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positive sales experience

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Former Employee - Office Representative in Detroit, MI
Former Employee - Office Representative in Detroit, MI

I worked at State Farm full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Good company with a long history. Excellent product and support. Unlimited income potential as a salesman. Great people who are very positive and are willing to go above and beyond to help with sales.

Cons

Hours are long. As a salesman the hours were long and not very flexible. Also in my location the premiums were increased pretty high so sales started getting harder.

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    Great place to work and spend a career--for better or worse.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IL

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

    Pros

    SF is truly hidden gem. The environment is very friendly, welcoming, and respectful. The work/life balance is outstanding, with most employees working only 40 hour weeks. The company's old slogan, "like a good neighbor", truly epitomizes the culture and values. With the exception of food (ChickFilA, Carribou, Papa Johns, etc) on site, SF has few other amenities. Fortunately, Bloomington is small so things like gyms and day cares are within walking distance or a short drive. Family-friendly area with good schools though has a shortage of things to do and lacks culture.

    Cons

    Too many meetings, meetings to talk about meetings, and memos... Lots and lots of memos. Unless you are in one of the few lucky departments, you will likely end up working in a sea of cubes. Most people spend entire careers here, which may result in fewer opportunities for advancement. Job security has been historically high, translating to less productive employees in some areas. Few people work here out of college unless they are married or from the area. Not much to do in Bloomington--chain restaurants abound.

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  2. Some agencies operate on a shoestring - not a positive for agency employees!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State Farm

    Pros

    Name brand recognition and marketing.

    Cons

    Surprising how some State Farm Agencies really operate. You think of SF as a corporate giant but actually working at an agency can be a rinky dink situation. Agents may not even have enough money to make payroll without taking out a home equity loan! Of course - more established agencies are different but the newer or struggling ones should be avoided as potential employers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a closer eye on the agencies since they represent the company in the eyes of the public.

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