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Farmers Automobile Insurance Reviews

Updated March 7, 2014
Updated March 7, 2014
42 Reviews

2.5
42 Reviews
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Farmers Automobile Insurance CEO Jeffrey Dailey
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Too many changes too often

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    It's a large company that has name recognition making it easier for customers and clients to trust you. The compensation for being an agent isn't capped.

    Cons

    The server we work on is constantly being changed. It doesn't work with Firefox! There is too much pressure from management to sell sell sell even if it's not in the best interest of your client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop saturating the market with so many agents and start supporting the ones that you have on board already! The constant changes to db really just make it confusing for most.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Okay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Freedom, stability, recognition, pay, management

    Cons

    High rates, cold calling, stress, high expectation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A good job for the right person

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - APD Claims Adjuster
    Former Employee - APD Claims Adjuster

    Pros

    Other than the occasional supervisor observations, you are on your own. You manage your work load. Good training program. Opportunities to move about within the company after a few years.

    Cons

    Farmers uses software and hardware from the 20th century, and it makes being efficient darn near impossible. My opinion is that Farmers doesn't play fair with the body shops - They use their size to their advantage, and the shops have a tendency to let you know it. You are given time on your schedule to take lunch, but you better bring lunch, because if you take your lunch, you'll always be behind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get real laptops with 4G. Separate as much of the claims adjusting from the claims estimating as possible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    agent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You own your own business. The program has become more manageable in the last year. If you can do the program to the letter you can have a wonderful future

    Cons

    You have to ask a lot more questions than I did. The program when I entered was it's beginning and the requirements were unreasonable (as I found out later) They have since adjusted the quotas to a more manageable amount. They also recruited me and then the day on contract signing changed things that we were promised. Ask questions!!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more honest in the recruiting phase.
    And more compassionate when we fall.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Lots of work so little time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company car, driving to different locations every day.

    Cons

    Too much work, too little pay. Stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More perks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Satisfactory but growth and pay seems to be stagnant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Cool technologies, great high level management,good pay , nice benefits

    Cons

    stagnant growth, unresponsive mid-level management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on employees as they are the key to your success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you are good sales, you can go

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent

    Pros

    Provide good training for starter.

    Cons

    Check with the subsidy, you may need to pay back.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Meh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Claims Representative
    Former Employee - Claims Representative

    Pros

    40 hour week if you bust your ass. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Lots of phone calls, staring at a computer screen and taking statements from people who have been in car accidents all day long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people, because you are doubling the size of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The freedom to set your own schedule and your own goals.

    Cons

    Communication gaps between higher level and the agency producers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    slow down on all the changes or make them all at once. Too volatile all the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Thankless and unrewarding.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Liability Claims Representative
    Current Employee - Liability Claims Representative

    Pros

    Flexibility in deciding what hours you prefer to work. Opportunities for continuing training and education are offered and encouraged. Easy to bond with colleagues (they're likely being treated as poorly as you are).

    Cons

    Management is very disconnected from what the job actually entails and does not respect the time or effort put in by employees, many of whom are left no other option but to work after hours and/or weekends just to keep up, without overtime pay. There is little to no transparency between management and employees as to why decisions are made, and although this is slightly improving, management is generally not receptive to feedback. Unless you are one of the chosen few who are held in high regard by your management team, expect constant criticism and little positive feedback. Management holds grudges and will make your life miserable ad infinitum if you ever get on their radar for any reason. You can make all your goals- and yet still be written up, denied bonuses and have your life made so miserable that the ever-present threat of termination doesn't seem so bad after all. Farmers philosophy is that employees are not allowed to make errors, yet they fail to realize that the generally overwhelming caseload makes this impossible. Furthermore, the constant steam of pointless meetings for the sake of having meetings (1 to 2 a week) take chunks out of your day that could be much better spent, you know, actually getting work done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You may want to consider treating employers with respect and dignity; driving good people to leave is not going to be good for business in the long run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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