Farmers Insurance Group

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Farmers Insurance Group Reviews

Updated October 31, 2014
Updated October 31, 2014
819 Reviews
3.2
819 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 31 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company to work for!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Farmers Insurance Group

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    None! My interactions have been great!

  2.  

    It is what you make it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Agency Owner in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Agency Owner in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule and work pace

    Cons

    commision based, lack on hands on training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide more hands on training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to intern.

    • 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

    Pros

    The internship isn't a rigid program, you get a lot of say in what you are learning.
    You will actually learn something.

    Cons

    This is generally an unpaid internship, besides commissions. Very small office and few personnel (which could be seen as a positive).

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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10. 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
  11.  

    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

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