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Great company to grow and develop

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bloomington, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IL

I have been working at COUNTRY Financial full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

New CEO in 2012 that is really visible, making good changes, and trying to modernize technology. Medium size company with a small company feel. The people are great. Good opportunities to see things all the way through and do a lot of development.

Cons

Located in the middle of Illinois. Hard to attract diverse talent because of location. Eighty five year old company with lots of long term management and employees make it hard to move quickly and make things happen.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more open minded about virtual work and virtual employees. If management in a certain area is hold the company back, don't wait till they die or retire - get rid of them.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for COUNTRY Financial

  1.  

    Call center is a nightmare

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    Former Employee - Billing Specialist  in  Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Billing Specialist in Bloomington, IL

    I worked at COUNTRY Financial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There really is not any. I was glad to land a position with State Farm.

    Cons

    -Working in a call center is a nightmare to begin with
    -Time off policies are poor compared to competitors
    -Very little advancement opportunity
    -They act like the call center jobs are your careers and don't help you pursue other goals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Welcome to the Country financial hunger games!

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    Current Employee - Agency Administrative Assistant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Agency Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at COUNTRY Financial full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are no pros

    Cons

    no room for advancement
    Corporate life=miserable life
    pay increase (if any) is humorous
    only friends of management or head honchos get ahead
    Their motto- a bad hire is better than no hire

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start treating your employees like human beings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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