Travelers - Strong Fortune 500 company overall but St. Paul, MN offices are in slow decline | Glassdoor
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"Strong Fortune 500 company overall but St. Paul, MN offices are in slow decline"

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Current Employee - Associate Information Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
Current Employee - Associate Information Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Travelers full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Fortune 500, great benefits (excluding pay - see cons); the company has a number of hard-working and talented employees from whom I have learned a lot.

Cons

I suspect that pay is somewhat below market. It is a common belief that top executives really want to close the St. Paul offices and sell the buildings. Some people believe that a few years ago the company made a quiet effort to put the buildings on the market but found that there were no good offers.

Advice to Management

If things stay the same then we will keep slowly losing IT resources in Minnesota as the IT job market continues to improve. It is discouraging to hear reports of strong profits while being told that there is little to no money available for salary for IT - and IT is a critical component of the company's continuing success.

Other Employee Reviews for Travelers

  1. "Very, very corporate cultural where there are a lot of managers who love to look important but have no clue."

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    Former Employee - Auto Appraiser in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Auto Appraiser in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Travelers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Above average industry benefits, stable company.

    Cons

    Very corporate culture with several inexperienced mangers with no common sense and no people skills. If you think having an interview with 3 managers that takes 2 hrs for an auto appraiser position is ridiculous, then look elsewhere. You will be glad that you did not get hired in this company. Corporate Confusion to the max.!!! They have never heard of keep it simple stupid. Very, very inefficient company.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of your ivory towers and start making changes ! Oh , yeah, that's right they did not teach you common sense in MBA school. They just taught you the six sigma approach to nowhere fast!! Keep on counting your beans and wigits, keep on micro managing and see where that gets your company. Just a workforce afraid to have an opinion, no morale, no enthusiasm, just going thru the motions...til the A players find greener pastures.


  2. "It's a big place, so your experience may be different depending on who you work for and/or with"

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    Current Employee - Director in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Director in Hartford, CT
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    very stable company that is well positioned in the industry

    Cons

    under pay... make sure you are very happy with your comp before you get in because they typically pay on 90% to market

    Advice to Management

    there is some dead weight in the organization and management doesn't have the backbone to address it. As well, there is so much red tape in the org, it's a wonder anything gets done at all... smaller companies can move so much faster and once they understand the business model, look out...


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