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Cincinnati Financial Reviews

Updated March 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Work from home possible, but occasionally (in 9 reviews)

  • A nice to work if you are looking for insurance experience (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Decent company with a few caveats."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Fairfield, OH
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Fairfield, OH
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits. Vacation days - 15, based on previous work experience. Sick days - unlimited (but be realistic about it). Work from home possible, but occasionally. Decent cube - just for miself. Bunch of tecnologies you can work on. Mostly friendly environment.

    Cons

    Apparent disconnect between QA and development due to long lasting negligence of standards on the QA management side. Incomplete error reports, lack of understanding the basic needs, overprotecting testers that keep doing lousy job. A quote: "I am not going to add more details just to make developers happy". A Manager?

    Advice to Management

    Developers need respect when working hard to earn it, just like any other species on Earth. That's why good ones are leaving.


  2. "Good experience, for a single summer."

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    Former Intern - IT Intern in Fairfield, OH
    Former Intern - IT Intern in Fairfield, OH

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

    Pros

    Family like culture with a very stable financial backing.

    Cons

    Extremely old school and seems unwilling to move forward in technology. Little rough for an internship experience.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Security Administrator II in Fairfield, OH
    Current Employee - Security Administrator II in Fairfield, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    For my department flexible on working from home and family events. Good coworkers, management is hit or miss but when they're good they're good.

    Cons

    Promotion tracks are clear yet takes a long time for qualified individuals to actually get those promotions. 8 months of weekly emails for someone who excelled and did not get promoted for 5 years (not me).

    Advice to Management

    Please make promotions within IT easier to obtain. I understand you don't want to promote the undeserving but it shouldn't take a service manager, a director, virtually every Resource Manager and then a novel to HR for all IT promotions when the business side is literally promoted by merit of how long it's been since their last promotion.


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  5. "Please review my resume. I would love any input that you can provide to improve my resume"

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    Current Employee - Senior Claims Specialist in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Senior Claims Specialist in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Cincinnati Financial (More than a year)

    Pros

    They are a very sound company.

    Cons

    Their system is very hard to learn.


  6. "Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Independence, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Independence, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cincinnati Financial full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have a flexible work environment

    Cons

    Very independent. Not much collaboration.


  7. "Average Employer"

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    good company with good values

    Cons

    Very hard to advance, lack of training budget,


  8. Helpful (1)

    "it pays the bills"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Fairfield, OH
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Fairfield, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    you have job security and steady working hours. people are nice to work with. a lot of educational opportunity regarding the insurance industry.

    Cons

    The company does not pay well. The job can be really boring. There is little to no opportunity for career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    there should be less mundane and redundant checklists. There should be more promotion opportunities. Compensation should be better.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Mixed at best"

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    Current Employee - Several IT Positions in Fairfield, OH
    Current Employee - Several IT Positions in Fairfield, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, old school atmosphere. Good benefits, personal growth opportunities fair. Facility good, effort is being made to be more progressive.

    Cons

    Large, traditional organization, you can get lost in the numbers and politics. Skill and experience doesn't always translate to better positions. it's who you know, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being political.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Can be a good environment to work in, but low pay and losing good people hurts."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Former Commercial Lines Underwriter in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Former Commercial Lines Underwriter in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had an excellent group of team members and a great boss.
    The benefits package is good and the 401K match is better than other companies that I know of.
    Company will pay for designations and gives you money for completing them.
    Job stability seems to be top notch.
    Comprehensive training program (makes this a good place to start off).

    Cons

    Office culture and level of technology are both an odd mix of being outdated and slowly improving.
    Workload can be overbearing depending on your territory.
    Pay is far below the industry standard (its the main reason I left).
    Hiring is being ramped up, but years of not having new underwriting classes coming in has caused a shortage. This is compounded by new and seasoned associates finding jobs elsewhere.
    Morale just isn't very good. Enjoyable co-workers help, but everyone still talks about people leaving, etc. Most people that stay have established families with kids and they most likely grew up in Cincinnati as well.

    Advice to Management

    Executives and managers talk about the "Cincinnati Advantage" and being a "claims-first" company. The agency relationships and policyholder relationships are important, but the payscale needs a critical overhaul. Companies that are within the same region pay their underwriters much more and therefore they get the better talent in the long run. It will be hard to bring in new underwriters and get them to stay when other companies can offer similar benefits and pay significantly more to their employees. This in turn makes retention of more seasoned employees more difficult because they are burdened with increased workloads and are still not paid as well as competitors either.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Conservative and homegrown company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay, loyal company, a lot of great people working there, and a strong focus on customer service. The company is growing and I think heading in the right direction.

    Cons

    Office culture is stuffy, location is terrible in Fairfield Ohio, vacation package is weak, it takes an excessively long time to move to the upper ranks, leadership is generally set in their ways, few young people to add enthusiasm and life to the office, and few people from outside of greater Cincinnati. It's a very traditional company that has been slow to keep up with the times.


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