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"Great location and work life balance; bully leadership."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great location in the Chicago loop. Good work life balance and can easily work from home occasionally. Fairly compensated with a good number of company holidays.

Cons

Lots of petty kingdom building by senior leaders. Too many bullies at senior leadership levels. Company states that people are an important asset but I am sure that if the executives saw what was happening at one or two levels below them, they would be shocked. Lots of valuable money and time wasted on dealing with these bad leadership behaviors.

Advice to Management

Clean house at the VP and SVP levels. Just because someone knows a lot about a certain area doesn't make them a good leader.

Other Employee Reviews for CNA

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Okay place to work if you are NOT in IT"

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    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CNA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits
    Professional staff and managers

    Cons

    Slightly below average salaries
    Difficult or impossible to get promoted
    IT is outsouced to 3 different companies that leads to confusion and lack of consistency

    Advice to Management

    Stop going outside to hire your friends when there are qualified individuals already working for the company


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good pay, bad culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good

    Cons

    [underwriting] Very high employee turnover, especially with management. Premium goals are often unrealistic and if you hit them they will get even more unrealistic the next year. If you don't hit your goals, you could be looking to find a new job very quickly.

    From my experience, too much was expected if you wish to have a work/ life balance and the culture produced management that only cared about new business/ short term results.

    Internally and in the marketplace CNA is known to change their direction very quickly.he downsides of working at CNA.

    Advice to Management

    Manage your expectations a little better

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