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Cincinnati Financial Reviews

Updated May 15, 2017
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  • 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 (1)

    "Personal Underwriter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Lines Underwriter in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Personal Lines Underwriter in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cincinnati Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly environment if you allow it to be.
    Work from home 1 day a week after you have been here for 18 months.

    Cons

    Salary compared to industry is far below.
    When the underwriters are told something will happen to help with workload, not only does that not happen but they do the opposite. I say this with 3 major changes that come to mind just within the last year.
    You are not reviewed on how well you do your job, but who you know or suck up to.
    Chance to grow through personal Lines is practically impossible. You will have to go to commercial underwriting first. Plus there you have a whole lot of less work and you get paid more.

    Advice to Management

    Common sense is the stance you take when underwriting policies. Use this same practice when determining how to treat your employees.


  2. "Administrative Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contract Administrative Assistant in Fairfield, OH
    Former Employee - Contract Administrative Assistant in Fairfield, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent facility. Very professional. Friendly.

    Cons

    Need to upgrade computer systems/software.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Cronyism"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Fairfield, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Fairfield, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cincinnati Financial (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People and suburban location with parking

    Cons

    Culture is who you know not how hard you work to get ahead, Cronyism in IT is extremely frustrating CIO built a culture around his pals

    Advice to Management

    Be more inclusive and diverse in your advancement of people


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Great place to start your career but not the place to end it."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Fairfield, OH
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Fairfield, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, convenient location, some good people. The company day at Kings Island is one of the best perks of working there.

    Cons

    Nepotism is key there. It's not what you know it's who's your daddy or who you marry. The moral is low, employee focus is extinct, it's all about the numbers anymore.

    Advancement is limited because they know who they want to promote but have to go through the motions of interviewing everyone because it's the company's philosophy.

    Overworked and underpaid!

    Advice to Management

    Work smarter not harder! Compensate your employees better.

    Listen to your employees. Go back to the days when it was family oriented and you cared about your associates. Promote those who deserve it, not the ones who are on the fast track because of who they're related to.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Business analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Solid company
    Benefits ok
    People ok

    Cons

    Moral low
    Behind the times with technology
    Not willing to change with the times

    Advice to Management

    Listen to all your people, not just your trusted favorites


  7. "Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. "Peaceful and Pleasant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - .NET Developer in Fairfield, OH
    Current Employee - .NET Developer in Fairfield, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good Work Culture. New Collaborative improvements. Nice place to work

    Cons

    Dress Code is always mandatory :(


  9. "Incredibly friendly"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Fairfield, OH
    Current Employee - Intern in Fairfield, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Everyone I met there was super friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    I had some trouble getting the access I needed to do my job.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you know what your interns are up to and what they need to do their jobs.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "A changed company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice work environment and the building security team and maintenance crew are top-notch and second to none.

    On bonus distribution everyone gets a hearty handshake from the officers…and a donut.

    Cons

    Nepotism doesn't run through this company - it gallops.

    The company has digressed from a company that looks for ways to say yes to a company that looks for ways to say no - especially in regards to their employees.

    The company bases the yearly bonus on performance in relation to ten peer companies. So even if the company really hits it out of the park, if the peers do just a bit better there could be very little or no bonus.

    The officers are captains of the ship. If they tell the crew to go to a specific island and the crew gets the ship to that island, if it turns out to be the wrong island everyone suffers from the officers decision to go to that island.

    The company cuts costs at the employees expense at every opportunity but still uses tablecloths for the officers' monthly luncheon and in this day of videoconferencing still holds an August meeting (which brings in field workers and their spouses for a day and a half of...well I am not sure what).

    Advice to Management

    Entertain suitors. The agency system had its time and place and that time and place was there and then, and not here and now; management does not have the competence to compete in an internet world.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Fairfield, OH
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Fairfield, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company really does take good care of you. It can be hard to get in if you don't know someone, but once you're in, you don't have to worry about fighting to keep your job every day like some places. Good benefits that are mostly paid for by the company, and you can add on spouses/kids fairly easily and cheaply. They match 6% of 401k contributions, which is huge and stacks up quick. Options to buy company stock are great too -- you can buy stock on a no-interest loan and pay it off automatically from your checks over time. And since the company always pays dividends, the loan gets paid down pretty quick and it's a good supplement to your retirement plan. You get an allowance towards lunch in the cafeteria every day, which has lots of tasty options. The building is in good proximity to a variety of restaurants too. Bonuses are based on your personal performance and the company's performance.

    Working at an insurance company has its perks when it comes to your coverage as well. You can get coverage slightly cheaper outside the company, but if anything ever happens where you need to use your insurance, you can be sure that you'll be taken care of quickly. I got rear ended on the way in one morning and had a check to get the car fixed before I left that day. Can't beat that.

    And if your department is paperless and your job allows it, you get to work from home one day a week, which is nice.

    Cons

    The company is a little bit behind when it comes to technology. Hardware is good -- my laptop is quick and new, monitors are new and ergonomic, etc. They do lag a little bit when it comes to software, however. Some of the systems designed and built in house are a little clunky, and overall OS updates tend to be slow to roll out because of compatibility issues with other systems the company uses.

    The HR department isn't the best either, unfortunately. When I was contacted about an interview, it was by e-mail, not by phone, which I feel is a little bit unprofessional. They apparently struggle with quick turnaround time on applications as well, because the e-mail I got asked me if I was a still interested in the position, not when I could interview. Probably just an inefficiency problem, but it is a little off-putting as an applicant, so that should probably be addressed for the future.

    Advice to Management

    Aim for faster turnaround on applications. If people want to work for the company, and the company needs people, then make them a priority.

    Try to streamline the IT processes more. Changes take entirely too long and inefficiencies in the systems affect productivity.

    Cut back a little on the IBNR load. Being too conservative just artificially deflates our results, which makes us less attractive to investors that aren't as savvy with the insurance industry -- and unfortunately many aren't.


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