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"Great in the beginning but it is a shrinking company."

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Former Employee - IT Professional in Hartford, CT
Former Employee - IT Professional in Hartford, CT
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Good compensation. Work from home available in many areas. Great co-workers.

Cons

This is a shrinking company which has and continues to let go hundreds of people in the past several years to offshore companies or by virtue of divestiture. The threat of being laid off is constant and affects employees morale.
There are little to no advancement opportunities, especially for women. Gender bias was a frequent observation.

Advice to Management

Be careful to monitor the quality of service being delivered to the customer in the midst of transformation.
When a company is shrinking at the rate HIG is this may be difficult but make attempts, even if small, to provide opportunities for advancement.

Other Employee Reviews for The Hartford

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Micro Management at its best/fullest, great [entry] way to get into the insurance/claims business"

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    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Syracuse, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Hartford full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Rapid ability to move up the corporate ladder due to constant revolving door

    Cons

    People put in management positions who have no ability to be great managers/leaders, micro-management all the way from the top down. A lot of "back stabbers." Job required staying late and coming in on the weekends [amazing how may people would actually be in the office on a Saturday afternoon]. Wages and or salaries are not inline with other "top carriers." Saw numerous people go to lunch and never return. In a 2 year span I had over 5 different supervisors and two different managers, all with different agenda's.

    Advice to Management

    Take a step back and evaluate the situation/big picture , don't need an MBA from Headquarters to do that!


  2. Helpful (5)

    "YOUR CAREER IS EXPECTED TO LAST 2-7 YEARS ONLY"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Santee, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Santee, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great at first. Great training. Great Salary. Great Benefits. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    Depending on your position, it is cheaper for them to re-hire and re-train, than to continue paying yearly raises, additional vacation pay, and, 100% vesting for 401k. They use psychological tactics, bullying, and mobbing practices by supervisors and managers designed to affect your work, and to make you leave, rather then let you go. , They will even withhold your work, or calls to make you fail. There are no laws to protect you from this behavior in the USA. If your in sales 5 -7years max, customer service, they expect 2 year attrition. for most, other wise 5-7 years. . Rating department seems a safe bet.

    Advice to Management

    Hire by contract, therefore allowing employees to move on, rather than use bullying and psychological attacks on them causing them great distress and even PTSD.. Well documented in the UK, and, Australia.


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