At CCMSI, 87 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 899 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.52. It was published on Jun 21, 2018. 7404 Visitors

What Employees Say

I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
People celebrate special events around here.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.

What They Do

We asked CCMSI to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Cannon Cochran Management Services Incorporated is one of the largest independent TPA's in the country, specializing in custom multi-line property and casualty programs. As an employee-owned ESOP company, we recruit professionals focused on our mission to deliver what matters most to our clients.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Financial Services & Insurance
US Headquarters: Danville, Illinois, 61832 US Sites: 34
Major Locations: Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87110; Carson City, Nevada, 89701; Chicago, Illinois, 60607; Metairie, Louisiana, 70002; Dallas, Texas, 75244; Des Moines, Iowa, 50266; Las Vegas, Nevada, 89128; Houston, Texas, 77042; Maitland, Florida, 32794; Scottsdale, Arizona, 85255 US Employees: 1,295
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1978

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Perks and Programs

We asked CCMSI to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Service Award Vacations: Once an employee reaches 15 years of service, and at each 5 year anniversary thereafter, CCMSI provides them with a choice of a recognition gift or to travel to a destination of their choice. Many of our employees have taken vacations that they have only dreamed of. Once the employee decides where they want to go, the travel arrangements are booked for the employee. This is very popular among our workforce and is unique within our culture.
  • CCMSI Presidential Scholarship Program: The CCMSI Presidential College Scholarship Program is offered to children of active regular full-time CCMSI employees. The students fill out an application and attach a written essay outlining their academic and future goals. CCMSI then selects four students entering college to receive a one year scholarship award in the amount of $2,500 each. CCMSI has awarded over $80,000 to children of employees since the program has been implemented.
  • Fun Activites at Work: Administering claims can be a grind--we infuse fun into our worklife by holding many employee events all year long, picnics, holiday gatherings, crafts, ice cream socials, outings with staff, holiday events, i.e., Cinco de Mayo, Halloween--many of these events involve children of employees.
  • Summer Flex Program: To allow our employees to enjoy the summer and time with their families, many of our offices allow employees to work a flexible schedule in the summer, whereby they can work a half day, generally on Fridays, without requiring them to use any paid time off. This program runs from early May to late September and is very popular with all of our staff.
  • Employees In Need: One of our long-term employees was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. The office she works in held fundraisers, took monetary donations, & setup a benefit for the employee. Staff purchased orange ribbons in her honor to help raise funds, along with a blood drive that was held in her honor. CCMSI matched the employee donations. The employee was allowed to work from home for six months after receiving a bone marrow transplant. We are pleased to share that the employee is now in remission and is home with her spouse and two young children, and happily back to work. We have had numerous employees who have experienced tragedies and our company and our staff have responded immediately to these needs to provide not only financial support, but emotional support as well.
  • Disaster Relief: CCMSI has offices in 38 states. When a national disaster strikes, our company is poised to respond. We raise funds all year long through our Disaster Relief Fund. Those funds are ear-marked as financial resources to respond to emergency efforts. For example, during Hurricane Harvey, our employee Angie Blakeney along with 13 others from a local church in Illinois loaded up their vehicles and drove to Katy, Texas to provide relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey. Our employee was provided with a week of pay (Sabbatical leave) and CCMSI provided monetary funds for the group to purchase supplies to make repairs to the homes damaged. During the Flint, Michigan water crisis, employee Kelly Helenthal organized a plan to donate water by driving a 28 foot truck filled with donated water.
  • Wounded Warrior Project: CCMSI Chicago employees raised $1,450 for the Wounded Warrior Project. Many employees donated to the clothing drive and also donated blood. When dropping off the children’s clothing donation they seemed a little surprised at the quantity of items donated. Based on the success the Chicago office had, they will continue to collect clothing items and periodically donate them to organizations who give the clothing directly to those in need.
  • CCMSI Learning - Learning Management System: CCMSI has implemented a vast learning management system available to all CCMSI employees. CCMSI Learning provides employees online training courses with a course library of 200+ courses available in addition to the custom CCMSI-related courses we build and record in-office.
  • Corporate Training Program: CCMSI hosts onsite Corporate Training programs for staff and leaders designed to create learning opportunities, engage leaders, and sustain our Corporate Culture. These sessions are attended and taught by Executives and Corporate managers and coordinated by CCMSI's Corporate Trainer, held in our Corporate headquarters in Danville, Illinois.


82% Company-paid health coverage for employees 82% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
82% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers 30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance
$2,500 Student loan debt repayment


  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Stock options
  • Employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)
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32 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 16 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
10 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 5 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment
1 weeks Paid sabbatical after 15 year(s) of employment 32 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment
16 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


  • Telecommute option (42% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (40% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Fitness centers, nursing mothers rooms, cafeterias, vending services, ATM, postal/shipping services, annual flu shot vaccines, onsite blood donation drives, employee activities such as ice cream socials, craft days, picnics, company outings, CCMSI logowear pop-up stores, corporate discounts, Employee Assistance Program, random early dismissal days, internal social media via internet site, CCMSI Learning Management System, employee referral program, employee recognition program, Employee Newsletter, Employee Online Portal for Benefits & Payroll)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 60 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
60 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
60 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*20 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*60 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

$87,370 Philanthropic donations in last year $7,025 Total company-matched employee donations in last year
Yes Sustainable commuting program Yes Recycling program


  • Vice President, Human Resources oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

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How to Get Hired

We asked CCMSI for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

We are looking for individuals who are passionate about what they do, have a strong work ethic, demonstrate integrity, and have a desire to learn and grow in their career.  These characteristics guide our employees in successfully partnering with our clients, delivering excellent customer service, and adhering to claim handling instructions and best practices.  We pride ourselves in developing our staff by providing new challenges within their existing positions, as well as future growth opportunities.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Prospective employees gain our attention by first having a strong and well written resume for our review.  They further impress us with professional dialogue throughout the interview process and having researched our company’s website and / or social media sites. Candidates that are eager to learn and perform for the company -which can be heard in their voice- is another way for them to stand out during the review process.    

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

CCMSI is a growing organization who is consistently recruiting for skilled Workers’ Compensation, Multi-Line Liability claim adjusters throughout all of our offices nationwide as well as Underwriters and Information Technology professionals.  We anticipate this need to continue in this upcoming year.  In addition, we will be focused on hiring Interns through our CCMSI University college internship program.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Interested candidates are invited to visit not only CCMSI’s website, but also other various social media sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc. which provides insight to our organization.  On these sites a candidate will see the celebration of our employees, successes, involvement in many notable charitable events, as well as career opportunities throughout the organization.  After a candidate has researched our organization, we welcome them to apply directly through our website’s career page for any opportunity available.

hiring Outlook

275 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 6% Job Growth
36 Average applicants per opening 12,563 Total job applicants
17% New hires by employee referrals 30% Openings filled by current employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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