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The Hartford Overview

Hartford, CT
10000+ employees
1810
Company - Public (HIG)
Insurance
$10+ billion (USD) per year
With more than 200 years of expertise, The Hartford (NYSE: HIG) is a leader in property and casualty insurance, group benefits and mutual funds. The Hartford sells its products primarily through a network of independent agents and brokers, and has been the direct auto and home ... Read more

Company Updates

  • The Hartford is proud to congratulate our very own Gretchen Thompson, recipient of the 2016 Business Insurance Women to Watch.

    The Hartford Congratulates 2016 Women to Watch Recipient Gretchen Thompson

    Ms. Thompson credits much of her success to Hartford’s leaders, who “take an interest in folks at the company who want to work hard.” Ms. Thompson said she “never felt like a number. You always felt like an individual.”

  • The Hartford has been named to the 2017 Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index. which recognizes companies that have demonstrated strong commitments to gender equality.

    The Hartford Named To 2017 Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index

    “We are proud to be recognized again this year for our commitment to gender equality,” said Susan Johnson, head of diversity and inclusion at The Hartford. “In addition to the growing evidence linking gender diversity and better business performance, we know from our employee survey data that our focus on diversity and inclusion contributes directly to our high employee engagement scores and our ability to attract, develop and retain top talent.”

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The Hartford – Why Work For Us?


Looking for a job where you can apply your talents to meaningful work? Do you like being surrounded and supported by people with a passion like yours? Want to work for a company on a mission to help individuals and businesses prevail?

You’ve come to the right place.

The Hartford’s culture is a true reflection of our employees. When a group of passionate people work together towards a higher purpose, it creates a feeling that anything is possible. Everyone has a voice and is empowered to use it. We relentlessly pursue excellence, celebrate the achievements that come from it, and support each other every step of the process. It’s daily inspiration.

All our employees know each day brings the chance to make a difference. You can have that opportunity too. Put your passion towards a higher purpose.


At the Hartford, there's a spirit that is often felt among those who work here. It's not defined by the benefits and company policies - as important as they are - but rather by the moments that take place in daily life at The Hartford.


This distinct Hartford culture manifests itself through a camaraderie that is evident in the respect management has for its employees, and the friendships employees form with each other. It's defined by inspiration, and the opportunities that self-directed individuals have to provide value and facilitate ideas. The Hartford is a values-driven company that has, at its very foundation, the integrity with which the company has conducted business for almost 200 years.

Join our team and become part of a Fortune 500 company that encourages a familial work environment and thrives on a tradition of product and customer service excellence. Here you will have the opportunity to succeed, as well as enjoy your career.

Learn more about positions available at The Hartford.

We Pay for Performance

 

Employee Compensation At The Hartford, we believe that high-performing employees should be rewarded. That's why our monetary compensation includes not only your salary, but also incentive-based pay that rewards you for your contributions to the company's performance. It's a compensation philosophy that helps us attract top-performing employees in all areas of the organization.

Saving and Investing for Your Future

Wealth-Building BenefitsNo matter who you are or where you are in your career, it's important to take steps to financially prepare for retirement. The Hartford offers an array of programs to help you reach your financial goals now and in the future.


Investment and Saving Plan (ISP)

Our 401(k) plan helps you to accumulate money for retirement and other long-term needs. The plan includes generous company contributions and a range of options in which to invest. With Company contributions, the opportunity to save with before-tax dollars or Roth 401(k) contributions, and the convenience of automatic payroll deductions, the ISP is a powerful capital accumulation tool.


Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
Once you complete six months of service, our ESPP makes it possible for you to buy shares of The Hartford common stock at a discounted price through payroll deduction.

U.S. Savings Bond Program
Whether you're saving for a new home, car, education, retirement or a rainy day, U.S. Savings Bonds can help you reach your goals with safety, market-based yields and tax benefits. You set the amount you want to invest and the money is deducted from your pay.

The Employee Marketplace

  • The Hartford's insurance and investment products: Employees of The Hartford have access to many of The Hartford's insurance and investment products for individuals, including 529 plans, mutual funds, and homeowners and auto insurance. Employees learn about program summaries, product details and discounts, and contact information for these optional offerings. We also offer a series of Learning Sessions where, if interested, employees have the opportunity to hear from our subject matter experts who discuss product features, planning tools and discounts they may be eligible to receive.
  • Vendor discounts: The Hartford has partnered with hundreds of retailers and service providers to offer exclusive discounted pricing on brand name products and services to our employees.
  • Partners and memberships: The Hartford has established relationships with a number of trusted and recognized organizations with well-defined and loyal members. Employees can learn about this key component of our Consumer Market strategic growth plan and the benefits of becoming a member of our growing base of affinity partners.

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Making Health a Priority for You and Your Family


Health BenefitsOur health benefits are intended to provide the important coverage you need, when you need it. They are also designed to help you maintain, improve and manage your health.


Medical

We offer two medical plans, including a preferred provider organization plan with two different deductible options and a high deductible health plan. The Hartford provides tools and education to help our employees become educated health care consumers.

Dental
Our dental program offers two deductible options. Both options cover preventative services such as cleaning and checkups, and minor restorative services such as fillings. In addition, both cover major restorative services and orthodontia, which are subject to certain limits. The options differ in the annual deductible amounts, the plan payment amounts for basic services, and the premium amounts you pay for coverage.


