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State Farm Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
1,805 Reviews
3.5
1,805 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    State Farm Corporate Internship

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fixed Income Investments in Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Fixed Income Investments in Bloomington, IL

    I worked at State Farm as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Very good pay
    -Work was engaging and meaningful
    -Great real world experience
    -Team and individual projects
    -Supervisors were extremely willing to help
    -Very big family feel/great culture

    Cons

    -Instructions not always clear
    -Some criticism from the analysts contradict themselves

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great environment and company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teammember in Benson, NC
    Current Employee - Teammember in Benson, NC

    I have been working at State Farm full-time

    Pros

    Commissions and paid time off

    Cons

    Prospecting is limited to book of business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company, horrible job!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Claims Associate -ILR in Dunwoody, GA
    Former Employee - Claims Associate -ILR in Dunwoody, GA

    I worked at State Farm full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company, benefits and over all great people!

    Cons

    Way over managed, underpaid for what is expected from ILR Associates. Lots of room for advancement but EVERYONE in this position wants out so it is hard to move up! Work-life balance is good and time off allotted to new employees is the best going!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no need for team leads other than during the 1st 2-3 weeks out on the floor and just a more experienced associate is just as helpful. There are just too many Managers period!! More pay and some sort of performance incentive needs to be in place on more than an annual or semi-annual basis!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Positive Sales Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Insurance Sales Representative in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Insurance Sales Representative in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at State Farm full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to become an agent.

    Cons

    No sales training, long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a Sales program or send employees to a Sales seminar

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fun and Very easy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at State Farm

    Pros

    Everything is perfect at state farm

    Cons

    Minimum wage (Because I'm 17 years old)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State Farm

    Pros

    Awesome Benefits for full time employees, Promote from within, Mentoring Program

    Cons

    Pay too Low, Work Life balance. Sometimes supervisor tend to mirco manage.

  8.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Dunwoody, GA
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Dunwoody, GA

    I have been working at State Farm full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good, Has been around 90 years so stable

    Cons

    Micro Management, Lots of favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is clueless

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Some pros, some cons

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Farm full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Steady paycheck, good benefits, and flexible work environment outside of the call center jobs

    Cons

    Lots of politics (like most big companies, I assume), little accountability when employees do not do their jobs or do not achieve their goals, low tolerance for different approaches to work and different communication styles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Claims

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Representative in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Claims Representative in Tacoma, WA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people, good hours. Training was good and you get to talk to a lot of customers, some good some bad.

    Cons

    Work load started off reasonable, now it's heavy with lots of overtime. Not enough notice when trying to setup any time off. You need to be willing to relocate if you want to move up. But you can move up quickly if you are willing to move.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit micro managing and be upfront about processes and the ultimate plan.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 9 people found this helpful  

    Good Company; Some Challenges

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Agency Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Agency Specialist in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at State Farm full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay for tenured employees. Stability! Great benefits. Few jobs offer pension. Excellent work-life balance.

    Cons

    The company has changed. There is not a lot of entry level opportunities for new hires. They hire so many people off the street without face to face interviews and the culture is drastically changing for the negative. Also, they are paying ridiculously low salaries for some jobs. I can't convince new hires of what a great company SF is because of how they changed. Some new hires don't even have their own desks, so the morale is low, low, low! Also, in order to move up, you need to take insurance education courses and study them on your own time. It is a very outdated standard that needs to be removed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote based on performance, not CPCU. Realize that this is no longer the family oriented company with great entry-level pay and go back to that model. Just because people are glad to have jobs don't mean you should take advantage of that by offering low paying jobs which still don't allow them to adequately support themselves. Many people drive 2+ hours to get to work and spend as much money in gas as they receive in their pay. Change SF back and build your reputation again among the employees, not just your customers and competition.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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