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Cigna Reviews in Bloomfield, CT

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
518 Reviews

3.2
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good training for employees work life balance is embraced by management (in 54 reviews)

  • You can work from home if you choose to and it works to your advantage (in 42 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is touted as important but not always a true priority (in 17 reviews)

  • terrible health benefits everything related to metrics plus a lot of cronyism (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    Awesome company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Development Specialist  in  Bloomfield, CT
    Current Employee - Applications Development Specialist in Bloomfield, CT

    Pros

    Becoming one of the most innovative health services company with a great direction. Not a stuffy environment at all.

    Cons

    While innovative, it can be difficult to advance certain innovative ideas but the environment is improving.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    IT in a post modern world

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    Current Employee - Applications Development Senior Specialist  in  Bloomfield, CT
    Current Employee - Applications Development Senior Specialist in Bloomfield, CT

    Pros

    The paycheck arrives on time. Its easy to stay in the middle of the pack, and coast.Working here doesn't require keeping up to date with technology or software industry practices.

    Cons

    Cigna is risk adverse. There is a strong emphasis on manual processes rather than moving towards modern software development practices. Lastly there is a strong emphasis on "Not in the business of IT." This leads to lots of out of the box purchases, and what development work is done in house is actually off shored to the cheapest bidder. Very few vendor coding resource are actually technically screened with predicable results. "Coding" in this context means a cheap application developer that is not a craftsman and will only code exactly what he is told to code, in the worst possible way. All of this leads to a lack of quality in software applications. This culminates in a lack of a competent IT department which encourages "the business" to rely on manual processes, and the viscous cycle starts over.

    Lack of accountability in all levels and all roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Strategic vendors are pulling the wool over your head.
    - "Not in the business of IT", requires significant changes, not the least of which is significant architectural and infrastructural rationalization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good benefits and long term incentives

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Architect Specialist  in  Bloomfield, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Architect Specialist in Bloomfield, CT

    Pros

    Work Life balance.
    Work from home option (depends on department).

    Cons

    If you do good work, you own a lot.
    Communication gap between higher management and staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Each department seems like working and controlled in their own way be respective heads. Absence of enterprise level consistent practices.
    Also there is not enough accountability of budget being allocated to large projects, lots of rework for the same business goals just with new name but same results every time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Heads-down, CYA work ethos makes it difficult to improve processes

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Bloomfield, CT
    Current Employee - Analyst in Bloomfield, CT

    Pros

    Good people to work with, I haven't encountered any slackers. The average age of my fellow employees is pretty high, indicating that the company is not picking the low-hanging fruit on the pay ladder. Working from home is readily permitted if the position allows it.

    Cons

    Really poor interdepartmental communication and followup. Handing off a task to someone in another department requires repeated follow-ups to insure the task is handled. Improving processes is difficult because every employee is loaded with work, so they (a) don't have time for strategic planning and (b) don't have the time or inclination to learn new ways of doing things. A horrible implementation of Agile Project Management methodology has resulted in everyone feeling under the gun, all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read Jim Collins' Built to Last. Take care of your employees first, and they'll take care of your customers in the same way. Hire enough people that your employees don't feel like they have to put in 10 hour days to get just the baseline work finished.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Typical large company with all the positives and negatives that come with it

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Architecture Manager  in  Bloomfield, CT
    Former Employee - Architecture Manager in Bloomfield, CT

    Pros

    Diversified product mix should help stock value and business levels. Excellent expansion internationally. Decent culture - people are generally respectful. Experiencing a period of relative success which creates opportunity via new products, projects, etc. Excellent recognition programs; good comp.

    Cons

    They offer only a high-deductible health plan to the bulk of their employees; expect to pay a larger percentage of healthcare cost.
    Can be quite cliquish at times with decisions made by rumor vs. facts.
    Business is often conducted in large conference calls.
    While not unusual for its size, typical politics occur which may help or hamper your particular role or project. Your work experience can vary greatly depending on the management in your particular area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unleash the innovation that lies within your employee base - create programs that support and encourage employees to create new products, processes, services (outside their normal job responsibilities) and hold an annual award event to recognize the best contributions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Cigna Response

    Jun 13, 2014Talent Acquisition Lead

    Thank you for your feedback. Cigna is very innovative organization and promotes it by having contests throughout the year asking employees to provide suggestions and ideas on how to improve the ... More

  7.  

    Application Development Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Development Manager  in  Bloomfield, CT
    Former Employee - Applications Development Manager in Bloomfield, CT

    Pros

    Freedom to Innovate, work life balance and good bonus

    Cons

    Sometimes Job Role and Job Title do not match and salary of particular Role of High performer not aligned with market value.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure role and Job title aligned and matched with correct compensation package.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    The perfect blend of work and play

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Actuarial Specialist  in  Bloomfield, CT
    Current Employee - Actuarial Specialist in Bloomfield, CT

    Pros

    Young and dynamic workforce, vibrant office culture, variety of actuarial roles (functional as well as product lines) to choose from, possibilities to enter Cigna's international track

    Cons

    Salary & bonus structures for younger FSA's are not as competitive as some other insurance firms and consulting houses, location can be an issue if you prefer big cities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to employees working remotely, keep an eye on compensation trends in the market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overall, was an excellent company to work, but earlier years with the company were much more favorable.

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    Former Employee - Systems Analysis Manager  in  Bloomfield, CT
    Former Employee - Systems Analysis Manager in Bloomfield, CT

    Pros

    I took advantage of development opportunities and worked my way up to a comfortable level and thoroughly enjoyed my job. It wasn't a simple job, and I worked hard.

    Cons

    After the 80s, 90s mergers, paternalistic attitudes disappeared and unrealistic expectations were the norm. Tense working environments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Downward communication was always a weakness, would've like to have seen a more informative communication flow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Expect the Big Company Experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TECDP Intern  in  Bloomfield, CT
    Current Employee - TECDP Intern in Bloomfield, CT

    Pros

    Work life balance, you are expected to leave at when assigned
    Compensation: Reasonable compensation for a non-finance job

    Cons

    If you have a poor manager or don't enjoy your assignment, you will not enjoy your time here. Additionally, the culture is very old. Most of my peers were at least 30 years older than me. It is possible to do very well in the program, if you network and play the TECDP politics.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Supportive. Large organization - difficult to navigate.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bloomfield, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomfield, CT

    Pros

    Caring environment - people are willing to go the extra distance for clients

    Cons

    technology is behind the times, lots of paper/forms to fill out to get data - not always efficient processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep sharing global updates and value prop

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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