CNA Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Hit or miss

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

    I have been working at CNA full-time (more than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great location, good PTO program, matching 401k, fitness center, running club with discounts on major/popular races, health plan benefits are so-so.

    Cons

    Management sends mixed messages, outsourcing going on across several areas, very competitive environment among peers fostered by management, upward advancement is difficult.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great culture and perks for interns

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free housing in downtown Chicago!

    Cons

    Small class of interns within actuarial. Although there exist other interns in other departments, there is no interaction.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up!

  3. It can be rewarding at times but culture is inconsistent.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Policy Processing in Maitland, FL
    Current Employee - Policy Processing in Maitland, FL

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

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

    Pros

    The people and some good management

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits and some negative management

    Advice to Management

    Hire internally. Practice what you preach.

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  5. CNA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Support in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - IT Support in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at CNA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A terrific company with a professional and courteous staff. A pleasure to work with these people.

    Cons

    There are no cons to this position

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

  6. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.

  7. Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CNA

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

    Pros

    Good People, helpful, learning, experience of a kind

    Cons

    Bad pay, stingy management, no perks, office and equipment outdated

    Advice to Management

    Need to learn how to sustain employees, be fair

  8. 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)

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

    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 Management

    Please stop trying to redefine he company every 5 years.

  9. 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 Intern - Worldwide Operations in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Worldwide Operations in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

  10. 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

  11. Helpful (1)

    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 a year)

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

    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

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