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The Hartford Reviews

Updated 28 January 2015
Updated 28 January 2015
697 Reviews
3.2
697 Reviews
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The Hartford CEO Christopher Swift
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good work - life balance - many times you could work from home when needed (in 70 reviews)

  • Benefits are above par, ability to work from home occasionally is a plus (in 46 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance doesn't mean working from home is a good thing in many cases (in 34 reviews)

  • If you're in a call center, good luck getting your time off approved (in 23 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Lead in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Regional Lead in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Managed application worth $1B development project of high performance and availability model for insurance sector.
    Handled on shore project, established a relationship with Japanese client and team.
    Worked in this particular project which involved data migration from oracle 9i to SQL Server 2000.

    Cons

    Flexible Environment
    Worked in this particular project which involved data migration from oracle 9i to SQL Server 2000.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flex Environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    No Professional approach and planing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Hartford

    Pros

    Good Salary Package as compared to the exsiting companies.
    There is impact of western culture, which has little pressure as compared to other local companies in Japan.

    Cons

    Job Inconsistency
    No career growth
    No future planing
    Poor Management
    Bad work culture
    langauge / comunication is a problem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lot of Improvement is required in management approach and future planing

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - LTD Claims Analyst in Bloomington, MN (US)
    Current Employee - LTD Claims Analyst in Bloomington, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits: 6% 401 K match; can roll over your HSA account year after year and the company contributes $400 to it each year, start with 19 days of PTO, get another 5 going into your 4th year, and can also purchase a week and have the option to sell it back right before Christmas for extra cash, great managers, good coworkers, annual bonuses, good work environment, everyone is willing to help each other out

    Cons

    annual merit increases are pretty minimal, slightly lower compensation (it seems like) than other Group Benefits insurance companies, have to work on Christmas Eve day unless you're one of the lucky ones who can use PTO that day, no company parties or fun events, occasionally free lunch but pretty minimal perks (besides annual bonuses which are great!), pretty quiet and boring office atmosphere but i imagine that is the case in most insurance companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote internally, be flexible, don't skip one on one monthly meetings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome enviorment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I have been working at The Hartford full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, benfites, enviorment, coworkers

    Cons

    Not many sometimes the workload

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Premium Auditor in Hartford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Premium Auditor in Hartford, CT (US)

    I have been working at The Hartford

    Pros

    Management cares about the employees. The best part of the job is the work life balance. 40 hours a week, and work stays at work.

    Cons

    Upward promotion is difficult since upper management is entrenched. The company is a little top heavy so it can be frusterating waiting to get promoted. There aren't enough spots.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    New Hire

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Hartford

    Pros

    The Hartford has a great work environment and promotes work-life balance

    Cons

    Not all positions have locations nationwide

  8.  

    The Hartford was a great place to learn about insurance and insurance finance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - FLDP Intern
    Former Employee - FLDP Intern

    I worked at The Hartford

    Pros

    great atmosphere to work and learn- very supportive and welcoming culture. Glad I was able to have the experience

    Cons

    out of date office space in the home office, however, they are currently renovating the entire space so this won't be an issue very long

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Big company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Actuarial Assistant in Hartford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Actuarial Assistant in Hartford, CT (US)

    I have been working at The Hartford full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Good personal growth potential.

    Cons

    Lot of bureaucracy. Not a great place to work if immediate boss does not appreciate--groups are insulated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for. Engaged and motivated employees and supportive management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Hartford

    Pros

    Flexibility, supportive management structure, competitive salaries, great benefits

    Cons

    Lots of change and attention needs to be paid to change management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Changing Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Hartford

    Pros

    good benefits, lots of opportunity

    Cons

    culture appears nice at the surface but can be a bit back stabbing

    Recommends

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