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Keith

Manlius, NY

#1 Nov 18, 2009
OK - I have an offer to work for Hartford Insurance in New Hartford and I am concerned as I've heard some complain.

Is this a good company to work for and are the rumors of it leaving the area true?
Mr Tibbs

Costa Mesa, CA

#2 Nov 18, 2009
It can be. But sometimes not. They may or may not leave, we're not sure.
hope this helps.
Long Time Utican

Manlius, NY

#3 Nov 18, 2009
Keith wrote:
OK - I have an offer to work for Hartford Insurance in New Hartford and I am concerned as I've heard some complain.
Is this a good company to work for and are the rumors of it leaving the area true?
Keep your resume current!!!!! I retired from a professional position with the Hartford after working there for 23 years.

They do NOT care anything about their employees, they have extremely high standards, will find a reason for NOT giving you a raise at your next annual review, they fire people unjustly, and it is basically a "sweat shop". There are many other insurance places to work where you will enjoy your job - but NOT at the Hartford.

I wouldn't recommend my worst enemy to work there.
theydontcare

Rome, NY

#4 Nov 18, 2009
Long Time Utican wrote:
<quoted text>Keep your resume current!!!!! I retired from a professional position with the Hartford after working there for 23 years.
They do NOT care anything about their employees, they have extremely high standards, will find a reason for NOT giving you a raise at your next annual review, they fire people unjustly, and it is basically a "sweat shop". There are many other insurance places to work where you will enjoy your job - but NOT at the Hartford.
I wouldn't recommend my worst enemy to work there.
Utica National is no better..they are not releasing the health care cost until the employees sign the United Way donation cards..then they will hit them with the huge increase!
Long Time Utican

Manlius, NY

#5 Nov 18, 2009
theydontcare wrote:
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Utica National is no better..they are not releasing the health care cost until the employees sign the United Way donation cards..then they will hit them with the huge increase!
That is illegal!!!!!

The way around NOT signing up for weekly withdrawal from your paycheck is to donate an amount DIRECTLY to a charity of YOUR choice (even $10 is enough). That way, YOU get to decide who gets your hard earned money and Utica National does NOT have any more control over what is deducted from YOUR paycheck that YOU worked for. Good Luck - start counting the days down until YOU can retire!
whatever

Oneida, NY

#6 Nov 18, 2009
I think they are having their current employees train those in other countries so they will take the Americans jobs..... nice huh
Hartford Sux

Rome, NY

#7 Nov 18, 2009
whatever wrote:
I think they are having their current employees train those in other countries so they will take the Americans jobs..... nice huh
Yes that is true. Current employees have told me this! How disgusting is the hell-ford for doing that - sending jobs over-seas- AND having their own train them too! Thank you "Hartford" for helping the american people loose more jobs!! You should be ashamed!!
Hartford Mgt

Nedrow, NY

#8 Nov 18, 2009
As a member of management, I have to say that we are way behind the times. Most managers in the New Hartford office are 50+ women not educated beyond High School.(Not to mention they are all stuck in the 80's & 90's both in personal style and management approach. You wouldn't even know The Hartford offers dental insurance if you looked at their teeth. Anyway, for the most part the Managers mold their new managers so nothing ever seems to change there. The part about sending jobs over seas is 100% true. In fact I was asked to go over to India to support our training but only because I'm an American before an Hartford number....Employee I said no. But of course if I told them this I would be looked at as being negative. I appreciate being customer focused etc....but if The Hartford is going to succeed they have to start to focus on their employees again.
Utica National

New York, NY

#9 Nov 18, 2009
theydontcare wrote:
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Utica National is no better..they are not releasing the health care cost until the employees sign the United Way donation cards..then they will hit them with the huge increase!
Besides that spouses have already had to sign up at other businesses so you can not make an informed decision about your health care costs for next year. GO OBAMA Health care is a friggin mess in this country.
Long Time Utican

