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Travelers Companies Reviews

Updated 19 August 2014
Updated 19 August 2014
656 Reviews

3.3
656 Reviews
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Travelers Companies Chairman & CEO Jay S. Fishman
Jay S. Fishman
433 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

    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent rewarding job opportunity as a nurse case manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RN Nurse Case Manager  in  Nashville, TN (US)
    Current Employee - RN Nurse Case Manager in Nashville, TN (US)

    Pros

    Excellent working conditions, salary, benefits,etc

    Cons

    Advancement can be an issue

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Travelers Pricing Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Learning environment that encourage success.

    Cons

    Stressful and mundane at times.

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  5.  

    Losing talented people

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

    Pros

    Large corporation with stability and growth

    Cons

    Losing focus on customer service to satisfy metrics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees ideas of what works in the field

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good people, bad systems. Lots of opportunity, but easier if you are related to someone high up.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - 2vp  in  Hartford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - 2vp in Hartford, CT (US)

    Pros

    Large, financially sound, many offices, and opportunities.

    Cons

    Compensation favors new employees and leaves existing employees behind.
    Relatives get ahead faster.
    Puts office locations in the suburbs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should take a look at your current employees how are committed to the company (i.e. the millennials that didn't leave after 3-5 years) and make sure they are compensated commensurate with their peers. That's why we are leaving....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work with

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    a decent size of R&D. smart people. easy to work with. a lot of fun to work there. very well organized internship.

    Cons

    compensation is not quit competitive compared to other data analysis jobs in some other industries; but within the insurance industry it's just decent

  8.  

    Great employer with excellent benefits!

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

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment with bonus opportunities for star performers. Stock prices are climbing in the right direction providing security for retirement years. A great company to work for!

    Cons

    Plan to work hard- you will not survive here if you are not hard working and dedicated. Hard work is rewarded with bonuses but you will need to balance work/life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep lines of communication open.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Incredibly kind in times when you have non-employment trials

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

    Pros

    Family friendly, industry competitive PTO,

    Cons

    Can have its share of political by-plays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Buyers have more options than TRV. Your shareholders obviously are concerned with a 4% drop in value in one day when you announced your new pricing strategy. (July, 2014)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    People are friendly. Work is appreciated. Really care about personal development for its employees

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

    Pros

    The company cares about your personal development, career development, and offers you different career paths to try

    Cons

    Insurane could be somewhat strange to new comers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Positive, collaborative, and honest work culture!

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

    Pros

    Great leadership. Positive and supportive work culture. You become more valuable to the company with time invested! Company has great company values and helps you improve your character. Elite reputation.

    Cons

    Office work culture, so expect to spend quite some time on computer throughout your weekly shifts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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