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Updated April 12, 2017
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  • Work life balance could improve (in 22 reviews)

  • Limited work from home options during office hours what hurts the life work balance (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Claims Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Claims Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CNA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company is changing in a positive direction.

    Cons

    No real cons to speak of.


  2. "Not a bad place to work"

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    Former Employee - Applications Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Applications Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Middle management is pretty solid.

    Cons

    Get tired of revolving door of upper management with changing "vision"

    Advice to Management

    Stick with a plan.


  3. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CNA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great financial compensation (salary and annual bonus)

    Cons

    The culture is not that great.


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  5. Helpful (32)

    "CNA = Paid Glassdoor Customer. Many Negative Reviews Have been Deleted"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Department in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Department in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    CNA Is a safe and stable company that pays reasonably well for HR professionals

    CNA is a true meritocracy in the insureance industry sense of the word. The company rewards people who throw their colleagues under the bus. The way to get ahead at CNA is not to do good work, it is to avoid making nominal mistakes and to make sure to point out the mistakes of others to your superiors so you look good.

    CNA has very low expectations for its employees. It does not really expect it's people to do anything to improve things. All it wants is for its employees is to avoid making any mistakes and to make sure to report to leadership any time your colleagues make mistakes.

    Cons

    Mad Men, old boy 1950s-1960's stifling culture could be improved

    Company stubbornly refuses to embrace new tools and technologies or modern ways of managing employees

    CNA has negative reviews on Glassdoor about HR department deleted. There are at least 3 reviews from 2016 from HR Directors and HR business partners and Talent Acquisition Consultants that are truthful and within Glassdoors terms of service that have been deleted.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing! you will anyway no matter what people say.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CNA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Slowly evolving into the 21st century with new CEO

    Cons

    Chubb infiltration at senior and executive levels causing arbitrary cost cutting and job reductions. Pay is mediocre.

    Advice to Management

    Find your souls


  7. "Aws DevOps"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Chicago, IL
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CNA as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I am a DevOps engineer and I love my field. As a developer, I feel sometimes disconnected from core concepts of computer science. As a pure sysadmin, I feel missing the fun part of coding.

    Cons

    TechWorld noted that DevOps requires teams to work together, but one side is often seen as being elitist and running the show. Organizations must establish an environment of mutual respect for both disciplines and ensure that both sides are having their needs met.


  8. "CNA Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CNA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    welcoming, fair salary, casual environment, good about promoting, good workplace training

    Cons

    old building, dress code is strict


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Management Needs to Help Employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and good compensation.

    Cons

    Management not concerned with developing employees. Not willing to help of be resources.

    Advice to Management

    Can't Outsource everything.


  10. Helpful (11)

    "Not big on diversity"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    CNA pays really well. There are a few really great people there.

    Cons

    While there are a few really great people there, they are hard to find. Most employees are concerned about their titles. It's a lot of people that have the title AVP and VP. They think they are really important too. Promotions are not so much about what you know but who likes you.

    The HR department uses outdated systems. You find very few people of color in leadership positions. HR Policy needs an entire overhaul. Employee Relations can't even tell you why many of the policies are in place.

    This place does not like happy or friendly people. Learning and Development department is an absolute joke because good training is rare.

    Advice to Management

    It's time for a culture change.


  11. "Analytic intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CNA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment and site view; always open to questions and people are friendly to help; a lot of activities

    Cons

    parking in downtown area is always hard.


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