My Wellness at Work Program, includes:



Wellness Portal
A comprehensive online resource with a wealth of wellness-related programs and information.


Health Coaching
This innovative and confidential program helps you understand your current health risks and programs available to help you maintain your good health and/or decrease your risk of developing a serious chronic condition.


Disease Management
Confidential health coaching from a registered nurse is available at no additional cost to employees to help them manage chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.


Employee Assistance (EAP) & Work Life Programs
24/7 confidential counseling and referral program designed to assist employees and their family members in resolving a variety of day-to-day issues and concerns. Additional services include child/elder care resources, legal & financial services and a comprehensive Web site with access to a variety of resources and services.


Health Promotion Programs
Annual biometric screenings and flu clinics for all employees, as well as free nutrition counseling, weight loss/metabolic risk reduction program, and medical advocacy program.


Onsite Fitness and Health Centers
In Connecticut, employees have access to free fitness centers and onsite health services.

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Time Off to Recharge, Re-engage and Reflect


Wealth-Protection BenefitsTime away from work helps you recharge and stay motivated. In addition to paid holidays, our Paid Time Off Bank program allows you to manage and maximize your time away from work.


Paid Time Off Bank
You get to manage a total block of paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal time. The amount of paid time off available each year is based on several factors, including your years of service. You can also purchase up to an additional week of paid time off each year.


Holidays
All employees will receive the following holidays as paid time off:


  • MLK Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year's Day


Bereavement
It is our policy to provide eligible employees with bereavement leave following the death of an immediate family member.


Family Medical Leave
We provide an enhanced family or medical leave policy to employees. The policy provides eligible employees with up to 26 weeks of job protection for qualified reasons.


Jury Duty
Our employees are encouraged to perform their civic duty and serve on jury duty when summoned. Paid time off is provided for you to do so.


Military Leave
It is our policy to grant leave for uniformed service in accordance with federal and state law.


Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Coverage
We provide other benefits to help you protect your income in the event that you are unable to work due to a disability. Eligible employees are provided with short-term disability insurance and a basic level of long-term disability coverage, and have the option to purchase additional coverage. This coverage is one of the most important ways to protect your family and your financial assets.


Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
We offer two types of FSAs. A health care FSA allows you to set aside a portion of your earnings, on a pre-tax basis, to pay for qualified medical expenses. A dependent day care FSA allows you to do the same for qualified dependent day care expenses.


Health Savings Accounts
A Health Savings Account is a tax-advantaged account used in conjunction with a high deductible health plan, which you can use to pay for current and future qualified medical expenses for yourself, your spouse and your dependents. This unique type of account allows you to make pre-tax contributions, take distributions (for qualified medical expenses) and potentially grow your account through investment earnings on a tax-free basis.

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    Inclusive Work Environment
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    It is a fast paced environment. Strong multi-tasking, prioritization and organizational skills are required. Overall, you are given the tools and support to be successful in your role.

    Advice to Management

    The management team regularly solicits and encourages feedback and suggestions. There is a focus on innovation and correcting inefficiencies. I feel that I'm heard and have a voice.

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The Hartford Interviews

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    Small Commecial Underwriter Trainee Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at The Hartford.

    Interview

    Filled out an online application. Almost a month later received an e-mail to complete an assessment. After the assessment received a call to schedule a phone interview for the following day.

    The assessment was not difficult. There were vocabulary questions, sentence structure, basic math and personality based questions.

    The phone interview is where everything went left. The recruiter called late. No big deal things happen. She threw some incomplete information at me about the position. She reiterated that the training would be 14 weeks, and asked me more than once if that was ok. She kept stressing that this was "the end of the process and I was one of the last people she was calling". She sounded incredelous when she asked me about the school where I got my Bachelors degree (A nontraditional university with the same accreditation as a traditional university). She cut me off while I was answering questions. While I answered questions there was complete silence, not even typing. The interview lasted a little under 30 minutes. She ended the interview with a reminder that this was the end of the process and they wanted to be done with everything in the next couple of days.

    The phone interview came across like I was someone that needed to be checked off a list. This did not feel like a recruitment effort but more like a "cleaning out the files" necessity. If I did not meet the criteria or I wasn't a candidate they wanted to consider that would have been fine. Send the auto rejection e-mail and we can all move on. But don't take a candidate through the process to meet quota or because of whatever other unnecessary policy you have in place.

    After the phone interview I went on the website to withdraw my application but they don't have that option.

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    • Tell me about a time you built a relationship with a customer?

      Tell me about a time you helped streamline a process?

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    Reasons for Declining

    I declined because of the recruiting process. It does not take a company 30 days to call you for an interview or to schedule you for an assessment. Companies know who they want to hire. If I were late for an interview I would be looked down upon, the recruiter called late. She was disinterested and seemed to only call so she could eliminate me. I have learned that the way a company treats you coming in the door is the way they will continue to treat you. I was already being treated like a number/task. So before an offer could be made I made the decision to move on.

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The Hartford Awards & Accolades

  • Best Place To Work For LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index, 2017
  • Top 100 Military Friendly Employer, Military Friendly Awards, 2017
  • All-America Executive Team, Institutional Investor Magazine, 2017
  • World’s Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere Institute, 2016
  • Top Company for People with Disabilities, DiversityInc, 2016
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