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Ohio National Financial Services Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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  • Cubicles are literally as humanly small as OSHA will allow (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Administrative Assistant Operational"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Operational Investment Department in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Administrative Operational Investment Department in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ohio National Financial Services (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Company in all ways. Wonderful environment, great team, amazing CEO.

    Cons

    I have nothing to say. I left because I retired.

    Advice to Management

    None

    Ohio National Financial Services Response

    Jan 20, 2017 – Supervisor, Recruitment

    Thank you for your positive feedback! We are proud to be consistently named a Top Workplaces in Cincinnati.


  2. "Love it except for petty politics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ohio National Financial Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Love my cater and the pay is fair

    Cons

    The politics in my department are ridiculous

    Advice to Management

    Stop the politics.

    Ohio National Financial Services Response

    Jan 20, 2017 – Supervisor, Recruitment

    Thank you for your feedback. It is important to us as we continually improve the culture at Ohio National. If you have additional concerns or would like to discuss more in person, please contact the ... More


  3. "n/a"

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    Current Employee - Security Administrator in Montgomery, OH
    Current Employee - Security Administrator in Montgomery, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ohio National Financial Services (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The culture is great. Jeans day, cafe, and co workers. Mangers at times are understanding to allow work from home or attend family emergencies.

    Cons

    Career advancement is not clear, like every other corporation politics rule the company. The company rather you interfere with your home life to complete a project

    Ohio National Financial Services Response

    Jan 9, 2017 – Supervisor, Recruitment

    Thank you for sharing your concerns. Your feedback is important to us and will be shared. If you have further concerns you would like to address, please contact the Human Resources department.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty classic financial environment."

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    Former Employee - Tester/QA Lead in Montgomery, OH
    Former Employee - Tester/QA Lead in Montgomery, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly employees (I was a consultant). Pleasant work environment. Great cafeteria.
    ONFS respected my opinions and inputs. My hiring IT Director was very easy to speak to and confide in when needed. He understood when I might be having a rough stage of the project.

    Asking for input from disparate department SMEs was easy. Employees understood the enterprise project and were approachable - they were cooperative.

    Cons

    Not enough internal IT skills depth,
    My enterprise project was divided into multiple sub projects that simply did not communicate sufficiently until end-to-end testing found substantial break points.

    Documents are a huge part (and legal) part of ONFS. There was no clear ownership of them.

    Ohio National Financial Services Response

    Jan 9, 2017 – Supervisor, Recruitment

    Thank you for your feedback. We will make sure it is shared so we can continue to develop our workplace for Ohio National associates.


  6. Helpful (11)

    "Odd Odd Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ohio National Financial Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Money. This place shells out the cash. Nicest landscaping in town, crispy signage, crispy polished floors, spotless bathrooms that are remodeled every other week, carpet is fresh, parking garage is spotless, company has a couple jets, 3 cafes, 1 coffee shop and a mac daddy gym. If you like Fox news, sports and working out this is the place for you. Ohio national pays well, all late model cars in the garage. You could work here until you die. Average age is 50+ average tenor is 15+. Anything that can be improved with spending lots of money is improved and on point. There are contractors and landscapers here 7 days a week constantly tuning on the landscaping and building.

