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"It's OK - Not great"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbury, MN
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbury, MN
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at The Hartford full-time

Pros

I have a flexible schedule, which I appreciate a great deal. PTO is good. I work with a great group of people who work hard and care a lot about what they do.

Cons

The Mutual Fund processing areas are managed by a small group of people who have been calling the shots for years. They are very protective of their turf. They hand select people who agree with their decisions for advancement opportunities. If you voice a dissenting opinion, you go nowhere. Information is very tightly controlled. You are told what they think you need to know and that's it.

Most employees are micromanaged to death. The only thing that really matters is whether you hit your productivity numbers or not.

The constantly changing organizational structure results in layoffs that happen on a regular basis. There is no job security.

Advice to Management

You have a great group of people working for you. Treat them like adults. Treat them with respect. Value their talents. Be honest and sincere. I think you'll be surprised at the outcome if you do.

Other Employee Reviews for The Hartford

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Creativity and Innovation Not Welcome"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady, secure job
    Pay is good and hours are generally not overwhelming
    There will always be a need for The Hartford's services as mandated by the Federal Government

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunity
    Overwhelming, inflexible bureaucracy
    Still using Microsoft Office 2003 in 2013
    Childish office politics
    Focus is on the process, not the result
    Innovation is a foreign concept and actively discouraged

    Advice to Management

    Adherence to a corporate/business mindset that seems to remain relatively unchanged, at least philosophically, since the 1980’s is not a good way to attract/retain young talent.


  2. "Can't complain"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Certianly a Good Company to work for...

    Cons

    The growth options in the company is limited...

    Advice to Management

    Trust and encourage your employees

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