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CNA Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.8 189 reviews

42% Approve of the CEO

CNA Chairman and CEO Tom Motamed

Tom Motamed

(92 ratings)

35% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance - everyone leaves by 5(in 20 reviews)

  • Good work life balance and can easily work from home occasionally(in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management talks about work life balance but does not follow throughr(in 12 reviews)

  • Current senior management does not understand how specialty underwriting and claims functions(in 7 reviews)

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    disappointed

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood pay, plenty of hard working employees there.

    Consstressful working environment due to their review and bonus structure.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to launch career

    Risk Control Intern (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat learning environment and great place to launch a career. The exposure I had to different industries and different insureds provided me with invaluable experience.

    ConsSeemed like there was a lot of bureaucracy but I did not deal with this first hand. Being a branch office may have contributed to a disconnect in efficient decision making.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Mediocre company, average benefits, need to make more updates

    Finance/Accounting (Current Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsWork Life Balance, Job Opportunites

    ConsToo much red tape and using outdated systems, even Microsoft Office! Certain departments have no culture...come in do your job and go home.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more transparent and open. Need to create office culture.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company to work for

    Underwriter (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsCNA is great for work life balance. They are also extremely supportive of movement throughout the company and has a very welcoming and supportive work environment.

    ConsCNA does not have many downsides other than their international presence is not significant if someone is interested in getting involved globally.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Miserable work environment

    Human Resources Consulting Director (Former Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsGreat pay across the board, regardless of area or level. New college hires are being brought in at mid 60s and up with generous signing bonuses as well.

    ConsCNA forces a distribution curve for performance ratings. Managers are handed ratings for their people without having much nip I into the decision making process. Senior leadership makes ALL the decisions without having to deliver the message or feel the consequences of their actions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI'd love to believe that they'd take advice provided here but they're all focused on doing what they're told and not making waves with Motamed so they can keep their cushy jobs.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Get in to get some experience, then head elsewhere to grow.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsA good place to learn about the industry for someone just getting started. Interaction with many different departments. Great education reimbursement program

    ConsWorkload is never ending as some operations departments are severely understaffed. Underwriters are now required to be salespeople. The company can't compete with some of the bigger names due to management being stuck in their ways. There is also almost no ability to move up in the company, despite having the proper education, training and superior performance. Very low salary range for some entry level positions with recruiters unwilling to negotiate

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire whatever company is paid to handle recruiting. They hire incompetent people in high level positions and it's holding the company back. Give folks at the bottom of the totem pole a chance to contribute more or you will constantly lose top talent to competitors

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    Making strides to be better but not quite where it needs to be yet

    Assistant Vice President Claims (Current Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    Prosgood pay and benefits, some good, tenured employees

    Constop down management approach, "Mad Men" mentality, 50's-60's type management, very difficult to make changes, making negative policy changes lately, good employees are leaving

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart listening to your younger employees who are in the know about business in the modern world - business casual dress, more flexible working hours would be appreciated

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsProgressive, improving business and technology

    ConsWork life balance is ok.

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    Dynamic company

    Director (Current Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsOpen to new ideas to improve performance

    ConsUnwilling to spend $$$ for top talent

    Advice to Senior Managementspend $$$ for top talent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Churn and Burn..A classic evil empire.. with lots of jerks at the top,

    Senior Underwriter (Former Employee) Charlotte, NC (US)

    ProsAlmost none. Salaries can be good but the jobs don't last. The company is ruthlessly greedy and pushes to extreme for production when there are few differentiators for the company. The market is wary and aware of the poor image.

    ConsUnderwriters are disposable. They hire and fire and keep expecting better results without consideration of toll on morale. Extreme production pushing making underwriter sell an somewhat inferior product.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow up and get a conscience. Lose the attitude and vulgar attitudes.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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