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
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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.  

    Culture of impovement

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  2.  

    Travellers company is very well managed..

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Toronto, ON

    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
  3.  

    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 (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
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  5.  

    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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    • 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
  6.  

    very good experience

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    • 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

  7.  

    There is nothing to say.

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    • 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
  8.  

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

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    • 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
  9.  

    Travelers

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    • 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
  10.  

    Really nice company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Underwriting Intern

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    • Culture & Values
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    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

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