Cincinnati Financial
2.7 of 5 27 reviews
www.cinfin.com Fairfield, OH 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jun 23, 2014

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Steven J. Johnston

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46% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    This company is all about making money now, and that is all.

    Field Claims Representative (Former Employee)

    ProsAfter five years of employment, you gain three weeks of vacation.

    ConsThere is no work-life balance for a field employee. They lose people without re-hiring, so many, (if not all), in the field are often overworked. Every adjuster I worked with complained of the workload on a daily basis. Promotions are non-existent if you don't have the right connections. If sexual harassment is claimed, they make the person who made the claim feel like they asked to be harassed. Sexism is also an issue which is never addressed as it is a "good ol' boys" philosophy. If you are a Caucasian male with a family member who worked for CIC at home office you will be set. If you don't fit that criteria, good luck.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember how and why the company started. Remember that it is not always all about the money. CIC used to value building QUALITY business relationships and I question whether that is what the main priority is at this point. It is sad that this is becoming just another mediocre (at best) insurance company...

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

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    Office Space - the reality show

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsJob security, good people, free parking, cafeteria ... Can't think of much more than that

    ConsCube farm hell. Dress code too conservative. Culture is straight out of 1965. Insurance is about as exciting as root canal. IT employees stuck with old technology. Where IT careers go to die.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLoosen up... It is 2014 after all

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    Not the same company it used to be

    Underwriter (Current Employee)
    Fairfield, OH

    ProsSome nice people to work with.

    ConsOverworked, underpaid, stressful. No room for growth within the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen I first started with the company many years ago, I was so proud to working at CFC. Everyone was nice, happy, helpful. You put in 45 hours a week and you were good to go. Now, you have to work at least 50 hours to keep your head above water. There is an unspoken expectation that you need to work from home after you put in 8 or more hours at the office.

    I believe Mr. Shiff is probably rolling over in his grave right now. The company he started, is not the company that stands today. He started the company with family values and wanted to put family first. He waned his employees happy, he knew them by name. Mr. Johnston has lost sight of the foundation the company was built upon. Even Mr. Shiff Jr. was more about employee happiness not just making money. Don't get me wrong, money keeps the lights on and salaries paid but at what cost? I know more people on anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medicaitions now because of the stress there. The majority of staff are unhappy. The CEO needs to starts over and put the employees first.

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

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    From A Temp's Point of View.

    Assistant (Current Employee)
    Fairfield, OH

    ProsEasy work for the most part.

    ConsInsincere co-workers who treat temps like a commodity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpdate your painfully outdated software. Have regular employees treat temps as people without sounding fake and insincere. They might try to act friendly towards you, but they are transparent as can be. This place holds their precious underwriters in such high regard but in reality...they're just some people that took a few weeks of training and a lot still don't seem to know what to do. Basically this place needs a lesson in class and humility. If they spent half as much time trying to become a better company and less time talking about Baseball & Football they might accomplish Mr. Johnston's "vision".

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Just Another Cog in the Insurance Machine

    Underwriter (Former Employee)
    Cincinnati, OH

    ProsCFC has a well-recognized name in P&C insurance, especially throughout the Midwest region. Its strengths in prior years was their commitment, first & foremost, to agents and insureds, as well as sound underwriting & business practices. Lots of opportunities to advance in the home office in Cincinnati or in any of the field locations. Field reps (e.g. state sales reps or claims handlers) work from their homes in their assigned territories.

    ConsEmployees often viewed by middle and upper management as expendable resources, whereas in the past they were seen as valued resources. Sense of belonging/worth for most employees decreasing over the last few years. Perception that employees will be "downsized" more prevalent than in recent years. CFC has gone from a very good regional carrier to a "wannabe" national carrier, losing those small-business attributes that distinguished itself in the early years and becoming very similar to those competitors that were CFC's typical rivals.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCFC has gotten away from those core values first established by Jack Schiff Sr. half a century ago. Were he still alive today I believe he'd be embarrassed and upset at the direction the company has taken in the last decade. The company has mutated from an organization steeped in traditional values (honesty, trustworthiness, personal and professional integrity) to one in which the pursuit of profit apparently is valued above all other objectives. A common concern voiced by many agents is that "its not the same company it was ten years, or even five years ago". Loyalty from agents, insureds, and employees is declining at a steady rate.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    not very good

    Underwriter (Former Employee)

    Prosfree lunch and decent work hours. Most people there are nice to work with.

    ConsVery outdated technology and a GOOD OLE BOYS atmosphere. Nice people to work with but it's all about who you know or related too. Training standards needs to be re-evaluated. Just because someone knows there job and is very experienced does not make them the best mentor.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook for ways to update technology and improve training across the board.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    great at first and poor on the last

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAllowed freedom to do your job most of the time, but field management appears to unqualified to give advice and help.

    ConsRecently seen a lot of employees in their early sixties leaving the company. 2 years ago, these same people were not interested in retirement.. Is someone pushing sr. employees out?t

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of the people who have been taking care of the company

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    CFC is like going into the dark ages of technology and company culture where the good old boy network is alive and well.

    IT Associate (Current Employee)

    ProsIts great if your mom, dad, aunt or uncle work there. You do get free lunch in the "dining room" but that gets old fast. They used to have a pretty good pension plan but it is being phased out - new associates are stuck with a 401k and small match.

    ConsCFC has a lack of career opportunities, pay raises that don't keep up with inflation and almost no training budget. The IT department just implemented a goofy organization structure in IT where I report to a service manager, resource manager and project manager. CFC is very slow to adopt any new technology - upgrades take place when the vendors stop supporting the software. Nepotism is rampant at CFC so don't be surprised if certain people move ahead faster than others for no apparent reason.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't promote people who are total suck ups; promote the smart people before they all leave. The lifers who got management positions are killing the potential of the company. Oh yeh, go back to the old dress code where we were allowed to wear polo shirts and khakis. Last thing: Top executives might want to actually try communicating with the "associates" (you know - that vision thing that most other companies have).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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