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State Farm Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
1,981 Reviews
3.5
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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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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    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
  3. 4 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
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  5.  

    Solid Company

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

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

    Pros

    Job security, competitive pay, good work/life balance, great benefits

    Cons

    The red tape and bureaucracy can get tedious.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Interning at State Farm was an excellent learning experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Agent Intern in Jupiter, FL
    Former Intern - Agent Intern in Jupiter, FL

    I worked at State Farm as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I truly enjoyed my summer internship at State Farm where I was able to grow and contribute my skills in a professional setting.The experience offered personal growth and a solid work-life balance. I was able to ask questions and learn something new each day.

    Cons

    Overall I enjoyed my experience at State Farm. Despite my positive experience, I did not gain full exposure to the more than one many facets of business they operate in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I generally agree with the management strategy implemented at State Farm Insurance but I would suggest a more organized internship program with specifically detailed responsibilities and learning practices for entry level workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I have had opportunities to move up in State Farm. It is a very good strong 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

    Benefits package and time off is very good once you have been working for State Farm for more than 5 years.

    Cons

    Work Life Balance isn't what it used to be.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    State farm agency is a very demanding environment. The pay is average.

    • 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

    Good work environment.
    Many resources available.
    Ease of communication between departments.

    Cons

    The pay is low considering much of the company's success depends on the success of the agencies..
    Little to no benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much chances to advance other owning an agency,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Love this place, great atmoaphere, and lots of opportunity

    • 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

    Lots of room for growth

    Cons

    Pit in your time and do your job well, even if it is just a stepping stone

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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