CNO Financial Group Reviews

Updated March 14, 2015
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  1. Its a good company

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    Former Employee - Csr1 in Carmel, IN
    Former Employee - Csr1 in Carmel, IN

    I worked at CNO Financial Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Being able to put a smile on the customer's face

    Cons

    The permanent employees are not friendly with the temps

  2. Beware

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CNO Financial Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility. Most of the employees (outside of management) are genuinely nice people.

    Cons

    Inept management. Employees are undervalued. Reliance on off-shore resources. Disorganized mess.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Do more work for no standard of living increase

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    Former Employee - Disaster Recovery Specialist in Carmel, IN
    Former Employee - Disaster Recovery Specialist in Carmel, IN

    I worked at CNO Financial Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some good coworkers. A few company perks such as a cafe, walking track, work from home.

    Cons

    Micro-managing staff, a lot of political games among upper management, despite high marks in review periods-I was encouraged to see a 1% raise as a benefit.
    No opportunity for advancement, despite doing the work of a manager.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better. Trust them to do their job.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Deeply flawed management

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Carmel, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Carmel, IN

    I worked at CNO Financial Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    No hassle parking. Not downtown.

    Cons

    Imported executive ranks operate out of Chicago and descend on the operations here. Revolving door at the top means erratic vision and overly politicized culture.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Senior Developer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CNO Financial Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The employees are for the most part very friendly and supportive. Salaries are decent.

    Cons

    Management and Upper management look at their employees like numbers instead of people. Fire people who actually have knowledge so they can bring in outsiders who are cheaper and no little or nothing. Work is dumped on those remaining until they can no longer meet expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Look in the mirror to see where the problems are.

  7. Helpful (3)

    Work hard and still get nothing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carmel, IN

    I have been working at CNO Financial Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Willing to work with you on your work schedule, co workers at your level are great but management is inept

    Cons

    Health insurance, advancement is rough work hard and learn other positions still does not get you anywhere

    Advice to Management

    Your staff works hard and deserves to be treated better. I am not even saying salary wise. Give them a high five more often. Make them feel like the job they do is helping the company.

  8. Helpful (4)

    Working hard is different than working smart- these guys work hard

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Carmel, IN

    I have been working at CNO Financial Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are looking for a company that pays well, the people are nice and you can glide through your day without having to work hard, then this is the place for you. If you are motivated and show signs of competence, the sky is the limit on how much you can take on. So far, the company has been pretty good about leveraging open-source projects as well and migrating off IBM websphere in favor or Tomcat.

    Cons

    The company is currently focused on moving all IT to offshore.
    The company incentive program consists of a gift store, you can pick things out of. Examples( Cno branded pens, shirts, off-brand watches, purses, etc). They also rolled out a magnet board. So now you can earn magnets. There is not incentive pay or stock options, etc.
    This company still runs on Mainframes.

    This company is the opposite of agile. Their SDLC process is governed by a home-grown project management/workflow system that pushes 85% of the manual tasks, back on the developer. Many of the tasks could be automated. For example: When I deploy something to production, I have to log into a website and put the date the package deployed. This is just one step of many.

    Project managers are AWFUL. All they do is take notes. They are never in the trenches with you. Instead they stand on top of the trench and throw more dirt on you. They setup meetings, assign work, and then ride you. They never help team members overcome any challenges and none of them have a technical background, so they do not understand the notes they take.

    Advice to Management

    Top priority- get rid of SAFE and put something in place that fits naturally into a developers day/work. Start at dev, and not with Testing or BAs. Development is the center of of the whole sdlc process, yet it is treated as an afterthought when creating new processes. Buy a tool. Do not think we are so special in our needs, that we need some custom app. Get rid of HP QC and get something that integrates more easily with the PM tool you are going to buy. Or just buy a PM tool that includes defect tracking in it.

    Get off the mainframes. Mainframe talent is retiring or dying out.

  9. Helpful (1)

    neutral

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    Current Employee - Associate Vice President in Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Associate Vice President in Carmel, IN

    I have been working at CNO Financial Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance, relaxed environment,

    Cons

    no long term perspective. Benefits especially health insurance really sucks

    Advice to Management

    Create a long term pan and stick to it.

  10. lonely place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CNO Financial Group

    Pros

    interesting work, nice location,

    Cons

    no career advancement, one feels isolated.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Hard to get things done

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CNO Financial Group full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Located in a nice city. Some jobs do not demand much effort. Go along to get along. Many talented co-workers.

    Cons

    Mostly reverse of the pros.
    Many jobs are extremely difficult to complete to to conflicting or non-existent processes.
    To get positive visibility by always agree with management.
    Incredibly inept management.

    Advice to Management

    Remove and replace all management at the EVP, SVP and VP levels.

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