CNO Financial Group

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CNO Financial Group Reviews

Updated 20 November 2014
Updated 20 November 2014
57 Reviews
2.5
57 Reviews
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CNO Financial Group CEO and Director Edward J. (Ed) Bonach
Edward J. (Ed) Bonach
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • CNO offers a good work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunities depending on the area you work in, growing company after many years of struggling, good people who want to do a good job (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior Management has taken an adversarial position with their employees (in 3 reviews)

  • Lot of legacy systems / Best practices not followed (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    great

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    Former Employee - Associate Vice President in Carmel, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Vice President in Carmel, IN (US)

    I worked at CNO Financial Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    nice suburban environment. steady business in insurance.

    Cons

    far from other financial center

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    thanks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Get on board the struggle bus

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I worked at CNO Financial Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you perform at a high level, you can receive recognition and autonomy; reasonable hours and benefits.

    Cons

    The culture doesn't focus on performance. Senior management is a good ol' boys club that offers lucrative contracts to associates without regard for the business outcome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan your work and work your plan. Frequent changes in direction are an almost incalculable expense. Don't keep trying the same solutions and expecting a different result.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Senior Developer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CNO Financial Group

    Pros

    The employees are for the most part very friendly and supportive. Salaries are decent.

    Cons

    Management and Upper management look at their employees like numbers instead of people. Fire people who actually have knowledge so they can bring in outsiders who are cheaper and no little or nothing. Work is dumped on those remaining until they can no longer meet expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look in the mirror to see where the problems are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Pros and cons

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at CNO Financial Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay. Opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Upper management not in tune with a understanding day to day functions of departments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Learned a lot, well-paid

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CNO Financial Group

    Pros

    Compensation was high, mentor relationships strong

    Cons

    Little training, thrown into the fire

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing you

  7.  

    Excellent opportunities for advancement and professional development.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CNO Financial Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    One of the best things about working for CNO Financial is the ability to advance into different areas of the company with on-site training. The company is also really good at taking time to acknowledge the efforts of its employees and even provides rewards for meeting certain quarterly goals.

    Cons

    Sometimes the opportunities for advancement in the company are limited based on the limit of how frequency you can apply for promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow advancement more readily to individuals who have shown there capability to advance quickly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst company ever

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CNO Financial Group

    Pros

    Lots of job opportunities and great training. I learned a lot about insurance particularly long term care.

    Cons

    My direct manager was awful! Lots of favoritism and HR was bias.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start valuing your people

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    WA 1

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carmel, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carmel, IN (US)

    I worked at CNO Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    diverse staff, community awareness, clear expectations,

    Cons

    micro managers, no room for advancement, outdated operating systems, not a friendly environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Work hard and still get nothing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carmel, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carmel, IN (US)

    I have been working at CNO Financial Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Willing to work with you on your work schedule, co workers at your level are great but management is inept

    Cons

    Health insurance, advancement is rough work hard and learn other positions still does not get you anywhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your staff works hard and deserves to be treated better. I am not even saying salary wise. Give them a high five more often. Make them feel like the job they do is helping the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Working hard is different than working smart- these guys work hard

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Carmel, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Carmel, IN (US)

    I have been working at CNO Financial Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are looking for a company that pays well, the people are nice and you can glide through your day without having to work hard, then this is the place for you. If you are motivated and show signs of competence, the sky is the limit on how much you can take on. So far, the company has been pretty good about leveraging open-source projects as well and migrating off IBM websphere in favor or Tomcat.

    Cons

    The company is currently focused on moving all IT to offshore.
    The company incentive program consists of a gift store, you can pick things out of. Examples( Cno branded pens, shirts, off-brand watches, purses, etc). They also rolled out a magnet board. So now you can earn magnets. There is not incentive pay or stock options, etc.
    This company still runs on Mainframes.

    This company is the opposite of agile. Their SDLC process is governed by a home-grown project management/workflow system that pushes 85% of the manual tasks, back on the developer. Many of the tasks could be automated. For example: When I deploy something to production, I have to log into a website and put the date the package deployed. This is just one step of many.

    Project managers are AWFUL. All they do is take notes. They are never in the trenches with you. Instead they stand on top of the trench and throw more dirt on you. They setup meetings, assign work, and then ride you. They never help team members overcome any challenges and none of them have a technical background, so they do not understand the notes they take.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top priority- get rid of SAFE and put something in place that fits naturally into a developers day/work. Start at dev, and not with Testing or BAs. Development is the center of of the whole sdlc process, yet it is treated as an afterthought when creating new processes. Buy a tool. Do not think we are so special in our needs, that we need some custom app. Get rid of HP QC and get something that integrates more easily with the PM tool you are going to buy. Or just buy a PM tool that includes defect tracking in it.

    Get off the mainframes. Mainframe talent is retiring or dying out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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