Farmers Insurance Group

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Farmers Insurance Group Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
901 Reviews
3.2
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Farmers goes out of it's way to help give a good work-life balance (in 37 reviews)

  • good benefits; company encourages promoting from within; very team-oriented environment (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance could be improved upon - we are expected to work while on PTO (in 28 reviews)

  • Most unprofessional upper management I have ever seen at a company (in 33 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work

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

    I have been working at Farmers Insurance Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Committed to employee development
    Advancement opportunities
    Work/Life balance
    Training at university of farmers
    Good benefits including a pension

    Cons

    Learning curve at start of career

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A value based company that is community focus and diverse.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate, Claims in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate, Claims in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Farmers Insurance Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Farmers Insurance knows what type of employees they want and are willing to invest in you. I have only been working for Farmers Insurance in an entry-level position for 1 year, and I am already up for promotion in another department. The hours are flexible, and they have performance based incentives that are ACHIEVABLE! They are not one of those companies that will dangle a carrot just out of your reach all of the time. The workplace culture is very pleasant as well, a lot of focus on diversity, family, and equality. If you're honest and hardworking, you can actually go places in Farmers Insurance! You don't need to worry about your peers taking advantage of your integrity.

    Cons

    The work can be hard at times, and really easy at others. As a result, it can be exhausting - going up and down all day long with really difficult tasks followed by such an easy task that you doubt you're doing it right. There is a lot of employee turnover, but it is because Farmers knows what type of employees they want. Bad workers get fired or get burned out, while the good workers get promoted within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the focus on making your employees and the communities you serve happy! It seems to be doing a decent job and can only pay off in the long term.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company and corporation focused on truly helping and educating their clients on the basis of insurance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Farmers Insurance Group full-time

    Pros

    Your career is what you make it.

    Cons

    Balancing work, pleasure and family can get difficult.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Intern in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Farmers Insurance Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Nice community and fun intern events

    Cons

    Sometimes not enough work to do
    Management can assign work in waves with heavy lags and crunch periods

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure the program is more structured and that the program has more advancement opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Analytic Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analytics Manager in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Analytics Manager in Woodland Hills, CA

    I have been working at Farmers Insurance Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive Pay and job security, good bonus structure positive work environment in their distribution department.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. No direct control over bonus structure which can vary from 0% to 20% based on national results and large weather related losses. Long work hours with little recognition. Ridged hierarchy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great atmosphere

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

    I have been working at Farmers Insurance Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive, Work-Life Balance, Upward potential

    Cons

    Some seasonal issues, Sometimes not user friendly and slow to update.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Financial and Insurance Intern Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Farmers Insurance Group

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Small business environment so everyone can get to know one another on a quicker but closer level.

    Cons

    Can be too tight in terms of office space.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to grow!

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

    I worked at Farmers Insurance Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay
    401k
    Room to grow
    Great place to get started.

    Cons

    every corporation will have it's up and downs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Good systems, good products, good training

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Farmers Insurance Group

    Pros

    Farmers is a stable, well-known, well-respected company, with integrity.

    Cons

    Being a Captive Agent has distinct disadvantages when marketing to prospects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a mentorship with one senior agent and one new agent. This will help the newbie, and keep turnover low.

  11.  

    A good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Farmers Insurance Group part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    work-life balance
    excellent online training program
    excellent local office training program

    Cons

    As a big company, the system needs to be updated so that employees can work with it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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