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State Farm Reviews

Updated March 6, 2015
Updated March 6, 2015
1,986 Reviews
3.5
1,986 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 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.  

    Golden Handcuffs

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Bloomington, IL

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

    Pros

    They have great work/life balance. Flexible with working from home. Casual dress environment. Excellent health and benefits

    Cons

    Very clique oriented environment. Promotions based friendships rather than skills. Company has a long memory. They encourage personal growth but then go out of their way to limit what you can do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't alienate your people. You've lost many good people because of your treatment of people, especially those of us with disabilities. Treat people like your slogan says you do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good experience. The people seem like they really care about their employees and coworkers.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    They have a good brand image. The company comes off as very genuine, " like a good neighbor"

    Cons

    The salary is slightly lower than other companies that have "lower" ratings than state farm.

  3.  

    Get in with an experienced agent, and focus on the initial training.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    Freedom, systems, value, customer loyalty

    Cons

    No benefits, or retirement package

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I answered the phones, and put basic information into the computer

    Former Employee - Weather Assist Team Associate in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Weather Assist Team Associate in Columbia, MO

    I worked at State Farm

    Pros

    Good pay, consistent, nice people to work with, free food sometimes

    Cons

    boring, no outlet for creativity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont make everything seem like such a big deal. Give a creative outlet.

  6.  

    Agent life!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Awesome biz. Great support. I took the time to look into being an agent and it has gone well.

    Cons

    Need more leeds. The management makes us pay for leeds and our own overhead. Advertising would help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support more leeds

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing opportunity to grow both professionally and personally.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in River Edge, NJ
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in River Edge, NJ

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

    Pros

    I worked for State Farm for 2 years and left to go to graduate school. The agent I worked for (Anita DaSilva) is extremely knowledgeable and caring. She will support and teach you all the skills you need to know to be successful. An extremely wonderful person to work for and should feel blessed if you have an opportunity to work for her and for this business. State Farm has amazing travel opportunities and supports your career as well as encourages professional growth. If you're willing to work hard and practice the patience needed to stick through the education and training process (which are skills needed for any job in order to be successful) you will "reap the benefits" at the end. Like any job, you get out what you put in. A great learning experience.

    Cons

    Success comes easy for those who puts in the hard work and studies to pass exams for different licenses; however, it takes time to get there! Be patient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    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.  

    No loyalty to employees

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    Current Employee - Claim Specialist
    Current Employee - Claim Specialist

    I have been working at State Farm full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good, bonuses are nice too, benefits are great.

    Cons

    With the current restructuring to make people in claims work states that are 2 hours outside of our time zones, they are forcing people to reapply for new positions and only offering schedules to some that are outside of 8-5. Our office used to handle the midwest/south in our time zone, we worked between 7 am and 7 pm, now we will be handling both east and west coast states that will require hours to be from 6 am to 9 pm. A lot of people found out the other day their only shift option will be 10:30 - 7 pm or some found they are now only offered 6 am or 12 pm shifts. NONE of these are family friendly hours. A lot of people walked out. Parents cannot work these hours. People who worked really hard to get into the department they wanted to work in (property to injury or vice versa) are now being forced to give up the jobs they worked hard to impress for, interview for (grueling process) and go to areas they have zero interest in or skill. They are moving skilled injury reps to property positions. Taking property people and moving them to injury with no regard for the employees preference or skill. Career ladder/plans - out the window. People feel hurt and betrayed. They have mandated overtime for years, morale is low and now they do this to us? Disgraceful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

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

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    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
  11.  

    Great so far I'm making money I'm paying bills I'm good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    Good commission , nice money, nice benefits, great attire

    Cons

    Tighten up , bad benefits, needs better management, bad hours

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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