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Great company

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bloomington, IL
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bloomington, IL

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

Pros

- Bonuses
- Take good care of employees
- Develops people to be sucessful
- Lots of activties for employess and family members

Cons

- Limited space
- Minorities not as visable in leadership roles
- can be lots of swirl due to lack of knowledge (increase of retirement)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
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  1. Good place to woork

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    Great work, great environment. Company constantly changing to try to compete with the current market, and is successful in this.

    Cons

    Work is mainly at a cubicle, so sitting most of the day. Good programs brought into the company to promote wellness among employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    Great benefits and friendly people, however lagging technology, bureaucracy, and bloated management hierarchy.

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst III in Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst III in Bloomington, IL

    I worked at State Farm full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are fantastic.
     - Park and rec leagues
     - Excellent Insurance
     - Lots of days off for various of reasons (specific time for sick leave, doctor apts, family leave, etc).
     - Pay is competitive for the area, if slightly low for the industry.

    The people are very friendly and the company has a genuine interest in giving their customers the best possible experience. The facilities are very modern at Corporate and Corporate South.

    Cons

    So many bloated processes and management. The management hierarchy is 5 layers deep and filled with people that have no business being in their roles. There is no accountability so lazy or ineffective workers are either promoted or moved around instead of let go. Nepotism reigns supreme with several senior leadership (including the CEO) only having their positions due to family ties.

    While there are some technically competent people, most are either driven off or fall into apathy against the tidal wave of incompetence and bureaucracy. I wouldn't recommend working here if you are a top technical talent as you will be surrounded by peers that were shoved into a role they are not capable of for the sake of keeping them employed.

    As for career opportunities, you're much better off talking the talk then advancing yourself through your work. I saw people promoted to the highest seniority level in development without writing a single line of code for years. I also saw people lagging at the bottom ranks despite possessing a high level of talent. The management is generally ignorant of modern technology so they gravitate towards business savvy people over technical rock stars.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about delivering solutions instead of corporate politics. Check your egos at the door and trust your talented people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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