State Farm
3.5 of 5 1,283 reviews
www.statefarm.com Bloomington, IL 5000+ Employees

State Farm Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.5 1,283 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

State Farm Chairman and CEO Ed Rust Jr.

Ed Rust Jr.

(763 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great work life balance and encouragement to continue insurance education"
    in 81 reviews
  • "Flexible hours, commission based sales, great work environment"
    in 58 reviews
Cons:
  • "Employees, while they used to welcome the extra pay, feel the work-life balance is skewed to work life"
    in 15 reviews
  • "Agents are considered "independent contractors" with no benefits but are treated like "employees"
    in 28 reviews
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Good, Stable Company

Quote & Bind (Current Employee)
Dunwoody, GA

I have been working at State Farm full-time for more than a year

ProsExcellent benefits
Multiple areas to work in
Good company culture where positivity and respect for others is promoted
Diverse workforce

ConsI would say the the ability to move around is limited and restricted by the 12 month incumbency period applied to most, if not all positions. It restricts movement of qualified candidates to new, better positions. The mentality and teaching from management and HR of 'be patient, more positions will become available' is annoyiong to hear when you're trying to move up to a better salary and/or position.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo away or make exceptions to the 12 month incumbency period that is used (even though sometimes the rule is broken for some). It restricts consideration of internal candidates that would otherwise fit available positions.

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

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Great Company - ignore the nonsense

Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)
Jacksonville, FL

I have been working at State Farm full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGREAT benefits.
Performance raises
Company bonus
Christmas presents
CCC Sales call center part time positions (in other locations) can create full time income.

ConsSome of the workloads/schedules are egregious. It can cause work/life to be out of balance. In some areas the care for the individual is gone, they have so many people looking for work sometimes you can feel devalued.
Company restructuring can make things very volatile.

Advice to Senior ManagementPhones have to be answered by people. People have to have lives, rethink your schedules to accommodate more back to back days off and less 10 hour weekend days that include both Saturday and Sunday. Happy employees make for stable, hard working, lasting employees.

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

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They provide excellent training

Licensed Staff (Former Employee)
Beaverton, OR

I worked at State Farm full-time for more than 3 years

ProsI enjoyed working with the customers and educating them on their insurance products.

ConsI didn't enjoy how much sales were pushed. Selling to someone in need is one thing but not everyone needs the same thing.

Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management often made changes that effected those of us on the "front line" significantly. Use input from the people working directly with customers before making changes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Promising growth

Marketing Assistant (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I have been working at State Farm part-time for less than a year

Pros“Instant credibility with the name brand of State Farm. Loyal, long time policyholders. Highly educated and competent partners in underwriting, claims, and support units

ConsLots of service work. A lot of busy work lots of cold calling and sending emails

Advice to Senior ManagementNotice the employees in their success

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

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Great name company with opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at State Farm full-time

ProsGood agent training programs. Good name and solid company over the years. Good benefits and pay. Very good work environment.

ConsLots of service work. Lots of meetings. May have to start at an undesired location to build book of business.

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Continuously learning and never at a loss for work

Agent Team Member (Current Employee)

I have been working at State Farm full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood source of income, I love assisting people in a field that is needed and is rewarding.

ConsConstant number driven atmosphere with corporate.

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

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Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)
Tempe, AZ

I have been working at State Farm part-time for less than a year

ProsGreat hours, great pay, greater benefits all up front immediately after training. Awesome co-workers. Fun work environment.

ConsNot much to report. They really focus on your growth within the company.

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

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Great Company to work for!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at State Farm

ProsFlexibility, earning potential, team environment

ConsCan be solely commission based

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't forget about the team members that run your agents offices.

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

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Experience was pretty good.

Producer (Current Employee)
Jersey City, NJ

I have been working at State Farm full-time for more than a year

ProsThe job offers great flexibility for vacation time or time off needed for any personal reasons. For the most part, great work environment. I would recommend it to anyone.

ConsThere is really no room for growth. Not too many people start and end their careers as insurance producers.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone really

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

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Excellent experience at State Farm

Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
Bloomington, IL

I worked at State Farm full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat Team
Good work/life balance
Short commute
Great community

ConsCareer advancement
No other employment opportunities in the area. So you will be moving there just for State Farm.

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

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