State Farm Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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State Farm Chairman and CEO Ed Rust Jr.
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Pros
  • Great time off & work-life balance options (in 106 reviews)

  • Great benefits package; Decent starting salary; Opportunities to build new skills (in 82 reviews)

Cons
  • As a side note - I had significant work / life balance issues as an agent (in 28 reviews)

  • no benefits unless agent pays for them (in 41 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    I Love State Farm!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, friendly and helpful coworkers, great opportunities to move up, great location, beautiful area, we are shown appreciation.

    Cons

    Starting pay isn't the greatest, but raises and bonuses are given....amongst other cash awards.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the Great work!! You guys define Remarkable!!! Vinita, Marla, Greg, Aaron, Rob, Lesa, Brie, Angela, Kim, Jennifer, Jack, Darryl....just to name a few!!! I Love how you All actually appreciate us. Thank You!!


  2. Great Company

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

    Pros

    -Treats agents very well -Mutual respect among agents (no fighting over territory) -Great security -Reputable product -Well established company

    Cons

    -Tedious processes from Regional Office -Long wait times for internal calls


  3. Relaxed work environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Farm full-time

    Pros

    Easy job because insurance sells itself. Great coworkers, flexible hours, decent pay, help people choose what they want.

    Cons

    Desk job, sitting all day, rude customers occasionally, work is repetitive and unchallenging. Takes a long time to get licensed


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  5. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Manager in Vinings, GA
    Current Employee - Research Manager in Vinings, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State Farm (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    work/life balance, stability, responsibility, great people

    Cons

    slow to change, politics, conservative


  6. Ok for entry level

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Complex Casualty Claim Representative in Oxford, PA
    Current Employee - Complex Casualty Claim Representative in Oxford, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Salary, opportunity for lateral movement

    Cons

    Hours are not flexible, no advancement opportunity


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great Company and Products, Poor Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Insurance Producer in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Insurance Producer in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at State Farm (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Customers and co-workers. Good working environment. Solid Insurance products sold.

    Cons

    Agents should not be managers. with few exceptions an agent can sell but can not lead.

    Advice to Management

    Hire someone to oversee the team and operations and do what you do well, sell and market.


  8. Receprionist

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Villa, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Villa, IL

    I worked at State Farm (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great hours, great pay, amazing co-workers

    Cons

    The agent was not the easiest to work for.


  9. Initial Loss Reporting

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Initial Loss Reporting in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Initial Loss Reporting in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at State Farm part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing environment, fabulous pay and benefits and a sense of satisfaction from helping customers after they have been involved in a loss

    Cons

    having to deal with angry or rude customers, but that's unavoidable no matter where you work

    Advice to Management

    keep up the amazing work :)


  10. anonymous

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people there were great

    Cons

    pay is only good if you are entry level or new to the business


  11. great opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at State Farm part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    small agent office, room for opportunities

    Cons

    Fix their IT issues will reduce less complaints

    Advice to Management

    great job



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