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GEICO Reviews in Chevy Chase, MD

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
913 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • the company offers a profit sharing plan which is the main driver to employee retention (in 203 reviews)

  • Great benefits that start on day 75 (medical/dental/vision/life) (in 103 reviews)


Cons
  • When originally hired shift made for difficult work life balance (in 26 reviews)

  • If "Be the low-cost provider" is improperly administered it could become "penny wise and pound foolish" (in 25 reviews)

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  1.  

    Moderate expectations of employees with opportunities to excel with an outstanding work ethic and creative ideas.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Modeling Analyst II in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Product Modeling Analyst II in Chevy Chase, MD

    I have been working at GEICO full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent health care, good profit sharing, and OK time off, good sick and personal time policies. Lots of opportunities to learn and move within the company.

    Cons

    Pay is not spectacular, building is old and crappy, dress code is outdated for analysts, and a number of your coworkers will be pretty dumb.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the cons above.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fast growing company. A lot of growth opportunities

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

    I have been working at GEICO full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Promotional opportunities, benefits and educational assistance.

    Cons

    I don't feel like the salary is as competitive as other companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not bad

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Systems Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Lead Systems Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD

    I have been working at GEICO full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job Security and stability. Good ethics

    Cons

    Bureaucratic.
    Backlog on upward movement.
    Lack of innovative ideas.

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

    Actuarial Assistant to Actuarial Supervisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Actuarial Associate in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Actuarial Associate in Chevy Chase, MD

    I have been working at GEICO full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great training on actuarial and technical skills, opportunity to present to senior management

    Cons

    Uncompetitive but manageable salary, horrible building, raises barely keep up with inflation, high turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that DC is has an extremely high cost of living and the salaries are not competitive. Low salaries can be dealt with if you don't have to deal with a building over 60 years old.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    GEICO is a nice place to work, depending on the job you're doing

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

    I have been working at GEICO full-time

    Pros

    - As long as you aren't in a call center, GEICO has a fun culture full of nice people.
    - The health benefits are pretty nice.
    - Profit sharing is Good

    Cons

    - Lower pay than comparable positions at other companies
    - Lots of people that hide in the cracks of the corporate structure that don't really contribute.
    - Sometimes the left hand of GEICO does something that is in direct conflict with what the right hand is doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Pay your employees more. Not only will this keep top talent, it'll also allow them to live much closer to HQ and improve moral.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to start a career

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

    I have been working at GEICO full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company has a good program to educate the employees. There are a lot of classes offered for the employees online.

    Cons

    Company is slow to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop the talent you already have in the company.

    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable company with good benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Chevy Chase, MD

    I have been working at GEICO full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable company; Good benefits; Profit Sharing; Advancement opportunities; High ethical standards; Employee friendly company

    Cons

    Upper management seems out of touch with the nuts and bolts of IT management and sometimes makes decisions that reflect that lack of knowledge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get input from IT managers before making strategic decisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in Chevy Chase, MD

    I have been working at GEICO full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Good people. No micromanagement. Decent parties. Very friendly environment.

    Cons

    Better pay needed atleast for me

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A stable company with some management quirks. Upward mobility is almost limitless; if you work hard you will do well.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Team Lead in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Systems Team Lead in Chevy Chase, MD

    I have been working at GEICO full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Upward mobility - almost every position is posted internally first
    Benefits - Excellent health plans (but vision coverage is lacking)
    Profit Sharing
    Solid Financial Stability

    Cons

    Some policies are outdated -- no real telecommute policy, many things are micromanaged too far (expense reports being rejected because you do not have a receipt for coin operated laundry is silly).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more effort into respect for all associates, and IT related initiatives need more attention to remain competitive (a lot of the IT directors were the same IT directors 10 years ago -- look to rotate some of these responsibilities, and not just between the same directors).
    C-Level management is top notch at GEICO, but some of the directors are not nearly as effective.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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

    I worked at GEICO full-time

    Pros

    -Successful company - strong financial backing
    -Drive for results - set high goals and work hard to meet them
    -Good work/ life balance - occasional overtime, but not excessive and rarely required
    -Very tight knit community - lots of ways to get involved/ meet people, charity functions, help to succeed at work

    Cons

    -Some inflexible policies - there are no options for alternative work schedules like working long days and having Fridays off nor working remotely. However, you can set your own hours as long as you're in the office for core hours and any required meetings.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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