CNA Employee Reviews about "good benefits"

Updated 10 Feb 2020

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Very toxic"

    1.0
     

    I have been working at CNA

    Pros

    Good benefits, PTO and location

    Cons

    Toxic workplace, company has very low engagement scores.

  2. Helpful (7)

    "Lack of transparency from senior leadership."

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Director, Analytics in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CNA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and work life balance. I like the team I work with.

    Cons

    Senior leadership patronizes employees while they create a whirl of uncertainty for employees

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  3. Helpful (12)

    "Low performers paradise"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CNA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Close to Metra, public transportation, and lots of restaurants. Good benefits and 401k and fair compensation.

    Cons

    Have you ever worked at an airport? That is exactly what the open space work environment feels like here. Whatever direction you look in (including looking directly at your monitor)you can see people standing, sitting, walking, in your line of sight and noise levels are unbearable. Phone rooms designed to take private phone calls are not sound proof, and you can hear people in offices with the door closed because again there is no sound barrier.Information technology is abhorrent, when I started I didn't receive a computer for almost a month and the performance of the computer is unbelievably slow. I worked in consulting where I had large files with many formulas and tens of thousands of rows of data and my computer performed better than it does here where I typically work with much less and very few formulas. Very poor support from IT which is partly outsourced and old outdated systems as they are just now moving to current industry platforms such as Workday.Lots of work and effort is put into planned changes which are never executed due to poor leadership decisions and constant changing of plans and direction and leadership turnover. Routinely lay of employees in order to "reorg". Layoffs are used as a performance management tool. Sometimes the employee who is laid off is one of the few high performing employees that work here which insights fear and complete confusion and provides further indication that this is not a performance based environment.Promote and routinely hire (at the director level and above) unqualified people who do not have prerequisite knowledge or key behaviors required for their roles which creates a low performance environment. Leaders who lack knowledge of basic business principals you acquire in college or in the first few years post college, lack basic business acumen, lack basic reasoning skills, have no point of view on frequently asked questions which are common knowledge one would have a "canned" answer too, no desire or courage to make or take ownership of a decision.If you came from a high performing environment as I did you will routinely run into situations where you explain a simple concept to a person who is a director or above who should not have asked you the question in the first place, and find yourself in a pickle because the lights are on but no one is home. I frequently think " I can explain it to you, I can't understand it for you". Constant forwarding of emails which the recipient never read, didn't do any basic research or ask prerequisite questions about. When you provide advise the leader will forward directly to the requester and routinely say that "HR, Finance, fill in the blank department" said it without exhibiting any point of view, displaying that they lack any insight on the most basic of topics.Leaders will put staff employees on the spot (specialist, analyst, consultants) by inviting them to meetings with other leaders who are argumentative, known to be difficult, and disagree with whatever recommendation that was given to throw you under the bus, they may not show up to said meeting and leave you holding the bag, and may even three- way call you with the person on the phone with no heads up! Only in this environment not only would a leader not step up and take on the responsibility of their job to communicate difficult (but routine) messages, be persuasive and firm but they would send a lowly employee into the lions den, great relationship building and way to "lead"! If a director or above can't communicate a simple message to another director or above (which is their responsibility to do) that they have a relationship with what chance does a poor specialist or analyst have?!People in director level or above lack managerial courage (or as I like to refer to it if you're a director or above it's just doing your job) and routinely just forward request, act as order takers and don't behave consultatively or provide any guidance most notably as it related to ethics. Will not push back on bad decision making but insist on you helping obfuscate the truth in order for said manager to have their way.Antiquated business practices, never makes any sense who is doing what and it causes bottlenecks and a general lack of efficiency. Bureaucratic processes such as having to apply during "open enrollment" and be interviewed by a panel of people to be approved to work remote, LOL!

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  4. Helpful (5)

    "Review"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CNA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fairly good benefits and 401K

    Cons

    Poor management team; no promotability

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Low Morale"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CNA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexibility as far as work from home, good benefits, generous vacation time, co-workers care about their jobs

    Cons

    Everyone in the office constantly feels like their job is in jeopardy, very low morale, company makes it clear that you're disposable - this is across the board

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "Works in the IT area."

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CNA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Co-workers are very nice and great to work with. Very supportive and helpful. Really good benefits and employee 401K match. Good PTO.

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Management likes to micromanage. Very command and control environment. Organization is going through many changes and so it’s more chaotic than usual. No work from home policy. The company espouses to be diverse and inclusive however management style is still more traditional model. No decentralized decision making.

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  7. "As Expected"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Operations Coach in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CNA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, workplace flexibility, strong community

    Cons

    Culture needs improvement, does not invest in workforce, leadership does not communicate clearly

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Has good benefits, a good company to work for."

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Operations Claims Technician in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    I worked at CNA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible, good benefits. Work home balance is positive.

    Cons

    Some departments shut down and you may get laid off if you can't qualify for another department.

  9. "Underwriter"

    3.0
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    Underwriter in Littleton, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CNA for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, good people

    Cons

    Weaknesses in Management, good amount of turnover in the short time period I was there.

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  10. "Good place to get experience then move on."

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at CNA for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and reasonable salary.

    Cons

    If you are over 50, watch your back. The question is always - When will you get fired, no If you will get fired.

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