Travelers Companies

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Travelers Companies Reviews

Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
711 Reviews
3.4
711 Reviews
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Travelers Companies Chairman & CEO Jay S. Fishman
Jay S. Fishman
464 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Most (though not all) managers are supportive of the HR line on work/life balance (in 45 reviews)

  • Great Benefits / Salary is at upper end for most all adjusting jobs (in 44 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

    • 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 (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.  

    Overall the company is great. Good benefits, compensation, environment, and good people.

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

    I have been working at Travelers Companies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, holidays, compensation, people.

    Cons

    Disconnect sometimes from home office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Travelers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Analyst in Windsor, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Product Analyst in Windsor, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    Awesome co-workers, great benefits, vacation time, training, and company values are by far the best..

    Cons

    There are no cons. Company pay was great!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Culture of impovement

    • 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

    Pros

    There are many good and smart people. Focus is on getting better all the time. Lots of opportunities to learn and to contribute. Management emphasis is properly on responsible profit.

    Cons

    Tight deadlines are used to motivate people. Management can try to do too much at once. Different parts of the business may not always work together.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Really nice company to work for.

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

    I have been working at Travelers Companies

    Pros

    Everything has producers and portal calls

    Cons

    Way to structured and hard to move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Na

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Underwriting Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bond & Financial Products Underwriting
    Former Employee - Bond & Financial Products Underwriting

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

    Pros

    Great company culture, expect to not work more than 40-50 hours a week. As an intern, they ask you don't exceed 40. IF you look for work, they'll give it to you and you're not doing busy work. I had a good relationship with my manager and team.

    Cons

    Sort of a polarized crowd age wise. People were typically 20-30 or 50+. Very conservative culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A financially solid co.

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits and overall culture. I believe it has a good upper mgmnt team.

    Cons

    Slow to move on it initiatives. The folks in the Hartford office seem to like to have their employees local therefore it shuts out job movement opportunities for employees working in other sites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open Up alternative work week. Be open to hire for all positions all over us. Not just Hartford..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to gain experience with great coworkers

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

    I worked at Travelers Companies as an intern

    Pros

    The best thing about working for Travelers was that they really emphasized work-life balance. I think it kept the energy level high and work product efficient. Everyone had an open doors policy and helped each other out. I really enjoyed going to work and interacting with the staff.

    Cons

    Since this is such a huge company, it's difficult to feel connected with the HR since they could not be directly reached except through the supervisors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great to incorporate more time between the supervisors and interns not just to receive feedback and self-improvement, but also to create company bonding.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    ITIP Intern role at Travelers

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

    I have been working at Travelers Companies as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great culture. Everybody is extremely helpful, and they do their best to make you feel comfortable. The work that is given to you is meaningful. The internship program in itself is great, as it provides you with mentoring as well as a many workshops, team building activities and networking opportunities with other interns. The paid housing is also a great benefit.

    Cons

    Hartford is a mediocre city. Also, Travelers can be too conservative at times. As with any other big company, the sheer size of the organization can be overwhelming and can get in the way of getting things done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company overall management suck

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

    I have been working at Travelers Companies

    Pros

    Benefifs, gym workers, parking working for a team

    Cons

    Pay is horrible and raises suck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do better

    Approves of CEO

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