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"Lots of opportunities but difficult to grow"

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Former Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at CNA full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Above average compensation and great effort to differentiate and reward employee performance. Some IT managers are keen to grow their employees and there's lots of opportunities coming up as IT turns to a managed services model of delivery.

Cons

Work culture was rather conservative and uptight, which was to be expected from an insurance company. Most people seemed to want to work there for the pay and get out of there whenever possible at the end of the day. So do not expect a friendly and cordial community with that "we're in it together" sort of attitude. More like a place where people would want to retire with a great pay and little change throughout the years.

There's always plenty of opportunities as the organization is changing but with frequent layoffs, teams got smaller and tasks were consolidated to fewer people. Great potential if you are willing to work extra but it might be hard to grow within the same position unless the managers above you leave the company.

Advice to Management

Find ways to grow your employees because online training provides little value. Also bridge the gap between senior management and the employees and let them know how the former are growing the company. Also try to build a better work culture.

Other Employee Reviews for CNA

  1. "It was eh"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CNA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy and convenient to get to. Pay and benefits are on par for industry and job requirements.

    Cons

    Everything else. First job out of college and it was what I thought it would be. There's all this talk about growing but I don't see it. 9 out of 10 times you'll have staff that are more qualified than management. If you can fly under the radar you can survive here with the basic education/experience requirements. Most companies have policies against couples in the office. Here its almost encouraged. Lots of people from out of state versus local scene. It's all unique.

    Advice to Management

    Shake up management from the core-down.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Not too bad in 2010 but not so anymore"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CNA (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    cant think of anything positive

    Cons

    Very political and tough place to work at now since they went to Shared Services modol

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