CNO Financial Group

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2.6 43 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

CNO Financial Group CEO and Director Edward J. (Ed) Bonach

Edward J. (Ed) Bonach

(12 ratings)

27% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Don't look for advancement, no room

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere are many good caring people other than management

    ConsPerformance review is a joke, managers are inept, very political, pay raises 0 - 1%, not team oriented, very cliquish

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet more involved with your staff to understand what they need to do their jobs

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Friends get promoted, not qualified people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Carmel, IN

    ProsGrowing company, job security, location

    ConsThe managers are not qualified managers and therefore are unable to lead

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to what your people are doing

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's a job

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Carmel, IN

    ProsThere are small pockets for really good people

    ConsLack of incentives at the lower levels make people not want to stick around.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Struggling company with low employee morale

    Agent Care Representative (Former Employee) Carmel, IN

    ProsThere is a good work/life balance with the company; hours are very regulated and it's perfect for those who are concerned with schedule maintenance.

    ConsPoor employee management with top-down directives that have no on-the-ground perspectives; constantly changing initiatives without seeing any one out; hiring ambitious college grads with promises of promotional opportunities that later turn out to be merely a carrot on a stick; politically charged environment; high employee turnover

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on lowering your employee turnover with more incentives to stay (or by lessening the frustrations that cause people to leave). Give your employees the tools to succeed and then TRUST them to utilize those tools effectively. Use positive instead of negative reinforcement to motivate.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a great experience as a technology team member

    Applications Developer (Former Employee) Saint Paul, MN

    ProsFlexible hours both a contractor and full-time employee

    ConsOld technology, no room to advance, job is very mundane

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to not only direct reports but 2 and 3 down as well

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Micromanaged, unreasonable expectations, not customer driven at all!

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) Carmel, IN

    ProsDecent pay and schedule, not much else.

    ConsMicromanaged and high school like favoritism

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a reasonable call audit system

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Still Crazy After All These Years

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Carmel, IN

    ProsDepending on what part of the company you're in, or what management team you have, it can be a good place to work.

    ConsHR is screwing everyone as much as possible on benefits, reassessing people's titles and capping pay, onboarding and training are horrible, and the constant mis-management/ reorganization of practically every department makes it impossible to actually get anything done. Onshore? Offshore? Hire? Downsize? It depends on the day of the week.

    Senior management cannot or will not make a decision to save it's life, so middle managers run rampant and get rid of people they don't like or don't want to work with regardless of high performance scores, tenure, knowledge-base etc.

    Most are out to keep their own job at the expense of throwing everyone else off the cliff - can't trust many of your co-workers and the backstabbing/gossip is out of control.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit and let some professionals who know how to manage and who have people skills step in.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall it was not too bad, it provided a means to an end. Your chances for advancement were slim to none.

    IT (Current Employee) Carmel, IN

    ProsThe pay is pretty competetive and they have decent benefits.

    ConsYour chances for advancement or promotion or even a raise were very hard to come by, even when you went above and beyond your duties. You should always keep your resume up to date because you never know if you/your department will be in the next round of lay offs. This happens very often.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to come out of the "good old boys' way of thinking and be cognizant of the young talent withing their organization.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Get in, get out

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsLots of opportunities in the short term, for resume building.

    ConsLonger term, a bad place to remain. Essentially, if you are skilled when you are hired here, there is a good chance you won't leave with more than what you put in. One the other hand, there is a large opportunity to take on more and more, so you will get good resume building.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut the dead weight, and imagine the profits you could have.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    not a place to stay anyway

    Actuarial Analyst (Former Employee) Carmel, IN

    Proseasy to answer the question 'why do you want to leave Conseco' on your next job interview without being seen pretentious. People constantly leave (sometimes 1 person every month on average), so even if your real reason is you are not happy with the pay, or you can't stand your manager, you can always give a convincing and descent answer about 'job security'

    Consjob security, you never know when the sh*t hits the fan, which could feel like any minute when you work there

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut the company on the market and look for a reputable buyer: the 'Conseco' brand name ( or the new CNO) will probably not work, it would be better to sell product under 'Humana' or something ...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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