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Cigna is a global health service company, helping customers reduce health costs and achieve optimal health outcomes. Overall, the company serves over 95 million customers around the world.

In Layman's terms: It's a pretty big healthcare company.

So if you have a passion for healthcare, or really just want the experience of working for an established company, it may be worth checking out this worldwide organization.

Cigna has three distinct paths into the company:

  • Internships and co-ops while in college who have the ability to be hired as full-time employees
  • Established professionals looking to make a move into the company
  • Cigna's Leadership Development Program (LDP) - a program tailored by Cigna to help launch the careers of new hires in nine different sectors
  • According to our research, Cigna offers a solid, albeit not great, work environment.

    The company is pretty big on teleworking, so that's a nice perk for all you homebodies. But busy seasons fluctuate quickly depending on what sector you work in, so be prepared for those days where the work seems to be never-ending.

    Our goal today is to give you a sense of what to expect when you apply for a job at Cigna along with what the company culture and benefits are like after you get an offer.

    What Kind Of Internships and Entry Level Jobs Are Available At Cigna

    There definitely isn't a lack of opportunity to get hired at Cigna. The health service organization hires new employees through a variety of means - campus recruiting, recruiters, and through its online portal.

    Cigna's employees come from all different types of backgrounds as well. According to our research, some of the top universities represented within the company are the University of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University. Makes sense given the company's headquarters is in Bloomfield, CT.

    New grads are able to work in the U.S. or abroad as well, with over 40,000 employees serving 30 countries and jurisdictions.

    There's no shortage of fields new grads can enter either, with open positions in sales, finance, health services, and marketing highlighting the entry-level jobs at Cigna.

    Technology, operations, underwriting, managed care,actuarial positions, and the four fields listed above round out the company's Leadership Development Program.

    Employees in the LDP are looked at as the future leaders of the company. Depending on the specific program one is hired into, there are opportunities for rotational programs, working abroad, mentorship, and a clear ladder to climb the organization.

    Sounds pretty cool if you ask us.

    Interview Process For New Hires

    The interview process at Cigna is about what you'd expect from a large company.

    If you apply through a campus resource, you'll most likely interview with employees on campus and, after you crush the initial interview, will be pushed into a more formal round of interviews at the company's nearest office.

    If you're applying online or through a recruiter, the process may be a bit more drawn out:

    1. Phone call with a recruiter
    2. Interview with hiring manager for specific position or sector
    3. Multiple interviews with different employees on-site

    Questions can vary in technical expertise given the specific position or sector you're applying for, but for the most part you'll encounter the general questions we've all come to expect:

    • Tell me about yourself
    • What interests you about the company? What about this position specifically?
    • How do you handle failure
    • How do you go about learning a new skill?
    • Where do you see yourself in five years?

    However, we've also found some examples where prospective employees have been asked some mind benders:

    • What's the biggest problem facing the healthcare industry today?
    • How many taxis can fit across the Golden Gate Bridge?
    • What's X percentage of X number?
    • How many parking spots do you have in your university campus?
    • How many people would you expect your favorite restaurant to have on a busy Friday night?

    Thankfully, Cigna has its own interview tips to help prepare you for the interview. And they're the same tips you should use for every interview you ever have:

    • Research the position you're interviewing for. In other words, don't go into the room thinking you're applying to flip burgers when the position is as a development engineer.
    • The all important - Show them why you're better than the rest of the applicants. Be confident, not cocky. You know you best. Show them what you can do and how you'll help the company, not vice versa.
    • Be curious. Ask questions about the position, team, and company in general. This shows you're engaged and have a genuine interest in the position already, something every interviewer loves to see.

    Be sure to visit our interviewing tips page as well, where we have expert advice to help you ace the interview and get the job.

    Jobs For Established Professionals at Cigna

    There are plenty of avenues for mid-career people to start working at Cigna.

    For U.S. based jobs, the majority of openings lie within the business operations, medical management, and information technology sectors.

