CNO Financial Group Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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  1. Overall was a good place to start my career

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities to interact with people in different departments and learn about the functions of each department during project work. My one up was very supportive in my overall development and provided me opportunities for growth that was in his realm and control however it was limited due to policies not in his control. Overall, I worked with some great people and everyone for the most part was friendly. Decent work/life balance with flex time and opportunities to work from home.

    Cons

    Even though I did advance in some respects, growth was extremely limited and the requirements to obtain a Senior title were next to impossible due to odd HR guidelines. As people mentioned, the pay was o.k. but not really realistic. It felt like it was based off of mid/southern Indiana (where home office is located) cost of living and not Chicago. Health benefits were decent and comparable to other companies in the area until they switched to a pure HSA product with high deductibles which was brutal to your sparse net pay - especially for folks in the early part of their career with a young family.

    Advice to Management

    This might have been resolved already but they need to provide more options for health benefits, offering only HSA high deductible plans in crazy and not beneficial for the consumer. Increase compensation, a majority of them are not in line if you did a basic market assessment - remember, it costs a heck of a lot more to live in the Chicagoland area than Indianapolis. If you can budget for/afford lavish parties and annual sales meetings in tropical climates, you can afford wage increases and better benefits.


  2. Great benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Document Imaging in Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Document Imaging in Carmel, IN

    I have been working at CNO Financial Group full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits Health Care Center On Site

    Cons

    Weak Leadership Strict attendance guidelines with no flexibility

    Advice to Management

    Address work related issues on a one on one basis as the behavior occurs.


  3. Its a good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Csr1 in Carmel, IN
    Former Employee - Csr1 in Carmel, IN

    I worked at CNO Financial Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Being able to put a smile on the customer's face

    Cons

    The permanent employees are not friendly with the temps


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Lots of hard-working people stretched thin by lack of resources.

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

    I have been working at CNO Financial Group full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to interact with various business units and learn the insurance business.

    Cons

    Very burdensome software release process with lots of paperwork. Mainframe-based legacy systems need to be replaced. HR won't promote employees in-place; need to post to a new position.


  6. Getting better

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

    I have been working at CNO Financial Group

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for learning and interesting work

    Cons

    The company is comprised of many companies and hard to tie all them together

    Advice to Management

    Simplify


  7. Beware

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

    I have been working at CNO Financial Group full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility. Most of the employees (outside of management) are genuinely nice people.

    Cons

    Inept management. Employees are undervalued. Reliance on off-shore resources. Disorganized mess.


  8. Good but not great

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

    I have been working at CNO Financial Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    company has been through bankruptcy and survived

    Cons

    little advancement, not based on experience or skills

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. Great Experience

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

    I have been working at CNO Financial Group

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was able to learn new skills.

    Cons

    At one time, the micro management.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Exactly what I imagined for corporate America

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Agent Care Representative in Carmel, IN
    Former Employee - Agent Care Representative in Carmel, IN

    I worked at CNO Financial Group full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many opportunities for professional growth, very fair salaries, and a great training program.

    Cons

    At the end of the day, this is still a corporate insurance company trying to make money. Your time is watched very closely for individual efficiency & decisions were made to make money (whether or not that is the best move for the employees or the customers).

    Advice to Management

    I would actually recommend this job to a friend if they were looking for the type of job where they can make a decent salary and go home, not thinking about their job at the end of the day. However, it was definitely not the right fit for me. Although everything I did there seemed legal, it did not always seem fair. For example, it broke my heart to tell customers we were unable to pay a claim (they often desperately needed) due to a loophole or some technical issue with their claim. I have since moved on to a company where "doing the right thing" trumps the few extra bucks.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Do more work for no standard of living increase

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Disaster Recovery Specialist in Carmel, IN
    Former Employee - Disaster Recovery Specialist in Carmel, IN

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

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

    Pros

    Some good coworkers. A few company perks such as a cafe, walking track, work from home.

    Cons

    Micro-managing staff, a lot of political games among upper management, despite high marks in review periods-I was encouraged to see a 1% raise as a benefit. No opportunity for advancement, despite doing the work of a manager.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better. Trust them to do their job.



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