Travelers Companies

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Travelers Companies Reviews in Hartford, CT

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
689 Reviews
3.3
689 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Most (though not all) managers are supportive of the HR line on work/life balance (in 43 reviews)

  • Great Benefits / Salary is at upper end for most all adjusting jobs (in 43 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.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT

    I worked at Travelers Companies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very friendly employees and much room for growth

    Cons

    I didn't see any in my time there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very comfortable environment.

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    Former Employee - Advanced Analytics Intern in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Advanced Analytics Intern in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    They have a lot of training classes and sources. Everyone is encouraged to take some time from work to learn something useful.

    Cons

    Slow path of promotions. So many of the employees decide to leave after 2 or 3 years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good Work Culture

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    Current Employee - Information Engineer in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Information Engineer in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Travelers Companies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Management has always advocated education, taking advantage of new opportunities. Generous benefits. Flexible scheduling. Not stingy with vacation

    Cons

    Ca be slow moving. Typical red tape associated with large companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.....

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Hartford, CT

    I worked at Travelers Companies full-time

    Pros

    I had an opportunity to work with some of the brightest, supportive, most engaging people in my career. There was a genuine spirit of camaraderie that people only read about. The head of the department had some serious leadership issues; however, he was masterful at selling ideas and identifying talent. He did this better than anyone.

    Cons

    Egotistical leadership and a bonus program that was arbitrary and capricious. There are no stated bonus target amounts and one year I got a nice bonus (but, in all honesty didn't feel my contributions warranted that much) and another year I got very little and my contributions were exceptional. Everything around salary and bonus is shrouded in mystery. If your boss likes you and is influential, you get a good bonus. Their "rating and ranking" system is beyond subjective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    An employee survey might help uncover some issues that should be addressed. There hasn't been one, well, ever or at least as long as I was there--10 years. They need to come into the 21st Century around transparency of salary structure, bonus, and rationale for decisions around both.

    Some leaders continue to be "protected" by more senior leaders even though they don't have the competence to lead others. This happens in most companies, but Travelers is very conservative in this regard. Honest, constructive feedback seems to dry up the further you are in the hierarchy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 8 people found this helpful  

    Good people, bad systems. Lots of opportunity, but easier if you are related to someone high up.

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    Current Employee - 2vp in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - 2vp in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    Large, financially sound, many offices, and opportunities.

    Cons

    Compensation favors new employees and leaves existing employees behind.
    Relatives get ahead faster.
    Puts office locations in the suburbs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should take a look at your current employees how are committed to the company (i.e. the millennials that didn't leave after 3-5 years) and make sure they are compensated commensurate with their peers. That's why we are leaving....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tough environment

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    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Director in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Director in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    Secure company
    Great stock.
    Good place to start your career. Good young professionals network and college programs

    Cons

    Charge you an arm and a leg to park half mile away, expensive cafeteria with OK food. Too many levels of Management. No one takes accountability. What the heck is a second VP? Too impressed with themselves. Pricing themselves out of the market. Amateur VP's. Head count and budgets rule the roost. No innovation. Dollar short and a day late. Run by bean counters. Investments make profit, products don't. Great place to start your career, but get out after 5 years or you will be a lifer. CT taxes and cost of living not worth it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loose the old boy network.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Pretty good

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Travelers Companies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Can know a lot in a short time period

    Cons

    A little stressful, and pay is not that good

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great employer with excellent benefits!

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment with bonus opportunities for star performers. Stock prices are climbing in the right direction providing security for retirement years. A great company to work for!

    Cons

    Plan to work hard- you will not survive here if you are not hard working and dedicated. Hard work is rewarded with bonuses but you will need to balance work/life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep lines of communication open.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    People are friendly. Work is appreciated. Really care about personal development for its employees

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    Current Employee - Intern in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Intern in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    The company cares about your personal development, career development, and offers you different career paths to try

    Cons

    Insurane could be somewhat strange to new comers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    FMLDP Intern

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    Former Employee - FMLDP in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - FMLDP in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    Great preparation for a future career.

    Cons

    Hartford is a very boring city

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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