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Updated September 22, 2017
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The Hartford CEO Christopher Swift
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  1. "VP Business Development"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President Business Development in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Vice President Business Development in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Customer focused company; Excellent/engaged/approachable leadership at the CEO, President and EVP levels; Great career opportunities; Good learning and development options

    Cons

    work life balance can be off

    Advice to Management

    Focus on breakthrough strategies in addition to managing today's businesses tactically.


  2. "IT Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Hartford full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    * Company that is striving to be the best in the market for its LOB.
    * Committed leadership.
    * Employees fully engaged with the work and long term vision for the organization.

    Cons

    * There were instances when decisions looked like they were made with questionable facts.
    * Process should be an enabler not a drag on Programs.

    Advice to Management

    * Focus on people and enable them to succeed. You are getting there bt need more to be done.
    * Need more freedom for teams to take decisions and execution.

  3. "Innovation and Claims Grit is Rewarded"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Hartford full-time

    Pros

    You will have the opportunity to grow your career if you can demonstrate the ability to lead, communicate, have a team and customer focus mentality and be able to solve problems and innovate. Gaining lateral experience in different roles and lines of business is very important. If you do an excellent job at your role you will be rewarded with extra projects and responsibilities. Ultimately you own your career development and will have monthly coaching and feedback conversations with your supervisor.

    Cons

    Change and innovation is constant so you have to very adaptable. I don't think it's a con but you need the ability to be open to change.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "HIG Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is great. Progressive insurance company.

    Cons

    The insurance market is very competitive and HIG market share is impacting profits.


  5. "Mixed objectives"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Hartford full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ability to work from home.

    Cons

    Mixed messaging from management, unclear objectives.

    Advice to Management

    Clearer priorities.


  6. "Product Management Intern"

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    Former Employee - Product Management Intern in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Product Management Intern in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Hartford full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Given Multiple assignments, Great environment, Meaningful work, opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Better training programs needed for new employees


  7. "business analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Hartford full-time

    Pros

    I loved the people and the work I did

    Cons

    Company doesn't value employees. you are only a number.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Small commercial underwriter"

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    Current Employee - Snall Commercial Underwriter in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Snall Commercial Underwriter in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Initial training program is superior
    Same level coworkers are a pleasure to work with
    Technology used is ahead of the market creates ease of doing business

    Cons

    Pay lower than the market
    Overworked/high stress
    Poor management
    No work life balance
    Company does not value their employees at all
    Culture mirrors high school environment

    Advice to Management

    Value/pay your employees and they won't leave the company


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great environment, not so great pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The working environment at The Hartford is the best I've ever experienced. It's a true team culture which also provides support for learning opportunities

    Cons

    Annual pay and bonus structure are lower than comparable roles in the industry

    Advice to Management

    Offer better pay structure. The tier system is not fair to talent, as individuals can be at the top of their bracket and still not be sufficiently paid for their work. For the more than a decade I've been with HIG, this has consistently been a leading cause for attrition.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, room to grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - LTD Ability Analyst in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - LTD Ability Analyst in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Hartford full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Hartford believes in employee growth and training students fresh out of college. I appreciate the investment the hartford made in my personal and career growth! Good PTO request system, fair salary

    Cons

    Salary increases generally come from bonuses, not yearly increases


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