Farmers Insurance Group

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Farmers Insurance Group Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
194 Reviews
2.0
194 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Farmers goes out of it's way to help give a good work-life balance (in 37 reviews)

  • good benefits; company encourages promoting from within; very team-oriented environment (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance could be improved upon - we are expected to work while on PTO (in 28 reviews)

  • Most unprofessional upper management I have ever seen at a company (in 33 reviews)

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  1.  

    Poor Culture

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

    I have been working at Farmers Insurance Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice office, decent pay, co workers are nice

    Cons

    Bad culture loads of drama. Difficult management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not competitive in the market.

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

    I worked at Farmers Insurance Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent product line. Good online training. Good brand name recognition. Large company.

    Cons

    Products (especially homeowners) are not competitively priced. We were at least 1 1/2 to 2 times what our competitors were charging for the same policies. And of courses....straight commission with no benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer a base salary and some basic benefits to new agents and don't overprice your products so that the agents cannot sell them. That is just plain ignorant!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    No money to be made

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Producer in Rogers, AR
    Current Employee - Sales Producer in Rogers, AR

    I have been working at Farmers Insurance Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Free to work your own hours

    Cons

    100% commission, non competitive rates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace the change in insurance environments. People are no longer willing to sit and listen to a dry sales presentation for 45 minutes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Stressful. Not the work, the company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Claims Adjuster in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Field Claims Adjuster in Eugene, OR

    I have been working at Farmers Insurance Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The money and benefits kept me there

    Cons

    Everything else! Management is a nightmare

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new blood in claims management. Someone with a positive approach. Burn and churn does exactly that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Keep Trying

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV

    I have been working at Farmers Insurance Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Funsncially solid company with a great claims department. Industry best commissions and most agent centric contracts.

    Cons

    Management uses the promote by project completion/ success method leaving a train wreck to be dealt with for years to come. Typical management who have never sold anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the project based promotions and focus on consistency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Scam

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

    I have been working at Farmers Insurance Group

    Pros

    Opportunity to succeed if you know the right people or have the right connections.

    Cons

    They paint a picture that does not exist in the real world.
    High Turnover.
    A lot of out of pocket expenses

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Agency Owner

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Agent in Golden, CO
    Current Employee - Agent in Golden, CO

    I have been working at Farmers Insurance Group

    Pros

    Manage your own business with corporate support. Ability to hire staff, control own schedule and run day to day operations with some advertising and corporate support.

    Cons

    Really difficult to get established. Takes a long time to build a book of business that will sustain a livable income. Working 60+ hours per week for 5 years grew an income of just about $35K per year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Agent Trainer

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

    I worked at Farmers Insurance Group

    Pros

    I really enjoyed teaching the marketing aspects of the job. Bringing new agents to the understanding of how selling insurance is protecting individuals assets.

    Cons

    District manager was so removed from the agents. Support staff was great and very helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a part of you own team. When the coach is out it makes for a very hard game to win

  10.  

    Hyped up promises of money to be made, only to be deflated by reality.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Insurance Agent in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Insurance Agent in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Farmers Insurance Group as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to set your own hours, except during the training. Learning the industry of insurance is interesting. Talking with people and getting to know them and what their interests are, as well as what their needs are kept things fresh.

    Cons

    The unknown costs needed upfront to get started made it frustrating to say the least. The cynical General Manager who talks down to the newly hired men employees, but flirts and talks with the newly hired women was really depressing, and downright sad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the General Managers accountable, otherwise they are cheating, lying and running off good workers with there undermining tactics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Would not recommend working for this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I have been working at Farmers Insurance Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large company that boasts profitability, stability and longevity.

    Cons

    Out of touch with competitor rates. Poor experience for the customer with claims. No programs to reward excellence or foster agents to reward staff. Service point staff not knowledgeable on guidelines and procedure. Help desk is not helpful. System difficult to work with and antiquated slow and unresponsive at times. Too much emphasis on sales and not enough on service to the clients. And the list could go on and on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of your cushy offices and take on the job of your lower tier staff. A stint on undercover boss could open your eyes immensely. You have no idea how difficult the company has made it to compete with competitors in areas of sales and service.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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