I have been working at The Hartford full-time (More than a year)
-company cares about its employees
-benefits are very strong and attractive (401k savings, salary, pto all seem higher than industry average)
-management is approachable
-encouraging/supportive work environment/coaching environment
-many long term employees at the company (this is the biggest sign of a good company)
-technology/systems, though there is a lot of attention on improving these
Advice to Management
-keep taking employee surveys seriously
I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at The Hartford (Hartford, CT (US)) in September-2009.
Initial interview was with Personnel. They asked typical questions regarding past experience, education, why I wanted the job, why I would be good for it. The next series of interviews were with 3 different attorneys. They were all very relaxed and asked typical interview questions, nothing unusual. The atmosphere was very relaxed, the department and staff were very supportive and close knit. It was definitely a team environment.
I did not negotiate, accepted the offer.
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