CNO Financial Group

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CNO Financial Group Reviews

Updated 7 October 2014
Updated 7 October 2014
51 Reviews
2.6
51 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Best company for retirement planning

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Hyderābād

    I worked at CNO Financial Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Process, Work Flow, Good office space, well matured people at times,learning will be more than earning. so think yourself before going in

    Cons

    Late processing, Few technologies, less part on growth personally, as said earlier, learning is lot than earning. if you want good package and designations this is not the right choice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please give training to the low level management on how to take initiatives and ownership on any issue instead of waiting for higher management always.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very Nice Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior S/W Engineer in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Senior S/W Engineer in Hyderābād

    I have been working at CNO Financial Group

    Pros

    1) Good Pay master
    2) No Work Pressure, however some times you will feel it (but rarely).
    3) work at home facility
    4) easily accessable higher management.
    5) free food and snacks; you don't need money if you enter into the office, every thing is free.
    6) free cab facility for female employees.
    7) short onsite facility (b1) for most of the employees who complete 2yrs.
    8) will pay 100% variable pay to every employee.
    9) Never lay off employees even during recession.
    10) 11 yr old company with cmm level 5 status.

    Cons

    1) no option to transfer to other projects.
    2) no bench process
    3) will stuck on the tools which you are doing.. no scope to improve your skils.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they are doing there best

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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

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  5.  

    Excellent opportunities for advancement and professional development.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work hard and still get nothing

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7. 2 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    neutral

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Vice President in Carmel, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Vice President in Carmel, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    work life balance, relaxed environment,

    Cons

    no long term perspective. Benefits especially health insurance really sucks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a long term pan and stick to it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    lonely place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CNO Financial Group

    Pros

    interesting work, nice location,

    Cons

    no career advancement, one feels isolated.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard to get things done

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CNO Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Located in a nice city. Some jobs do not demand much effort. Go along to get along. Many talented co-workers.

    Cons

    Mostly reverse of the pros.
    Many jobs are extremely difficult to complete to to conflicting or non-existent processes.
    To get positive visibility by always agree with management.
    Incredibly inept management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove and replace all management at the EVP, SVP and VP levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Neutral

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CNO Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    CNO offers a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Benefits are not great. Promotions seem hard to get as there are limited spaces.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider focusing more on strategic objectives and less on the details of execution.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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