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Great place to work

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chevy Chase, MD
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD

I worked at GEICO full-time

Pros

-Successful company - strong financial backing
-Drive for results - set high goals and work hard to meet them
-Good work/ life balance - occasional overtime, but not excessive and rarely required
-Very tight knit community - lots of ways to get involved/ meet people, charity functions, help to succeed at work

Cons

-Some inflexible policies - there are no options for alternative work schedules like working long days and having Fridays off nor working remotely. However, you can set your own hours as long as you're in the office for core hours and any required meetings.

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    Sweatshop.

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    Former Employee - Underwriter  in  Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at GEICO full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There is decent pay, and excellent benefits. Fairly thorough training and lots of feedback, you don't have to pay your own licensing fees.

    Cons

    First, the pay is decent for the area, but not worth the volume of work you're given or the draconian standards you're held to. Every other insurance company offers less stressful and higher paying work in the same industry.

    The performance goals start reasonably enough, but every time you exceed those goal, that is then made the standard. If you continue to do well, the standard continues to increase until the best you can do is average or slightly under, which they then use to justify giving you the bare minimum raise, or worse---no raise at all.

    Their idea of promoting within is to give someone a lateral "promotion" wherein they are doing the jobs of their supervisors for the same pay they were getting before, then they "rotate" you back into your original position occassionally, essentially to show you that the job you were doing was a privilege to be granted and removed by the company. After years of doing this, if you're lucky, you get granted a promotion, and in most cases get a marginal pay increase for your troubles.

    The sole goal of this company is growth, not the care of their policyholders or their employees. In order to advance in any meaningful way you have to take classes like "Getting Results Through People" where they specifically train you on how to manipulate your underlings into not feeling too good about their performance so you can justify holding off raises. There's also a class called "Winning Attitudes" for the underlings to essentially tell them all "keep your mouth shut and your head down, and if you have a problem with that we offer four free telephone emotional counseling sessions to help you with that". This place is a death trap. I got out, and unfortunately my fiancee is still there---it's making us both miserable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look in the mirror, and figure out how you live with yourselves.

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    Don't Get Trapped!!!

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Virginia Beach, VA

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

    Pros

    I went from 28,000 to 42,200 in a matter of 4 years, but all do to EXTREMELY hard work and dedication.

    Profit sharing not guaranteed but very nice if the company has grown

    Steady paycheck and benefits

    If you are close to management usually can get away with "murder"

    Cons

    Trapped at work ALL THE TIME!

    Never able to take off due to call volumes

    Micro-management

    Not promoted based on experience and knowledge but if you are taking unnecessary courses at local community college

    Ever changing goals and supervisors

    INCOMPETENT CUSTOMERS!!!!

    ALWAYS BUSY!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help the agents that are excelling GET OFF THOSE PHONES!

    Spend more time on the floor so when an agent asks you a question you dont have a crazy look on your face.

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