    Customer service reps, health clinicians, and IT engineers highlight the openings for those jobs in North America.

    Sales positions make up the majority of positions available abroad, with most of these spots working in India and New Zealand. So if you've ever wanted to have an extended stay in either of those two wildly different countries, Cigna may be the company for you.

    Interview Process For Career Professionals At Cigna

    Interviews for experienced professionals at Cigna tend to be a bit more specialized than those interviews for recent grads, as should be expected.

    However, the process itself mirrors the entry-level positions':

    1. Phone interview with a recruiter
    2. Follow up interview with hiring manager specific for that sector and/or position
    3. Interview with multiple employees on-site

    Nothing too surprising there. The process itself can take three to four weeks; so don't get too antsy if you don't hear anything back after a couple days.

    The questions in the interview will be very specific to the role you applied for, so it'd be to your benefit if you do the necessary research before the interview.

    For example:

    If you're interviewing for a customer service rep position, expect the "Tell us about a time you had to deal with a difficult customer," question.

    If you're interviewing for a software engineer position, expect some very technical questions about specific projects you worked on, expertise with different tools, and overall aptitude.

    In summary, it's the same advice for any interview: KNOW WHAT YOU'RE APPLYING FOR. Simple.

    Cigna Company Benefits

    It's a love-hate relationship between Cigna employees and their benefits. The benefits listed on the website seem to be pretty solid, but employee reviews range from great to not so great.

    Those benefits employees highlighted as positives included paid-time-off and matching 401k. However, there are also comments criticizing the company's lack of affordable/desirable healthcare coverage, especially given that the company is, you know, a healthcare organization.

    Anyways, here are the benefits directly listed on the company site:

    • Highly competitive salary
    • Rewards-for-performance system
    • Medical, dental, disability, life and behavioral-health coverage
    • 401(k) match
    • Paid time off and flexible work arrangements
    • Opportunities to work around the country and internationally (travel buffs, take note)
    • Training and career development opportunities
    • Volunteer opportunities
    • Wellness and fitness programs

    Salaries are generally average for the area and position. However, the rewards-for-performance system sounds pretty cool to us.

    Cigna is pretty big on teleworking as well. So for all you homebodies, you're in luck.

    In summary, the benefits listed on the company's website seem pretty good. It's just a matter of how employees are able to maximize them that differing opinions arise.

    Company Culture At Cigna

    With over $40 billion in revenue in 2017 and 41,000 employees all over the world, Cigna is a fairly big company.

    There's a reason the company has been able to become so successful, and its employees are held to that same standard. "Work hard play hard" is a thing here.

    Employees note the culture can be competitive, but in a positive way in that it pushes each employee to perfect their craft, whether that be sales, tech, or clinicians.

    Busy seasons are just that: busy. During those hectic times one may be required to work more than the normal 40-hour week. That's where the flex hour perk comes in. As long as employees get their work done, they're encouraged to use their telework and flex time abilities as needed.

    Another positive at Cigna is that the cream often rises to the top. Management takes notice of hard workers, hence the rewards-for-performance system. If you get your work done and you excel at it, there may be a bonus of some kind (financial, vacation, etc.) waiting for you.

    The majority of employee reviews noted a productive work culture where management encouraged employees to take responsibility for their own work, yet ask questions when needed. It's more of a lift-you-up rather than a beat-you-down culture.

    Quick Note

    This study focused specifically on those full-time positions at Cigna. However, the company also hires contractors and part-time positions.

    If you're applying for a role in one of those positions, this analysis may not apply to your experience.

    The Organization’s Mission

    Our work is rooted in our mission to improve the health, well being and sense of security of those we serve.







