Cincinnati Financial

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Cincinnati Financial Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
32 Reviews
2.3
32 Reviews
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  1.  

    great people great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cincinnati Financial as an intern

    Pros

    the people are amazing fantastic learning opportunity

    Cons

    the totorials are pretty dry and hard to follow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice place to work for the culture, bad place to work for new technology

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    Current Employee - Developer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Developer in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Cincinnati Financial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits are great, the number of people there allow you to meet at least one person you will get along with, and the environment is quite lax. It is a stable place to work, and layoffs in IT have never happened, or at least that's what I hear. They take care of their employees with events, discounts, and an effort to get you involved with the community. They give additional access to fitness programs, jewelry sales, used car sales, and other items for sale at a discount. They are flexible with your work-life balance. The pay and benefits are better than expected.

    Cons

    This is a tough place for a younger mind to be in software development. The project we work on is a giant beast whose coding is grounded in some very old practices (Think GOTO statements), and there is little chance to improve anything. "Training" is offered when you start, but it is hardly enough to get you understanding how the code works; rather, it is a brief walkthrough of the website's UI. Documentation is next to nothing, there is no knowledge base, and asking for help is often like a pinball game, where you're bounced from cubicle to cubicle to ask someone else to get an answer. The project is Being an insurance company, there is red tape in every direction, which greatly slows down development. There are some hard headed developers who are adamant about policing other developers, and other developers who are adamant and vocal that their way is right and everything else is wrong. In the end, it can be a very discouraging place to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let IT be technology centered, not insurance centered. By having development rely on your industry knowledge of insurance, you are losing a lot of bright minds. Be watchful of how involved your team leads are in the team, as some do not actually lead. Promote based on potential you see, not based on time on the job, and reward accordingly. Tear down the cubicles at least halfway and let us have a view. It encourages communication, and improves morale. Create a team solely dedicated to utilities, so those looking for a creative outlet in an otherwise bland project can have encouragement to work hard. Lastly, do not let the HR system boil all of your hard work down to a whole number (1 ~ 5). This encourages only five different levels of employee (Legally able to fire, almost legally able to fire, has a job, works harder than is paid for, has a best friend in HR).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Solid company to work for

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Fairfield, OH
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Fairfield, OH

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

    Pros

    This company has great support for continuing education allowing individuals to continuing developing and growing. The time away is great and the benefits are decent.

    Cons

    It is difficult to bring new ideas forward and move into new roles. With many in management having worked in the organization so long, there is a strong "that's the way we've always done it mentality"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share details of bonus calculations

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Looking good on papers overrides commitment, rectitude and hard work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, OH

    I worked at Cincinnati Financial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Direct managers appreciate hard work and integrity. They communicate what steps are needed to succeed and guide employees towards those goals.

    Cons

    Tenure, hard work, integrity do not matter with some upper management. Looking good on paper is what counts not the reality of how hard one works nor how dedicated someone is to their work and the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hiring and promotional practices need to be reevaluated. Stop discounting hard and dedicated workers just because they do not fit in a perfect little box. You are loosing some good people.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Very family oriented company.

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Fairfield, OH
    Former Employee - Analyst in Fairfield, OH

    I worked at Cincinnati Financial part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The location of CFC is superb and parking is free. As well they have a lunch program of soup and salad bar served daily, and it is free.

    Cons

    Pay scale is low and they are not favorable of part time workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that part time employees are a benefit considering they do not receive health benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    This company is all about making money now, and that is all.

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    Former Employee - Field Claims Representative
    Former Employee - Field Claims Representative

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

    Pros

    After five years of employment, you gain three weeks of vacation.

    Cons

    There is no work-life balance for a field employee. They lose people without re-hiring, so many, (if not all), in the field are often overworked. Every adjuster I worked with complained of the workload on a daily basis. Promotions are non-existent if you don't have the right connections. If sexual harassment is claimed, they make the person who made the claim feel like they asked to be harassed. Sexism is also an issue which is never addressed as it is a "good ol' boys" philosophy. If you are a Caucasian male with a family member who worked for CIC at home office you will be set. If you don't fit that criteria, good luck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember how and why the company started. Remember that it is not always all about the money. CIC used to value building QUALITY business relationships and I question whether that is what the main priority is at this point. It is sad that this is becoming just another mediocre (at best) insurance company...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Conservative and homegrown company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, OH

    I worked at Cincinnati Financial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay, loyal company, a lot of great people working there, and a strong focus on customer service. The company is growing and I think heading in the right direction.

    Cons

    Office culture is stuffy, location is terrible in Fairfield Ohio, vacation package is weak, it takes an excessively long time to move to the upper ranks, leadership is generally set in their ways, few young people to add enthusiasm and life to the office, and few people from outside of greater Cincinnati. It's a very traditional company that has been slow to keep up with the times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Office Space - the reality show

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cincinnati Financial

    Pros

    Job security, good people, free parking, cafeteria ... Can't think of much more than that

    Cons

    Cube farm hell. Dress code too conservative. Culture is straight out of 1965. Insurance is about as exciting as root canal. IT employees stuck with old technology. Where IT careers go to die.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up... It is 2014 after all

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    1950's

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cincinnati Financial

    Pros

    Some good people and skilled people. Lunch is good and vacation time is good.

    Cons

    Terrible corporate culture. They hold on to the 1950's. Bad managers with no experience other than CinFin. Resource managers for IT are a waste of time and money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the CIO, step into modern modern day business. The right people are not in the right roles. Outsiders are not welcome unless you are from Deloitte, which they are deeply in bed with.

  11.  

    Company takes good care of regular employers, but not contractors

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Fairfield, OH
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Fairfield, OH

    I worked at Cincinnati Financial as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and perks for employers

    Cons

    Employ a great number of contractors, especially in IT department. Much less incentive/job ownership can be observed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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