Farmers Insurance Group

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Farmers Insurance Group Reviews in Simi Valley, CA

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Pros
  • Farmers goes out of it's way to help give a good work-life balance (in 33 reviews)

  • Depending on which way the wind would blow, you could possibly work from home (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance could be improved upon - we are expected to work while on PTO (in 26 reviews)

  • Upper management in this company is like a game of musical chairs (in 29 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good place to work, but remember - no one cares as much about your career as you. Take control of your destiny...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Simi Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Simi Valley, CA

    I have been working at Farmers Insurance Group

    Pros

    Great benefits, collaborative environment and development opportunities abound. Technology getting better, but cost cutting obviously still in effect when eyeing office environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes appears top heavy in terms of managers versus analysts/'worker bees'. Not always high pay for similar jobs, but benefits can make up the difference. Large, slow moving ship - do not look to be on the cutting edge of new technology, processes or marketing.

    Performance is still key, but politics do exist - do not get caught on the outside looking in....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Knowledge sharing between workgroups still lacking, (i.e. new metadata center confusing and not intuitive,) and lack of 'basic training' within first few weeks for a new hire adds to learning curve.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Loved the people I worked with, couldn't stand management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Lines Underwriter  in  Simi Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Personal Lines Underwriter in Simi Valley, CA

    I worked at Farmers Insurance Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    * Like I said, I loved the people I worked with. Some of them are now lifelong friends.
    * It's a large company and there's certainly room for advancement.
    * It was local to me.

    Cons

    * Management has no idea what they're doing. They're "market reactionary" instead of innovative.
    * Management played favorites
    * Management advanced individuals who produced large volume, and rebuked those who produced some volume but with higher accuracy.
    * Low salary
    * Major culture shift while I was there.
    * Management treated employees like children.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually do some market research, invest in the client experience, and stop treating everyone like children.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Very Nice Place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Simi Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Simi Valley, CA

    I worked at Farmers Insurance Group

    Pros

    Huge Systems and more opportunity to learn and grow, Its very intersting to know about the systems and the integrations done between them

    Cons

    There was not as such any downside seen while working at farmers group, but their timelines are very tight if compared.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Farmers is slow to change, but good for long term employees

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Simi Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Simi Valley, CA

    I have been working at Farmers Insurance Group

    Pros

    Good benefits and opportunites to move around within the company. Employees are generally satisfied and enjoy working there

    Cons

    Very slow to change and when change does come it doesn't always make sense or is applied the same everywhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Devise a plan, invest in it, and follow it through. Changing horses in mid-stream doesn't do any good

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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