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Cigna Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
631 Reviews
3.2
631 Reviews
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Cigna President and CEO David Cordani
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good training for employees work life balance is embraced by management (in 60 reviews)

  • They provide very good training and I was lucky enough after a year to work from home (in 53 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is touted as important but not always a true priority (in 22 reviews)

  • Terrible Health benefits (Extremely High Deductible health) (in 18 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Development Specialist in Bloomfield, CT
    Current Employee - Applications Development Specialist in Bloomfield, CT

    I have been working at Cigna full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Many opportunities at the company and great culture

    Cons

    Location is not the most desirable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I like it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Development Senior Specialist in Bloomfield, CT
    Current Employee - Applications Development Senior Specialist in Bloomfield, CT

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, good people, room to grow. In most areas, productive individuals are given a great deal of freedom.

    Cons

    Very conservative and risk averse. Process heavy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great marketing internship experience

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

    I worked at Cigna

    Pros

    Exposure to a lot of different projects and departments
    Learning opportunities & guest speakers
    Laid-back work environment
    Genuinely nice people who enjoy doing their jobs
    Good pay
    A lot of strong teamwork and collaboration

    Cons

    Most people who work their are 40+, so hard for younger employees
    Not a great system for on boarding
    Not a lot of communication from management-could be a pro, if you like doing your own thing!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More downward communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great marketing internship experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Marketing Intern in Bloomfield, CT
    Current Employee - Global Marketing Intern in Bloomfield, CT

    I have been working at Cigna as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Got involved in a lot of different projects and departments
    Great, real experience for interns
    Clearly wants interns to come back to Cigna when they graduate...lots of job opportunities
    Good pay
    Strong feedback from supervisors on performance

    Cons

    Poor onboarding experience...kind of have to figure it out for yourself
    Most employees are 40+ so it's hard for younger employees
    Things are done how they've always been done....not a ton of innovation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More innovation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Performed financial analysis on provider contracts

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Cigna full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work with all the tools you need to do the job

    Cons

    Sometimes a lot of politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember to share feedback frequently

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    financial Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Cigna full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    This is great company to boot your knowledge and skill. I had good time working with my team and operation Department.

    Cons

    You have tons of work loaded with all over because you are dealing with insurance company and clients are all over.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good working environment with kind and friendly upper management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Website Copyrighter in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Website Copyrighter in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    flex schedule
    descent benefits
    opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Not located in the best area of town
    dress code

    Recommends
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Fast Paced Environment i.e. Perfect Machine Type Work Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Bloomfield, CT
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Bloomfield, CT

    I have been working at Cigna as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Cigna is a large organization and has lot of money to spend.
    Cigna has the best methodology in implementing the software development life cycle(i.e. Proper Planning).
    Learned new things by working in this company.

    Cons

    Perfect Machine Type Work Culture. For example, sharp 8:00 am in the office. High Security for simple access.
    No one knows what is going on. You'll see a bunch of people working on the "same exact thing" without knowing to each other.My Colleagues were scattered out in different locations. Also you will see people using vulgar language in the meetings. (**************.........). I was shocked at first.

    Politics among the implementation vendors is killing the quality of the software.
    Every vendor wants to bring all of his employees into the team so that he/she can control the project.
    So They are very rude to other vendor teams. In order to accomplish their dictatorship, they Intentionally stress employees from other teams until the employees leave.
    No Appreciation for your work accomplished. So it doesn't matter how hard you work in this organization. You're very safe only if you're from the same vendor as your boss. Otherwise your boss will stress you to max until you leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please don't hire resources unnecessarily. For example, a resource who doesn't know the difference between dev and test driving the IT projects.
    I know its hard to stop the office politics, but please try to reduce at-least up-to some extent. This will help reduce the stress levels in the employees. Also help you in retaining the hard-working employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Ten Plus Years

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

    I have been working at Cigna full-time

    Pros

    Great people, promote from within, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Less than industry pay, questionable performance review system, and lack of career development opportunities outside of company HQ.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a better way to scout talent withing the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Collegial environment, but significant ambiguity in IT projects from inception to delivery

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Development Senior Specialist in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Applications Development Senior Specialist in Phila, PA

    I have been working at Cigna full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good working relationships with internal/external (onshore and offshore) IT team members.

    Cons

    Significant ambiguity in terms of business and functional requirements. The delivery model is waterfall and 'modified' agile (iterative waterfall) and requirements issues cascade downstream and become realized as deliverable objects that ultimately fail in QA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better governance and communication model between the application development and infrastructure teams, and strongly promote agile whenever possible to the business to reduce the inherent risks with multi-year projects that are so heavily weighted towards waterfall SDLC.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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