State Farm Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
1,582 Reviews
3.5
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State Farm Chairman and CEO Ed Rust Jr.
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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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  1.  

    must LOVE change

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensed Insurance Representative  in  New Port Richey, FL
    Current Employee - Licensed Insurance Representative in New Port Richey, FL

    I have been working at State Farm full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Company backing with software problems, Small offices, flexible with schedules, training is available all day, everyday for licensed team members.

    Cons

    No Health Insurance, pressure is always on to sell more, Company is constantly changing platforms and rolling out new information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Agents should have to answer to someone when they do wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It is a tough start. Get a book of business before you become an agent

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

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    The dedicated employees who love their clients

    Cons

    Corporate will forever suffer the cost of treating their employees and agents bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please get it together now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Insurance Agency Representative

    Former Employee - Insurance Sales Agent  in  Boynton Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Insurance Sales Agent in Boynton Beach, FL

    I worked at State Farm full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice environment. People are helpful and friendly.

    Cons

    Depends upon the individual Agent as to the amount of compensation.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good People, Very Traditional

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Associate/Team Member  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Office Associate/Team Member in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at State Farm full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Being able to work with customers, build relationships, manage your own time. My office is particulary inviting and has a great atmosphere :)

    Cons

    Training isn't done well. There's a lot of it, but its more informational, not hands on. The agent program is a joke now. Completely unrealistic and corporate has one view in mind. Nobody upstairs ever has the answers to simple questions like i.e. technical online registration help lines, or how to train other people in your office with different licenses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more proactive. HELP your agents and team members more instead of passing out meaningless information, and bragging about te agent's who are doing good. Develop a business plan specific for those agents and offices to their special needs and growths.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Business lines underwriter

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Underwriter  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at State Farm full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They have a good variety of coworkers.

    Cons

    Management does not know what they are doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to completely overhaul and start over with all the rules and regulations with the whole department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    good company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensed Insurance Representative  in  Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Licensed Insurance Representative in Beaverton, OR

    I have been working at State Farm full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    training is great. Access to resources is greate

    Cons

    small working environment and limited room for growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company, hard to move up.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    Stable job, benefits, and office culture

    Cons

    Hard to move up, very political

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Ok place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Life Customer Service Assistant  in  Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Life Customer Service Assistant in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at State Farm full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, Coworkers and managers are nice and great to work with

    Cons

    Paid less then what job is worth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training needs improvement especially since we are working with the agents we should get training on the sytems the agents use since they are always calling in for help.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Overall Expereince

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Underwriting Service Assistant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Underwriting Service Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at State Farm full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Marta Accessible
    Company Shuttle
    Friendly environment
    Solid Company

    Cons

    Compensation was lower that what i would like.
    In order to move up through the company, you will need to move out of state, to find better positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Internal challenges and major restructuring leaves a salesman with no stability.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Producer  in  Frisco, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Producer in Frisco, TX

    I worked at State Farm full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They have very good customer service if the Agency is well run. Their auto policies are among the best, however the constant premium hikes cause issues when you try to compete against the other top carriers in the market.

    Cons

    No stability as a producer. No benefit programs and no long term gains.

    Doesn't Recommend

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