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GEICO Reviews in Chevy Chase, MD

Updated May 9, 2014
Updated May 9, 2014
830 Reviews

3.2
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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  • Outdated claims systems and equipment, only reasoning that is given is "low cost provider" (in 23 reviews)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.  

    Analyst

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD

    Pros

    good management
    training available

    Cons

    low salary
    fixed work time
    no WFH

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good first Job, low pay, terrible lower management

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

    Pros

    1. Stable Job, good benefits
    2. Warren Buffet owns this company

    Cons

    1. Very old fashioned company
    2. "old boys" club in lower and middle management
    3. Many managers and leads do not have college degrees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please move people around. Many lower management folks are so comfortable in their positions, that they rarely do a good job. If it was not for the low compensation, you would not be able to make money with this crew that you have in place.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fine place to work; easy to get lost

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Actuarial Associate  in  Chevy Chase, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Actuarial Associate in Chevy Chase, MD

    Pros

    Great employee environment, stable company. GEICO has not had any layoffs in the last 30+ years, so stability is nice. Benefits are great - I left to join the Federal Gov't, and GEICO's benefits were superior. GEICO's HQ is in Chevy Chase, MD, which has tons of ammenities.

    Cons

    Cheap management, easy to get lost in the crowd, little room for advancement. There is little flexibility for work/life issues. Most departments are large, and they tend to promote from within, so you're constantly competing against coworkers for advancement. They're cheap - the building was built in the 1960's and is showing its age, but they keep refusing to redevelop their site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on employee development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Test Automation Wizard

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst II  in  Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst II in Chevy Chase, MD

    Pros

    Stability
    Profit Sharing Bonus
    Responsive HR
    Friendly Co Workers

    Cons

    Dirty and Disgusting HQ
    Poor management of IT
    Old School Philosophy of Management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of moving around leads and managers who are underperforming just demote them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    micromanaged

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician  in  Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Technician in Chevy Chase, MD

    Pros

    work hours, profit sharing, cant think of any more

    Cons

    micromanaged, low pay, management talks to you like you're stupid

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Provides good opportunity but old school policies are frustrating

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chevy Chase, MD

    Pros

    - Get a lot of opportunity and responsibility really quickly
    - Working in Corporate HQ provides excellent visibility
    - Extremely stable

    Cons

    - Archaic policies
    - Below standard salaries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great stability, but do a lot more with a lot less

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Manager in Chevy Chase, MD

    Pros

    Excellent stability; even through a bad economy, geico continues growth and is able to provide profit sharing to its employees
    Good place to start careers; young college grads are trained and offered additional education to help develop them into more knowledgable employees.
    Geico is embracing technology.

    Cons

    Old meets new; many people stay for a long time and hesitant to change, making it frustrating for younger workers.
    Salary; salaries are low in comparison to other industries.
    Environment; building and furniture are very old and outdated.
    Work location; no work from home or hotelling accommodations.
    Staffing; people make the company, but it is too difficult to get the staff you need to perform well in staff departments.
    Rewards for hard work; annual merit raises are too limited, making it difficult to adequately reward your staff for their tireless effort.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update your management policies to allow work from home programs. Try to better understand the resource needs of staff departments better. Upper management places the emphasis on insurance staff and doesn't seem to respect the essential needs of staff departments. People are getting very burned out and will leave when the economy picks up.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Analyst's Review of GEICO

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD

    Pros

    Very fun people to be around. Relaxed environment. Stable company. Amazing experience if work in marketing/product management. Profit sharing. Good health benefits. Extremely scrappy culture.

    Cons

    Pretty low pay- even with profit sharing. Whatever they offer you will be below what you expect if you're degreed. If you work on the phones then you will probably hate your job. Requirements to move up/get promoted are very unclear. I think this is purposefully done to keep expenses down but I can't prove it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clearly, you all are doing a stellar job. Some people love the company. Some people hate it. Most like it. I liked it and I learned how to kick butt in business from watching GEICO take other companies' policyholders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place for Entry Level Employment

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to move between departments
    Provides Training
    Tries to keep up with new technology

    Cons

    Not open to newer management styles
    People stay in this company for very long time..making it difficult to move up the management chain
    No Work from Home Option

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more open to newer management styles
    Need to focus more on basic employee concerns/needs to increase efficiency
    Need to act on ideas faster

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company. Great People Depends on what Department you Land into

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer I  in  Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer I in Chevy Chase, MD

    Pros

    Benefits
    Stability
    Corporate Culture
    Lots and lots of training provided related to your field.

    Cons

    Conservation
    No proper furniture for employees. Almost all the Chairs are 15 years old
    No Work from Home
    Performance Appraisal is done at the end of year and is solely based on team lead's perception of your work.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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