Travelers Companies Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
667 Reviews

3.3
667 Reviews
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Travelers Companies Chairman & CEO Jay S. Fishman
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439 Ratings

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.  

    My employment and appreciation of people, their knowledge and experience is non-existent.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Service Desk Analyst  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Service Desk Analyst in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

    good question, nothing is good if you're a tenured employee.

    Cons

    experience, knowledge and tenure no longer count as anything valuable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    appreciate the people who have committed most of their lives to this company and don't discount them as second hand citizens.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great experience for the past 4 years

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

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

    Pros

    Great management
    Friendly corporate culture
    Annual performance review for raises
    Great learning tools
    Semi flexible schedule

    As with all corporate companies, views on the company will significantly vary office by office. Our top performing office does not have many of the issues stated in some of these reviews.

    Cons

    Cyclical high workload
    Slow to implement change due to conservative nature
    Slight division between field and home office
    I do not agree that all the performance metrics are relevant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee surveys from the field will greatly increase transparency and will allow more efficient changes in workflow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Commercial Lines

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commercial Lines  in  Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Commercial Lines in Albany, NY

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits and time off. Opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Been through a few layoffs. Corporation makes a decision and doesn't think about the lives impacted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Experience

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

    I have been working at Travelers Companies

    Pros

    As a summer intern I was exposed to multiple ongoing projects and mentors that made coming to work everyday a true pleasure.

    Cons

    It's tough to get into full-time development programs unless you were hired for previous summers throughout your college breaks.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Within underwriting divisions, I can say with confidence that Travelers is one of the best companies to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    Industry-leading training program (UPDP)
    Many training and development opportunities
    Does a great job moving people geographically or between divisions if/when the employee desires
    Values the technical aspect of the work, not just financial results (i.e. not just writing new business)
    Many formal diversity and volunteerism programs, employee clubs, etc.

    Cons

    More rules and guidelines than some competitors, but usually for good reason

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some nepotism is recognized by the general employee population, especially in the HQ location.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for.

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

    I have been working at Travelers Companies full-time

    Pros

    Leadership that values the employees.

    Cons

    Not uncommon to be asked to give more time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Wonderful environment for professionals of all ages

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

    I have been working at Travelers Companies as an intern

    Pros

    everyone is extremely kind. HR does a great job of bringing together amicable individuals.
    advancement opportunities exist laterally and vertically

    Cons

    not easy to move into actuarial dept

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more sensitivity with layoffs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    Great Company - good benefits and great people

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement primarily lie on the East Coast

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The experience was very beneficial to my career, as I learned much about the industry.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Intern in Overland Park, KS

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

    Pros

    The workplace mobility was great. They had a strong commitment to culture and values and the work-life balance.

    Cons

    Since underwriting requires management oversight and specific training, I didn't have opportunities to underwrite myself, but merely learned from shadowing around the office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster  in  Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Melville, NY

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

    Pros

    Friendly people to work with. Very steady job to have

    Cons

    Once you start in the insurance field, your stuck for life

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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