State Farm Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
1,688 Reviews
3.5
1,688 Reviews
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State Farm Chairman and CEO Ed Rust Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance and encouragement to continue insurance education (in 100 reviews)

  • Great training program, plenty of opportunities to advance and great benefits package (in 78 reviews)


Cons
  • As a side note - I had significant work / life balance issues as an agent (in 25 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. 5 people found this helpful  

    Not bad, Not amazing, Sorta stressful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bodily Injury Claims Adjuster in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Bodily Injury Claims Adjuster in Frederick, MD

    I have been working at State Farm full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Job Security
    Great training + education assistance
    Job isn't too difficult

    Cons

    Can be very overwhelming with all of the task work required to complete.
    Call center - Making and receiving calls all day.
    Low salary.
    Unable to transfer experience to other industries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management seems like they are mostly concerned in pointing out your mistakes and it is hard for them to see how well an employee is doing because they do not watch them work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Endless oppertunities

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

    I have been working at State Farm full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Medical, dental, life, retirement benefits and many internal oppertunities for advancement. Training and development are readily available. A lot of solid leaders with stories of starting at the bottom and now doing great things in the company.

    Cons

    Some employees with excellent attendance and performance tend to sometimes be overlooked when advancement comes around. Understaffed areas make it hard to promote out of the understaffed area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work.

    • 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 full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Conservative company. Defined benefit pension. Industry leader. Trusted brand.

    Cons

    Bloomington, Illinois is a boring place to live.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Salary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    Nice workplace thus far, very friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Non as of yet, still in training!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Non as of yet

  6.  

    Great Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CSA in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - CSA in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at State Farm full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They really treat you right

    Cons

    a bit low on pay

  7.  

    Company review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    great benefit and company structure

    Cons

    so far so good. No cons

  8.  

    Positive experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Claims Representative in Vallejo, CA
    Former Employee - Claims Representative in Vallejo, CA

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

    Pros

    State Farm has many pro aspects including: Benefits, Pay, Culture, and Training!

    Cons

    Unfortunately there are some cons including: mandatory OT and constant monitoring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company; Some Challenges

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Agency Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Agency Specialist in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for tenured employees. Stability! Great benefits. Few jobs offer pension. Excellent work-life balance.

    Cons

    The company has changed. There is not a lot of entry level opportunities for new hires. They hire so many people off the street without face to face interviews and the culture is drastically changing for the negative. Also, they are paying ridiculously low salaries for some jobs. I can't convince new hires of what a great company SF is because of how they changed. Some new hires don't even have their own desks, so the morale is low, low, low! Also, in order to move up, you need to take insurance education courses and study them on your own time. It is a very outdated standard that needs to be removed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote based on performance, not CPCU. Realize that this is no longer the family oriented company with great entry-level pay and go back to that model. Just because people are glad to have jobs don't mean you should take advantage of that by offering low paying jobs which still don't allow them to adequately support themselves. Many people drive 2+ hours to get to work and spend as much money in gas as they receive in their pay. Change SF back and build your reputation again among the employees, not just your customers and competition.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Agent Staff in Memphis, FL
    Current Employee - Agent Staff in Memphis, FL

    I have been working at State Farm part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Is a very stable and good paying job

    Cons

    All is very good so fae

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing that I can think of

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for and lots to learn.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Farm full-time

    Pros

    They value your work-life balance, and not just on paper
    There is an abundance of experience, expertise, and knowledge across the employees
    My colleagues were always ready to lend a hand and answer questions

    Cons

    As with many other larger companies, change takes time but the eventual decision to change is usually positive

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