Travelers Companies Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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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. Solid

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Operations
    Current Employee - Human Resources Operations

    I have been working at Travelers Companies full-time

    Pros

    It is a very cushy job and atmosphere; in my department. There are expectations as there are at any job but you really have to mess up to get let go. The benefits are great. The opportunity to change positions is extremely relevant.

    Cons

    There isn't a large interest in change or innovation in middle management; the mindset is "if it isn't broke, why fix it?". There is nothing wrong with that; but those who are looking to work here just know that. Your job responsibilities are not very flexible; you are only allowed to do what your job description says you do or else you are not compliant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am in no position to give advice as I have not worked here long enough.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Pricing Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Travelers Companies

    Pros

    Great people and Great company.

    Cons

    Wasn't for me. I did not want to become an underwriter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what you want before you hire.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. This is a good company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Bell, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Bell, PA

    I have been working at Travelers Companies

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits (medical) and perks are excellent. This company gives to a lot of charities, which would be a deal breaker if they were not charitable. They have great perks also.

    Cons

    It you are looking to work less hours, this company is not for you. it is a 40 hr work week, which can make work/life balance difficult. However, if you have a strong work ethic, this company would love to have you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Intern in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Travelers Companies

    Pros

    Very nice people, always willing to help and explain the business. Worked 40 hours each week over the summer so work-life balance was great

    Cons

    None at all. Enjoyed internship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on keeping on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great company, leader in industry

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good. Great culture, good people. Leader in industry. Collaborative working enviroment. Thorough training.

    Cons

    Some offices are ran differently than the Travelers model. Smaller field offices are difficult to move up in and limited opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Local management take interest in all offices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Excellent company with great benefits

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    Current Employee - Claim Product Manager in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Claim Product Manager in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Travelers Companies

    Pros

    Employee centric with great opportunities for career growth

    Cons

    Salaries are below competitors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Competitive salaries to retain loyal and high performance employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Great organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Travelers Companies

    Pros

    Great benefits for any industry. Pension plan.

    Cons

    Depends which department you work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little more transparent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Actuary in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Actuary in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and great work environment. Loved going into work everyday. I enjoyed working with others and benefits were substantially better than competitors.

    Cons

    Office space can be small at times but overall no major complaints. Large amounts of traffic getting to and from work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always give credit to everyone even the lowest people. If they do they work always show them they can move up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Claim Position

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    Former Employee - Claims in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Claims in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Every single person I've encountered at Travelers have been wonderful. They are kind and gracious of your time regardless of your position or theirs for that matter.

    Cons

    I have absolutely nothing negative to say about Travelers. So far, management has been the best I've ever worked for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. Your class and appreciation for every employee really shows and has to pay off in the long run.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Good Company

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    Former Employee - Senior Information Systems Consultant in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Information Systems Consultant in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Travelers Companies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Worked with at Travelers for 17 years of which I received pay increases and support from my field manager.

    Cons

    No cons from my perspective except for being laid off when they consolidated the work to their home office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to all big business that tends to take the work out of the country... who's going to buy the products made in other countries when people don't have a decent wage to purchase those goods when they come back to the U.S.?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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