The Hartford

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Great in the beginning but it is a shrinking company.

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Former Employee - IT Professional  in  Hartford, CT (US)
Former Employee - IT Professional in Hartford, CT (US)

Pros

Good compensation. Work from home available in many areas. Great co-workers.

Cons

This is a shrinking company which has and continues to let go hundreds of people in the past several years to offshore companies or by virtue of divestiture. The threat of being laid off is constant and affects employees morale.
There are little to no advancement opportunities, especially for women. Gender bias was a frequent observation.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be careful to monitor the quality of service being delivered to the customer in the midst of transformation.
When a company is shrinking at the rate HIG is this may be difficult but make attempts, even if small, to provide opportunities for advancement.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Used to be good but since 2008, morale and employee-treatment parallels their stock price

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people are friendly and generally good to work with. Work-from-home capabilities is nice.

    Cons

    Computer tracking, even for salaried employees. Outsourcing. Poor management decisions. "Manager musical chairs." The executive leadership members are entirely different than 3 years ago, as everyone has left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your employees and shareholders happy otherwise you will continue on your demise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Inside Sales

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    Former Employee - Insurance Sales  in  Santee, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Insurance Sales in Santee, CA (US)

    Pros

    Casual Dress, People always willing to help, Benefits, Earning potential

    Cons

    Pay could be better, they make you think during interviewing that you will be training for 4 months which is correct however the first two weeks you are there you are studying for the property and casualty test. It is virtual training and not in a classroom setting. If you dont pass you will be let go. TOO MUCH PRESSURE

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IF you want your new employees to succeed put them in a classroom environment for training so they can learn together bounce ideas from one another and ask questions if they need clarification.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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