Farm Bureau Financial Services

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Farm Bureau Financial Services Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2014

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3.2 28 reviews

82% Approve of the CEO

Farm Bureau Financial Services CEO James Hohmann

James Hohmann

(11 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPositive, collaborative working environment with room to grow.

    ConsI honestly can't think of anything negative.

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexibility. Very fun work environment.

    ConsWork is rarely consistent. Wish there was more training.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Administrative assistant to a district manager

    Fields Sales Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsThe job really depends on the manager you work for. Mine was easy going and flexible. The pay was just okay but I didn't care. It was part time and I shared it with a friend so we could cover for eachother, etc.

    ConsOutdated software. They still used lotus notes and typical corporation stuff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt seemed like management positions had high turn over. Hard business to get into (insurance sales). Maybe offer more help to the agents and don't fluff the managers so much. They do very little.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to have insurance with. Great career if you do things right.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou are your own boss. Providing knowledge and products that will benefit your clients now and as their life needs change. Managing your own office and staff.

    ConsI was on the edge of my managers area and received almost no support/training. I felt his philosophy was develop a system and if it works "great" for everyone and if not "well, we'll get someone else". I learned a lot about insurance and I learned how not to organize your business.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous (Former Employee)

    ProsLong running and stable company
    Lots of great people to work with
    Administrative team strong
    Some really good managers in certain service lines.

    ConsUpper management old school and short sighted in growth. They also have unrealistic expectations of their sales staff, so turnover on Sales side tends to burn and churn in certain regions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAsk your sales managers and staff what is working and what is not. Certain areas/demographics not able to reach your goals.

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    Great company

    Windows 7 Migration Team (Former Employee) West Des Moines, IA

    ProsSome of the people that work at Farm Bureau are very nice people and I liked working there.

    ConsShort contracts in which need to be lengthened. Many times people need contracts longer than 3 months.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake longer contracts for people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awful experience - no support, was set up to fail.

    Insurance Agent (Former Employee) Plattsmouth, NE

    ProsCan't really think of any.

    ConsNo support from management. Set was poor with a saturated market.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Generally good experience - very small company.

    Agent (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsNice people to work with. They are very good about paying claims.

    ConsThey are somewhat disorganized and keep changing their mind about where they are going as a company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great career, poor leadership

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsRelationships with co-workers and industry education were great. This is a great company for someone starting out in the insurance industry or looking for a career as an insurance agent.

    ConsPoor leadership. High turnover in upper management. There is no succession planning which leads or people in management positions with poor leadership skills.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo much politics in leadership. Focus more on creating a team and positive culture to increase the bottom line.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No training, sink or swim..not enough pay or hours to justify obtaining a license.

    Service Associate (Former Employee) Wichita, KS

    ProsNice people to work with.

    ConsBeing told to do things a non-licensed person shouldn't be doing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe people on the bottom are doing the most work and being paid the least amount of money..

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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