    Cons

    It's the things money can't fix like culture that are Ohio National's short coming. Dress code is from the 1950's. Strict business professional attire. When I started they just had moved to casual Fridays from a "treat system" of accomplishing something to get a casual Friday. Executives park in a separate heated underground garage and are rarely seen around the company since they can go from the top floor to the bottom via a key coded elevator. This place crushes creativity. If you are creative don't come here, your creativity will be shutdown with old processes designed by people who should have been let go 15-20 years ago. People sleep here, a lot. Cubicles are literally as humanly small as OSHA will allow. Oddly talking on your cell phone anywhere is frowned upon. You see hardly anyone having a conversation with a kid of spouse during the day. Career advancement? Just hang out 10 years you can be an executive just via seniority. You don't need to know the area you will manage but with time you will get an area to manage. Project managers can become people managers, people managers can do poorly and get promoted to VP. All IT applications are 30 years behind the times, still lots of DOS based systems. Ohio National hired a lot of people from a competitor so you have lots of stale management style and culture they brought with them so it perpetuates year after year. Cops with guns at the front desk. I'm not sure why there are 2-4 armed cops at the front door but we have them and it's weird. The execs like to use them to run their cars to the wash from time to time. At first I didn't think much of johnny law at the front desk until I had to come in on the weekend and there was a security guard with a walkie talkie and a flashlight. Ohio National is scared of it's people. Fox News everywhere on every TV in all the cafe's locked in at high volume. Fear fear fear. Most projects were put on hold because of a DOL ruling that says we need to play a responsible part in giving someone financial advice, we are no longer allowed to give advice without telling you it benefits us. The amount of people in one building is insane, the bathrooms are packed at all times you have to go from floor to floor sometimes to find somewhere. The culture is bank culture, stay around a long time kiss up to the right executive and you will succeed. Working remote is a foreign concept, if you are a person who even remotely thinks this is the way of the future keep moving this is not the place for you. Ohio National is a place your grandpa would have been super proud to work at. Reminds me of E-Corp the fictitious company in Mr. Robot. Management was brought in from other companies that didn't have good managers so the problems just fester and thrive here. These guys really are lost in the weeds with a few very small exceptions. Sex in the parking garage, it's odd to think of that as a con but the culture is that gross male ego bang the secretary in the garage culture.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times already. Dress clothes are super expensive and for the people who don't park in the underground garage spending that money just to look a certain way in a cubicle is draconian. The culture sucks, go to some seminars or something and get up with the times. The strict working schedule the lumped together sick and vaca time is dumb. Nobody does that, nobody dresses up anymore. If culture doesn't change you will never recruit the talent that will get you to the next level to compete with online insurance providers who can provide their product in the blink of an eye without an agent and without a pen and piece of paper. Dump the shoe shiners in the bathrooms this is 2016 not 1916. Hurry up and get caught up in IT! The IT dept is treated like a group of bank tellers, no different than anyone else. These are the guys that guide the company into the tech revolution. By the time Ohio National gets to the cloud on anything the entire world will be onto something else. It's not my grandfather you are trying to recruit it's me the 30 something that can get you to the next level. The stone age was long long ago.

    Ohio National Financial Services Response

    Dec 19, 2016 – Supervisor, Recruitment

    Thank you for sharing your experience, your feedback will help as we continually improve the work environment at Ohio National. If you have additional concerns or would like to discuss more in ... More


  7. "Current Employee"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ohio National Financial Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very diverse workforce. Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Nothing negative comes to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Do more peer to peer reviews


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Very pleased with my experience at Ohio National. They truly care about you both personally and as a team member."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Annuity Product Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Annuity Product Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ohio National Financial Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and PTO, limitless advancement opportunity, heavy involvement with the community.

    Cons

    Pfeifer Place cafe could be managed better and offer more options, but they are working on a significant revamp soon.


  9. "PMO"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montgomery, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montgomery, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ohio National Financial Services (More than a year)

    Pros

    Predictable and growing in number in open positions

    Cons

    focused direction, decision making ability

    Advice to Management

    make decisions and move forward


  10. "new business processor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - New Business Processor in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - New Business Processor in Charlotte, NC
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ohio National Financial Services (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company culture was great

    Cons

    The work load got very mundane


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Longevity/tenure unimportant; fun activities for employees"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ohio National Financial Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fun activities for employees throughout the year; community service/conscientious corporate citizen; scenic suburban location close to highway; profit sharing plans; on-site cafeteria, parking, dry cleaning, fitness center, registered nurse

    Cons

    Senior management has lost control over its middle management; micro-management is rampant; office politics play a far greater role than substantive contributions, leading to paranoia, distrust and fear; many tenured, high-performing employees leaving; still has outdated technology despite improvements; slow with product development, losing market share

    Advice to Management

    Create official mentorship program; cost-cutting efforts due to overspending misdirected; improve speed-to-market to increase market share


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