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    Bloomfield, CT


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    The Team At Cigna

    Key People
    • Jane Henney (Director)
    • John Murabito (Executive Officer)
    • H Hanway (CEO)
    • Mark Boxer (Executive Officer)
    • Ralph Nicoletti (Executive Officer)
    • Nicole Jones (Executive Officer)
    • Roman Martinez IV (Director)
    • James Rogers (Director)
    • Eric Foss (Director)
    • John Partridge (Director)
    • Donna Zarcone (Director)
    • William Zollars (Director)
    • Eric Wiseman (Director)
    • Jr. Isaiah Harris (Director)
    • David Cordani (ceo)
    • Joseph Sullivan (Director)
    • Matthew Manders (Executive Officer)
    • Isaiah Harris Jr (Chairman)

    The Culture At Cigna

    Information provided by the company
    The Pharmacy Operations Group is crucial to achieving our mission of practicing pharmacy smarter and putting medicine within reach.
    Above all, you'll make an impact in the lives of others, day in and day out.
    Boundless intellectual curiosity to continually explore how to do things better, bigger, faster and cheaper.
    Join our team and engage in meaningful work that makes a difference to improve the health, well-being, and peace of mind of those we serve.
    You'll enjoy a supportive environment with your peers and other teams who want you to succeed.
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    Cigna Rankings

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    Cigna Salaries

    How much does Cigna pay?
    The national average salary for a Cigna employee in the United States is $56,122 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $108,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $29,000 per year.
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    Cigna Salaries By Job Title

    The average employee at Cigna earns a yearly salary of $56,122 per year, but different jobs can earn drastically different salaries. Some of the job titles with high salaries at Cigna are systems designer, director, infrastructure engineer, and lead technician. A typical systems designer salary at Cigna is $134,359. To get a better sense of the salaries at Cigna, other roles such as cashier and customer service representative can be considered as well. For comparison, the title cashier at Cigna earns $24,124 per year.
    Job Title
    Average Salary
    Systems Designer
    Salary Range122k - 147k$134k$134,359
    Salary Range93k - 165k$124k$124,372
    Infrastructure Engineer
    Salary Range95k - 124k$109k$109,185
    Lead Technician
    Salary Range96k - 122k$109k$108,549
    Quality Assurance Lead
    Salary Range90k - 118k$103k$103,317
    Application Development Senior Specialist
    Salary Range94k - 105k$100k$99,787
    Senior Associate
    Salary Range83k - 118k$99k$99,485
    Java Developer
    Salary Range81k - 110k$95k$95,000
    Claims Manager
    Salary Range74k - 96k$85k$85,077
    Business Analyst
    Salary Range69k - 102k$85k$84,661

    Cigna Careers

    On average, employees at Cigna stay with the company for 3.7 years. Employees most commonly join Cigna after leaving Aetna. When they leave Cigna, they most frequently get their next job at Aetna.

    Average Length of Employment

    4.5 years
    3.8 years
    3.7 years
    2.9 years

    Top Employers Before Cigna

    15.1 %
    5.8 %

    Top Employers After Cigna

    11.9 %
    6.7 %

    Cigna Employee Demographics

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    Cigna Employees Education

    Of the 46,000 employees at Cigna, 11.2% attended University of Connecticut. Employees at Cigna most frequently majored in Business, and most employees’ highest level of education is a Bachelors.

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    Cigna Employee Political Affiliation

    Cigna employees are most likely to be members of the Democratic Party. The largest donation made to a political party by a Cigna employee was by Wilson Taylor. Wilson Taylor donated $125,000 to the Republican Party.

