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Travelers Companies Reviews in Connecticut

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
747 Reviews
3.4
747 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Most (though not all) managers are supportive of the HR line on work/life balance (in 45 reviews)

  • Great Benefits / Salary is at upper end for most all adjusting jobs (in 44 reviews)


Cons
  • There is zero work/life balance with micro-management of every aspect of the job (in 30 reviews)

  • Upper management says new tools are there to help but in fact cause three times more work (in 21 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Experience as BI Intern

    Former Employee - BI Intern in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - BI Intern in Hartford, CT

    I worked at Travelers Companies as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I was a summer intern at Travelers as a BI intern. They provided me with real work exeperience using technologies like SQL, SSIS, SSRS, along with other third party technologies. They also had a very good review process in the middle and end of the summer and I felt like I really knew where I stood as far as how they liked me work goes

    Cons

    There weren't too many cons while working as an intern. One thing that would have been good was to attend meeting in order to get a larger picture of what was going on with the system I was developing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work in IT if work/life balance is important

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

    I have been working at Travelers Companies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Generous vacation, health benefits, 401K etc. You won't make as much money as in New York or Boston but the benefits are top notch and cost of living is a bit lower than in a major city (although not that much since CT is an expensive state).

    Leadership development programs here are also incredibly good and can provide great career starts. With those, career advancement is easy. Outside of the development programs, advancing might be harder as the culture is working somewhat against the company in that regard. A lot of people stay here for 20, 30, or even more years and so there's typically not that many new opportunities opening up outside of VP and higher levels.

    Work atmosphere is unparalleled given what I've heard about other companies in the area. This is not a start-up and while the environment might seems as more traditional/conservative, the overall culture is that of a big family atmosphere. Internal competition with colleagues is a no-no and advancement at the expense of others will lead to a quick departure from here. Everyone is encouraged to work as one big team.

    Travelers excels at work life balance with multi-week vacations after you've been here for a few years, ability to carry over vacation time, and ability to purchase more vacation time if needed. In IT, ability to work from home is also there and is available for various life events (sick, family need, snowing outside, etc.). There are people that work remote full-time but that's very limited here and most people will typically be hired to work in Hartford. That means you're expected to come in. However management is very flexible on opportunities to work from home, come late, leave early etc. if life demands. Very low stress environment overall.

    Cons

    Limited bonus potential and profit sharing when working in core IT and not in one of the business units. You're also located in Hartford which for folks in their 20s and 30s is not the optimal place to be given that there much better areas for young professionals close to this region (New York, Boston).

    Parking is a nightmare given that most people stay here their whole life. Wait-lists for on-campus underground parking facilities (there are 4) exceed 20 years of service. All of them. Typically you would park at the Convention Center which requires a walk outside and so not optimal in bad weather. Higher positions would typically negotiate garage parking right away so would not be an issue for higher management hires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Typical Insurance Company

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

    I worked at Travelers Companies full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good compensation, not bad for Hartford area

    Cons

    The industry and the people are stuck in their old ways

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    work environment

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

    I worked at Travelers Companies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    employee care; good medical plans; pension; flexible timings

    Cons

    comparatively low compensations; slow growth; not very tech savvy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    employee enrichment; skill matching; break the barriers for ambitious people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Marketing is nonexistent

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

    I worked at Travelers Companies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Underwriting, underwriting, underwriting, underwriting, underwriting.

    Cons

    If you're in marketing, or aspire to be, look elsewhere. Underwriting is what drives the bus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really listen to and, more importantly, be honest with your employees. It would also help to have a better understanding of how that insurance marketplace works.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

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

    I worked at Travelers Companies as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are genuinely great, friendly, and very willing to help. The culture in every office is great.

    Cons

    It is an aging company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in younger talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company with lots of growth!

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

    I have been working at Travelers Companies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of different areas to work in whether you're into marketing, finance, underwriting, operations, technology or event planning.

    Cons

    Some areas of the company are a bit clicky, but then again, you're likely to find that anywhere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Simply the best! Check out their stock- it speaks to the Travelers strenght!

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

    I have been working at Travelers Companies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Leadership is supportive, training is excellent and simply the best people in the industry. You will be challenged to give more than 100%, but will be rewarded accordingly. If you are a coaster or union type person, this is not the culture for you. Pay for performance measures are fair.

    Cons

    Health benefits are decreasing which is typical for all large corporations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Travelers

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

    I worked at Travelers Companies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome co-workers, great benefits, vacation time, training, and company values are by far the best..

    Cons

    There are no cons. Company pay was great!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    ITIP Intern role at Travelers

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

    I have been working at Travelers Companies as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture. Everybody is extremely helpful, and they do their best to make you feel comfortable. The work that is given to you is meaningful. The internship program in itself is great, as it provides you with mentoring as well as a many workshops, team building activities and networking opportunities with other interns. The paid housing is also a great benefit.

    Cons

    Hartford is a mediocre city. Also, Travelers can be too conservative at times. As with any other big company, the sheer size of the organization can be overwhelming and can get in the way of getting things done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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