Pros: knowledgeable and friendly co-workers also suffering under micromanagement
Cons: extreme micromanagement, poor work/life balance, constant revolving door in employees
You will get good experience at Travelers - that can help you get a better job with a company that values its employees and provides a realistic work-life balance.
Travelers has too many layers of management - the micromanagement is the worst of any place I've been employed. Knowledge, skills, relationship building - none of that matters at Travelers... It's all about management metrics. How many places you visit, how many reports you write, how many days it takes you to write a report, etc.
Spend a week on the road? You better be back at your desk at 8am the next morning! They even have an indicator light on your computer (Office Communicator). If you don't key anything in your computer - the light will turn from green to yellow, then to red depending upon how many minutes have passed! No joke - and management personnel in Hartford are always watching.
I am one of the fortunate ones you escaped from the red umbrella and landed into a better job - with much better pay - appropriate work/life balance - and few layers of management. It has been fun to go to work again - after 8 brutal years at Travelers.
Again, find another company to work for if at all possible!