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Current Employee - Claims Representative  in  Downers Grove, IL
Current Employee - Claims Representative in Downers Grove, IL

I have been working at State Farm full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

- Only a handful of managers are micromanagers. Others tend to leave you alone as long as you do your job.

Cons

- No advancement opportunities, especially if your a white male. Not being racist or anything, but they are presently only promoting women and minorities in an effort to diversify management. I'm not saying that I disagree, but they tend to only promote minorities in certain offices instead of having a truly diverse management sector. In my old office there were 80% female supervisors in an office that was 80% men and no minorities. In another office it was 80% men and all minorities. Its gives the appearance that they have a quota to meet rather than hiring right person. One male in our office was promoted and he was a minority, but they downsized his position and was demoted.
- Not paid bonuses or higher salary at review time for exceeding expectations.
- When economy tanked management took ALL employee morale benefits away.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your people they are miserable now. Get rid of the dead weight managers. If you don't promote based on merit you will lose good people.

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    They treat contract workers really well...

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    Current Employee - Digital Analyst  in  Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Digital Analyst in Bloomington, IL

    I have been working at State Farm as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    - My director is awesome, she works really hard to make sure that everyone knows she's listening to input and putting it into action and my team is full of talented people who want everyone to succeed.

    Cons

    - Sometimes there are lapses in work that make me a little crazy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Keep active resumes on everyone in your group. See where they could fit and what work they could be doing, even during slow times. Let them have a pet project to fill the void.

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    A positive work environment

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    Current Employee - End User Computing Analyst  in  Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - End User Computing Analyst in Bakersfield, CA

    I have been working at State Farm full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working on web application development using the Microsoft Stack.

    Cons

    Having to go through corporate for technology changes.

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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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