State Farm Reviews

Updated March 31, 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. Great Company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Good Starting Salary
    Lots of different work schedule options

    Cons

    Very strange promotion structure
    Hard to move up
    Can micromanage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier for good employees to move up the chain faster

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Office Manager

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    Current Employee - Office Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, flexibility. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    No insurance offered.Low pay for much responsibility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Good Como

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    It's great and it's Friendly's

    Cons

    None everyone seems to be really kind

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great work Experience with Search Wire

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Westlake Village, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Westlake Village, CA

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

    Pros

    Great work & friendly environment , Good communication, games, outdoor visits

    Cons

    Timing issue but its not a big deal.That can be managed. Overall there is no negative points for this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Sales Rep

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    awesome agent, makes all the difference

    Cons

    none so far but its only been a montg

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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    Great employer and fair workplace

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    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
  8. Agency Team Member

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    Former Employee - AGENT STAFF - TEAM MEMBER in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - AGENT STAFF - TEAM MEMBER in Miami, FL

    I worked at State Farm

    Pros

    State Farm is a great company, they have a good system that works for what the company wants to accomplish, and almost 100 products to offer. Therefore there is a lot of learning to do in insurance, financial services and banking. There is constant webinars and live classes you may attend to gain knowledge and experience.
    There is a lot of incentives for sales every quarter for different products, these are promotions that help you get some extra cash and also learn about a specific product.
    Really good time management is key because you will be trying to make some sales and offer products to customers, but at the same time dealing with clients who have payment issues, claims, etc.

    Cons

    As they said before, one of the cons is that you are not working for the actual company, you are working for an independent agent contractor who will have all of State Farm's support and backup. Just make sure you try to get an idea of how the Agent works, some agents are very well organized, big offices with 12 to 14 team members, and some other offices are small with 4 or 5 team members. The agency may be set up in different ways depending on how the agent would like to structure the workflow. You may be hired to do Customer Service only and do no or little commissions; or you may be doing a little bit of both and getting the opportunity to earn more thru commissions.
    State Farm has been transitioning to the internet based system era but has not been able to do so entirely (until Apr 2015) agents still use several systems, some of them really old, at the same time to be able to service customers with every need. Therefore you must learn al these systems, and some of them will disappear in the future.
    As far as benefits and compensation, it all depends on what agency you will be working; benefits and compensation is set up by the agent since he is an independent contractor and all expenses are his responsibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs to improve and consolidate their systems, and also make them more user friendly. For Agents, you must engage your team in learning so they can provide a better service to clients and generate more sales.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Good company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to make a lot of money and learn about finance and different types of insurance.

    Cons

    If your broker is not well known, chances of selling anything is very slim, which means you won't make any money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out there an do some networking to bring some new clients.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Bodily Injury

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    Former Employee - Claims Representative in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Claims Representative in Dallas, TX

    I worked at State Farm

    Pros

    Great work place with excellent managers.

    Cons

    None at al this was a great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the excellent work

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

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    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

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