State Farm

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The 1950's ARE over.

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Former Employee - Regional Marketing in Tempe, AZ
Former Employee - Regional Marketing in Tempe, AZ

I worked at State Farm full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

You can stay there forever.

Cons

You can stay there for ever.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Dear State Farm,
In recent years it has come to my attention, via employment with the company (you), that you do not give a care in the world about people. You do care, however, about profitability, getting it right according to you and placing people who are blind, mute and deaf to everything other than what you and your people say.
I was hired to do a job. I was then moved to do another job, unannounced and under the same title. I was confused and lost for a little while, until I saw through your tactics – common, as I know understand then to be from others who have worked for you for a long time.
What you need to be aware of, is that it is no longer the 1950’s. People now are scientifically known to have individual strengths. It is a proven fact that diversity in knowledge and culture, when managed well, brings richness to the work environment and the bottom line – but, I worked for you; I don’t expect you to know this information.
It is also common knowledge that customers want flexibility, time to think and prices that are competitive – again, not something I expect you to know. Still, you did a good job of circumventing people’s intellect by appealing to their emotional connections in your advertisements. Good luck doing that in the future.
Communication is KEY everywhere else. This should be your motto. It is more reflective of your culture.
I am proud of the work I did while I was working for you. I created efficiencies, opened up communication channels, saved you money and increased brand exposure all while creating cohesiveness across the people, departments and the company. I realize you don’t value those things, and so, to all that and more, I say good riddance.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    The company gets worse every year

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    Current Employee - Claim Representative in North Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Claim Representative in North Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at State Farm full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Constant changes that make no sense. Nepotism is so blatant. No work life balance. Workload is unreal. Management is too busy trying to get promoted that they don't speak up for what is right. Very little opportunity for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and stop trying to model yourselves after competition that is beneath you. Model after successful companies that treat their employees like they are human. All change is not good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company, Need Better Focus

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Columbus, GA

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

    Pros

    -Promote quality interactions with clients
    -Focus on strengthening company from within the agent's office
    -Good benefits

    Cons

    -Not enough underwriters/service workers in the Alabama/Georgia area
    -Poor communication within the company
    -The "agent centered" mindset is not up-to-date
    -Need to update customer service techniques (more stuff online)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help agents grow by allowing them to excel at what they do best in their market- selling Life Insurance isn't everything.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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