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Cigna Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
524 Reviews

3.2
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Cigna President and CEO David Cordani
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good training for employees work life balance is embraced by management (in 54 reviews)

  • You can work from home if you choose to and it works to your advantage (in 42 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is touted as important but not always a true priority (in 17 reviews)

  • terrible health benefits everything related to metrics plus a lot of cronyism (in 15 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Benefits & Employee-friendly

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Cigna full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great benefits; lots going on in the office - lot of opportunity and lots of growth available; free coffee/water/tea; food trucks and massage therapists on campus often

    Cons

    management/leadership in my department is lacking

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Systems Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Bloomfield, CT
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Bloomfield, CT

    I worked at Cigna as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Tons of access to upper mgmt and career opportunities. They push educational growth as a part of the culture, and that's amazing.

    Cons

    Very behind in technology. Old platforms are always being leveraged instead of efficient, cutting edge technologies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good work life balance.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cigna full-time

    Pros

    Fdp program is great way to climb the ladder quickly

    Cons

    Below market value salary by 10% post mba

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    solid place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cigna full-time

    Pros

    decent perks and time off. people are very friendly and smart. Enjoy the work life balance

    Cons

    old world practices. can be retrictive when working on projects. slow moving and hard to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    drive change

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Loved the area I was in

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Lead
    Former Employee - QA Lead

    I worked at Cigna as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very talented people. I had good flexibility in my position. I was a consultant and paid well...though not towards the end. Consultant rates are the lowest in the industry now. I loved my job and the people I worked with. It was the best job I ever had. I never would have left and wanted to become an employee until new manager came in.

    Cons

    Managers are not trained well. They are allowed to bully and harass employees and upper management and HR will not intervene. New manager that took over my department intimidated everyone. 18 people in 12 months left or were terminated...including offshore resources that asked for reassignment out of fear. Several employees and consultants were 'blacklisted' by one individual and HR has not been able to make the connection and deal with the REAL problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to how your managers are treating people. Maybe the problem is the manager and not the staff. If you are seeing complete turnover of a dept and a manager that has nothing good to report about a single worker...maybe THEY are the problem. Stop sticking your heads in the sand and stop sweeping issues...like bullying...under the rug. Confront it and deal with it. It is only going to get worse the longer they get away with it. We find bullying intolerable in schools...why not in the corporate environment? This person single-handedly destroyed the reputation of MANY highly skilled workers...out of revenge and insecurity. They cannot get jobs at Cigna and though this person no longer holds a high level managerial position...she is still employed at Cigna and bullying her subordinates.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to start working, but gets old after a couple of years.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Underwriter  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Cigna full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The office atmosphere is great. For the most part, everyone gets along and helps one another out when needed. Management is respectful of employees and your life outside of work. Fantastic training program and instructors. They prepare you well for your day-to-day responsibilities.

    Cons

    It takes awhile to get promoted, which upsets a few people. Also, the sales reps we work with aren't the most appealing people. Management can be tough to get ahold of and are sometimes wishy-washy about making decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote quicker and make yourself more available to underwriters. Also, be willing to get more aggressive to sell business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Variety and Opportunity

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cigna full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great mission statement, it feels good working for a company that treats it's customer right. The pay and benefits are average, but adequate. The company is really becoming a global operation, versus just US based, and it's an exciting time to be here.

    Cons

    The company truly believes in work life balance, but with fiscal tightening, productivity has to come from somewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A happy workforce means happy customers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cigna

    Pros

    leadership programs work from home

    Cons

    limited potential to grow lack of office culture

  10.  

    Rewarding.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Client Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Client Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Cigna full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Customer focused, true professionals, great compensation.

    Cons

    Exhausting. No personal life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Long term fine experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Development Senior Specialist  in  Windsor, CT
    Former Employee - Applications Development Senior Specialist in Windsor, CT

    I worked at Cigna full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Enjoyed the many assignments I had. training was above average. Multiple opportunities available for advancement or even just for lateral moves for change.

    Cons

    Large bureaucracy. Often change is slow moving. Sense of ownership seems to be lacking.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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