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The Hartford Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.0 541 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

The Hartford CEO Christopher Swift

Christopher Swift

(4 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • good work - life balance - many times you could work from home when needed(in 55 reviews)

  • Work from home option can be available after a year or two also(in 37 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance doesn't mean working from home is a good thing in many cases(in 30 reviews)

  • It's best to start out in the call center but then move on from it after no more than 2 years(in 17 reviews)

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    If you're a managers teachers pet, you'll do fine

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proshas clout with the name recognition to those who don't know any better

    Consused to be an open caring inclusive environment until recently

    Advice to Senior Managementnot enough space here

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

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    Disappointed

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNone really, the vacation time is sufficient. Work at home is available, but not offered any longer. Really. Don't think there is any pros

    ConsManagement / Team-leads are passive aggressive and angry vindictive people willing to destroy this company to settle their personal agendas.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReplace team leads / try training management to manage employees. Remember your front line employees speak with your customers, so maybe it might not be appropriate for your team leads to be mentally abusive to their employees. After all it's those employees who are the face of the Hartford, or have you forgot that.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    terrible

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosthe company benefits are great

    Consno one is a team player

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

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    Stale, old fashioned, passive aggressive company - covered in dust

    Assistant Vice President/Director (Former Employee) Hartford, CT (US)

    ProsIt's a great place to work because you'll have lots of horror stories to share with many other former Hartford employees at cocktail parties!

    ConsTerrible, passive aggressive corporate culture. Miserable managers and executives and are angry that their stock has fallen from $103 a share (2007-2008) to current $35(2014) levels. Many are under water with their mortgages / home values in Connecticut and can't leave. Current executive team has not been able to "shock" the company and reinvigorate its business lines - even with large sell offs. The company has been moving from "life support" to "hospice" gradually over the past few years. Truly a company that has seen its glory days. Time to buy a coffin and hold the funeral - it's starting to stink!

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake up! Same old same old ain't gonna get you nowhere! The company needs to purge itself of layers of "Kool aid drinking" staffers that guard against change. Not open to new ideas - or people from different corporate cultures. That place is chocking on its own red tape!

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

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    Soured, betrayed, hurt, disappointed

    Anonymous (Current Employee)

    ProsNone, anymore. You have to sk up ( sell your soul) to mgmnt to move up

    ConsMgmnt lies about "teamwork". The "little people" are underpaid and underappreciated. Yet they do the work necessary for their higher paid and better paid/treated co-workers in the same dept. My impression is that Liam is making all these changes, selling off parts of the company, "RIF"-ing to male only himself look good, get the extreme raises, then I bet my entire raise ( which was zero.......) that he will quit in about 3 years. He will have more money than God with which to retire. And the 20,000 people left in his wake, will suffer the consequences of his actions. Thank goodness I believe in Karma. I will survive the evil and darkness in his soul. Do not ever apply for a job at The Mighty Hartford, please......... Go elsewhere. Thank you for reading my review.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease help me to understand: $495 Million dollar profit, Liam gets a 64% raise of $16.1 Million dollars, and this year I got a zero bonus and a zero % raise. Could some one in Home Office please reply to this to help me understand? I have worked over 30 years , 8 different employers, and have NEVER NOT received a raise. I have received several awards at The Hartford, yet this year, the pool of money allotted went to the higher salaried workers in my dept.

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

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    The Ending of a Proud Insurance Company.

    Senior Claims Examiner (Current Employee) Hartford, CT (US)

    ProsGreat Name Recognition and long history in the Insurance Field.

    ConsExtreme micromanagement. CEO pushing to offshore as many jobs as possible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop sending American jobs offshore.

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

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    horrible

    Database Administrator (Former Employee) Fort Washington, PA (US)

    Prosnone there are no pro things

    Conshorrible mgrs who tried to fire me after my heart attack and only stopped when their layers told them i had a great case to sue them

    Advice to Senior Managementreap what you sow

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

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    Micromanaged epic fail when it comes to managing Nurses!

    Case Manager/Clinical Intake (Current Employee) Bloomington, MN (US)

    ProsFamily Medical Leave is decent.

    ConsWhere to start with the Short term disability clinical intake dept & Case management for STD? When you do not have staff managing this dept who have clinical experience nurses and or doctors it becomes very difficult when you are trying to explain calls and policy issues relating to your clinical insight. Pushing calls through and not being able to take the time to really asses the clinical background and information leads to stress. It's my liscense on the line not there's so they could give a hoot in caring about the people "we have empathy for." I have now moved on and I think 75% of the nurses in the existing dept have as well. Case management is a joke when you cannot practice like a nurse.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave nurses as mangers?...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Morale is still as low as can possibly be.

    Director (Former Employee) Hartford, CT (US)

    ProsThose reasons do not exist anymore, unfortunately. The employees who remain saw how they forced out long term age 50+ ees under the guise of a gun-to-the-head medical offer. The amazing talent that has left that once-great company is plain mind-boggling. And the upper management doesn't even know it bc they are too busy picking up pennies from the floor.

    ConsAs a public company, HIG is owned by its shareholders, NOT its employees nor its customers. Therefore, ALL decisions are made to benefit the shareholders. There is a much reduced regard for customers and hardly any regard for employees. Buy the stock, but don't work there. It's just not worth your mental health.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop SAYING how important work/life balance is, and start helping your employees ATTAIN IT.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    bad company stay away they will cheat you out your money

    Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD (US)

    Prosdon't work don't deal with them bad company

    Consbad company they will cheat people out money

    Advice to Senior Managementbe fair and honest your business will do better

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

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