Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan

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Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan Reviews

Updated July 20, 2015
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  1. Claims representative

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan

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

    Pros

    nice people and nice managers. They care about you and will accommodate disability. They have opportunities to work from home for some.

    Cons

    systems and tools to work are outdated. Some employees are kept around that don't really have the skills to do the job but the management gives them chances over and over again. It can be a little frustrating for others that know he job.

    Advice to Management

    nothing. They do a great job.


  2. systems administrator

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI

    I worked at Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan

    Pros

    Salary for the area at the employer.

    Cons

    Culture and lack of experience in management.


  3. let down... no employer loyalty

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    Former Employee - Office Manager in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Generally great people to associate with

    Cons

    No loyalty to staff only Agents

    Advice to Management

    Check your agents


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  5. One of the best Auto and Home insurance companies

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If your an Agent you really get to build a business but it will take you 5 years at least to start making money. Its a great company and they have a good name in the business.

    Cons

    You must sell life insurance if you want to make any real money. You don't have much direction, you are kinda on your own, which is great but if your new you may need some help to stay on track.

    Advice to Management

    Pay something for two years to agents until their renewels really kick in and get ride of the slacker agents quicker.


  6. Agent

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    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Western Location, MI
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Western Location, MI

    I have been working at Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ok not bad, they allow you to try it on your own, but they don't offer support.

    Cons

    They promise you the world and don't deliver. most of the MP's know nothing. Warning if you do not have insurance experience do not take this job or you will not make it.

    Advice to Management

    Change the model and allow some agents to start with a staff because it is a glorified producer now, not a business owner


  7. Great company!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan

    Pros

    The company culture is great. Hire and promote within.

    Cons

    Antiquated software. Difficult for clients to manage.


  8. President of the company is very professional.

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    Current Employee - Client Service Representative in Saint Clair Shores, MI
    Current Employee - Client Service Representative in Saint Clair Shores, MI

    I have been working at Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I work for a small insurance agency and like my job. The president is very professional and ethical and does the insurance industry as it should be done by helping people with their insurance needs.

    Cons

    Not making enough money. I am the only service person for a busy insurance office. Farm Bureau Corporate is very archaic we have to fax all changes instead of doing things electronically.

    Advice to Management

    Agency management needs to be more organized with pay structure and duties.


  9. Great company, even better people

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI

    I worked at Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They are some of nicest people you will ever work with. Being a city person, I learned a great deal about how much of an effect farming has on the way we live. They take care of their people. It truly is like being part of a family. I still go back frequently to visit my former co workers.

    Cons

    The pay wasn't the greatest but that is mostly because raises were minimized to avoid laying people off due to the economy struggles.


  10. Stable company - Not on the lookout for employees

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Earning potential is generally good

    Cons

    Watch others move up around you with little education while they fight for you to pursue more in order to justify your next raise. I have a Masters and worked under someone who had nothing... literally nothing... and all i heard was to pursue more education...

    Advice to Management

    dont take advantage of the time of people who appreciate their time. Salary employees are abused.


  11. HORRIBLE

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    For a person just starting an insurance agent career, if you cannot get into another company, you can most likely get into Farm Bureau Insurance.

    Cons

    Promises made during interview are not kept! The begin by acting as if you are part of the team but once you are released to sell, the pressure is on, especially for life insurance sales. To achieve maximum income you have to sell over 24 life policies every six months!!! And you better be able to drum up a lot of P&C sales as well or else you are at base commission, which is not that great!!! Also, Managing Partners are like sharks, waiting for you to bleed so they can devour you and give the book you were building to another agent, that is probably a hunting or drinking buddy of theirs!!!

    Advice to Management

    Recruit some Managing Partners that have experience in the Insurance Industry, get rid of those that sold radio commercial time, were HR managers or owned an auto body repair shop. How in the heck can this caliber of Managing Partner pull Michigan Farm Bureau Insurance out of the stone age into the current age? Change or Michigan Farm Bureau Insurance is sure to go the way of other forgotten Insurance Companies!



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