The Hartford Reviews | Glassdoor

The Hartford Reviews

Updated October 20, 2018
1,704 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.7
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
The Hartford CEO Christopher Swift
Christopher Swift
575 Ratings

1,704 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • "Some added benefits of working at The Hartford include the work/life balance" (in 174 reviews)

  • "Lots of flexibility, good work from home options and a casual environment" (in 110 reviews)

Cons
More Pros and Cons

  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (22)

    "The Hartford is an amazing place to work at"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Hartford full-time

    Pros

    TheHartford has surpassed my expectations and is by far the best company I have worked with. It has the most supportive management I have ever had who gives very high importance to individual's career growth . Surprised at how willing the busy leaders are in mentoring upcoming resources.

    Cons

    I did not find any issues so far


  2. "Mgr Database Management"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Database Manager in Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - Database Manager in Windsor, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great values and Ethics, opportunities to grow your career, respect the Diversity , Value the work life balance, good compensation and benefits. Treat everyone with respect and dignity. Very customer focused . Adopting latest and newest in Technology

    Cons

    None that I could think of

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Why you should strongly be considering The Hartford as your next Employer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Commercial Lines in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Director, Commercial Lines in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Hartford full-time

    Pros

    Highly ethical company, recognized 12 times by Ethisphere.

    Highly focused leadership that is taking this company in the right direction. I see it in the decisions they are making & the outcomes. Where we are today, and the bright future we're heading towards, are testimonies to how effective they have been.

    The Hartford has always been an active community partner & it is something we’re all proud of!

    HIG is really supportive of its employees. They offer a challenging work environment, flexible work arrangements, a comprehensive & I think rather valuable benefit plan. They pay a portion of costs & also contribute to your 401k & health spending acct. HIG truly values diversity & inclusion, and they are very proactive in recognizing talent, offering plenty of opportunity for development and advancement. This is a safe, welcoming & supportive work environment for everyone!

    I've worked for The Hartford since 1997. I truly feel like I am part of something and make a difference through what I do, and how I do it. I know that what I've done in the past & how Hartford leverages me today aligns with its business direction & plans. This adds such incredible value to the work experience and I think it is a rare opportunity. I feel respected, sought after, for all that I bring to the table. Everyone can expect the same from The Hartford: you perform, you are valued, you are recognized, you will advance.

    I am not interested in even considering a position anywhere else - and not because this is "familiar", or because this is "comfortable". It is because I am valued, challenged every day (and in the right way!) and highly satisfied.

    Cons

    The biggest downside to me has been working in Hartford CT itself. (Current position required move.) I do understand the need to have certain positions situated in the home office, and it is a great experience - so don't let this stop you!

    I've seen a lot of lay-offs (expense cutting initiatives) over the years. That's not a con specific to HIG - it's a risk at any company, really, but bears mentioning. I will add Hartford does try to place employees elsewhere internally if there is a fit.

    The decision making process has always been a struggle as long as I've worked here. HIG has tried various programs to help improve the process and make people feel more empowered but I think we still struggle here.

    Settling on a decision, rather than taking reasonable risks that lead to better outcomes - that is still failure & folks lose sight of that more often than I'd like to see/experience.


  4. "Premium Audit"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Hartford full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work that has developed me in many ways over the year.

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Small Commercial Underwriting Assistant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Small Commercial UW Assistant in South Windsor, CT
    Former Employee - Small Commercial UW Assistant in South Windsor, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Hartford full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The training is wonderful and the benefits where ok

    Cons

    They purge too much and don't care about their employees Like Ramni did.

    Advice to Management

    know your employees more and stop moving them around and changing managers so much. Be willing to work with employees for work life balance.


  6. "Great Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Hartford full-time

    Pros

    Great company and great leadership. They truly care about the people.

    Cons

    Headquarters location (Hartford, CT) is not prime for me. Some folks like the surrounding suburbs.


  7. "Medical Case Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - MCM in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - MCM in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from Home, great pay and benefits

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Great job!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Hartford claims"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Claims in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Claims in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Hartford (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very ethical, great benefits, continuous improvement

    Cons

    Workload is not balanced, high-stress environment


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Pretty decent place to work!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Work Schedules
    Agile Work Environments
    Diversity
    Pay/Benefits/Vacation Time
    A lot of job mobility

    Cons

    Early career development individuals seem to work their way up the ladder much faster than people who have been here for far longer and have the work experience and business knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on career development for mid level professionals as much as you do for the early career folks


  10. Helpful (1)

    "VP"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Financial strength; cultural values are real: ethical accountability, collaborative, respectful, innovative, regard for talent and specialization; career aspirations path development and mentoring; healthy customer culture

    Cons

    Strong ERG's and commitment to diversity- but we still need to improve this @ leadership and next gen talent

    Advice to Management

    Continue strategic leadership and focus on financials, customers and employees


Showing 1,704 of 1,764 reviews
Reset Filters