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Great stability, but do a lot more with a lot less

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Current Employee - Manager  in  Chevy Chase, MD
Current Employee - Manager in Chevy Chase, MD

I have been working at GEICO full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Excellent stability; even through a bad economy, geico continues growth and is able to provide profit sharing to its employees
Good place to start careers; young college grads are trained and offered additional education to help develop them into more knowledgable employees.
Geico is embracing technology.

Cons

Old meets new; many people stay for a long time and hesitant to change, making it frustrating for younger workers.
Salary; salaries are low in comparison to other industries.
Environment; building and furniture are very old and outdated.
Work location; no work from home or hotelling accommodations.
Staffing; people make the company, but it is too difficult to get the staff you need to perform well in staff departments.
Rewards for hard work; annual merit raises are too limited, making it difficult to adequately reward your staff for their tireless effort.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Update your management policies to allow work from home programs. Try to better understand the resource needs of staff departments better. Upper management places the emphasis on insurance staff and doesn't seem to respect the essential needs of staff departments. People are getting very burned out and will leave when the economy picks up.

Other Reviews for GEICO

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    Good Benefits and Pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Salvage Specialist  in  Macon, GA
    Current Employee - Salvage Specialist in Macon, GA

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

    Pros

    The pay was good and so are the benefits. They are open 24 hours so get a shift that works for you isn't that hard.

    Cons

    Alot of the mangers who work there have no idea what they are doing. Also with this being a call center environment it is like being in high school all over again with all the drama.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate needs to send in company spy's to work jobs in the Macon location to see how inappropriate and unskilled the management is.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Analyst's Review of GEICO

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD

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

    Pros

    Very fun people to be around. Relaxed environment. Stable company. Amazing experience if work in marketing/product management. Profit sharing. Good health benefits. Extremely scrappy culture.

    Cons

    Pretty low pay- even with profit sharing. Whatever they offer you will be below what you expect if you're degreed. If you work on the phones then you will probably hate your job. Requirements to move up/get promoted are very unclear. I think this is purposefully done to keep expenses down but I can't prove it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clearly, you all are doing a stellar job. Some people love the company. Some people hate it. Most like it. I liked it and I learned how to kick butt in business from watching GEICO take other companies' policyholders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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