CNO Financial Group

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CNO Financial Group Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
45 Reviews
2.5
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CNO Financial Group CEO and Director Edward J. (Ed) Bonach
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  1.  

    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.

  2.  

    Hard to get things done

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CNO Financial Group full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't look for advancement, no room

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CNO Financial Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    There are many good caring people other than management

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more involved with your staff to understand what they need to do their jobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Friends get promoted, not qualified people

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carmel, IN

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

    Pros

    Growing company, job security, location

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to what your people are doing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's a job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Carmel, IN

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

    Pros

    There are small pockets for really good people

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Struggling company with low employee morale

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Agent Care Representative  in  Carmel, IN
    Former Employee - Agent Care Representative in Carmel, IN

    I worked at CNO Financial Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There 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.

    Cons

    Poor 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 ManagementAdvice

    Work 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not a great experience as a technology team member

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Developer  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at CNO Financial Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours both a contractor and full-time employee

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to not only direct reports but 2 and 3 down as well

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Micromanaged, unreasonable expectations, not customer driven at all!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Carmel, IN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Carmel, IN

    I worked at CNO Financial Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay and schedule, not much else.

    Cons

    Micromanaged and high school like favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a reasonable call audit system

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Still Crazy After All These Years

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carmel, IN

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    HR 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 ManagementAdvice

    Quit and let some professionals who know how to manage and who have people skills step in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT  in  Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - IT in Carmel, IN

    I have been working at CNO Financial Group

    Pros

    The pay is pretty competetive and they have decent benefits.

    Cons

    Your 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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