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Travelers Companies Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
656 Reviews

3.3
656 Reviews
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Travelers Companies Chairman & CEO Jay S. Fishman
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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent rewarding job opportunity as a nurse case manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RN Nurse Case Manager  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - RN Nurse Case Manager in Nashville, TN

    Pros

    Excellent working conditions, salary, benefits,etc

    Cons

    Advancement can be an issue

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - 2vp  in  Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - 2vp in Hartford, CT

    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
  3.  

    Good company to work with

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    a decent size of R&D. smart people. easy to work with. a lot of fun to work there. very well organized internship.

    Cons

    compensation is not quit competitive compared to other data analysis jobs in some other industries; but within the insurance industry it's just decent

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  5.  

    Great employer with excellent benefits!

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

    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
  6.  

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

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

    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
  7.  

    Incredibly kind in times when you have non-employment trials

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Family friendly, industry competitive PTO,

    Cons

    Can have its share of political by-plays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Buyers have more options than TRV. Your shareholders obviously are concerned with a 4% drop in value in one day when you announced your new pricing strategy. (July, 2014)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Positive, collaborative, and honest work culture!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Underwriter
    Current Employee - Underwriter

    Pros

    Great leadership. Positive and supportive work culture. You become more valuable to the company with time invested! Company has great company values and helps you improve your character. Elite reputation.

    Cons

    Office work culture, so expect to spend quite some time on computer throughout your weekly shifts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A great start to a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great environment, minimal egos in upper management. Good work life balance, and everyone is willing to help out a new hire.

    Cons

    Besides financial incentives, no clear reason to stay long term with company. Takes many years to get any management role

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Minimal contact with management, but in general they seem very down to earth and helpful. Management made it a point to keep in contact with interns. Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Medical Case Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Case Manager  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Medical Case Manager in Nashville, TN

    Pros

    Positive forward thinking atmosphere knowledge based utilizing all skills to accomplish goals. Abundant opportunity to work

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for medical case managers. Poor facilitation for medical case managers who desire to commit to a long term career that is not supervisory management based. Medical case management activity is monotonous tedious activity without much variation. Required added case load without consideration of current work requirements. Cubicle style office atmosphere causing difficulty concentrating on individual work activity. Medical Case Management turnover is high with few staying beyond 7 years and most moving on after 1-3 years of employment. Medical case managers are often utilized as clerical workers entering data repetitively. Punitive style management is the sole evaluation method.
    Management is unlikely to listen much less care about employee opinion. Discouragement of employee opinion is tops allowing only "positive attitudes". Management seems to be encouraging turnover to pursue the "best qualified" candidates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to management will fall upon deaf ears.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company , minimal career advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Walnut Creek, CA

    Pros

    Travelers is a great company. Decent paid and benefit. If you can prove yourself as a top performer to your manager, you can receive a nice deent bonus with merit increase. The training is also great and I have learned a lot from this company.

    Cons

    At Travelers, the employees are divided to be insiders / oustiders. If you are in the insiders group, you are on the favorite list by managers which means you can move around within the cmpany regardless how your perform on the job. If you are in the outsiders group, it would be difficult to advance your career and move to other department. Career advancement is non-existent. Hiring managers are playing coporate politics which pays a huge part in disrupting employees' opportunity to advance career. Some hiring managers are not even remotely qualify for the their jobs as they never handled the type of business they are leading the group. They are hired because they knew someone at the Senior management level. Hiring decision is based on who you know instead of what you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a way to retain top talent and reshape the hiring practice. Promote employees within the company base on their true performance and talent. If the company does not get their act toghether, it will continue to lose top talents to its competition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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