State Farm
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www.statefarm.com Bloomington, IL 5000+ Employees

State Farm Reviews in Bloomington, IL

Updated Jul 4, 2014
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3.7 201 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

State Farm Chairman and CEO Ed Rust Jr.

Ed Rust Jr.

(141 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great company.

    Web Specialist (Current Employee)
    Bloomington, IL

    ProsLoyal to employees, fair wages, good performance and good work ethic is rewarded. Lots of opportunity for career growth and advancement.

    ConsHas the expected issues that come with a large company. Expect to be flexible and adaptable, change is inevitable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wide range of experience, friendly co workers and management

    Technical Analyst (Former Employee)
    Bloomington, IL

    ProsOpportunities to work in many areas and gain a multitude of great experience. Plenty of cutting edge development and support.

    ConsAt times, it felt like there was a lot of red tape. This created delays in getting things done that could have otherwise been done very quickly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on keeping everybody motivated and on the same page, and be open about plans for the future.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good not Great

    Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
    Bloomington, IL

    ProsThe pay for the work has been equitable and time off can be flexible. There are still pockets of areas where the teams of people make all the difference to work with. In general, people are very "nice" sometimes to a fault. Still have a Pension!

    ConsVery difficult to get into management unless you know someone or cannot perform the work at your current level. The pace of work and workload have exponentally increased in the last couple of years. Demand a lot of your time and provide less and less in return. A lot of empty promises by leadership. 401K options are very meager for a company our size.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBegin to show appriciation for employees and not take all the smaller perks away from them. Actually provide perks that are better than the weekly coupon flyers in the newspaper. Follow-through when making promises. Becareful how hard you push people without giving them room to grow professionally/personally.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Contract work at State Farm

    Systems Support Specialist (Current Employee)
    Bloomington, IL

    ProsGain valuable user experience in the Business/Systems areas, flexible schedules, professional environment.

    ConsNo room for advancement with contract employees and lower pay with no benefits.
    Also single out special activiites that only are offered for internal employees when the majority in systems area are external.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer better opportunities for advancement within the company for contract workers, even to become permanent employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company overall.

    Technical Analyst (Current Employee)
    Bloomington, IL

    ProsCutting edge technology, good management. Some old legacy systems like any big Co. Good opportunity to advance, not 100% discriminatory against white males like many large Co's. Fair and competent mgt. for the most part.

    ConsWell, it is headquartered in Bloomington, IL which could be a plus for some or not a plus for others. IL as a state is going bankrupt but SF is dealing with that (mostly by not increasing jobs in IL lol!).

    Advice to Senior ManagementMgt. seems to be doing a good job. Branching out to the hubs (ATL, TX, AZ) seems like a good idea.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It is all about who you know... even after 25 years of service

    Technical Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
    Bloomington, IL

    ProsDecent benefits.... but management stinks

    ConsIt all boils down to who you know and if you become "FRIENDS" with your current boss. Management does not review people on their actual performance but on how much you are liked by your current boss. I've had numerous managers over the years and it all comes down to one thing "do they like you", if not your career is in big trouble.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRate people on their performance, not on how much your friendship means!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Love the MidWest?

    Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)
    Bloomington, IL

    ProsGreat training and educational opportunities. Is, for the most part, a culture that believes in working your way up.

    ConsMost middle and upper management paths lead back to Bloomington, IL

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very nice and well versed team

    Senior Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Bloomington, IL

    ProsTeam assignments were handled by each team member with professionalism, on time, and very, very few errors. Great team to work with.

    ConsSome of upper management were micro managers and did not treat their team members with the respect they deserved.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work with great benefits if you can ignore all the red tape

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Bloomington, IL

    ProsStability, constantly jobs available to move into, benefits great (pool, park, pension, 401k, bonus/ raises), lots of nice people

    ConsBloomington is in between big cities so you are sort of out in the middle of nowhere, so much red tape, every question answered with "No", many clueless people in middle management positions, constant reorganizations

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best experience for me!

    Business Analyst (Current Employee)
    Bloomington, IL

    ProsGreat salary for the level of work and generous benefits

    ConsA little hard to swallow leadership strategies sometimes

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet back to the basics

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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