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State Farm Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.5 1,485 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

State Farm Chairman and CEO Ed Rust Jr.

Ed Rust Jr.

(854 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance and encouragement to continue insurance education (in 88 reviews)

  • The company has a good work environment and works to help employees meet their needs (in 68 reviews)


Cons
  • As a side note - I had significant work / life balance issues as an agent (in 19 reviews)

  • No room for advancement with contract employees and lower pay with no benefits (in 34 reviews)

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    Mixed

    Impact Team Members (Current Employee) Manchester, NH

    ProsSteady days are generally busy

    ConsShort staffed, agent is rarely available,

    Advice to Senior ManagementReview agents more, random popins

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very disappointed that "out the box" thinkers are discouraged

    Supervisor (Former Employee) Bloomington, IL

    ProsGood salary, good benefits, great for those who don't mind working in a cube.

    ConsThere is no work/life balance in management as they advertise. They expect you to take your work home with you. They have lost that family touch that they have been known for throughout the community. They use fear tactics and can never seem to finish a project after spending millions of dollars on it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to be more open-minded to those who have ideas that are traditional, and promote based on work ethic and job and not on who is acquainted with whom.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dissatisfied

    Claims Associate - Express (Former Employee)

    Prospays for insurance licenses (and prep classes)

    Conspoor management and terrible work environment

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe pros have deminished over the years. The only remaining pros is the friendly atmosphere of the co-workers.

    ConsThe moral is the lowest I have ever seen and it spans across all departments and levels. It's no longer a fun and engaging place to work. You are constantly asked to do more work for less pay. There is no accountability for managment doing a poor job of managing their team. The extreme workload has continually been ignored while they go through a transition. There have been so many changes that there is no way to keep up with the workload. If you don't get the required results, you are penalized and given a poor rating. The system is set up for you to fail. It's difficult to work for a company that has no employee gratitude or recognition. Everyone is stretched thin but the work continues to come and it's more than a day's work. The days of working from home has fallen by the wayside and micro-management and control is on the rise. It's really sad what this company has become.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop micro-managing and let the employees do their job. Give more concern and care to the employee and you will reap the benefits of a devoted and happy employee. Level the workload by hiring more people to do the work instead of shifting the work among too little people. Address any work issues with the people who are causing the problems. You need to be more flexible on working from home and addressing the low moral. Creating a healthy, stressless work environment should be the main concern.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Benefits but low compensation

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Birmingham, AL

    ProsThe company offers great benefits and a casual dress code. First day of work you already have 7 days of vacation time, 3 days personal time.

    ConsWhen I started they sold me on how the company is a family and of course the motto "like a good neighbor" but that all went away after the first year. The turnover has been ridiculous due to all of the changes in the model of the company. Every thing now is micromanaged and measured on a metric system. Very low employee morale and worse is management doesn't care as long as the numbers are high. I use to think so highly of the company. Compensation has gotten worse and worse each year, we're talking maybe a 1 or 2% raise.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a better environment for employees to work and don't focus so much on the numbers. It's better to treat your employees like the adults they are instead of children.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood training and salary during internship

    ConsMy experiences as an intern led me to believe that you will not be successful if you have very strong ethical beliefs. You have to game the system to make money and be prepared to go into debt your first 2-3 years as an agent....potentially upwards of 200k.

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    It is all about who you know... even after 25 years of service

    Technical Systems Analyst (Former Employee) Bloomington, IL

    ProsDecent benefits.... but management stinks

    ConsIt all boils down to who you know and if you become "FRIENDS" with your current boss. Management does not review people on their actual performance but on how much you are liked by your current boss. I've had numerous managers over the years and it all comes down to one thing "do they like you", if not your career is in big trouble.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRate people on their performance, not on how much your friendship means!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Was once a good company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompany will pay for insurance education like earning your CPCU, CPU. They promote from within. Benefits are pretty good. Good training programs.

    ConsConstantly downsizing and reorganizing, no job security, a lot of backstabbing and dysfunction, very rigid rules about productivity to the detriment of quality, a lot of unhappy employees. Be polite. Don't speak your mind if you want to survive there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRespect and listen to all levels of employees, be flexible and allow for work life balance, earn the trust of employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Boring

    Customer Service Representaitve/Sales (Former Employee) Katy, TX

    ProsThe hours and Employees were great.

    ConsHvaing to make sale calls to have people sig up for insurance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you are a sales person this job is for you, but If you are not then don't apply.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Churn n burn

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNon stop training in your cube for the first few months.

    ConsExtremely competive with online shoppers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTelemarketing is ancient practice.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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