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Run Away

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Former Employee - Agency Owner in Dayton, OH
Former Employee - Agency Owner in Dayton, OH

I worked at Farmers Automobile Insurance full-time (more than a year)

Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Farmers has financial backing by a large Swiss company. On paper they look like a solid company. Many of the agents are quality people who want the best for their customers.

Cons

That being said, there are so many glaring red flags with this company. There is little to no training offered and minimal support from the district manager. If you don't have at least $40k to invest in the business your expenses for leads and travel will make this a financial nightmare. You work 6-7 days a week minimally 60-80 hours with little to show because your expenses quickly exceed your income. Turnover is high because it's difficult to met the quarterly quota due to an adverse marketing position. Once you leave, the subsidy is repayable immediately--something the hiring managers never tell you--it's a loan not a salary. This is a scam meant to attract sales people to sell policies to their family and friends to boost the company's coffers. Then these get turned over to established agents based on the good graces of the manager.

Advice to Management

Spend more time to training new agents and helping them to becoming stable producers. Get rid of quotas and concentrate on quality business. Provide more money and resources to make agents more successful.

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  1. Don't walk........RUN!!!!

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    Current Employee - Special Claims Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Special Claims Representative in New York, NY

    I have been working at Farmers Automobile Insurance full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A job.............people are nice, a paycheck, and health care.

    Cons

    Micro manged, Management do not know what to do.an are basically lackeys of poor upper Management. Every failure from Progressive, as well the worst people who came from other companies gravitate to Farmers. HR, is a poor joke.

    Horrible work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Close your doors, start over. You have a staff that hates you. and no one cares.....

  2. Very disappointed

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    Former Contractor - Agent in Dallas, TX
    Former Contractor - Agent in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Farmers Automobile Insurance as a contractor (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Name recognition helped with sales

    Cons

    Quota system means every quarter you may lose your contract. One policy short and you are out. This is even though you've invested your own money to build your own agency.....

    Advice to Management

    Quota system is bad for customers and agents. Agents who don't work will starve...don't need the company to demand that you sell so much of their product or else

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