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"Great company with little advancement opportunity"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Diamond Bar, CA
Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Diamond Bar, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Travelers full-time

Pros

Good benefits, medical (covered at 90% or greater) , dental, vision, prescription medications pension plan, 4 weeks paid time off per year. Claims system is reliable and adequate to perform the job. The overall culture of the organization is conservative. The dress code is business /casual and most people lean towards business. This place is very corporate so be prepared for the usual politics and games that have to be played in order to improve your standing with the office/company.

Cons

This office has some (not all) not so talented supervisors which leaves a lot of talented adjusters, etc without any opportunity for advancement. After working here long enough it is clear that upper management should be aware of the lack of talent in some of their line supervisors, however, I have yet to see them address this issue. Also turnover is relatively high in this office. This should not be the case as the company offers stellar benefits (see pros), It makes no sense to hire so many people and you cannot develop and retain their talent. No bottled water, cups or coffee.

Advice to Management

As previously stated by another poster management should consider filling internal opportunities within.

Other Employee Reviews for Travelers

  1. Helpful (8)

    "Travelers has no regard for loyal baby boomers & chooses to retain novices over employees with seniority."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claims Representative in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Claims Representative in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers. It is a good place for young college graduates who are entering the work force.

    Cons

    Most employees who have worked for Travelers for a long time are let go before being able to retire. Hardly anyone retires at Travelers, and those who have are not long-term employees. There is too much unwarranted micromanagement and negativity. The stress caused is unhealthy for most employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get get rid of the salary and ranking scale. Ranking does not encourage teamwork. ALL employees want to feel appreciated and respected. Please keep in mind employees are people & not numbers; they are also consumers. Only concentrating on the numbers encourages dishonesty.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "used to be a good employer but not any longer..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claim Adjuster in Middleboro, MA
    Former Employee - Claim Adjuster in Middleboro, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Travelers is a large company (stability) with good benefits, vacation and sick time, 401K etc. During my tenure they offered flexible work schedules and part time work.

    Cons

    They don't seem to value their employees. In particular, it appears that long-term employees with higher salaries are being harassed and forced out for perceived "performance issues". I left in 2005 prior to a "mass exodus" of "poor performers". They also did away with flex and part time hours which is a shame for working mothers.

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