GEICO Reviews in Chevy Chase, MD

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
838 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The benefits are very good with the best thing being the profit sharing (in 180 reviews)

  • Great benefits that start on day 75 (medical/dental/vision/life) (in 84 reviews)


Cons
  • Outdated claims systems and equipment, only reasoning that is given is "low cost provider" (in 23 reviews)

  • Had a long commute to the city where the call center was located (in 47 reviews)

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  1.  

    Management needs to seek higher learning and integrity.

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    Former Employee - Senior Applications Analyst  in  Chevy Chase, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD

    I worked at GEICO full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You will learn the objective of the role or position in writing, but in practice you will hit many obstacles due to unhappy staff with low morale all due to incompetent managers.

    Cons

    Psychological warfare to not pay you your due.
    Guilt trips if you have family or need sick leave.
    Organizational culture is the saddest.
    No inspiration or mentoring ever.
    Management in most of corporate needs to be given the boot or required to get MBA's so they know how to run and manage a business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some respect and pride when managing your group. Take prep classes on people skills and motivation. Be a role model not a fear monger. Cancer and high turnover are high due to some of your tactics...I saw it plenty when I worked there. I advise job seekers to keep looking for an opportunity NOT in GEICO.
    Become an All State customer or Nationwide or Statefarm customer..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    HR Policies needs a major improvement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Chevy Chase, MD

    I have been working at GEICO

    Pros

    Profit Sharing - Nearly 20% of annual salary
    Retirement Plan
    Vacations

    Cons

    No Work from Home for Tech Crowd
    Conversative HR policy. Some leave approvals need CIO's approval
    Self Centered Managers in IT Department
    Poor Infrastructre for Employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the complete IT Management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Geico is ok

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II  in  Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Chevy Chase, MD

    I have been working at GEICO

    Pros

    The reason 99.9% work there is the profit sharing, the individuals grand fathered into pension and alternative work schedules

    Cons

    I believe Geico is a profitable company, I don't read the profit/loss documents, but they appear to know how to run there insurance business; however the level of internal politics is amazing, the concept of "internal customers" needs to be abolished along with the boot camp
    The worst hospitality company ever, sodexho, needs to be replaced asap

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Call center does not operate like claim adjusters like IT like sales. you can not apply the same operating procedures to all the different departments, i guess it makes managing the groups easier

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    If you're here, use it as an opportunity to go somewhere else soon.

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    Current Employee - Something That Doesn't Reflect What I Do  in  Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Something That Doesn't Reflect What I Do in Chevy Chase, MD

    I have been working at GEICO

    Pros

    People of average intelligence can be seen as geniuses.

    Cons

    Career opportunities revolve around favoritism, sycophancy, and being slotted for management since you were recruited. Most of the latter though leave for someplace better within a couple of years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Our customers don't see the world the way you do. Quit assuming that they do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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