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  1. "Middleware"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cincinnati Financial full-time

    Pros

    A nice to work if you are looking for insurance experience.

    Cons

    Company too Silo'ed -- puts u in a corner ..unable to help you grow in your career on various platforms / technologies.
    Management with very little IT experience -- makes it a bad experience when they make assumptions and pass blame.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to communicate better - and value your employees experience.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "More work with less people and crap tools...typical insurance company"

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    Current Employee - Field Claims Representative
    Current Employee - Field Claims Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working from home is nice
    That is all really that I can say is a pro

    Cons

    Nepotism rampant from top down
    Field has no authority anymore and HQ too busy to give guidance
    Pay is way below industry standard. They think 3% merit increase for high performers..seriously.
    Not much hope for career advancement unless u move to Fairfield,OH and are a male

    Advice to Management

    Wont bother.. no one listens or cares. Old school is the only school.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Run the Other Way!"

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    Former Contractor - Computer Programmer in Fairfield, OH
    Former Contractor - Computer Programmer in Fairfield, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cincinnati Financial as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    ya get a check, its a job

    Cons

    Assembly line coding. Hateful toxic environment, zero training, zero guidance, zero patience and zero tolerance. 40 to 80+ coders have been building the huge codebase for almost a decade and you are expected to just sit in your cube the first day and get through a stack of items in a week. Ridiculously immature and unprofessional 'managers', petty politics, and a serious disregard for people, especially if you're a contractor. Glad to be out of there. Good riddance to you. The stress was not worth it.

    Advice to Management

    uh, learn to manage?


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Underwriting"

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    Current Employee - Underwriter
    Current Employee - Underwriter
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cincinnati Financial full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility at times (not always), emphasis on agency relationships. Company day at Kings Island- zoo pass entry for a day for your family. Stock benefits.

    Cons

    They implement big projects before thinking them through and then have to change their direction multiple times and deliver multiple different messages to agents which is frustrating to all parties. Pay is lower than other companies for doing quite a bit more workload than the competitors, automation is great but it's made things worse with all of the defects and creates even more work load on employees. We keep losing people and they are not replacing enough people to help existing teams, there are no raises or perks to having to work double work loads and rarely even appreciation. Things are going down hill fast. Also, to women looking to be hired on, expect to not be treated equally, and this is coming from a male perspective. I've seen this happen multiple times over the years. You are promoted based on who you know, and how well you're liked- not based on your work ethic.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, promote based on work ethic, be flexible with people when needed- become more family oriented like we always used to be. Upper management in personal lines needs to sit back and realize they are driving people away to the point of hurting your best workers which is in turn also beginning to drive them away as well. Things are changing for the worse and even agencies are beginning to notice and are not thrilled about it. Think things through before diving in head first to things. Promising to help your employees but then double to triple dump on them is not fair, especially when pay is lower than competitors to begin with. When it snows or there is poor weather to the point of your employees safety or children's safety being on the line- personal lines upper management needs to get on board like the other departments- let your employees stay safe and work from home like the rest of the company does or allow a delay in getting to work until conditions get better.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "The future looks leaner with less headcount"

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    Former Employee - Insurance Professional in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Insurance Professional in Cincinnati, OH
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall, it is a nice company. I liked seeing some effort being made to increase automation and be more efficient. This is important with the shrinking headcount.

    Cons

    To get better results from employees, need to invest in some training. Beware of the HR department (issues with confidential info being shared, hit or miss enforcement of standards). Before you jump in, check how your department operates and the teams within. Some departments are ok, while others are toxic across the board.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees, value fairness, and don't promote people into management who hate working with people.


  6. Helpful (3)

    ""Ship is sinking!""

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    Current Employee - Field Claims
    Current Employee - Field Claims
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company car(Ford Focus, whoop hoooo!)

    Cons

    crushing workload, lack of teamwork in all departments, everyone out for themselves, management only concerned about stock price, morale is terrible, pay below industry average

    Advice to Management

    Fire the CEO and bring in someone that is a true leader not a bean counter


  7. Helpful (1)

    "stuck in 1990s"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and job security

    Cons

    IT management stuck in last century. Good old boy network more important than merit.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt modern approaches to managing services

  8. Helpful (5)

    "1950's"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some good people and skilled people. Lunch is good and vacation time is good.

    Cons

    Terrible corporate culture. They hold on to the 1950's. Bad managers with no experience other than CinFin. Resource managers for IT are a waste of time and money.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the CIO, step into modern modern day business. The right people are not in the right roles. Outsiders are not welcome unless you are from Deloitte, which they are deeply in bed with.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Not a good experience"

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    Former Contractor - Assistant in Fairfield, OH
    Former Contractor - Assistant in Fairfield, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cincinnati Financial as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A few decent people in the company.

    Cons

    Outdated technology
    Over worked
    Management/Team Leadership
    Some employee's egos

    Advice to Management

    Update your technology and make full time associates take classes in how to tolerate diversity in the work place. This company has to have some of the most "phobic" people working in it I've ever seen. The Underwriters make fun of their clients as soon as they hang up the phone with them and basically poke fun of everything from their accents to anything else you could imagine. That and they do treat contractors poorly. I worked there for 10 months and they treated me like I was beneath them, but in a "nice" way.

    Cincinnati Financial Corporation's Underwriters are a prime example of giving a little person the smallest amount of power...they gain a Napoleon complex.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "This place is like working in Bedrock."

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    Current Employee - Administrative Support in Fairfield, OH
    Current Employee - Administrative Support in Fairfield, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A few nice people. The rest kinda let their "titles" go to their heads. Mainly the Underwriters are like this as they think their job is the end all be all of jobs. It's like Really?...Really?...okay...whatever you say Mr. & Mrs. I don't know what I'm doing and need the "Team Leader" to tell me everything but how to blow my nose.

    Cons

    Remember The Flintstones? Mr. Slate's office had that bird that use to peck out the words or they carved out letters on stone tablets. This place is even more behind the times than that. Their software is so behind the times it's ridiculous. Hey guys...why don't you step boldly into the early 90's and get more modern software! 1983 called and it wants it's programs back! This place is so far behind the times I'm surprised they don't still use Morris Code.

    Advice to Management

    Ditch the "good ole boy/girl" mentality you got going on there. This place is worse than Junior High with it's unofficial little clicks. I'll say this...if you love Football and Baseball (I mean REALLY love it) and talk about it 8 hrs per day...you'll fit in just fine. All while current management ignores the talented and hard workers they do have. Lose this mentality if you want to be a greater success.


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