Travelers Companies

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Travelers Companies Reviews

Updated 29 September, 2014
Updated 29 September, 2014
672 Reviews
3.4
672 Reviews
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Travelers Companies Chairman & CEO Jay S. Fishman
Jay S. Fishman
439 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 44 reviews)


Cons
  • they pretend to care about work/life balance but the real agenda is focus on numbers (in 30 reviews)

  • There is no work life balance, although they continually stress that it exists (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Culture not much Advancement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at Travelers Companies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The environment and culture in our department was great, there was a perfect balance of work and life. It felt like a family and it made it difficult to leave. The work was consistent and the company doesn't like to fire people so they will find a new position for you if you need more to do. They also value go-getters so the more confident you are the better off you'll be.

    Cons

    With most people having been there for 5 years+ there is not much room for advancement. You can get a "senior" in front of your title but not a change in position. The benefits is alright but compared to other companies, it's not much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to manage, some people see your relaxed attitude and take advantage of it. The favoritism is obvious to everyone and sometimes they are deserved but please learn to value those who are loyal and doing great work as well.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not in tune with what employees want and need. I would be a better employee if I had more work life balance.

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    • 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

    I cannot think of any positives that differentiate travelers from other companies.

    Cons

    Work you to the bone and expect you to give up your life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    very good experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

    I have been working at Travelers Companies full-time

    Pros

    Small office, nice people, good benefits

    Cons

    the Toronto office is closing.
    doesn't promote education

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  5.  

    There is nothing to say.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent  in  Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent in Mississauga, ON

    I have been working at Travelers Companies

    Pros

    The only pro to this job was that i got to work only on a partime basis.

    Cons

    Benefits,workload, pay, hours, and training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the program. Try to be more open-minded and not so discriminatory.

    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 for less than a 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.  

    Good Work Culture

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    • 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
  8.  

    Great company with many opportunities for those willing to work

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    • 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
  9.  

    Operations Director in Field Business Center

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    • 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
  10.  

    Very comfortable environment.

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    • 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
  11.  

    Worked as a Summer Intern for Travelers

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    • 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

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