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Just Another Cog in the Insurance Machine

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Former Employee - Underwriter in Cincinnati, OH
Former Employee - Underwriter in Cincinnati, OH

I worked at Cincinnati Financial

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

CFC has a well-recognized name in P&C insurance, especially throughout the Midwest region. Its strengths in prior years was their commitment, first & foremost, to agents and insureds, as well as sound underwriting & business practices. Lots of opportunities to advance in the home office in Cincinnati or in any of the field locations. Field reps (e.g. state sales reps or claims handlers) work from their homes in their assigned territories.

Cons

Employees often viewed by middle and upper management as expendable resources, whereas in the past they were seen as valued resources. Sense of belonging/worth for most employees decreasing over the last few years. Perception that employees will be "downsized" more prevalent than in recent years. CFC has gone from a very good regional carrier to a "wannabe" national carrier, losing those small-business attributes that distinguished itself in the early years and becoming very similar to those competitors that were CFC's typical rivals.

Advice to Management

CFC has gotten away from those core values first established by Jack Schiff Sr. half a century ago. Were he still alive today I believe he'd be embarrassed and upset at the direction the company has taken in the last decade. The company has mutated from an organization steeped in traditional values (honesty, trustworthiness, personal and professional integrity) to one in which the pursuit of profit apparently is valued above all other objectives. A common concern voiced by many agents is that "its not the same company it was ten years, or even five years ago". Loyalty from agents, insureds, and employees is declining at a steady rate.

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  1. good place to work

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

    I worked at Cincinnati Financial

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    friendly , collegiate atmosphere and a good place to work

    Cons

    some positions limited opportunity for growth

    Advice to Management

    review of certain posititions to retain top talent appropriately

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    Bad place to work

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    Former Employee - Underwriter in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Cincinnati Financial

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is easy to get in the door as an insurance professional. No potential to be moved/transferrerd if you enjoy Cincinnati.

    Cons

    The training program is obsolete and outdated. The underwriters are greatly mismanaged and lack the necessary talent/skills to propely underwrite and negotiate accounts. The pay is on the low end of the insurance scale. You are not compensated for performance but for tenure, no matter how skilled/productive you are as an employee. The morale of the entire company is the most negative I have been around possible. Very few who work in the home office setting are very happy to be employed by CINF. The technology utilized for analysis is vastly underwhelming.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade your technology and training modules to be more in line with the insurance inustry. Work to improve the employees morale to increase workers enjoyment and efficiency.

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