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"Twelve years at Hartford Life"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Specialist in Cleveland, OH
Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Specialist in Cleveland, OH
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Friendly co-workers and managers. Fast paced work environment, autonomous, always learning, allowed employees to advance their own skills while doing their assigned jobs.

Cons

Downsizing, Best's Review downgrade, reducing local offices for a more call center type business.

Advice to Management

The local office idea when I was hired 15 years ago, was perfect for this industry. No other insurance company had local offices that they could call, get to the sales people and receive their requests immediately.

Other Employee Reviews for The Hartford

  1. "Largely over staffed and under-utilized"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Associate in Woodbury, MN
    Current Employee - Financial Associate in Woodbury, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Good Benefits
    Good Work Environment

    Cons

    Boring work
    Lack of Work
    Lack of engagement
    Poor Reward Structure

    Advice to Management

    Lean out the staff and start utilizing employee talent to streamline the process


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A storied company, a case study in poor management; no real talent or innovation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Hartford full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated group of long time employees, waiting for the new set of management to move on

    Cons

    The browner the nose, the higher you go. No real talent needed. Management has decided that a consultant's opinion is worth its weight in gold. Operational efficiency gets you only so much, no real plans to grow the business. The company is over, no interest from the market to buy the boat anchor.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest about your workforce targets and what you hope to get out of efficiency. McKinsey decks get you so far, winning in the market comes out of a commitment and choice. Your strategy of selling one business unit per quarter is good, you need to move faster


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