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Good pay, bad culture

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Former Employee - Underwriter in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Underwriter in Houston, TX

I worked at CNA full-time (More than a year)

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

Pros

Pay and benefits are good

Cons

[underwriting] Very high employee turnover, especially with management. Premium goals are often unrealistic and if you hit them they will get even more unrealistic the next year. If you don't hit your goals, you could be looking to find a new job very quickly.

From my experience, too much was expected if you wish to have a work/ life balance and the culture produced management that only cared about new business/ short term results.

Internally and in the marketplace CNA is known to change their direction very quickly.he downsides of working at CNA.

Advice to Management

Manage your expectations a little better

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Lots of opportunities but difficult to grow

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CNA full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Above average compensation and great effort to differentiate and reward employee performance. Some IT managers are keen to grow their employees and there's lots of opportunities coming up as IT turns to a managed services model of delivery.

    Cons

    Work culture was rather conservative and uptight, which was to be expected from an insurance company. Most people seemed to want to work there for the pay and get out of there whenever possible at the end of the day. So do not expect a friendly and cordial community with that "we're in it together" sort of attitude. More like a place where people would want to retire with a great pay and little change throughout the years.

    There's always plenty of opportunities as the organization is changing but with frequent layoffs, teams got smaller and tasks were consolidated to fewer people. Great potential if you are willing to work extra but it might be hard to grow within the same position unless the managers above you leave the company.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to grow your employees because online training provides little value. Also bridge the gap between senior management and the employees and let them know how the former are growing the company. Also try to build a better work culture.


  2. It was eh

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Accountant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CNA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy and convenient to get to. Pay and benefits are on par for industry and job requirements.

    Cons

    Everything else. First job out of college and it was what I thought it would be. There's all this talk about growing but I don't see it. 9 out of 10 times you'll have staff that are more qualified than management. If you can fly under the radar you can survive here with the basic education/experience requirements. Most companies have policies against couples in the office. Here its almost encouraged. Lots of people from out of state versus local scene. It's all unique.

    Advice to Management

    Shake up management from the core-down.


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