State Farm Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
1,617 Reviews
3.5
1,617 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 96 reviews)

  • Great training program, plenty of opportunities to advance and great benefits package (in 77 reviews)


Cons
  • As a side note - I had significant work / life balance issues as an agent (in 24 reviews)

  • No room for advancement with contract employees and lower pay with no benefits (in 37 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Enjoyed my short time of employment. Terminated, because I couldn't pass the Insurance Exam.

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    Former Employee - Quote & Bind Sales Representative  in  Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Quote & Bind Sales Representative in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at State Farm part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    SF, is an excellent company. They treat their employees with respect and provide decent pay. They have a great benefits package, as well. They gave me all the resources to pass the exam. I failed on my part to study the materials.

    Cons

    The company doesn't run efficiently.

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    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was a great experience.

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    Former Employee - Licensed Insurance Representative  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Licensed Insurance Representative in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at State Farm full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Learned everything about types of insurance. Also received my CA State Insurance for auto, fire and life.

    Cons

    None. I didn't have any problems with boss or co-workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great employer!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at State Farm for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I have been with SF for nine years. Great benefits, including a lot of time off. Employees are eligible for tuition reimbursement after a year. State Farm is huge on development and there are a lot of opportunities for it. Annual raises can be very good, especially if you consistently exceed expectations.

    Cons

    In my opinion, there really aren't any. There is somewhat low starting pay, but it is definitely a company that rewards employees for hard work through solid, consistent raises and promotional opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Property and Casualty Actuarial Intern

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    Former Employee - Actuarial Intern  in  Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Actuarial Intern in Champaign, IL

    I worked at State Farm part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Great year round opportunity to learn about the property and casualty side of the insurance industry
    -Good pay
    -Great people to work with

    Cons

    -State Farm is a great company but Bloomington is not the most attractive place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Day Camp

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    Former Employee - Camp Counselor  in  Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Camp Counselor in Bloomington, IL

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

    Pros

    Full time hours, pay increase each summer back, fun job working with kids, great co-workers and team environment, flexible hours

    Cons

    Little time off, working holidays, upper management would not always follow the rules they set themselves for counselors, some work drama

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    excellent company with excellent customer service

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    compassionate workers and great training for corporate culture

    Cons

    cant think of any right now

  8.  

    Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Office Manager  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Office Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Love that I was left to handle my
    Job in peace. Not micromanaged flexible schedule, easy job.

    Cons

    Corporate making too many changes, they can't keep up with growth, they don't support agent staff the way they should

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue agent staff is what provides your salary treat them better. Give them benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great support, great teamwork, great place to work with job security

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at State Farm as an intern

    Pros

    job security, company values, employee importance, teamwork, annual review, individual goal setting, customer interactions on a daily basis, standardized processes, clear guidelines and training manuals, bilingual opportunities

    Cons

    perks if not the agent, days off, creative ways of doing things, desk privacy, repetitiveness, cold-calling, sales leads, employee voice and recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    employees may want to receive travel benefits like agents receive (at least to local venues)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company, exciting environment

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    Former Employee - Quote & Bind Sales Representative  in  Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Quote & Bind Sales Representative in Richardson, TX

    I worked at State Farm part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company! State Farm hires within for advancement. Exciting atmosphere to work in at the Richardson Tx office.

    Cons

    Very low pay. And majority of the new hire training class were not good candidates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    They took good care of me

    Former Employee - IT Student Intern  in  Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - IT Student Intern in Bloomington, IL

    I worked at State Farm as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    State Farm is a friendly work environment with a company that pays fairly and treats employees like they matter

    Cons

    The job was dull and for many others it was very stressful

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