Cigna

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A place to work when you're close to retirement, not when you're fresh out of college.

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Former Employee - Quality Assurance Lead in Windsor Locks, CT
Former Employee - Quality Assurance Lead in Windsor Locks, CT

I worked at Cigna

Pros

-The great majority of your co-workers are kind and helpful
-The corporate headquarters has a doctor on-site which is very helpful if you do not want to take time off work for an easy visit
-Opportunities to move around and try different positions within the same department

Cons

-Inefficient (pretty standard in such a large company but seems to be much worse within the insurance companies in CT)
-Horrible health insurance
-Employee reviews are set up in a very destructive way (the company requires management to give a specific grade of A - F and tells them the percent of people who need to be within each of those grades which obviously forces the department to rank people in a way that is not realistic to performance)
-Many people need to be let go and a lot of others need to be promoted - this is what causes a stone age type of environment and a high turn-over rate of the younger crowd

Advice to ManagementAdvice

1. Get back to basics with your employee reviews - stop trying to make the process so complicated
2. Find a better way to appropriately insure your full time employees (I would NEVER go back to Cigna for this reason - which is crazy because they're an insurance company)
3. Become more efficient! Eliminate the waste and promote the ones who are making a difference.
4. Invest more heavily in your technology groups - I recognize that all insurance companies are "behind the times" with technology but you're never going to be profitable if you continue with your current path. It's just a matter of time before hospitals and companies eliminate the middle man (insurance companies) because they realize it's cheaper.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

559 Other Employee Reviews for Cigna (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    great place to work but BUSY

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    Current Employee - Infrastructure Engineer Senior Specialist in Windsor Locks, CT
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Engineer Senior Specialist in Windsor Locks, CT

    I have been working at Cigna

    Pros

    many great people and the ability to learn leading industry products

    Cons

    My salary is not close to my median after 12 years of service

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reward for performance and mean it

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    International division sucks!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at Cigna

    Pros

    Some nice people to work with on operations.

    Cons

    No room for improvement, no training AT ALL after New Hire training. Trainers( only 2) don't know anything more than the company manual they instruct, but nothing on actual international work.
     No lines of communication. Poor management, lots of politics and paper pushers.
    Internal candidates apply for positions, but never get even an email from recruiters. Then they hire someone from outside.
    Every 2 years, operations get new managers and directors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into the talented people you have around. Promote with in.
    Stop the power struggle between managers from operations. And hire a GSO director that knows what he/she is doing. Also hire trainers that are aware of the international work. Not only what the domestic side of the company does.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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