The Hartford Reviews

Updated 23 April 2015
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The Hartford CEO Christopher Swift
Christopher Swift
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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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Flex Environment

  2. No Professional approach and planing

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

    I worked at The Hartford

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Lot of Improvement is required in management approach and future planing

  3. Senior Internal Sales Rep

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Hartford

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great culture and people and opportunities.

    Cons

    Not much. Great overall experience.

    Advice to Management

    Continue helping employees advance

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  5. training

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

    I have been working at The Hartford

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    A lot of training is involved. You do a lot of training for your job before you start.

    Cons

    Pretty good so faR. New to the company.

  6. Great company

    • 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 full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    401k
    Flexible work schedule
    Great compensation package
    Ethics valued over profits

    Cons

    Not many cons I can think of. This is a great company to work for.

  7. Excellent Benefits & Vacation, Good Pay, Challenging/interesting work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commercial Underwriter in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Commercial Underwriter in San Antonio, TX (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's all about what position you're in. Specialty underwriting is very interesting. Many opportunities to promote. Many of my coworkers started off in service ops and promoted up to underwriting. Best in industry training program for underwriting. If you become an underwriter here, don't be afraid of specialty opportunities like Tech and Life Science, Sales UW, etc.

    Cons

    It's a large company so it can be political and bureaucratic at times - to be expected and no worse than any other conpany I've worked at.

    Advice to Management

    Salaries are good, but some competitors offer more to experienced professionals. Increase salaries to keep more experienced talent.

  8. customer service

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Freelancer - Customer Service in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Current Freelancer - Customer Service in San Antonio, TX (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent training program & great benefits. If you are someone who wants a stable job, consistent hours, and being a part of The Hartford's awesome history/reputation, this is the place for you

    Cons

    unfortunately, it has the lowest pay in the industry, hence the extremely high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    More in regards to marketing - it's very difficult to understand people screaming to stop sending them "junk mail", most of the time, you don't even have a chance to take them off the solicitation

  9. Service Operations

    • 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 full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people to work, very motivated and dedicated, but slightly conservative in outlook. Good salary overall and opportunities to advance in the Home office.

    Cons

    Can be very high pressure, "non-stop" in the call center operations. Very "corporate" environment.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for and appreciate greater individual differences and management styles.

  10. Oracle Developer

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

    I worked at The Hartford full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Flexible working. Ability to contribute to change in the team. Good bonuses and pay rises.

    Cons

    Seemed to be a lot of promoting to senior management of internal staff that were there the longest and were "yes" men rather than the most qualified.

    Advice to Management

    Continue what you are doing. Look at hiring for senior roles outside of the organisation rather than just hire those that are willing to agree with the loudest voice

  11. Cca

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CCA in Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - CCA in Alpharetta, GA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great environment. Great management. Excellent training and continuous training. Opportunity to work at home if available.

    Cons

    None at all. None that I can think of offhand what so ever. I have not had any negative experiences working here at all.

    Advice to Management

    None

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