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IT Business Analyst - Find somewhere else

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Business Analyst in Hartford, CT (US)
Former Employee - Business Analyst in Hartford, CT (US)

I worked at The Hartford full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Was great place to work before current management moved in from BofA. Good PTO, remote working and team building made it easy and fun to work there.

Cons

Constant layoffs of Corp IT and outsourcing to Indian consultants made work process almost impossible to control. Reduction in benefits and retirement plans and indecisive management motivated me to find another job. A 200 year old company decided that American workers are too expensive and their knowledge of the business and its system development have no value. The senior management operates to please investment analysts vs. its customers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop managing to Wall Street expectations and keep Americans working in America.

Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Audit Manager

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    Current Employee - Audit Manager
    Current Employee - Audit Manager

    I have been working at The Hartford full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good visibility into the organization. Great opportunities to learn and develop.

    Cons

    There is limited mobility within group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Addtional management training required.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Attempting to bring the company into the 21st century

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Consultant
    Current Employee - IT Consultant

    I have been working at The Hartford full-time

    Pros

    Using Lean to help streamline processes and procedures for efficiency and to cut cost.

    Cons

    * Top heavy (management)
    * Need to incorporate industry best practices into processes and procedures in all areas of the
       company.
    * Many employees resist change.
      When asked why a process/procedure cannot change, the answer is typically "because we've
      always done it this way".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Place "like" or "same" services for all Lines of Business and Enterprise in one area to provide the
      attention required and steamline processes and procedures according to industry standards and
      best practice.
    * Keep closer watch on Management.
      Sit in (or have someone do this for you that will provide true facts) on Planning discussions, Project
      meetings, IT meetings (Change, Incident, Problem, etc) and find out how the areas truly operate as
      opposed to the status that is reported to you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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