CNO Financial Group

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CNO Financial Group Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
59 Reviews
2.5
59 Reviews
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CNO Financial Group CEO and Director Edward J. (Ed) Bonach
Edward J. (Ed) Bonach
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • CNO offers a good work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunities in the short term, for resume building (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management is a good ol' boys club that offers lucrative contracts to associates without regard for the business outcome (in 4 reviews)

  • Management and Upper management look at their employees like numbers instead of people (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Deeply flawed management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Carmel, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Carmel, IN

    I worked at CNO Financial Group

    Pros

    No hassle parking. Not downtown.

    Cons

    Imported executive ranks operate out of Chicago and descend on the operations here. Revolving door at the top means erratic vision and overly politicized culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Easy-going, will treat you well; slow to change

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Appropriate base compensation, especially considering how laid back the work environment is. As many people have stated, the expectations of employees are very reasonable (sometimes too low). If you are good at your job and exhibit the ability to constantly learn about the business, there will always be opportunities for you. The C-level leadership is fantastic for the most part, and financial results speak to that more than a reviewer on here ever could. Most benefits are good, and the company really seems like they care about their people. Being in the business they are, innovation is not too important in the market. But with employees and culture, they seem to be trying new things every quarter. Their wellness programs, company volunteer opportunities, and philanthropic activities should be applauded. The on-site clinic and cafes are fantastic.

    Cons

    401k is very average/below average, and financial incentives are uninspiring. Although they are working to improve it, the culture is still defined by legacy and people, and therefore, a bit resistant to change. Company systems, office design and employee policies lag far behind modern common practice. More specifically, I have heard coworkers from nearly every department express concern with the technology and systems needed to do their jobs. The old, clunky, "specialized" systems seem to drastically affect people's abilities to solve problems everyday, and they have created complicated processes that are hard to overcome. Most offices on campus are comparatively older and bland (white noise, very little color, old art, etc.). Carmel is nice, but it makes you feel detached from the growing business community in Indy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management seems very interested (and capable) in changing the culture and becoming a leader in their market, industry, and community. Make the tough decisions necessary to see your vision play out. If you believe the old culture is holding you back, you shouldn't be afraid to say it and act on that belief. Try new things that will attract and retain top talent. The people, in addition to the quickly improving financial situation, will further promote long term success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Vice President in Carmel, IN
    Former Employee - Associate Vice President in Carmel, IN

    I worked at CNO Financial Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    nice suburban environment. steady business in insurance.

    Cons

    far from other financial center

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    thanks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst company ever

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CNO Financial Group

    Pros

    Lots of job opportunities and great training. I learned a lot about insurance particularly long term care.

    Cons

    My direct manager was awful! Lots of favoritism and HR was bias.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start valuing your people

  6.  

    Get on board the struggle bus

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at CNO Financial Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you perform at a high level, you can receive recognition and autonomy; reasonable hours and benefits.

    Cons

    The culture doesn't focus on performance. Senior management is a good ol' boys club that offers lucrative contracts to associates without regard for the business outcome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan your work and work your plan. Frequent changes in direction are an almost incalculable expense. Don't keep trying the same solutions and expecting a different result.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Senior Developer

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

    I have been working at CNO Financial Group

    Pros

    The employees are for the most part very friendly and supportive. Salaries are decent.

    Cons

    Management and Upper management look at their employees like numbers instead of people. Fire people who actually have knowledge so they can bring in outsiders who are cheaper and no little or nothing. Work is dumped on those remaining until they can no longer meet expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look in the mirror to see where the problems are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    WA 1

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

    I worked at CNO Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    diverse staff, community awareness, clear expectations,

    Cons

    micro managers, no room for advancement, outdated operating systems, not a friendly environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Pros and cons

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay. Opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Upper management not in tune with a understanding day to day functions of departments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Learned a lot, well-paid

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CNO Financial Group

    Pros

    Compensation was high, mentor relationships strong

    Cons

    Little training, thrown into the fire

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing you

  11.  

    Excellent opportunities for advancement and professional development.

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    One of the best things about working for CNO Financial is the ability to advance into different areas of the company with on-site training. The company is also really good at taking time to acknowledge the efforts of its employees and even provides rewards for meeting certain quarterly goals.

    Cons

    Sometimes the opportunities for advancement in the company are limited based on the limit of how frequency you can apply for promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow advancement more readily to individuals who have shown there capability to advance quickly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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