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Stable flexible workplace

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

I have been working at State Farm full-time (More than 8 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Interesting work, stable environment, career development, coworkers

Cons

location, corporate red tape, lack of technology focused leadership in IT department

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  1. Absolutely lovely, ethical honest sales with a commitment to needs based selling

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    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Representative in Federal Way, WA
    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Representative in Federal Way, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    company support from the AFO and region as well as a close team unit

    Cons

    commission structure can be a little less generous

    Advice to Management

    Utilize peoples strengths,


  2. Excellent opportunities to develop and make your mark.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Bloomington, IL

    I have been working at State Farm full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Excellent management (in my department at least): I've often heard complaints about managers being deaf and incompetent, here it seems like the smartest and most capable do rise to the top. They are also very concerned about the development of reports and are typically available for questions.

    -Fairly engaging work: Day-to-day assignments remain interesting although there are dull days like any office jobs. Special projects pop up and often require thinking and problem solving in different ways.

    -Collaborative: There is a lot of face-to-face time with other employees. Dropping in on more senior analysts is encouraged and they are always receptive with answers to questions. There is frequent group work and I never have felt like I'm on an island in my cubicle.

    -Pay and Benefits: The salary looks lower than some other analyst positions, but consider that the COL is very low in Bloomington compared to major cities. There remains a pension (yes, a pension) which is a total rarity these days- still, you can probably expect modest payouts unless you stay with the company for a long time. The 401K match is somewhat weak but there are solid fund options from Vanguard. Health and Dental premiums are reasonable.

    Cons

    -Type of employees may not appeal to some migrants: Many, many employees in Bloomington were born and raised in Illinois and as a result are not particularly worldly. Everyone is incredibly nice but if you are coming from a big city or college town there may not exist the level of sophistication that you are used to. If you see there being more to life than settling down and having kids then you may find you have little in common with some coworkers. Still, the company is big enough that you should be able to find like-minded folks.

    -Exam raises: These have not increased in a few years though they should feasibly be reevaluated more often. They may not keep up with other companies'.

    -Relocation on the horizon: State Farm has opened three massive offices in other areas of the country and there is some speculation that the presence in Bloomington will be greatly reduced in the next five to ten years. Most of this is unfounded but people aren't really sure right now.

    Advice to Management

    This is a company town and rumors fly fast. You should get on top of this because people don't always have the best opinion of you all when there is a lot of uncertainty.


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