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Good pay, bad culture

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Underwriter in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Underwriter in Houston, TX

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

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 ManagementAdvice

Manage your expectations a little better

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Lots of opportunities but difficult to grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Accountant and later Internal Auditor

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant/Internal Auditor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Accountant/Internal Auditor in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CNA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - CNA Insurance has established (2008-2010) very hi-tech database system that allows one to drill down data without chasing other people begging to help you get data.
    - Good place to learn about insurance products

    Cons

    - Pay is bad (both salary and commission)
    - No appreciation
    - Surveillance on your PC 24/7
    - One person does two persons job. Don't pay for overtime
    - May lay you off anytime
    - Most of the employees don't like what they do. They come with one goal "pay check." No creative minds; They are there to retire because they have no place to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Appreciate employees; value talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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