GEICO Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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GEICO Chairman and CEO Olza (Tony) Nicely
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Pros
  • Geico likes to keep quiet their profit sharing- normally around 20% of your salary- given as a bonus in spring time (in 203 reviews)

  • profit sharing & great benefits package (in 103 reviews)

Cons
  • No respect for work/life balance (in 26 reviews)

  • Offices reflect the 'low cost provider' mantra (in 25 reviews)

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  1. Customer Service Rep

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Diego, CA

    I worked at GEICO

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company! Offer Great Training! Great company to work for.

    Cons

    I have no negative comments about this company


  2. Helpful (2)

    service agent

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at GEICO full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits meet cool people

    Cons

    -micromanaged -very stressful goals -tenure doesn't really matter anymore -inconsistencies among sups & management....you can ask the same question but get different answers -management sometimes can't step out of cookie cutter business practices to view a concern through the eyes of the consumer and make exceptions to keep customers happy


  3. Helpful (1)

    Training is awesome

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

    I worked at GEICO

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Training was seriously amazing. They license you and get you 100% prepared for your license exam.

    Cons

    They work you until you bleed. When you meet goal the goal gets raised. The monitoring was intrusive.

    Advice to Management

    Lessen the stress. Add more fun. Don't wok your people so hard it's painful to come in


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  5. Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent in San Diego, CA

    I worked at GEICO (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Profit sharing, six months paid training, paid vacations, dismemberment insurance, supervisors are supportive,

    Cons

    Do not apply if you are not a natural sales person


  6. Helpful (3)

    Sweatshop Environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poway, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poway, CA

    I have been working at GEICO (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay for not having a college degree

    Cons

    They work employees like dogs. High turnover, they're only concerned about working you as hard as possible until you burn out.

    Advice to Management

    Make goals attainable so that everyone isn't on a coaching plan and worried about losing their jobs. Scare tactics don't make better employees


  7. Service Agent

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Insurance Service Agent in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Insurance Service Agent in San Diego, CA

    I worked at GEICO full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for with good benefits. Starting pay is not bad $16 per hours back in 2011 with no degree. $17 per hour with bachelors.

    Cons

    Split days off. Only one weekend day off. Corporate environment, which you may or may not like.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Good incubator for ambitious people on an education budget

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Liberal opportunities for advancement for for associates willing to toe the company line. Geico can be great place to work if you want to improve your long-term professional prospects, but have a severe education budget. I last worked there in 1996. not 2011

    Cons

    Corporate culture is fairly narrow and orthodox -- NOT the best place for people who customarily think and act outside of the box.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Claims - Would not recommend

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjuster in Poway, CA
    Current Employee - Adjuster in Poway, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good hours and decent starting pay. Benefits are ok but there's always a catch. Most people are very nice. Thats about it.

    Cons

    GEICO may turn your hair white or you will lose it all together. The company will get every last ounce of your soul and then go at it for more. Stressful job + unrealistic goals + no hope for real advancement = slow death at GEICO claims. Unless you are 19 and want to make decent money and need to learn how to work hard before you can move on to a real future.. please don't work at GEICO. Imagine listening to someone cry because you are letting them know that our insured driver lied about how the accident happened and we won't be paying for the damage to your car or your thousands in medical bills, and all you can think about is how you can get off this call as fast as possible because you have 75 more to make today. Now imagine doing that every day.

    Advice to Management

    Management and supervisors are nice, they are overworked too. You have to realize that a company's goal is to make money. GEICO gets the most it can from its customers AND its employees in order to make Warren Buffett the most money.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Stressful Job

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Service in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at GEICO full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, training , supervisors are great

    Cons

    Random schedule changes, stressful jobs, high call volume, short lunches, micro management, goals are almost impossible to obtain.

    Advice to Management

    Don't stress employees out over suck minor things, it causes the employee to have even worse calls.


  11. Customer service rel

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Poway, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Poway, CA

    I have been working at GEICO (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for . Excellent benefits, good pay

    Cons

    Poor hours & shift times, little room for advancement



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