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"Toxic"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbury, MN
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbury, MN
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

The vacation benefit is incredible, you will never get a vacation package like you do with the HIG. But how much are you willing to sacrifice for a few extra weeks off of work?

Cons

Everything else. Management is simply ridiculous; they consistently do exactly the opposite of what they say and/or promote. For example, HR talks about the importance of inclusion and team spirit but then turns around and dismembers the employee club and rewards/recognition program. They do not protect or value their employees and are very, very quick to throw people under the bus to make themselves look better. And when all an employee has to look forward to at the end of the week is "Casual Friday", that is suddenly taken away as well. If you have the opportunity to work anywhere else, anywhere at all, I suggest you take that opportunity.

Advice to Management

1. Respect your employees - trust them to be adults and you will be surprised at the choices they make.
2. Stand behind your words - get involved and try to actually be empathetic to your employees, they know when you're being fake and just phoning it in.
3. Get over yourselves - you are not as amazing as you think you are.

Other Employee Reviews for The Hartford

  1. "Awesome culture & benefits. Work itself isn't exciting"

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

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance was good. Could work remotely whenever I needed to due to weather, mid-day doctor's appointments, etc. Culture at The Hartford is awesome - everyone is willing to help and open door policy with everyone. Pay, as with all insurance companies, was great.

    Cons

    Can be boring at times. It's an old company that needs to be more innovative.

    Advice to Management

    The Hartford used to have a lot of perks that they don't anymore. There should be more sponsored events, picnics, etc. Need more innovation to keep up with competitors. Things like White Stag should be a norm.


  2. "Pretty good experience so far"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work from home program unless you want to move up, then you need to be in the office full time and/or willing to move. The pay is ok, lower than competitors but benefits are good.

    Cons

    Limited room for growth. Management doesn't always stand behind their team. Been left high a dry a few times in regards to support. Employee moral has dropped in recent years.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about employee moral. If you cannot keep employees with the company because of money. Then give them another reason to want to stay.

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