GEICO Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
857 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 99 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  • Outdated claims systems and equipment, only reasoning that is given is "low cost provider" (in 26 reviews)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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Generally nice people, good business practices

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Macon, GA
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Macon, GA

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement is great, benefits are good, stable company, competitive pay.

    Cons

    Depends on the department. I have had an above average experience in my 8 yrs at geico in 3 different departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Insurance Sales

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - GEICO Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - GEICO Sales Representative in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    They take very good care of their employees!

    Cons

    I do not agree with their hiring/firing process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GEICO

    Pros

    + Pay
    + Job Security

    Cons

    - None that I can think of

  6. 17 people found this helpful  

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

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    • 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
  7.  

    Overall great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Auto Damage Field Adjuster in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Auto Damage Field Adjuster in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Good benefit package and flexible

    Cons

    workload can get very Stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to adequately staff territories

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Commercials For A Great Laugh

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at GEICO as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I just love their commercials. They always make me laugh out loud. It also makes work a lot more fun, because we can laugh about how funny the commercials were last night.

    Cons

    Sometimes we get so caught up in laughter that we forget to do our jobs. But, that's OK because our manager is also laughing too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop making us laugh so hard with those crazy commercials. Ha ha!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing

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

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

    Pros

    Great promotion opportunity! Job security, great feedback, continuous improvement, positive industry outlook, great customer interaction, amazing compensation

    Cons

    If you don't like feedback, including constructing feedback, you won't do well here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fredericksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fredericksburg, VA

    I worked at GEICO full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and availability to move around inside the company. Vacation time. Fmla. Getting experience in multiple fields.

    Cons

    Very to the book. No room for failure. Must be on time. Goal oriented. Not very stable workforce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all the same

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GEICO

    Pros

    good benefits great pay and good hours

    Cons

    none the choice is great and very well worth it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

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