development. There are lots of opportunities and development programs for young talent just getting into the workforce from college and a lot of support to get them to learn a lot about their jobs and the industry.

    ConsSalaries are not high enough after several years on the job. A lot of older folks in the company in processing type roles are not efficient enough and workloads between entry level college graduates and folks who have been around for 45 years in the same job remain very uneven and skewed. Though there is a lot of great exposure, there is also a large workload where you should be paid more in salary for the time that is put in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLose some unnecessary weight to increase efficiency and increase salaries for those who warrant it.

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

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    After 2 years I am still in love with my job!!

    Senior Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) Hartford, CT

    ProsTravelers genuinely cares about it's employees and it shows in the daily interactions between team members of your team and other departments. Great benefits and growth potential.

    ConsNot everyone is as satisfied and unfortunately that does transfer into their interactions with others on the team.

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

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    Great company with many interesting opportunites

    Personal Lines (Current Employee) Hartford, CT

    ProsGreat people. Layed back atmosphere and leader in the insurance industry

    ConsLocation of Hartford Ct is not ideal.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good place for a long term career

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Hartford, CT

    ProsIf you are interested in knowing what the company is like just check out the investor profile on any finance website. They are a safe long term invest, or as I like to say, it's insurance and therefore a risk adverse company.

    ConsThere are very few growth opportunities and as an IT professional there is no room to work with any technology that has come out in the last 2 years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is a lot of talk in the organization about developing talent, but not a lot of action. Many of the senior level positions come from the outside. Consider hiring from the inside.

    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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    If you like spreadsheets, Data and Hartford CT

    Market Analyst (Current Employee) Hartford, CT

    ProsStrong Company Financially, 40-50hr average work week. Solid pay for CT. If you enjoy sitting in front of Microsoft excel and looking at data and solving problems you will probably like this job.

    ConsIf you are a people person and you cant sit still this will be a problem.
    Management doesn't invest in their employees development.
    Mundane monotonous work , everything is data driven no room for creativity.
    Management bullys you to see their point of view
    If you don't like your job, Hartford is very boring and it will not compensate for putting up with the job.
    Analyst do all the work while management makes all decisions, big company with big company politics
    Boring and the work environment is very clichey

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    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in properly training your employees, not everyone studied actuarial science in college.

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

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    Solid company with strong integrity.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Hartford, CT

    ProsGreat C level management
    Grounded in analytics
    Large company - lots of benefits to choose from.

    ConsSlow to adapt change
    Employee reviews are complicated
    Very large campus

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

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