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"If you have issues with Corporate culture, don't look here..."

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Auditor in Hartford, CT
Current Employee - Auditor in Hartford, CT
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Plenty of jobs to choose from within the company., and if you network well, you will find the right job, the right manager and the right commute for you. There are perks as far as good and generous benefits, you need to look for them, few things are offered or published.

Cons

Catty co-workers. The culture is distant and snotty. Very old school, old New England. Micro management was coined at The Hartford! Very very sexist and regardless of how many South Asians work in IT (and run the company), advancement is for white males (still). Management is very closed minded, never eager to learn new tricks. Don't try to change things, you'll get black balled.

Advice to Management

Understand that people need basic training. People do not walk into a job knowing how to do it. If they did, why would it be considered a promotion? People need to receive feedback more than once a year (midterm reviews are copied and pasted, haven't you figured that out yet?) and follow-up on your promises.

Other Employee Reviews for The Hartford

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Actuary - Tier 6 in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Actuary - Tier 6 in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1) There are plenty of opportunities within the company to move around and try out different roles.
    2) There are a lot of great people that work there
    3) Hard work is rewarded handsomely (Once you get to the management level)
    4) The Hartford does a great job assisting individuals reach their professional goals (FCAS, CPCU, etc.)

    Cons

    1) Hartford, CT is not the most happenin' town
    2) Lots of red tape - it takes incredible amounts of energy and effort to accomplish anything
    3) Occasional silo mentality - all units not always communicating with each other and lack of understanding/appreciation of what is involved in completing some tasks

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "This is a great place to start a corporate career."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative in Southington, CT
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative in Southington, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is plenty of room for advancement.

    Cons

    This is my first experience in a corporate setting. There have been a couple of times that people "passed the buck" on other people and no one wanted to take responsibility. I'm used to working in a smaller setting. If a task was not completed, there is no one to hide behind or to blame. Other than that, I have nothing but positive things to say about the organization. The pay could be better, but the benefits package makes up for what the salary is lacking. I wanted a job with promise of advancement and security, and I have found it.

    Advice to Management

    I've been here less than a year. So far, so good.

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