GEICO

  www.geico.com
  www.geico.com
There are newer employer reviews for GEICO

5 people found this helpful  

Great People

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC

I have been working at GEICO full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Great people, laid back and friendly and at the same highly professional
Great career opportunities - we hire people with only undergraduate degrees for a really great positions, there so many departments and it's easy to go to work to another team within the company and learn new areas of the business.
Work-life balance, no overtime.
Great health, life, dental insurance, profit sharing and other bonuses.
Tons of educational opportunities.
Active social life, there are so many things going on all the time - softball, fishing, poker tournaments, heritage months, charity and recycling initiatives, happy hours and team lunches, and much more. It's fun to work here.
Dress code is very relaxed.
Management of the company is easy to reach, I was on meetings with Tony Nicely and VPs, it is easy to talk to them, they are busy but very friendly and supportive.
Usually people are not fired, even if you don't fit well on your team, they will try to find you a new place within the company, where you can be happy.

Cons

Office is not nice (but it is OK, it's just not fancy)
You're supposed to be at work even when there is a tornado or a snowstorm. You can take a day off though, so from my perspective, it is not that big of a problem.
No telecommute. Some people have this privilege, but there are only few of them and management is not moving further into that direction.
Salaries are not the highest in the area. (but they are not the lowest either, so it's not really bad)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Working from home will become a reality one day. Now the management refuses to even think about it, but it would be wise to actually start working in that direction now. People from the regions and the headquarters work remotely a lot with each other. You need to just use this experience, maybe experiment more with it, to develop an approach to managing virtual teams.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

915 Other Employee Reviews for GEICO (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Homeowners Sales Representative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Fredericksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Fredericksburg, VA

    I have been working at GEICO full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are good. You don't have to have any prior experience or a degree to get a job.

    Cons

    EXTREME micromanagement. You must meet certain numbers to be considered a competent employee. Sometimes those numbers are unrealistic. Your job is always hanging over your head. You are never praised for your hard work, just criticized that you need to do even better. The stress level is very high at almost an unhealthy level. It is not unusual to see a coworker have to leave early due to an emotional breakdown. Call center environment with not even a few seconds between calls. Employees are told that this is going to be fixed but it has been going on for years with no change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please treat employees like people and not a number. Overworking employees may seem like its making the money because the agents are able to take more calls and sell more policies but it ends up increasing turnover and creating a hostile work environment. This ultimately cost the company more money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fair work place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at GEICO full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good (health 401k etc)

    Cons

    Pay is not very good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have any advice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for GEICO

Work at GEICO? Share Your Experiences

GEICO

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.