Pros: Compensation is great, advancement is decent, corporate leadership is very fiscally responsible
Cons: Morale, Metrics, High Turnover, Poor Team Spirit
Travelers is a very strong and financially based insurance provider. Their numbers are all driven by bundling their policies, otherwise they won't most likely insure you. They are driven by a conservative, but powerful approach to their business, which has certainly paid dividends in the long haul.
As for the company's working atmosphere, I would say that it is pretty much your run-of-the-mill corporate company. A lot of policies instituted by HR representatives who have absolutely no idea how anything works, except explaining how you messed up. A lot of times the company can send mixed messages. Management doesn't always make it clear when you are succeeding or failing and often times they will let you put the noose right around your neck before they come in and say anything.
Morale at this place, especially in Hartford is very, very somber. A lot of people don't even pick their heads up as you walk by them, and most people seem like they are just too busy to even talk with you (unless you scheduled a meeting with them). A lot of people who work there, have been there for TOO LONG. They have horrible work ethics, and legitmately no care for the greater good of the company. I mean it is great to retain people for 40+ years, but at the same time Travelers will never see people stay more than 10 years at the current rate their at.
Metrics and many other things are how this place works, but it really boils down to how well you are connected. Much like a lot of other places. Politics and red tape rule the day.