Travelers Companies

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Travelers Companies Reviews

Updated 23 September 2014
Updated 23 September 2014
668 Reviews
3.3
668 Reviews
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Travelers Companies Chairman & CEO Jay S. Fishman
Jay S. Fishman
436 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Most (though not all) managers are supportive of the HR line on work/life balance (in 40 reviews)

  • Great Benefits / Salary is at upper end for most all adjusting jobs (in 42 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no work life balance, although they continually stress that it exists (in 27 reviews)

  • Micromanage, no work life balance, ridiculous work load (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Once proud and great St Paul

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Underwriter  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Underwriter in London, England

    I have been working at Travelers Companies full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Erm... It is ok finding a parking space at the office and, erm.... the sandwich company that does the rounds each day sells hot soup!

    Cons

    Joined the company when it was The St Paul in the early 2000s, at which point there was an atmosphere of creativity, encouragement and above all empowerment. Employees efforts and results were rewarded and appreciated. Along comes Travelers and.. oh dear.. Talk about dragging a once proud and great company through the muck. An underwriting unit can make as much money as you like and any excuse will be used not to reward.. Creativity is stifled due to extreme internal bureaucracy (officially termed 'collaboration'), a blame culture is well and truly present with the burgeoning and bloated management structure covering their backs 24/7. Oh, did I mention the insufferable management buzz-words and phrases bandied around the place with soviet style hypocricy such as 'leveraging our talent advantage', 'reaching out to us' and of course 'collaborative approach'. This is even before I have began to start on the recent and disasterous reorganisation. Oh dear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your employees on a plain and simple level and lets make the company what it once was.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Work Culture

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

    I have been working at Travelers Companies full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Management has always advocated education, taking advantage of new opportunities. Generous benefits. Flexible scheduling. Not stingy with vacation

    Cons

    Ca be slow moving. Typical red tape associated with large companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Operations Director in Field Business Center

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

    I have been working at Travelers Companies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Culture - very supportive. People work HARD at Travelers but value family and have fun.

    Cons

    It's a BIG company so change is SLOWWWWWWW.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bonuses are fantastic for high performers. Salary increases are not so great. There should be more consideration made for nursing moms in the way of nursing rooms and such. Parking can be a challenge in some locations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company with many opportunities for those willing to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Travelers Companies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, culture, and opportunities are all above average

    Cons

    None at this time from my view

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very comfortable environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advanced Analytics Intern  in  Hartford, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Advanced Analytics Intern in Hartford, CT (US)

    I worked at Travelers Companies as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    They have a lot of training classes and sources. Everyone is encouraged to take some time from work to learn something useful.

    Cons

    Slow path of promotions. So many of the employees decide to leave after 2 or 3 years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Worked as a Summer Intern for Travelers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Intern  in  Saint Paul, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Saint Paul, MN (US)

    I have been working at Travelers Companies as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Travelers was very accommodating to my personal schedule. Dress was casual. My manager went above and beyond to help with my job and mentor me.

    Cons

    Travelers is a large company that isn't changing anytime soon. If you are looking for a company on the cutting edge of modern growth, this is not the company - or industry - for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place. Cat team tough to get off once on

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

    I have been working at Travelers Companies full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and well compensated in claim

    Cons

    Tough to get off CAT team and back local
    Bureacratic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees that put in their time and are high performers a little better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Travelers has a nice facility with welcoming and friendly employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant  in  Richardson, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Richardson, TX (US)

    I have been working at Travelers Companies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Travelers is a great company with endless opportunities.

    Cons

    Hard to become employed but once you are in, the sky is the limit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have not technically started working there yet.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Company that actually cares!

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

    I have been working at Travelers Companies full-time

    Pros

    Travelers actually cares about their employees and their success. It is mandatory for you to have a career plan, and they provide many opportunities for learning and advancement.

    Cons

    Nothing to say at the moment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nil

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Pretty decent job with good benefits and hours.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Return to Work Nurse Case Manager  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Return to Work Nurse Case Manager in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at Travelers Companies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work environment with good hours, benefits, and no on-call, you can leave work at work. The pay is decent and you have some flexibility with hours. Dress is business casual.

    Cons

    Sticklers for time management/billing. Much of the review process is opinion-based. An ordinary person has little room for advancement. Very little done for morale/team building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A company should not promote those who didn't perform well. Difficult to take people seriously or respect their position of authority if you do not respect their work ethic as a colleague. Little things like casual Fridays does a lot to help morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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