Farmers Insurance Group

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Farmers Insurance Group Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
813 Reviews
3.3
813 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Farmers goes out of it's way to help give a good work-life balance (in 36 reviews)

  • Depending on which way the wind would blow, you could possibly work from home (in 16 reviews)


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

  • Upper management in this company is like a game of musical chairs (in 30 reviews)

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  1.  

    great company to work for, customer & agent centered.

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

    I have been working at Farmers Insurance Group full-time

    Pros

    Name recognition, great claims department, a lot of support from the different departments

    Cons

    Not a lot of financial help with your agency, need to have a good amount of money to make it though the first 3 years. Also, not eligible for a lot of perks until you've gotten through the first 3 years (Career agent stage)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    shorten the career agent stage to 2 years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    You get out of it what you put it.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Farmers Insurance Group

    Pros

    Unlimited earning potential, quality training, good commission, if you are a people person this job will be easy

    Cons

    It's a sales job, so it's commission only, some districts are better than others. Cold calling sucks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's an alright job, you get out of it what you put it

  3.  

    Great company!

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

    I worked at Farmers Insurance Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Longevity of the company name.

    Cons

    New contracts implemented too frequently.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome Part-Time work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scheduling Manager in Edina, MN
    Current Employee - Scheduling Manager in Edina, MN

    I have been working at Farmers Insurance Group part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility in schedule and hours
    Good pay
    Opportunity to create projects, be creative
    Actually see results from work

    Cons

    Very small office
    Work can get redundant
    Sometimes lack tasks creating downtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more responsibilities that can be done over time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Claims Adjuster - Workers Comp

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Coworkers and management are very nice, positive environment, work life balance, pay is okay, location is nice, ability to advance or move to another line of business, causal attire.

    Cons

    Work load is high, turn over has been high, health benefits are okay (no HMO option though), low admin support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to expedite work processes so adjusters can handle claims - mail, UR requests, liens;

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable company with growth opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Productivity Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Productivity Specialist in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Stable, company that has weathered the financial crisis with surplus in tact. Farmers has a great culture where many feel like family.

    Cons

    Like many organizations, Farmers has an issue with cronyism, where the best candidate may not be the one chosen for a particular job. Additionally, Farmers has a difficulty communicating what it really wants out of it's people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clarify what you targets you are looking to hit. Improve reporting in your data structures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    My best ever internship

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

    I worked at Farmers Insurance Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I was welcomed as if I were a full time member of the company, not just a summer intern. I learned so much and had great guidance from my supervisors. Many people here enjoy acting as mentors and that greatly enhanced my experience. There was a very good work life balance and I was invited to hang out with my coworkers often outside of work (but not pressured to).

    Cons

    It's an old fashioned company, which can be good and bad. They seem to have a lot of people working there to do routine data entry which could be automated. If you are self motivated, you can create bigger opportunities for yourself but I can see how a timid person could get stuck entering numbers into a spreadsheet forever.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Solid company to work for, great people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - District Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Farmers Insurance Group

    Pros

    Good retirement, good people to work with and a financially strong company

    Cons

    rate challenged in auto and other key pieces of business. Hard to write business starting out for our new agents. Need to consider listening to the agents on the ground who face day to day fire drills when trying out new business initiatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with agents to implement new strategies as they are your soldiers on the street. Make sure to communicate to everyone so all extensions of the company are on the same page.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great coworkers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - APD Claims Representative in Daly City, CA
    Former Employee - APD Claims Representative in Daly City, CA

    I worked at Farmers Insurance Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    there are great coworkers that are there to help you
    supervisors are supportive
    great benefits: company car, laptop, phone, health, 401k.

    Cons

    it may be difficult dealing with some shops and clients
    job is not for everyone
    some metrics (e.g. customer service surveys) you can not control.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Biggest Disappointment in Career thus far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Property Claims Adjuster in Kentwood, MI
    Current Employee - Property Claims Adjuster in Kentwood, MI

    I have been working at Farmers Insurance Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Starting salaries are fair
    -Many off campus meetings/socials to enjoy with team and/or management
    -Profit sharing portion seems competitve

    Cons

    -If you do not work in the industry already, forget about starting as a property claims adjuster. You will not receive adequate help from management to learn the things. Had I started out in the company prior to coming to claims, I feel my experience would have been drastically different
    -The way upper management defines/represents the culture are FAR DIFFERENT for that which is upheld by the management on the floor. Beware of this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Bullying should never be acceptable by either supervisor to subordinate, subordinate to supervisor or peer to pee. It is inappropriate and should NOT be tolerated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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