Manlius, NY

#10 Nov 18, 2009
Hartford Mgt wrote:
As a member of management, I have to say that we are way behind the times. Most managers in the New Hartford office are 50+ women not educated beyond High School.(Not to mention they are all stuck in the 80's & 90's both in personal style and management approach. You wouldn't even know The Hartford offers dental insurance if you looked at their teeth. Anyway, for the most part the Managers mold their new managers so nothing ever seems to change there. The part about sending jobs over seas is 100% true. In fact I was asked to go over to India to support our training but only because I'm an American before an Hartford number....Employee I said no. But of course if I told them this I would be looked at as being negative. I appreciate being customer focused etc....but if The Hartford is going to succeed they have to start to focus on their employees again.
You think and talk just like Management did before I retired 10 years ago! All "double talk" with no substance and still mouthing the same old garbage - blaming everything on the employees.

God Forbide if any one tells the truth and comes up with an idea to improve business - they are then called "being too negative" in going against the directives of Home Office.

Hartford will never change until they start listening to their employees for new ideas on how to attract the right type of business - and forgetting what the boys in the Ivory White Tower say to do. Mgm't forgets that it is the EMPLOYEES that attract the Agents to send in business - NOT THE MANAGEMENT!
Tower

AOL

#11 Nov 18, 2009
I wonder what Mike Austin will hafta say about all this?
Michael Austin

Syracuse, NY

#12 Nov 19, 2009
theydontcare wrote:
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Utica National is no better..they are not releasing the health care cost until the employees sign the United Way donation cards..then they will hit them with the huge increase!
You obviously weren't at the United Way employee meetings, where we were told that our health and life insurance costs are going up. I'm sure people will take that into account when they plan their charitable giving, but I also know that the people at Utica National and in the Utica area in general are very generous, and always willing to help a good cause.
Michael Austin

Syracuse, NY

#13 Nov 19, 2009
Tower wrote:
I wonder what Mike Austin will hafta say about all this?
Wonder no more.
CFO Hartford

Olmstedville, NY

#14 Nov 19, 2009
Keith wrote:
OK - I have an offer to work for Hartford Insurance in New Hartford and I am concerned as I've heard some complain.
Is this a good company to work for and are the rumors of it leaving the area true?
You are not very good at masking your real concerns. If you found a job in upstate NY that does not involve selling crack you should jump on it. Although, it looks like you have other motives for this post
Sandra T

Manlius, NY

#16 Nov 20, 2009
CFO Hartford wrote:
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You are not very good at masking your real concerns. If you found a job in upstate NY that does not involve selling crack you should jump on it. Although, it looks like you have other motives for this post
Wow - someone is VERY defensive. Why? What's wrong with asking about a company? Do you have something to hide. I see more wrong with you being defensive than the question originally being asked.
Speeders

New York, NY

#17 Nov 20, 2009
I have friends with small children on Woods Rd in Whitestown who says traffic from the Hartford are going too fast on their commute to and from work. Better slow down because she called police.
Gene

Hartford, CT

#18 Nov 20, 2009
How can it be going too fast? They have construction on that road from Rt 5 to the Hartford Entrance. If anything, it goes too slow. Tell youre friend to be grateful.
Speeders

New York, NY

#19 Nov 20, 2009
Gene wrote:
How can it be going too fast? They have construction on that road from Rt 5 to the Hartford Entrance. If anything, it goes too slow. Tell youre friend to be grateful.
The other way toward Clark Mills Rd. Better watch for that radar smartass.
Gene

Hartford, CT

#20 Nov 20, 2009
WEll, there are no houses from the entrace to Clark Mills Rd, so not sure what your friend has to complain about. The only think between Entrance and Clark Mills Rd is that Nat. Grid Swtiching Station. If her kids are playing there she should be more concerned about them getting electrocuted. LOSER!
Gene

Hartford, CT

#21 Nov 20, 2009
Well, there are no houses from the entrace of The Hartford to Clark Mills Rd, so not sure what your friend has to complain about. The only thing between Entrance and Clark Mills Rd is that Nat. Grid Swtiching Station. If her kids are playing there she should be more concerned about them getting electrocuted. LOSER

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