State Farm

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Good first job

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Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX

I worked at State Farm as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

working hours revolved around my school time. Easy work. calm and tranquil environment. build a close relationship with workers. some events are fun. pay was a little above minimum but i was only a intern. great place to learn if interested in insurance

Cons

Telemarketing is a must. Boring at times. Individuals will be rude. with out licensing you really cant do much but transfer calls, file papers, and telemarketing. since each agent sets up pay and commission it is a bit troublesome to get the pay you want.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Really needs a better claims and faster response when calling headquarters. It always takes over an hour on wait time to fix problems and customers get upset.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great job security and fairly good benefits, but poor pay.

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    Current Employee - Claim Representative
    Current Employee - Claim Representative

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

    Pros

    Once you are hired at State Farm unless you are horribly incompetent, it is pretty difficult to get fired. And because the company has such a large market share and is always growing, you don't have to worry about being laid off. They are always offering professional development opportunities, and will help pay for you to obtain a post-graduate degree.

    Cons

    The company definitely focuses more on it's customers needs, and less about the needs of their employees. Although this can make for a great bottom line, it leads to an unsatisfied workforce and I believe may soon lead to talent retention problems. They are consolidating their offices so much that you either have to move or lose all chance of future promotion. Pay and promotions are completely based on years of service, and not hard work or skill at your position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to understand that completely ignoring the needs of your employees in order to satisfy the customer will lead to loss of talent company wide. Also when you have a records setting year for profits and then for no reason cut your employees bonuses by 50%, you should not then raise your CEO's pay that same year by 19%.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Agents husband

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    Former Employee - Owner in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Owner in Toledo, OH

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

    Pros

    Company was great at the start of the process provided high hopes and big dreams for an insurance professional.

    Cons

    Wife always working, hopes are constantly being dismantled and torn up by the new management structure. The constant carrot is travel, travel , travel, my wife wants to help, help, help people and is passionate about it. She hates carrots and is growing to dislike the constant controlling and dominating structure of the forceful management. She has been asking for help for years on deaf ears and suddenly management quotas must be in effect because they wont stop the onslaught of giveme, giveme, giveme. They are taking the love out of my lovie.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back to the fundamentals of the company, people first, like a Great Neighbor.

    Disapproves of CEO
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