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Farmers Takes Care of Employees

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Current Employee - Service Advocate  in  Austin, TX
Current Employee - Service Advocate in Austin, TX

I have been working at Farmers Insurance Group full-time for less than a year

Pros

Farmers offers competitive pay and a generous benefits package in which they match your 401k contributions up to 6% of salary and you are 100% vested in your 401k from day 1! Farmers is always doing little things to brighten the mood in the office including numerous contests/raffles, decorating for all holidays and food giveaways/potlucks. Farmers is a great company to work for because they truely do take care of their employees.

Cons

It was office-cubicle work, but as I said the compensation was more than worth it.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Revise the metrics. Its far too easy to cheat and slack off.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    FARMERS RESERVE AGENT: NOT A GREAT DEAL

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    Former Employee - Reserve Agent  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Reserve Agent in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Farmers Insurance Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They DO give good training, at least the district office I was in. You will have the opportunity to use their Dashboard and do online quoting, rating, and verifying. You will have a pretty intense exposure to underwriting and other product specialists for their personal and commercial lines.

    Cons

    This insurance company, like many others thrives on an endless revolving-door hiring binge of new reserve agents,( mostly thru CraigsList) whose sole purpose is to sign up their friends, relatives, and acquaintances for insurance. When they are done with THAT, they will then see the true cruel reality of attempting to sell property, casualty, auto and life insurance to NEW accounts in today's dismal economy: IMPOSSIBLE. There are already thousands and thousands of struggling insurance agents EVERYWHERE calling prospects around the clock. PLUS you cannot call homes anymore for life insurance due to strict DNC regulations. And forget auto, they are WAY overpriced. Did I mention its difficult to write new P&C business due to their strict underwriting criteria? Just ridiculous. Farmers does almost NO advertising and will NOT pay for your leads or mailers. (Might as well start your own insurance company while you're at it!) AS A NEW AGENT, YOU WILL BE OUT THE DOOR WITHIN FOUR TO SIX MONTHS, THERE IS NO WAY. CONSIDER YOURSELF LUCKY. Because if you STAY, the pressure to crank out new business that CANNOT be cranked out, will only increase. They will put the screws to you like no other. Sorry to be so overly scathing, but there are equally scathing web forums just for FIG. Get their excellent training if possible and then GET OUT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NONE. THIS IS WHAT IT MEANS TODAY TO WORK IN CORPORATE AMERICA.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Don't work here unless it's the last place on earth... maybe not even then.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Service Advocate  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Service Advocate in Hillsboro, OR

    I have been working at Farmers Insurance Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You get a paycheck. Sorry, that's the only positive thing I can think of after 5 years.

    Cons

    VERY little room to grow. Your skills, abilities, experience, and ambition play no role in where you go in the company. They do not value any of these things from their employees. It's just a popularity contest. The best and brightest are overlooked for the ones who are liked by the incompetent leadership. Maybe that is because they feel threatened when there is someone who is more qualified to do their job than they are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually review your employees' skills and try to put them to use. If you want a truly engaged workforce try to have their needs and concerns in mind (honestly not condescendingly).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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