    Employee Political Donations

    NameJob TitlePartyDonation
    Wilson TaylorChairperson
    Wilson Taylor
    Republican Party
    Republican Party
    $125,000Republican Party
    Bertram ScottExecutive
    Bertram Scott
    Democratic Party
    Democratic Party
    $115,700Democratic Party
    William HoaglandSenior Vice President
    William Hoagland
    Senior Vice President
    Senior Vice President
    Republican Party
    Republican Party
    $19,000Republican Party
    Richard NovackInsurance
    Richard Novack
    Republican Party
    Republican Party
    $16,400Republican Party
    Michael BellChief Finance Officer
    Michael Bell
    Chief Finance Officer
    Chief Finance Officer
    Republican Party
    Republican Party
    $9,800Republican Party
    Christopher DavisDirector Of Public Affairs
    Christopher Davis
    Director Of Public Affairs
    Director Of Public Affairs
    Democratic Party
    Democratic Party
    $9,698Democratic Party
    Benjamin KarschExecutive
    Benjamin Karsch
    Republican Party
    Republican Party
    $9,500Republican Party
    David CordaniChief Executive Officer
    David Cordani
    Chief Executive Officer
    Chief Executive Officer
    Republican Party
    Republican Party
    $8,700Republican Party
    Michael SmithPhysician
    Michael Smith
    Democratic Party
    Democratic Party
    $8,323Democratic Party
    Mitul PatelUnderwriter
    Mitul Patel
    Republican Party
    Republican Party
    $8,100Republican Party
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    Cigna Financing Rounds

    DateAmountSecurity Type
    Oct 19, 2012Debt
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    Oct 20, 2010Debt
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    Cigna Subsidiaries

    Subsidiaries to Cigna include NewQuest, Life Insurance Co of North America, and Qualcare Alliance Networks. Employees at the parent company, Cigna, earn $56,122. In comparison, the salaries at NewQuest, Life Insurance Co of North America, and Qualcare Alliance Networks are $88,611, $65,356, and $52,032.
    Average Salary
    Salary Range68k - 114k$89k$88,611
    Life Insurance Co of North America
    Salary Range47k - 89k$65k$65,356
    Qualcare Alliance Networks
    Salary Range35k - 76k$52k$52,032

    Cigna Competitors

    Some of the competitors of Cigna are Prudential Financial, Life Insurance Co of North America, and Erie Indemnity Company. The average salaries at Prudential Financial rank the highest, with their employees earning an average salary of $68,962 per year. Employees at Life Insurance Co of North America earn an average of $65,356 per year, and the employees at Erie Indemnity Company earn an average salary of $64,988 per year.
    Average Salary
    Prudential Financial
    Salary Range48k - 98k$69k$68,962
    Life Insurance Co of North America
    Salary Range47k - 89k$65k$65,356
    Erie Indemnity Company
    Salary Range48k - 87k$65k$64,988
    Genworth Financial
    Salary Range44k - 88k$63k$62,513
    AmTrust Financial Services
    Salary Range45k - 85k$62k$62,020
    Salary Range42k - 77k$58k$57,557
    Salary Range40k - 78k$56k$56,264
    Salary Range40k - 77k$56k$55,946
    Salary Range37k - 75k$53k$53,009
    Salary Range37k - 74k$53k$52,611

    Frequently Asked Questions about Cigna

    When was Cigna founded?

    Cigna was founded in 1982.

    How many Employees does Cigna have?

    Cigna has 46,000 employees.

    How much money does Cigna make?

    Cigna generates $41.6B in revenue.

    What industry is Cigna in?

    Cigna is in the insurance industry.

    What is Cigna's mission?

    Cigna's mission statement is "Our work is rooted in our mission to improve the health, well being and sense of security of those we serve."

    What type of company is Cigna?

    Cigna is a public company.

    Who are Cigna's competitors?

    Cigna competitors include Aetna, Humana, MetLife, Centene, Nationwide Mutual Insurance ..., Life Insurance Co of North America, Unum, Cincinnati Financial, Progressive, Genworth Financial, USAA, Erie Indemnity Company, Markel, Assurant, Allstate, AmTrust Financial Services, Farmers Insurance Group, Prudential Financial, Pacific Life & Annuity Company, Auto-Owners Insurance.

    Who works at Cigna?

    Jane Henney (Director)

    John Murabito (Executive Officer)

    H Hanway (CEO)

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    Cigna may also be known as or be related to CIGNA CORP, Cigna, Cigna Corp, Cigna Corp., Cigna Corporation and Insurance Company of North America and Connecticut General.