The Hartford
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The Hartford Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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3.0 493 reviews

                             

58% Approve of the CEO

The Hartford Chairman, President, and CEO Liam McGee

Liam McGee

(236 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The flexibility and work/life balance is fantastic within the department"
    in 44 reviews
  • "Lots of opportunity for upward movement and opportunities to work from home"
    in 27 reviews
Cons:
  • "Absolutely no work/life balance in Finance with very limited career advancement opportunities"
    in 25 reviews
  • "It's best to start out in the call center but then move on from it after no more than 2 years"
    in 15 reviews
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Accomplished quite by managing transformational initiatives.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at The Hartford

ProsIf you are a hardworking person with innovative ideas and get a good manager then you will get a chance to put you ideas into practice

ConsReally not much except that it depends on your manager. Some may have been there quite a bit and have difficulties with the generational changes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Some of the same things that made it great, are what are now dragging it down.

Product Analyst (Former Employee)
Hartford, CT (US)

I worked at The Hartford full-time for more than 8 years

ProsFantastic benefits, but they are slowly being reduced, or removed altogether. Used to be very good job security, but now outsourcing and cost cutting is the name of the game. Which I normally wouldn't mid AS much (survival of the fittest in my eyes) however, there is still a great deal of nepotism which means if you related to someone there and are an sub-par you get promoted, but if you aren't related you get put on an action plan. And no, I was never on an action plan, nor was I related to anyone there, I worked my tail off.

ConsOverly buerocratic and lethargic in its decision making processes, resistant to any "real" change, minor changes are long over due and do too little to deliver meaningful results. Once had a VP drop two f-bombs on me while he was berating MY professionalism of all things.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to take a long, soul searching look in the mirror regarding who you have, where you have them and do they REALLY belong there. Remember your employees are the customer facing people in your company and make the company great or terrible, so treat them well.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at The Hartford full-time for more than 5 years

ProsBenefits are good. Most people are professional and friendly.

ConsA bit top heavy. Lack of innovation. Ideas are not valued to the level it should be, although progress is being made. A lot of the "we've always done it that way" mentality which hurts innovation.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work.

Commercial Underwriter (Current Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

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

ProsWork/life balance is great. Company moving in the right direction

ConsCompany doesn't recognize personal growth goals.

Advice to Senior ManagementValues are there, in house promotion needs work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Hard Working Atmosphere

Senior Analyst (Current Employee)
Maitland, FL (US)

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

ProsGood recognition of achievement, lots of growth opportunities.

ConsCompensation for time worked, work/life balance.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Customer Service at it's most challenging

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at The Hartford full-time

ProsThey people and culture are awesome. The leadership team is exceptional. Pay, benefits, time off, in house promotions, remote work. You pretty much know what is expected of you. Good first job, entry level especially if you do not know what you want to do. Gain expierience with phones and basic office computer enviroment.

ConsUnrewarding, too stressful, growth is limited to vertical and that is not ideal for everyone, expectations sometimes seem unrealistic. It is not black and white which can be hard for some people.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Applications Developer (Current Employee)
Hartford, CT (US)

I have been working at The Hartford full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe company has been good to me. My career is on the rise and they are paying for me to go back to school.

ConsLots of changes of late but I am happy to still be here

Advice to Senior ManagementSome better raises would be nice.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Uneven

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at The Hartford full-time

ProsRemote work, future focus, transparent approaches

Consfrequent reorgs (which are potentially reaching a natural end), uneven communication

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure the benefits of the organization and exciting aspects cascade as fully as the work ethic and requirements.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good learning experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Hartford, CT (US)

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

ProsGood people to work with.

ConsStrategic direction and ability to change is limited.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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OK if you are young and inexperienced

Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Allentown, PA (US)

I worked at The Hartford full-time for more than a year

ProsVery flexible hours (call center) and options to work from home.

ConsUnprofessional atmosphere, no opportunities. OK for a first job but you wouldn't want to make a career of it.

Advice to Senior ManagementRealize that good employees are your best asset

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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