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Reviews for CNA Financial

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.27
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.67
Freedom to work independently
3.13
Internal Communication
3.20
Office / Work Environment
3.73
Environmental Friendliness
3.67
Work-Life Balance
3.40
Challenging Work
3.25
Inclusive / Diverse
2.50

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.47
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.47
Career Development
3.13
Overall compensation for your work
3.53
Company Image
3.21
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.93
Workplace Safety
4.00
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 8 of 15 reviews Parking in 3 of 15 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 7 of 15 reviews Stock or equity options in 2 of 15 reviews 401(k) in 13 of 15 reviews No onsite daycare facility Reimbursed daycare in 1 of 15 reviews Ability to work remotely in 6 of 15 reviews Desirable office location in 4 of 15 reviews Tuition assistance in 4 of 15 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 4 of 15 reviews 401(k) Match in 7 of 15 reviews Flexible spending account in 7 of 15 reviews Paid time off in 8 of 15 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 8 of 15 reviews Relocation allowance in 2 of 15 reviews Life insurance in 8 of 15 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 9 of 15 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 1 of 15 reviews Health and wellness programs in 7 of 15 reviews Employee discounts in 10 of 15 reviews Vehicle allowance in 1 of 15 reviews Employee events in 4 of 15 reviews No dogs allowed Fitness center on site in 4 of 15 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 2 of 15 reviews
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Company Culture

There is no set culture,, it varies department by department.

Support from management

Ha!

Teamwork

It can be collborative sometimes but a very top down organization

Freedom to work independently

There is a lot of second guessing from senior management

Internal Communication

The communications are on a need to know basis

Gender Equality

They are ok with supporting women but I have seen better

Attitude towards older colleagues

The company skews older but there is nothing supportive or unsupportive towards the demographic

Career Development

CNA is a club, you do well if you ware in with the in crowd

Overall compensation for your work

The bonuses are good and the 401k is phenomonal

Office / Work Environment

I detest the open office environment

Environmental Friendliness

Recycling is available but I have not seen a commitment to it

Work-Life Balance

Not really

Company Image

CNA has at times been a great company but it is not right now

Job Security

Who knows - they like you or they don't, if they don't like you, forget it

Handicapped Accessibility

I can comment only on my office which is very accessible

Workplace Safety

Good safety throughout

Challenging Work

My work was intellectually challenging and I thrive on that.

Inclusive / Diverse

Any thought that does not come from above is not welcome

Suggestions for improvement

  • They need to overhaul the executive suites. As long as the current group is in charge, CNA will be a very unhealthy company.

What I like about the company

There are a lot of good people, the bonuses are traditionally generous and the 401k is unmatched.

What I dislike about the company

The management team is weak. They predominantly come from one company that was acquired and they have chips on their shoulders. They want everything to be as it was at their old place before the acquisition. There is no creativity and no diversity of thought in senior management.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    CNA Financial
  • City
    Chicago
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
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Challenging Work

Depends on the project and the day

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better staffing on projects and less management heavy on the staff.

What I like about the company

Excellent immediate team. I enjoy seeing the people I work with. They are like an extension of family. Provided the projects are staffed correctly they can be fun

What I dislike about the company

There is an attitude which basically caters to management where it's always drop what you are doing to solve for xyz. Management needs to have a better expectation and understanding of employees times

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    CNA Financial
  • City
    Chicago
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Company Culture

department hadpoor communication

Suggestions for improvement

  • They need to allow workers to do their jobs and communicate with internal customers.

What I like about the company

The company used to be a great place to work. I enjoyed what I did and upper management was supportive. There was a culture change and limited access to direct contact with customers.

What I dislike about the company

Leadership does not know what is going on and knowledge has left the company.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    CNA Financial
  • City
    Chicago
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • More flexible work hours, more remote work, less meetings that could’ve just been emails, less frivolous work

What I like about the company

Quick to advance employees to new positions, good training with financial support in place, higher younger employees and making a push towards work life balance

What I dislike about the company

Micro management, work life balance and hr policies are outdated,

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Reimbursed daycare is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cna financial
  • City
    Philadelphia
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Improved workplace flexibility would be great.

What I like about the company

For the first 10 Years, it was a lovely place to work.

What I dislike about the company

Treat long term employees with respect.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    CNA Financial Corporation
  • City
    New York
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 21.Mar 2017
  • Employee

Director

3.44

Suggestions for improvement

  • Value your longer term employees and the knowledge they possess

What I like about the company

Excellent benefits

What I dislike about the company

Limited career opportunities particularly within management; company tends to go external to fill higher positions; there are expense reductions including staff cuts every 5 years so job security is an issue; location is also a problem for many.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    CNA Financial
  • City
    Chicago
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 18.Dec 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

The overall company culture is somewhat stifling. My co-workers were great. There just wasn't a creative agenda pushed by management.

Support from management

Management is OK. We didn't see or interact with them much.

Teamwork

Co-workers are there to assist and help each other out.

Freedom to work independently

It's top down management at CNA. You do not have much autonomy.

Internal Communication

Communication normally came in the form of emails. It was rather stoic.

Gender Equality

It was roughly a 50-50 workforce.

Attitude towards older colleagues

I didn't notice any discrimination.

Career Development

The company has training programs in place.

Overall compensation for your work

The pay was average for med level people.

Office / Work Environment

It has a standard work environment. No frills. But then again, I have worked at worse places.

Environmental Friendliness

I'm not sure about this one. It was never mentioned.

Work-Life Balance

The company did provide a good balance between work and your outside activities.

Company Image

The company seems to have an average image. Not a star, but not bottom of the tier either.

Job Security

Your job security is based upon your performance.

Handicapped Accessibility

The company abides by all laws and practices.

Workplace Safety

The workplace was very safe to work in.

Challenging Work

Depending upon the project, the work was challenging at times.

Inclusive / Diverse

The company seemed to have standard policies for this.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Maybe have the company management interact with their workers more often

What I like about the company

The company is a strong company. My co-workers were great. It was a bit stifling but, as I said before, I have worked at worse companies.

What I dislike about the company

I needed at little more excitement in my carrer.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    CNA Financial Corporation
  • City
    New York
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2014
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Finance

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 20.Jul 2016
  • Employee
Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    CNA Financial Corporation
  • City
    New York
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Not specified

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 27.Dec 2015
  • Employee
  • FORBES
Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered
  • Company
    CNA Financial
  • City
    Chicago
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 23.Dec 2015
  • Employee
  • FORBES
Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered
  • Company
    CNA Financial
  • City
    Chicago
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered