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"Poor morale, but good job"

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Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
Approves of CEO

Pros

Excellent Benefits
Constant Technology Improvements
Strong Financial Status
Large Company with Many Locations (More Opportunities Available)
Solid Senior Management Structure

Cons

Poor Morale of Workers
Not Much Corporate Culture
Not a Fun Place to Work
Subpar Middle Management
Easy to Get Discouraged with Little Direction Given at Times

Advice to Management

I suggest that management stop wasting money on tacky promotional items for staff and select their middle management more wisely.

Other Employee Reviews for Travelers

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Not your Father's Travelers- That's a Good Thing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Claim Professional in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Claim Professional in Melville, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Travelers is a prudent and disciplined place but far from sleepy or complacent. Prudence and discipline has given it the strength of a market leader. Yet, the place embraces the necessity of change. Residual silo issues remain, as do an element of backward longing employees- but the enterprise move forward and is exciting for those who see the bridge to the land of opportunity.

    Cons

    Profit margin opportunities in P&C insurance is thin, and to exceed expectations you need a skilled and motivated workforce that is committed to long term investment of time to get it right for the business. For many, that requires great sacrifice of work-life balance. For many who remember a less demanding culture before the St Paul - Travelers merger, those demands are a threat to an order whose failure they refuse to see and whose perpetuation they see as an entitlement. For those who survive and thrive- and there are more than a few- there are rewards.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of the pain of too much change too fast for some can be a distraction to the progress of the place to its future state.


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    "Good IT Opportunities if you are patient and skilled at influencing"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are great opportunities to learn how a large national company works
    Great place to practice political savvy
    Excellent financial performance

    Cons

    The company is highly silo'd
    The company tends to be risk averse and is therefore a slow decision maker
    Business unit heads do not work together with coordinated goals and objectives

    Advice to Management

    Senior leadership needs to work on incentivizing business unit heads to work with each other to share processes, people and goals. The company is way too silo'd and it's causing higher operating costs and lower effectiveness - just look at our expense ratio compared to our competitors.

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