The Hartford

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The Hartford Reviews

Updated 6 March 2015
Updated 6 March 2015
721 Reviews
3.2
721 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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Employee 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.  

    Great experience for interns and young professionals.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Claims Adjuster in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Intern - Claims Adjuster in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I worked at The Hartford as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Gave a great exposure to the insurance process, specifically claims adjusting. Showed the new hires and interns the ethical concerns when adjusting claims, as well as how to properly indemnify the customer. Paid time off is good, compensation is sufficient.

    Cons

    Takes a lot of time to move up in claims division, and unless you go management route, pay will likely never be 6-figure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the promotion of hard workers. Give more incentive to work hard and handle claims in timely manner

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Iconic brand on the right path.

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

    I have been working at The Hartford

    Pros

    Nice people, family/community feel, career growth opportunities for most.

    Cons

    Need to make the company feel more contemporary (the leadership team is working on that).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We have many deep technical and operational leaders at the top which is great. But we need them to keep inspiring all employees also. Keep pushing our growth agenda hard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I am a former employee

    • 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

    Was able to advance easily

    Cons

    You ate just a number

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to o your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Actuarial Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Hartford

    Pros

    Large actuarial student program - good support for exams.

    Cons

    Largely located in Hartford, CT. Not a lot of opportunity to transfer to Boston or NYC.

  8.  

    Small Commercial Renewal Underwriter

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Renewal Underwriter in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Renewal Underwriter in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I worked at The Hartford

    Pros

    Opportunity for personal growth, Opportunity to build skill sets needed for analytical jobs, employee relationships are positive, very helpful team members.

    Cons

    Unrealistic production goals, quality metrics are not consistently evaluated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work with good flexibility

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Windsor, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Windsor, CT (US)

    I worked at The Hartford full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay, bonus, and time off structure is great. The culture is good.

    Cons

    The company was downsizing constantly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your employees and reduce offshoring

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    The Hartford

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

    I worked at The Hartford

    Pros

    Very organized and structured Insurance Company with fair salary and good retirement plan and benefits. The Hartford has a solid well respected reputation.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance can be challenging due to high case loads and expectations, but is manageable the majority of the time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    HR Director

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Charlotte, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Professional organization, with good benefits.

    Cons

    Company is too matrix managed with limited growth opportunity for middle management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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