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If you like working 65 hour weeks on a 40 hour salary, this is the job for you!

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Current Employee - Liability Claims Representative in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Liability Claims Representative in Austin, TX

I have been working at Farmers Insurance Group

Pros

It is a flexible FT position and you can sometimes work from home, but don't make a habit of it too often!

Cons

Instead of hiring the right amount of staff, when people leave/quit/get fired they just reassign their work to the remaining staff and refuse to hire more people.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep yourself right-staffed in the claims dept so people don't get burned out. Make liability an hourly position and either suck it up when people have to work massive amounts of overtime, or just hire more people to do the work.

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    Spend more money than you make

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    Current Employee - Agent in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Agent in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Farmers Insurance Group

    Pros

    Being in business for your self and by yourself... Always have the life insurance requirements hanging over your head too... Wait - those are cons too!

    Cons

    As a farmers agent you have the privilege of paying to get licensed and start up expenses so that you can sell their increasingly expensive policies. Costs will add up as customers churn out the door due to 60+% rate increases over the last few years while you sit through meetings telling you how you have to spend more on marketing (their way). Eventually you get tired of the cycle and Farmers sends you to collections for the lack of ability to immediately pay back all of your subsidy.

    Be an independent agent or at least start as a producer for an IA so you learn the industry first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    RATE STABILITY! and actually work with agents vs against them... If the rules on certain issues are changed- there needs to be knowledge of it before rather than just after the fact.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Used to be a good company to work for....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Farmers Insurance Group

    Pros

    Good teamwork attitude amongst non-management employees. Stable company. Used to be more positives, but unfortunately, overall satisfaction has steadily declined.

    Cons

    Undeserved favoritism abounds. Promotions are more about who you know than what you can do. Too many long, long time employees makes for very complacent attitudes - "well, we've always done it that way". IT is horribly outdated, constricting company growth and competitiveness. Little true regard for a work/life balance. Abominable direction and communication from upper management. No growth opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some fresh blood, from outside Farmers, who are willing to challenge the "old" way of thinking. Invest in a new admin system that is capable of handling 21st century needs. Institute some mentoring and succession planning. Encourage more training and provide more opportunities for employees, who are willing and want to, to advance. Get more exposure to the "real" insurance world, not just the microcosm that is Farmers.

    Doesn't Recommend
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