Travelers Companies

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Travelers Companies Reviews

Updated October 31, 2014
Updated October 31, 2014
694 Reviews
3.3
694 Reviews
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Travelers Companies Chairman & CEO Jay S. Fishman
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Underwriting Intern

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    Former Employee - Bond & Financial Products Underwriting
    Former Employee - Bond & Financial Products Underwriting

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

    Pros

    Great company culture, expect to not work more than 40-50 hours a week. As an intern, they ask you don't exceed 40. IF you look for work, they'll give it to you and you're not doing busy work. I had a good relationship with my manager and team.

    Cons

    Sort of a polarized crowd age wise. People were typically 20-30 or 50+. Very conservative culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Well respected company.

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    Current Employee - Underwriter in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Stable, profitable company. The people running the company are very smart.

    Cons

    Not a lot of flexibility in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tranparency is important

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    ITIP Intern role at Travelers

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    • 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 an 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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    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
  6.  

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Travelers Companies

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere . Lots of growth opportunity

    Cons

    Overloaded at times . Not bad

  7.  

    Good to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Travelers Companies

    Pros

    Nice market share on business insurance

    Cons

    Need differentiation in personal insurance space

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to show little aggressive

  8.  

    This is a great company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Claim Analyst in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Claim Analyst in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great team based atmosphere and diverse.

    Cons

    A limitless difficult to get a raise at times......always aim exceed to succeed!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should give more credit where due and find out where great suggestions are derived from....i.e (subordinates).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A good, solid company with good benfits.

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    Current Employee - Insurance Underwriter in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Insurance Underwriter in Walnut Creek, CA

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

    Pros

    Location, benefits (not salary), large company with many business units and opportunities.

    Cons

    Micro-management. Defending myself often. Management is trying, but paying for years of poor management.Salary is not fair and favortism is rapant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better support your employees on the floor; stop playing favorites; treat long time employees wirh more respect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Good place to work. No complaints.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Travelers Companies

    Pros

    Support/resources of large company.

    Cons

    Sometimes a little slow to adjust, due to the large size.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  11.  

    I learned a lot and were able to build a network.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Training Assistant in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Human Resources Training Assistant in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

    They had a good program for interns and they really wanted to see you succeed, that is if you did well and were actively engaged.

    Cons

    Once you're done with the company you need to have good relationships to be able to get into a work/role in the company. If you didn't have good connections and you finished your internship, I would say that it is really hard to get into the company!

    No opinion of CEO

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