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GEICO is aGreat Place to work

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Former Employee - GEICO Sales Representative  in  Macon, GA
Former Employee - GEICO Sales Representative in Macon, GA

I worked at GEICO full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Great pay and benefits, profit sharing, advancement opportunities

Cons

There are no cons that I can think of.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Most people last about a year; when they leave, they leave hating this company.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Coralville, IA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Coralville, IA

    I worked at GEICO full-time

    Pros

    -Nice co-workers.
    -OK pay if you don’t have a degree.
    -Stable company. As long as you don't cross anyone with "power", it's really hard to get fired.
    -Decent benefits, although after 2014, this point won't matter.
    -Long training, which means a lot of time off of the phones!
    -Easy to get hired there because they're always hiring.
    -Close to the mall and food chains which makes up for no cafeteria and a mediocre facility.
    -Licenses are taught and paid for by the company.

    Cons

    -No work/life balance. Mandatory overtime. Permanent weekends and evenings.
    -Terrible culture and morale. Everyone is worked to death. Most would leave if there were other opportunities in the area.
    -Fast-paced, mentally exhausting work that is micromanaged.
    -Negative feedback about every little thing you do wrong. Inconsistencies in procedures, scoring, and treatment of employees.
    -Lack of promotional opportunities. Not a company to have a career with unless you're willing to move.
    -Software programs are unreliable, yet you’re expected to still meet your goals.
    -Career advancements are politics rather than actual skill.
    -Managers and supervisors have been known to “date” their subordinates. The environment is incredibly unprofessional and gossipy. It's a small office. Word travels fast.

    The bottom line: This list continues. Do yourself a favor. Don’t waste your time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a multi-billion dollar company, yet it cannot seem to retain employees, reward employees, or keep up with the cost of living in any office. Its pathetic when supervisors and managers try to motivate their associates when they themselves hated being on the phones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Do not work here. You will regret it. Watch HR delete this Review

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    Current Employee - TA I Claims Adjuster  in  Woodbury, NY
    Current Employee - TA I Claims Adjuster in Woodbury, NY

    I have been working at GEICO

    Pros

    I met some really nice co-workers.

    Cons

    -These co-workers were later fired for no reason, and given no warnings.
    -They make claims such as job stability to make up for there lack of pay and lack of employee care
    - Everyday you will stare at a computer screen, burning away your retina's, afraid to even blink because if you do you will fall behind and not be able to achieve the inflated company goals.
    -You will need glasses after 6 months of working at GEICO because your retina's will burn away. Oh wait did i mention that already......
    -Extremely high stress dealing with customers that will never listen to you and who will yell at you for pretty much no reason at all and there is no way to stop them because you are the claims rep and must handle the call. Even after you do everything you can for them they will still not be satisfied and they will not understand anything you tell them.
    - After that phone call you will put down the phone to only hear it ringing off the hook and notice 6 voice mails that just came in along with maybe a few new claims.
    - Im one for working hard and having high expectations but what they expect a single employee to handle is insane.
    -This position gets bombarded with the most volume of work you can ever imagine
    - They give profit sharing only if the company grows enough, but anyone with common sense knows that growth cannot go on forever. firs 10% goes into retirement fund, and any percent above that you get in a check and that is taxed at pretty much 50%. and dont leave the company before 5 years or they will take your retirement fund allocated money away from you because you are not fully vested yet.
    - Management plays favorites and if they dont like you, they dont need a reason. they will find ways to have you fired.
    - Inconsistencies in answers on how to do things. You can ask one person how to do something and then go to another colleague and they will tell you something different
    - Impossible goals
    - If management makes a mistake they will find any way to fire you and your colleagues to cover their own mistakes
    -list goes on forever

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take responsibility for poorly managing your employees and employees that work hard for you should not be fired for your mistakes.

    Doesn't Recommend
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