GEICO

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GEICO Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
915 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    My first real grown up job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Claims Representative in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Claims Representative in San Diego, CA

    I worked at GEICO

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits, schedule choices, and bonus/reward incentives. Opportunity to move up and they'll pay for your schooling as long as you're pursuing something business related.

    Cons

    can be tedious, on phones all day and talking to sometimes irate people. Hours can be long and stationary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay is good, but do more to support team members in advancing in the company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work, learn and grow!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branding/E-Recruiter in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Branding/E-Recruiter in Chevy Chase, MD

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

    Pros

    GEICO provides associates the training necessary to be successful. You will also feel as if you are a part of a big family - everyone is very friendly and wants you to succeed. GEICO is the fastest growing insurance company, meaning that there are many opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons. My experience working at GEICO has been a very positive one and I am very thankful that I have found a great company to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    They were ok

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GEICO

    Pros

    go pay, good benifits, good discounts

    Cons

    long hours, no fun, boss sucked

    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Supervisor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative Supervisor in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative Supervisor in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at GEICO

    Pros

    Wonderful environment. Profit sharing! Like family!

    Cons

    None. Best place to work for ever! Had to move out of state for husband's job otherwise never would have left.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    it was a great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    great benefits, great co-workers, great place

    Cons

    I have absolutely no cons for this job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place to Start a Career

    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC

    I worked at GEICO full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a lot of time spent training employees and making sure they are familiar with the processes. Leadership varies, depending on what department you are in, but there is opportunity for growth. However, turnover is low so management positions are not offered frequently. Promotions are steady and evaluated each year, though pay increases are very limited. It is a great place to start your career since entry level pay is competitive, a lot of young and fresh team members, strong corporate culture, and the place has a very slow and steady pace to make for a good transition from college to professional.

    Cons

    Once you get the hang of things, things can get monotonous and kind of boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They've built a great corporate culture in the past, but things are getting too bureaucratic that it hinders on innovation and creativity.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for, great benefits. Very focused on numbers and goals.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Virginia Beach, VA

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

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits. Great support for career development

    Cons

    Strict "percentage" based attendance and huge focus on numbers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 28 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic pay/benefits with a growing company offering many advancement opportunities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Auto Damage Adjuster
    Current Employee - Auto Damage Adjuster

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

    Pros

    As an Auto Damage Adjuster with GEICO, I've discovered the following pros:
    - First and foremost, working as an Auto Damage Adjuster is the BEST entry-level job at GEICO by far. Most of the bad reviews I see on this site for this company are related to the call center cubicle jobs that can be inherently mundane and can have a high turn over rate.
    - Best-in-industry training set me up to hit the road running. I felt very comfortable coming out of training in an industry I've never worked in before. Body shops have also told me GEICO adjusters are noticeably more knowledgable coming out of training than other insurance company's adjusters.
    - Great pay and raises. Pay during training was good and the added overtime offered (which only better prepared me for the real job) made the total pay during training to be fantastic. The company rewards adjusters who do their job as expected. Within the first 12 months after training, the annual salary increased by almost $10k.
    - Benefits for myself and my family have been great. Medical/Dental/Vision coverage is offered. When my wife gave birth to our child, we only paid around $300 out of pocket for the hospital stay and everything else involved in the birth (ie charges for drugs and lab stuff).
    - It is not a desk job. It is refreshing not being stuck in a cubicle all day. I do have a work laptop I have to sit down with and write up estimates, respond to emails and work on other admin tasks, but much of the job is out and about in the body shops, face-to-face with customers, inspecting vehicles at tow yards or driving from place to place.
    - Work is not boring. The work day/week flies by and no two days are exactly the same.
    - A lot of room for growth within the company. GEICO is a large company and is still growing rapidly. This means a lot of opportunities to grow and promote within the company and there are always openings, in many different areas, all over the country.

    Cons

    - Auto Damage Adjuster training is rigorous. 12 weeks of training, with 4 weeks in Washington DC, was definitely a sacrifice for me and my family. GEICO paid for travel, hotel and food for me, but it was tough being gone for so long. My family could have gone with me (GEICO of course wouldn't cover their expenses, but they could have stayed in the same room as me), but that wasn't a viable option for us. During training there are tests pretty much everyday and high GPAs are required to maintain your spot in training, otherwise you're fired. This made for stressful days, but looking back on it, it is all doable and wasn't THAT bad.
    - Some days can be almost overwhelmingly busy. When reported claims are higher than normal (ie after a hail storm), we can have days or weeks that are extremely busy and have a high workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay ahead of the growth curve by making sure staffing needs are met.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best company I've ever worked for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Service Representative in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Claims Service Representative in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    They really aim to make every day fun but still work oriented. Great training, very positive environment, really cares about customers and employees, great health benefits, on site gym, nurse, HR, cafeteria, security, bank, and enterprise. Very stable career with so many opportunities for growth. College degrees make a difference and they will reimburse tuition for business degrees.

    Cons

    Dedication really matters. Non-dedicated individuals will have a harder time because everyone wants you to try your hardest and want more for yourself. Some people learn that after already digging their own hole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Generally nice people, good business practices

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Fredericksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Fredericksburg, VA

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

    Pros

    Well run organization, so you learn a lot just through observation and being there everyday.
    Reasonable performance metrics and ability to advance through hard work.
    My manager was a delight to work with.
    I feel like things that I learned helped me with my later career at other organizations.

    Cons

    Sometimes ultra low cost mentality can be a bit of a nuisance, but I guess that's a result of the cost management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For your software systems, don't flip flop between architectures / codes all the time. It creates unnecessary cost and risk for the business (and stress for the IT employees). Get someone with a more balanced set of both technical and managerial skills for the top IT management team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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