State Farm Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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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. 1 person found this helpful

    Great employer and fair workplace

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Office Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Assistant Office Manager in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Great salary, benefits, and coworkers

    Cons

    A lot to learn in a short time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Fair company, good chance to get into insurance and learn.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Sausalito, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Sausalito, CA

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

    Pros

    There are good opportunities to learn and gain experience. There is money to be made if you want to be an agent.

    Cons

    Little room for advancement on the agency side, and the corporate side is overworked and underapreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop focusing on growth only and focus on your employees too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. AWESOME INTERVIEW

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    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Representative in Sachse, TX
    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Representative in Sachse, TX

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

    Pros

    Office culture, super friendly staff and management, life changing experiences and this company ranks #1 in the nation!

    Cons

    I do not believe that there are any cons to working for this company at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that they should hire convicted felons and everyone who wants to start a new life should be considered.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Underwriting Department

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State Farm full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Great Culture. Great Training. I came in without a background in insurance and left very well-prepared for my next job.

    Cons

    The pace of change can be somewhat slow. They have had a lot of success in the past, so it takes some convincing to bring on new initiatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great management team. They develop their employees very well and should continue to do so. The culture is great so try to retain it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Good benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    Credit union is good , flexible

    Cons

    The day is boring and training is not good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    It's in town and pays the bills

    Cons

    Working for a company that isn't guaranteeing a position can be discouraging

  8. It is a great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Builder in West Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Builder in West Hartford, CT

    I worked at State Farm full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very accurate about what goes on in business

    Cons

    There is no downside the company is great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you doing as an employer and keep business strong

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. I like my job

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Bloomington, IL

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    Pretty good work/life balance for employees not working in a call center.

    Cons

    The call centers do not allow for a flexible schedule.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Great Company to work with.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State Farm

    Pros

    It was a pleasure to meet new people and be able to help them with their insurance needs.

    Cons

    The training was very useful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 7 people found this helpful

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

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    • 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

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