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"TRAVELERS PURGES EMPLOYEES WHO ARE OVER 50 AND NEVER PAYS SEVERANCE"

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Current Employee - Counsel in New York, NY
Current Employee - Counsel in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Throughout my career at Travelers, my co-workers have always been really talented, really great people and I felt it was a privilege to work with them. I was always proud of the work we did and proud of what we accomplished together.

Cons

The "new" Travelers culture introduced by Jay Fishman after the St. Paul merger is that nothing an employee can do is right, nothing an employee can do is ever enough, no result - no matter how great - is immune from "constructive" criticism, etc. In short, a truly toxic atmosphere has been created in what used to be an absolutely marvelous place to work. The individuals responsible for this choice in Home Office must have sold their souls to the devil to agree to this. I wonder if they would approve this management approach if members of their own families were treated the way Travelers' employees are treated? Back before the atmosphere was poisoned by the "Progressive" style of (mis-)management, I was willing to walk barefoot on ground glass to help my department excel. But Jay Fishman's poisonous approach to producing the appearance of profits has made that a thing of the past. And speaking of the past, you better not stay too long. If you're over 50 and you're not a politically connected manager, you'll be "managed out" no matter how good your work is. If you're a politically connected knucklehead, you can stay forever. But when Travelers tried to manage out the best in the business, which required total dishonesty on the part of the "reviewers," they hit a few speed bumps - namely the EEOC. The Feds are on to them, so stay tuned!

Advice to Management

Travelers is being audited and "file reviewed" to death. Hire the best in the business, let them actually WORK, then review them honestly. Oh, and one more thing: fire half the managers. They're doing you more harm than good.

Other Employee Reviews for Travelers

  1. "Great Employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management is approachable and human. There is a strong pool of knowledgeable folks and generally the work atmosphere is positive

    Cons

    workload is heavy and the job is stressful. we have so many individuals to direct and when staffing is needed, it is impossible to meet our needs

    Advice to Management

    Like the opportunities; thanks for the environment; decrease the workload so we can get it done - need more balance


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Overworked and not enough pay"

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    Current Employee - Senior Claims Representative in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Claims Representative in Saint Paul, MN
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big name reputation with great benefits and a nice corporate culture. Ability to change career paths within the organization. Steady work in the recession

    Cons

    While company trying to keep expenses down, claims people are way over worked and under paid. This is affecting customer service to our clients as service is not timely

    Advice to Management

    The job is decent if not so overworked. Hire more claims people and give the company a boost in customer service ratings and satisfaction

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