GEICO Reviews

Updated October 3, 2014
Updated October 3, 2014
855 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • the company offers a profit sharing plan which is the main driver to employee retention (in 197 reviews)

  • Great benefits that start on day 75 (medical/dental/vision/life) (in 97 reviews)


Cons
  • Outdated claims systems and equipment, only reasoning that is given is "low cost provider" (in 26 reviews)

  • When originally hired shift made for difficult work life balance (in 25 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Place To Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GEICO

    Pros

    The company is growing and there are very good opportunities to advance with the company. With a good number of regional offices, there may even be opportunities to relocate (mostly at your own expense) for opportunities as well. The training is top-notch. The benefits are great. The only exception to this would be their vision benefits. These are slated to change in 2015 though, and not sure how it will compare.

    Cons

    I like to think of the environment as being that of an "old business" and so some of the policies are very old-school. I would prefer a more flexible time off policy, but that's not to say what they offer is bad. The company's "low cost provider" mentality is, IMO, somewhat detrimental to advancements particularly in technology.

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  2.  

    Great Customers Suck, Employees are Great

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Poway, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Poway, CA

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

    Pros

    You will never stop receiving feedback, and your peers are amazing

    Cons

    sitting for long hours, expectations are kind of lame and split days off

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    GREAT COMPANY FOR THE MOST PART

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A great company to work for overall and Geico has great benefits with profit sharing on a yearly basis.

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times since you are required to meet certain metrics in your job which can sometimes be difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance is hard depending again on the position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not Bad

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    Former Employee - Intern in Fredericksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Intern in Fredericksburg, VA

    I worked at GEICO as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, great benefits, some decent management

    Cons

    Slave hours, sometimes crack the whip. They just expect a ton of hard work. It's a call center, so not that great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Positive experience but highly competitive

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    Former Employee - GEICO Sales Representative in Woodbury, NY
    Former Employee - GEICO Sales Representative in Woodbury, NY

    I worked at GEICO full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and opportunity for growth. Fair salaries. Generous company as far as free perks - company picnic, movie tickets, discounts. Easy to schedule time-off. Diverse and intelligent workforce. Market leader in every sense of the word. Definitely a "winning team."

    Cons

    A lot of rules. Very competitive culture surrounding profit sharing. This motivates the sales team to find ways to skirt around the rules to meet and exceed their numbers. It also creates a culture of exclusion which weeds out any employee who seems a threat to the highest profits possible. Not for everyone. If you are a highly competitive, reasonably intelligent and conservative person, you will probably do well here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your drive for numbers may be exceeding your humanity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Eh

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at GEICO

    Pros

    Great environment, easy cash for just a high school degree, very prosperous business

    Cons

    Poor internal transition to other jobs for degreed individuals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Snr Analyst

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at GEICO full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, good profit-sharing benefit

    Cons

    Management need trained people, need a different corporate culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Impartial and wise, less nepotism.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    working for the gecko

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    the company offers a profit sharing plan which is the main driver to employee retention. they also offer excellent training in the industry.

    Cons

    expectations are aggressive and causes turnover. Management varies by area and has little change in middle to lower ranks of management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good environment

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at GEICO full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    No pounding the pavements to get customers. Great people to work for in Tulsa

    Cons

    compensation, even if you have over 20 years experience the money was still not very good to make a living on

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Friendly place to work with many opportunities.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Examiner in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Claims Examiner in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Everyone is very nice and helpful. The company is growing very fast and there are plenty of opportunities for advancement if you are willing to work hard. Some members of management really care and try to help you grow. Profit sharing is great and very secure job as long as you perform decently.

    Cons

    High workload, especially for the Supervisor/Management prep programs. Base pay seems to be below industry levels but they do give profit sharing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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