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CNA Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
215 Reviews
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215 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance, great people to work with (in 24 reviews)

  • Good work life balance and can easily work from home occasionally (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management talks about work life balance but does not follow throughr (in 14 reviews)

  • Current senior management does not understand how specialty underwriting and claims functions (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company with long term career advancement

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

    I have been working at CNA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great retirement plan, health benefits and PTO. Ability to grow your career is highly encouraged by management. Business hours, Mon-Friday (no weekends or late shifts)

    Cons

    Formal dress (suit and tie) for all employees. No work-from-home policy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a great company but went through significant negative changes

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

    I worked at CNA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -work life balance
    -get to work with different areas of the business
    -cafeteria/gym downstairs

    Cons

    -would rather hire from outside than promote within
    -too many politics and no true leadership
    -terrible comp

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Not recommended

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CNA

    Pros

    not many
    downtown location
    decent cafeteria
    red building

    Cons

    very political, comp less than peers

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  5.  

    Decent company thats constantly changing and doesn't know what it wants to be

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

    I have been working at CNA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent Benefits, especially 401(K). They have a pretty good underwriting training program.
    The company is a well known name in the commercial insurance industry. It depends on your office location and direct manager, but the company was generally OK with time off and benefits, and did invest in their employees with training opportunities.

    Cons

    The main issue with the company is constant executive change and the resulting lack of vision that entails. The current CEO was brought on 2 years into my tenure and soon embarked on significant changes in both the structure of of the organization and underwriting changes as well, and also creating a much more micromanaged employee experience. After his contract expires in 2017, there will be another who will probably again make some fairly significant changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop trying to redefine he company every 5 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    CNA was a great experience for my first time internship that exposed me to responsibility and leadership from the start.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Worldwide Operations in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Worldwide Operations in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CNA as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -encourage moving between departments of the firm
    -supportive of employees' decisions regarding career path
    -great culture that emphasizes teamwork
    -provide a career guide to let employees know what they need to move up in the organization
    From the get go I was thrown into my project for the summer. I really liked it because I enjoy learning by doing and management was really helpful whenever I didn't understand something and needed help. Overall, this company is really trying to turn a new leaf, which was evidenced at their quarterly meeting that I was lucky enough to attend in my first couple weeks there. Everyone is motivated to improve themselves and the company.

    Cons

    -antiquated technology that makes work harder than it has to be
    -lots of red tape

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Micromanaging-Not open to suggestions

    Former Employee - Svcs Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Svcs Operations Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CNA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cooperation between managers and teamwork in getting tasks/project accomplished.

    Cons

    Micromanaging, you hire for a person's past experience however you want them to manage the way that you see fit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Survey the different management styles on a consistent basis. Also, be more considerate being more open to changes.
    Take a look at why so many terminations under certain managers.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall great work experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CNA Accounting Rotational Business Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - CNA Accounting Rotational Business Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CNA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    High mobility, great people and office culture, continuous constructive feedback, development plan, financial curriculum provided, tuition reimbursement available, work-life balance

    Cons

    High mobility means you might have to work with a manager that is also new in his position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Place to work

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

    I have been working at CNA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good training program, good place to work. I am very new and cant provide much more.

    Cons

    I'm not aware of any cons, too new to make any kind of precise speculation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Wish I hadn't joined the company

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

    I have been working at CNA (less than an year)

    Pros

    ok work life balance, some good colleagues and really try to do their best, good onsite cafeteria, gym, and decent training.

    Cons

    From day one, I regretted joining the company. The culture is stifling, and everyone talks about "leadership" but I have yet to see a decent leader in my department. Terrible communication, transparency, no flexibility. High turnover. Old boys club, so new ideas are not entertained. Senior leaders in my department don't even talk to staff. Culture will have to catch up with younger hires as half the company will retire soon. If you're considering CNA for a job, please reconsider.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Culture needs more flexibility, work from home options, drop the business dress and leaders need development

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great!

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

    I worked at CNA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are excellent and from day one, decent amount of PTO, Virtual Environment is progressive, requirements of position had variety

    Cons

    Opportunity for growth for worker bees difficult, usually hire management from outside

    Recommends

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