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State Farm Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
1,536 Reviews

3.5
1,536 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance and encouragement to continue insurance education (in 88 reviews)

  • The company has a good work environment and works to help employees meet their needs (in 68 reviews)


Cons
  • As a side note - I had significant work / life balance issues as an agent (in 19 reviews)

  • No room for advancement with contract employees and lower pay with no benefits (in 34 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claim Processor  in  Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Claim Processor in Bloomington, IL

    Pros

    Nice facilities, paid vacation, good benefits, free access to state farm park for Bloomington, IL employees. They encourage employees to pursue Insurance education and will pay for the classes.

    Cons

    sometimes it feels as though management isn't listing to the employees. If they have a plan they don't want any negative feedback.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company going through a lot of changes right now and it can be frustrating when management makes decisions without thinking about how it will actually work in the real world. It puts a lot of stress on the people who work with customers. My advise would be to take more time speaking with the employees who work with customers on a daily basis. If something is working don't waste time trying to redesign the process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    State Farm is a great Co

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    State Farm is a company that has great stability, great benefits, chance for upward mobility as they usually promote within the company.

    Cons

    State Farm really doesn't have many negative aspects. It's difficult to talk with customers about life insurance but that's really about it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency on how rates are set

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing workplace and great people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great benefits and work time

    Cons

    no way to move up

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working with each agent is different - each agent controls his/her office. Never totally the same job.

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

    Pros

    The company has insurance that even to this day I still carry. The company's values and how they try to help the clients is a great value to the clients.

    Cons

    Each agents office - is run the way they want and they are allowed to determine the rewards or none rewards. The idea of sales and how to get them is varied and can be questionable if the agent is only concerned with sales.

  6.  

    Agent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Business Owner Independent Contractor Money

    Cons

    None None None None None

  7.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    State Farm is a leader in the insurance industry. The people that I worked with are nice and friendly and good growth potential.

    Cons

    Lower pay than I was expecting and not as much time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop changing your CRM every few years and try to speed up not slow down the processes.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    amazing if you like selling financial products

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Marketing Specialist-Agent Staff  in  Shawnee, KS
    Current Employee - Sales Marketing Specialist-Agent Staff in Shawnee, KS

    Pros

    great pay, great education, good for career advancement

    Cons

    pressure, sales, competitive market, stress, depends on agent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it going

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I love this company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Underwriting Specialist  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Business Underwriting Specialist in Las Vegas, NV

    Pros

    If you put effort and work hard, you will get recognized by your superiors. Come in with the mentality of "professional growth" and the opportunities will present themselves. Great benefits, above average pay, and lots of opportunities for advancement if have education, professional background and initiative.

    Cons

    Lack of training and development of employees. Managers need training,too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to focus on appropriately training employees for their roles.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A lot of room to move up within Systems

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst Intern  in  Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst Intern in Bloomington, IL

    Pros

    Pros as a Systems employee(at Bloomington Corporate South)
    - A lot of room for growth, promotions, raises, bonuses.
    - Jeans and t-shirts are daily wear(even some managers wear things like sports team jerseys. Obviously you want to dress nice for important days.)
    - Many people "work to live" instead of the other way around
    - 2 weeks vacation, 3 weeks after 5(?)
    - PTO for dentist appointments and stuff like that
    - Paid sick days
    - From what people said benefits were "decent"
    - Work from home days
    - Flexible hours
    - Pretty good salary and get raises fairly quickly.
    - Can apply to different positions at different locations
    - Leadership training
    - Will pay for MBA

    Pros as an intern:
    - $18-20 as a Systems Analyst intern.
    - 2 paid days off
    - Paid housings
    - Can start 401k (also I've heard internships count as time at the company and helps with retirement)
    - Many seniors got competitive full time offers.
    - Currently able to pick which location you want to work full time(Atlanta, Bloomington, Dallas, Phoenix)
    - Get to do real programming
    - Can be kept busy and not bored as an intern depending on team

    Cons

    Cons as a Systems employee
    - Most jobs in Bloomington(a.k.a. cornfield U.S.A.)
    - Afraid of making people worried so they keep a lot in the dark (a good example is the "Dual pair metroplex", either people have no idea what it is, or they're worried that everything related to the datacenter is moving to Dallas.)
    - Want to move people to hubs, but don't help their spouses that also work there
    - Some technologies are old and no one really wants to do them.

    Cons as an intern
    - Other IT interns at large corporations can be paid more.
    - Don't have any idea what you're doing before you get there
    - Many teams are not prepared for intern because they aren't sure what they're getting so they don't know what type of work to have planned.
    - People who would be returning interns still don't know if they have an offer for next year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reach out to interns earlier in internships, at the end I had many directors and AVPs ask why no one had any meetings with them, because interns don't realize that we can reach out to them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Ethical Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst  in  Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Bloomington, IL

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, mostly great people to work with, decent pay.

    Cons

    Not always good at recognizing employee achievements. Lot of butt kissers rise the ladder on other people's work. Nothing done about slackers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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