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Auto Damage Adjuster

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Former Employee - Auto Damage Adjuster in Hayward, CA
Former Employee - Auto Damage Adjuster in Hayward, CA

I worked at GEICO full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Company has great benefits. Salary is fair and can be decent if you perform well.

Cons

Company is geared to aim for intern positions. Upper management only care about numbers and customer service. Management expects great customer service at the same time they overload you with assignments and don't want to compensate you for over time. HR manager are always looking to fire or demote employees for small mistakes. Overall the managers only cares about numbers to present to upper management that they are the best. It doesn't matter who step stab or step on. They get to a point where they don't show any appreceation to the workers out on the floor, which are really the work horse of thier success.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Fast growing company that could benefit from its own advice.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poway, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poway, CA

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

    Pros

    The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway providing near complete job security. Above average benefits package for a private company. Third largest and fastest growing auto insurance company in the US (soon to overtake Allstate as #2). Good developmental opportunities for early leadership roles and to gain management experience and skills that can be translated elsewhere. Wide range of job functions available and offices all around the US.

    Cons

    Salaries are consistently below the industry average. The company has clearly established operating principles that in theory would create a wonderful working environment for associates and support the concept of a meritocracy. These concepts unfortunately are not applied consistently by management. Producing results, supporting and promoting your associates, decision making based on quantitative information, hard work and dedication are said to be what leads to promotions. At times it is moreso who likes you and how well you can distract with vague or flowery speech. Members of management also tend to be very sensitive to direct and pointed feedback and take things personally too often. While there are multiple opportunities for advancement there are other companies out there that are better at practicing what they preach and upholding an environment of a true meritocracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold people accountable for the results they produce and don't make it so acceptable for members of management to not follow through or be unprepared on a regular basis. The company should be more introspective and self-critical. There is a lot of talk about what/who can improve, but less practical attention to what will be done about it. Lots of time and salary dollars go into the planning process and yet more than half of the action plans go unworked only to be repackaged and rephrased the next year. That doesn't support continuous improvement. True accountability wouldn't allow for core results to be poor from one month and year to the next with little to no improvement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    autocratic management style

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at GEICO as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    financially sound company with a good credit rating

    Cons

    regressive, outdated management style that is not sensitive to the needs of 21st century employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    19th century attitudes towards employees is not a successful plan for the 21st century

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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