Travelers Companies

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Travelers Companies Reviews

Updated 21 October 2014
Updated 21 October 2014
681 Reviews
3.4
681 Reviews
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Travelers Companies Chairman & CEO Jay S. Fishman
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442 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Most (though not all) managers are supportive of the HR line on work/life balance (in 43 reviews)

  • Great Benefits / Salary is at upper end for most all adjusting jobs (in 43 reviews)


Cons
  • There is zero work/life balance with micro-management of every aspect of the job (in 30 reviews)

  • Upper management says new tools are there to help but in fact cause three times more work (in 21 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Once proud and great St Paul

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    • 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 (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 place to work. No complaints.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Travelers Companies

    Pros

    Support/resources of large company.

    Cons

    Sometimes a little slow to adjust, due to the large size.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  3.  

    A good, solid company with good benfits.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Insurance Underwriter in Walnut Creek, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Insurance Underwriter in Walnut Creek, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Location, benefits (not salary), large company with many business units and opportunities.

    Cons

    Micro-management. Defending myself often. Management is trying, but paying for years of poor management.Salary is not fair and favortism is rapant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better support your employees on the floor; stop playing favorites; treat long time employees wirh more respect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    I learned a lot and were able to build a network.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Training Assistant in Saint Paul, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Training Assistant in Saint Paul, MN (US)

    I worked at Travelers Companies as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    They had a good program for interns and they really wanted to see you succeed, that is if you did well and were actively engaged.

    Cons

    Once you're done with the company you need to have good relationships to be able to get into a work/role in the company. If you didn't have good connections and you finished your internship, I would say that it is really hard to get into the company!

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Underwriting Intern in Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Underwriting Intern in Alpharetta, GA (US)

    I worked at Travelers Companies as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly and willing too help.

    Cons

    Very conservative in nature which can be a good and bad thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Travellers company is very well managed..

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Travelers Companies part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    they care about the employees and reward their hard work very well. They have great product and good customer service...

    Cons

    so far, i have not noticed much of con's except for some of the benefits.. they are good but different than what we used to have at Dominion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am looking forward to the bright future of this company in Canada...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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 (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
  9.  

    Favoritism is king

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Claim Manager in Diamond Bar, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Claim Manager in Diamond Bar, CA (US)

    I worked at Travelers Companies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay
    Lots of PTO
    Jean day Fridays
    Good benefits
    Great training

    Cons

    Not all in management should be there
    lots of nepotism
    lack of consistency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to place the human part back in business, numbers and KPI's arent everything.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Positive experience but typical senior leadership without a clue

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claim Adjuster in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Claim Adjuster in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Travelers Companies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Left you alone to do your job. Very little training if any at all if you have experience.

    Cons

    There is a lot of favortism. Pucker up if you want to get ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue and get out of your office. Lack of knowledge on the front lines.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to gain experience. Get the knowledge and move on before you burn out under the pressure.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Stable company with wonderful benefits. Their training programs are the best in the industry. This is a great place to start a career.

    Cons

    There is zero work/life balance with micro-management of every aspect of the job. Workers can expect to work very long hours to just meet minimum requirements. The job requirements change frequently and workloads increase with each change. The company has no loyalty to long term employees. They work their employees until they burn out and then push them out the door. 100% is considered the minimum goal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a great company that has lost sight of the value of their workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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