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GEICO Reviews in Chevy Chase, MD

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
945 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • the company offers a profit sharing plan which is the main driver to employee retention (in 203 reviews)

  • Great benefits that start on day 75 (medical/dental/vision/life) (in 103 reviews)


Cons
  • When originally hired shift made for difficult work life balance (in 26 reviews)

  • If "Be the low-cost provider" is improperly administered it could become "penny wise and pound foolish" (in 25 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fine place to work; easy to get lost

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Actuarial Associate in Chevy Chase, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Actuarial Associate in Chevy Chase, MD

    I worked at GEICO full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great employee environment, stable company. GEICO has not had any layoffs in the last 30+ years, so stability is nice. Benefits are great - I left to join the Federal Gov't, and GEICO's benefits were superior. GEICO's HQ is in Chevy Chase, MD, which has tons of ammenities.

    Cons

    Cheap management, easy to get lost in the crowd, little room for advancement. There is little flexibility for work/life issues. Most departments are large, and they tend to promote from within, so you're constantly competing against coworkers for advancement. They're cheap - the building was built in the 1960's and is showing its age, but they keep refusing to redevelop their site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on employee development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Systems Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Lead Systems Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD

    I have been working at GEICO full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job Security and stability. Good ethics

    Cons

    Bureaucratic.
    Backlog on upward movement.
    Lack of innovative ideas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Test Automation Wizard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst II in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst II in Chevy Chase, MD

    I have been working at GEICO full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stability
    Profit Sharing Bonus
    Responsive HR
    Friendly Co Workers

    Cons

    Dirty and Disgusting HQ
    Poor management of IT
    Old School Philosophy of Management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of moving around leads and managers who are underperforming just demote them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Process Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD

    I have been working at GEICO full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    GEICO is a great place to work right after college. You will learn a lot of skills that will be useful in your career plus you have great hours and a lot of co-workers around your age. The benefits are great too!

    Cons

    I don't have any cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very stable company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Professional in Chevy Chase, MD
    Former Employee - IT Professional in Chevy Chase, MD

    I worked at GEICO full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very stable and immune to economic downturns.

    Cons

    Slow, slow, slow. Some people know how to play politics...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish clear goals to archive and don't listen to any excuses.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    micromanaged

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Technician in Chevy Chase, MD

    I have been working at GEICO part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    work hours, profit sharing, cant think of any more

    Cons

    micromanaged, low pay, management talks to you like you're stupid

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Actuarial Assistant to Actuarial Supervisor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Actuarial Associate in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Actuarial Associate in Chevy Chase, MD

    I have been working at GEICO full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great training on actuarial and technical skills, opportunity to present to senior management

    Cons

    Uncompetitive but manageable salary, horrible building, raises barely keep up with inflation, high turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that DC is has an extremely high cost of living and the salaries are not competitive. Low salaries can be dealt with if you don't have to deal with a building over 60 years old.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    GEICO is a nice place to work, depending on the job you're doing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD

    I have been working at GEICO full-time

    Pros

    - As long as you aren't in a call center, GEICO has a fun culture full of nice people.
    - The health benefits are pretty nice.
    - Profit sharing is Good

    Cons

    - Lower pay than comparable positions at other companies
    - Lots of people that hide in the cracks of the corporate structure that don't really contribute.
    - Sometimes the left hand of GEICO does something that is in direct conflict with what the right hand is doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Pay your employees more. Not only will this keep top talent, it'll also allow them to live much closer to HQ and improve moral.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to start a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD

    I have been working at GEICO full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company has a good program to educate the employees. There are a lot of classes offered for the employees online.

    Cons

    Company is slow to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop the talent you already have in the company.

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in Chevy Chase, MD

    I have been working at GEICO full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Good people. No micromanagement. Decent parties. Very friendly environment.

    Cons

    Better pay needed atleast for me

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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