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Aetna Hartford Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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Aetna Chairman, President, and CEO Mark T. Bertolini
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  • work life balance needs to improve (in 74 reviews)

  • Health benefits are poor especially for a health insurance company (in 61 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "I've been with the company over fifteen years at three different jobs."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aetna full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I've always thought the benefits were pretty decent, and so were the bonuses. I enjoy the flexibility of the work/life balance-I've never not been able to take care of personal things when they happen. Most of my teammates, managers, and people I usually interact with are women.

    Cons

    I've found it difficult to look for another position casually. You have to have already made the decision to move on before looking, as you need to notify your manager that you are looking. They do not hold this against you, and it will not affect your position at all if you ultimately choose to stay in it. But, it would be nice to keep the search quiet as long as possible.

    Advice to Management

    I understand the goals of management, many levels of management, and honestly want to help them attain those goals, but they need to listen a little when those they manage want to achieve those goals in a different manner than they are told to.


  2. "Financial Leadership Development Progam"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aetna full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, company-wide emphasis on healthy living (onsite gym), agreeable colleagues

    Cons

    I enjoyed living in Hartford, but it is not New York.

    Advice to Management

    Continue hosting events where you speak with the analysts. We love hearing career advice from company leaders.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Product Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aetna full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company that believes in continuing training and promoting employees.

    Cons

    Expect to work long hours including weekends if you want to get ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to balance expectations of goals and deliverables against life/work balance for your employees.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director Digital in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Director Digital in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aetna full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong leadership focused on vision and executing strategy. CEO holds quarterly all employee meetings -keeps everyone focused and engaged. Good pay.

    Cons

    A year ago 40% of work force was remote, now some divisions hiring only in Hartford or Boston and won't consider existing remote employees.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and value the experience current employees have.


  5. "General Management Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - General Management in Hartford, CT
    Former Intern - General Management in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aetna as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Respected and treated as a full-time experienced employee. No busy work - real, client facing projects that give second week interns the opportunity to take a managing role.

    Cons

    At times the company's size can feel overwhelming, but this is offset by the impressive management and mentor connections you're connected with.


  6. Helpful (23)

    "Grateful but happy to have moved on"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aetna full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    401 matching; WAH opportunities; decent compensation; great, smart people to work with

    Cons

    I admire and fully support the Aetna values and mission. The CEO has insight and ideas that can ultimately inspire positive global changes in the healthcare industry. The problem is, these ideas do not necessarily trickle down to the employees and most are stuck in a culture where it is expected that the company is FIRST above all else. The lip service suggests otherwise, but it is understood that work comes first and politics play a great part in how you are rated. This ultimately impacts work life balance where there truly is no balance. Very stressful.

    Advice to Management

    The culture needs to change. There have been many attempts to do this but none have made a measurable impact. Management needs to lead by example. Executives on down need to foster a balance that supports and encourages a life outside of Aetna.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Best Employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Actuarial Consultant in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Actuarial Consultant in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aetna full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work at Home, flexible hours, great people, great benefits (free health insurance, 6% 401k match, $200 health subsidy, undergrad student loan repayment, grad school payment program, $500 additional to HSA when complete healthy acitivities)

    Cons

    Hartford traffic /commute, pay for parking

  8. "Great innovative company."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Actuarial Manager in West Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Actuarial Manager in West Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aetna full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Career opportunities, in the cutting edge of innovation. Overall a great company with a real focus on supporting front line employees and leading corporate America in closing the socioeconomic gap

    Cons

    Geographic flexibility; constantly changing environment; health benefits; Increasingly more lack of diversity at more senior levels. Low tuition reimbursement. Generally a great company to work for though.

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Okay"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Actuarial Consultant in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Actuarial Consultant in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aetna full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, multiple locations, plenty of vacation days

    Cons

    mid level management, too many reorgs


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Communications jobs at Aetna"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Communications in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Communications in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aetna full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    WONDERFUL flexibility
    Great vacation time

    Cons

    not much room to advance
    poor employee talent development

    Advice to Management

    spend more time mentoring people


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