GEICO Reviews

Updated March 20, 2015
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  1. Sales

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Woodbury, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Woodbury, NY

    I worked at GEICO

    Pros

    Pay benefits co workers training

    Cons

    Staff , work environment, management was awful goals call center

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire professional should be accountable for there actions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. OK, but hectic

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    Former Employee - Inbound Sales in Woodbury, NY
    Former Employee - Inbound Sales in Woodbury, NY

    I worked at GEICO

    Pros

    Great benefits. salary mediocre
    Priofit sharing can be enormous

    Cons

    Very strict.
    Vesting on profit sharing is 2 yrs
    High turnover
    lean six sigma obseesed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cultivate more, obsess less

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bodily Injury Claims Adjuster in Woodbury, NY
    Current Employee - Bodily Injury Claims Adjuster in Woodbury, NY

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

    Pros

    As long as your willing to work hard the opportunities for growth are there.

    Cons

    Only days of are standard Christmas, thanksgiving etc won't get other days such as MLK and other federal holidays but they do give you four floating holidays throughout the year to compensate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider being more lenient with snow days and natural disasters such as not closing for hurricane sandy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Same old same old

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Woodbury, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Woodbury, NY

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

    Pros

    The pay is good, people are friendly, training is comprehensive

    Cons

    Advancement limited, supervisors unknowledgeable, some people get promoted faster than others solely because they start at a certain time or under a certain hiring program not based on merit, constantly changing work schedules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about your employees. This company is going down the road where all they care about is the customers and their commitment to their employees is going down the drain which was not the case when I started there. Changing a persons work schedule every 6 months is not okay especially if they have a family to manage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Do your research before applying. Go for a start not for the long run.

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    Current Employee - Underwriter, Sales, Customer Service in Woodbury, NY
    Current Employee - Underwriter, Sales, Customer Service in Woodbury, NY

    I have been working at GEICO full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Awesome Benefits, opportunity for relocating, profit sharing. Have entry level positions for starters.

    Cons

    Expected goals for each month is not consistent. Changes every month. Hiring higher up from the outside as oppose to hiring within with experienced candidates. Forced to work schedules outside of your original work schedule you were hired for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address issues immediately and not wait until a drastic change to happen to respond.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    One of the worst experiences of my life

    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Woodbury, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Woodbury, NY

    I have been working at GEICO

    Pros

    Top notch benefits, profit sharing, can sometimes be flexible with scheduling depending on the position. Many departments and opportunities if so inclined. You're co-workers are all intelligent and hardworking.

    Cons

    The sheer volume of calls will completely wear you down day in and day out. The salary is sub-par for the industry. Virtually everyone you talk to is desperately unhappy. The core matrix's are constantly changing and near impossible to keep up with in a consistent manner. It is rare to find an employee who has been there for more than 5 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The morale is horrendous. Find a way for folks to rotate their responsibilities so burnout doesn't set in so quick.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. Best company I worked for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Geico TA I in Woodbury, NY
    Current Employee - Geico TA I in Woodbury, NY

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

    Pros

    A million and one perks, very friendly staff and supervisors, great training, easy to advance

    Cons

    Somewhat strict, but nothing too bad

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great place to be employed but a terrible place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Service Representative in Woodbury, NY
    Current Employee - Claims Service Representative in Woodbury, NY

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

    Pros

    They promote from within before outside applicants get a chance.
    Profit sharing after 2 years.
    Lots of parking available if you drive.

    Cons

    Supervisors don't want to help. Coaches know less than the employees on the phone. Micromanaging is their way of keeping a high turn around rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get on the phones 1 week a month.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 6 people found this helpful

    went from great to terrible.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Woodbury, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Woodbury, NY

    I worked at GEICO full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    they do give you really good medical benefits so that's nice. They also have profit sharing, now granted their pay is below the average in the insurance industry so I guess this is to compensate.

    Cons

    since October of 2014 they started shift bids, which aren't that big of a deal however they would not change at all. Even if you found someone who wanted the hours you were assigned. They also seem to have there management priorities wrong. Most managers do not know the job. They also seem to care more about dependability rather than work ethic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn the job which you manage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. good stepping stone

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GEICO Sales Representative in Woodbury, NY
    Current Employee - GEICO Sales Representative in Woodbury, NY

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

    Pros

    good to advance get your feet wet

    Cons

    treats employees like a number training needs to be more discreet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train more detail for sales.have motivational classes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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