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Travelers Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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Travelers Chief Executive Officer Alan D. Schnitzer
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  • Claims demands make work life balance a challenge (in 71 reviews)

  • There simply is no work-life balance if you want to succeed here (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (16)

    "Great Culture, Incredible Opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees genuinely love what they do. Management is open to change and thought leaders are willing to drive it. Your voice matters and you are urged to come to the table with new ideas. While the industry can be slow moving, Travelers is constantly making the effort to make progressive strides. This is a company that has established itself in the market place but refuses to become complacent.

    Cons

    No cons in my experience thus far. Travelers was absolutely the right choice for me.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the members of your team. Change can be intimidating but unchartered territory is also exciting!


  2. "Inconsistent Compensation"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and work-life balance

    Cons

    Having worked in HR for several years, I was able to see compensation across the enterprise. Vast pay inequities exist across the organization. New employees will usually benefit from higher salaries when joining the firm. However, long-standing employees, even when strong performers, aren't acknowledged with sufficient raises.

    Advice to Management

    Please pay your employees accordingly. The company is doing well financially and the stock price is strong. There is no reason why the company cannot take better care of their employees financially. Please update your salary surveys across the board.


  3. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Travelers full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits but thats about it

    Cons

    The culture is extremely adversarial, what they underwriters say goes. Depending on your department there isn't much room for advancement


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  5. "Solid Performer with Great People"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Travelers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Solid in market place
    Clear vision and mission
    Relationship based, collaborative culture

    Cons

    Slow pace
    Not a lot of movement because people are happy

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve decision making methodologies and effectiveness


  6. "Account Manager"

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

    I have been working at Travelers full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Benefits are a lot better than most. They pay a competitive salary. Built lasting relationships.

    Cons

    In the middle of a lot of logistical changes right now and some employees are adversely effected.


  7. "Good Training but Limited Advancement"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Senior Director in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - IT Senior Director in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    exceptional training and focus on personal development

    Cons

    Very limited career opportunity, particular for employees not located in Hartford.

    Advice to Management

    There are a lot of talk about inclusion. Make it real.


  8. "Good choice for long term employee happiness"

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

    I have been working at Travelers full-time

    Pros

    Good people, Good work-life balance. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Parking situation sucks, but they help pay for bus passes!


  9. "Outside"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Travelers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good managers, pay and PTO.

    Cons

    I can't think of much.


  10. "Great Place to Work and Develop"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Travelers full-time

    Pros

    Employee centric culture, looking to provide opportunities and set a positive atmosphere.

    Cons

    Pay for performance means heavy work load and strong competition for advancement opportunities. Work-place amenities are not strong.


  11. "Average. Great work life balance. Very Political."

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    Former Employee - Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Travelers (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It allowed me to focus on my family during a busy time. Stable respected company. Travelers keeps Hartford alive with only a few other key employers.

    Cons

    Bonus for all employees under the 2VP level was much smaller than industry average. Payout difference between a top performer and a "meets" was less that 5%. So much of the job is positioning yourself to look good rather than actually delivering impactful work.

    Advice to Management

    Great performing company. Hard to watch the stock price soar year after year yet deliver the "contracting bonus pool" message again and again.


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