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State Farm Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
1,970 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance and encouragement to continue insurance education (in 106 reviews)

  • Great training program, plenty of opportunities to advance and great benefits package (in 82 reviews)


Cons
  • As a side note - I had significant work / life balance issues as an agent (in 28 reviews)

  • No room for advancement with contract employees and lower pay with no benefits (in 41 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company with excellent values that truly cares about customers and employees alike

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bloomington, IL

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

    Pros

    Uness you work in a production environment, like Claims or Underwriting, you have an awesome work/life balance. State Farm gives their employees great benefits. A 401(k) AND a pension. Dental, Vision, Life, Health, Tuition Reimbursement, adoption assistance, and others that just aren't on the top of my mind at the moment. Excellent opportunity for advancement, career development.

    Cons

    If you work in a call center for State Farm, you have a very different experience. You still have great benefits. Even if you only work part-time, you still get paid time off, health, life, vision, dental, tuition reimbursement - the works. However, your work/life balance is significantly degraded in comparison to other positions in the company. The work also can get very mundane and boring. Still a great company, and really still good jobs, just not as good as the rest of the company enjoys.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reposition yourself to move faster. The company needs to be more proactive and less reactive. The company culture needs to be shifted a little to embrace change a little more easily.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Company with long term Career Options

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

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    State Farm is a great place to build your career. It has great benefits, defined pension plan, compensation is above the competetive range for similar jobs in the market areas. You can decide to switch your career while continuing to build on your benefits.

    Cons

    State Farm expects top professionalism, if you are someone who is always late, makes up excuses or tries to get out of work, this is not the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to build an environment where employees love to work everyday.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company but moving in a strange direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Complex Injury Adjuster in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Complex Injury Adjuster in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Fair salary administration
    Great management
    Stable company

    Cons

    Future is uncertain with regards to locations
    The quality of the work product seems to be decreasing as there is a shift in the type of employee
    Very little accountability
    Claims is a very difficult role, it's a grueling position in which you often deal with somewhat unreasonable customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    I enjoyed and am thankful for my 23 years at State Farm.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Charlottesville, VA

    I worked at State Farm

    Pros

    I loved my job, working with people and the opportunity to be creative.

    Cons

    When I worked there, I did not have any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing company to work for

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

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    Flexible hourse, great work environment, competitive pay and great people to work with

    Cons

    Chances to move up in the company

    Recommends
  7.  

    Great job, great company

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

    I worked at State Farm full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, great company, good products. An agent had an excellent commission schedule

    Cons

    Individually owned agency, could have bad to no benefits, pay can be low for starters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should bring back the group health for team members

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Position

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

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    Great environment, plenty of learning. agent is great to work with in our brand new office.

    Cons

    I was very disappointed to learn, that when working for an independent agent, that you are responsible for purchasing your own health insurance and you have absolutely no type of benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There really isn't any info to share with upper management. I work for an independent agent who is opening her own office, so even though the name is a big name you're working for a small business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    If you are looking for loyalty, stability and great people this is the organization for you.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Agency Field Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Agency Field Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    Great organization. Extremely stable. Competitive wages and Benefit packages.

    Cons

    There are absolutely no cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is 0 advice I would pass along to Management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very good Agency to work for.

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

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    Ken Moore paid a decent salary with profit sharing and paid vacation & sick days.

    Cons

    Does not offer any health insurance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great culture.

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

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    Work life balance. Good benefit.

    Cons

    Company is changing, not sure what this will mean for the future.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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