State Farm Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Sales Team Member

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    Current Employee - AGENT STAFF - TEAM MEMBER
    Current Employee - AGENT STAFF - TEAM MEMBER

    I have been working at State Farm full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I like my co-workers. Normal 8:30 - 5:30 Mon-Fri hours.

    Cons

    Depending on the agent you work for your experience could be different. There is no real potential for growth, dead end job honestly, I have a co-worker who has been here almost 20 years and doesn't much to show for it

    Advice to Management

    Show more appreciation for your employees that litterally help build and keep your book of business of afloat

  2. ILR Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State Farm

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work is very easy. Typical call center environment. Lots of feed back on your performance

    Cons

    The schedule changes often whether you like your shift or not. When the schedule change so does your manager and desk location.

    Advice to Management

    Up the pay and try to provide stability for your employees.

  3. Work/Life is not so balanced..

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    Current Employee - Auto Claim Representative
    Current Employee - Auto Claim Representative

    I have been working at State Farm full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good. Personal development is stressed and management/co-workers are very friendly. Relaxed dress code.

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime, which seriously diminishes work/life balance. Numbers seem more important than the people actually doing the work and there is a growing sense of "you're either with us or against us." There is also a strong feeling that whoever is making decisions currently is out of touch with the average employee.

    Advice to Management

    Stand up for your employees and defend our right to a strong work life balance. We are on the front lines of State Farm, and our performance will suffer if we are stretched too thin. Plus, we have families that would like to see us again.

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  5. Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Farm full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance and job security

    Cons

    No development for young professional. Low pay and too many favor ism

    Advice to Management

    Too many politics. Should more focus on how to be stably growing in the aggressive competition environment .

  6. CSR

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Farm

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Big company, well known name

    Cons

    Get lost in corporate culture

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget your roots. The founded made State Farm because he didn't like big business.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Middle management don't care about employees. Promotion based on nepotism.

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Bloomington, IL

    I worked at State Farm full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work itself and the coworkers nice. Insurance business very interesting

    Cons

    Failed the talent retention. No middle managment that could speak out for you due to the policy and procedures.

  8. Great

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    Current Employee - Agency Field Specialist
    Current Employee - Agency Field Specialist

    I have been working at State Farm full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a Solid company with a lot of resources. Great networking because it's such a large company. They have almost every job type you can imagine. Most managers want to see you improve and develope

    Cons

    Working with agent can be tiresome and rewarding. You're tasked with improving results but agents do not have to do anything you recommend.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop your people but try and get the technology up to speed so they systems aren't so outdated.

  9. It was a decent job, but not great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State Farm part-time

    Pros

    I learned a lot. My insurance licensing was paid for by the company.

    Cons

    The pay was not very good. I was let go because of reasons beyond my control.

  10. Vastly different organization from just 5 years ago. Not a positive change

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Farm

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Brand recognition. Strong marketing tactics

    Cons

    Newer agents being forced to take on debt that they may have a difficult time repaying. Between small agencies or none at all being given, placing too many agents near one another to meet corporate initiatives and a difficult contract regarding compensation it is not your fathers state farm.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps the older agents had it too good, but you have gone too far.

  11. Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State Farm full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great incentives for meeting monthly goals

    Cons

    Don't work for new market agents because if their business start to fail or they spend too much money in marketing themselves, then the agent will want to downsize and lower your pay.

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees thoroughly and don't over work them when you on have them as the only agent in your office helping you.

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