State Farm Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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  1. Low pay for a highly technical position.

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    Former Employee - Underwriting Service Assistant in Dunwoody, GA
    Former Employee - Underwriting Service Assistant in Dunwoody, GA

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

    Pros

    Near public transport. Shuttles to and from train station.

    Cons

    Lack of professionalism from both management and co-workers.
    The new hires were advised that it is hard to be fired from State Farm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people with an insurance back ground and pay a proper working wage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. I worked as an intern for an agent in NYC. I learned so much every day and enjoyed my experience for the most part.

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Some customers were gems and really made my day.

    Cons

    The office culture was a bit unprofessional when customers weren't present and the agent can be a little crazy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Good for entry level experience with no previous expeirence. The enviornemt is great if you like a small office.

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    Current Employee - State Farm Agent Staff in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - State Farm Agent Staff in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    Small office environment, Good starting out,

    Cons

    No ability for advancement. Pressure on agencies from upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with a better business practice that is focused on one concern.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Quote and Bind Rep.

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    Current Employee - Sales in Dunwoody West, GA
    Current Employee - Sales in Dunwoody West, GA

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    There was extensive training provided to all of the in coming new hires for the quote and bind sales teams. The trainers were knowledgeable.

    Cons

    The training provided was extensive and classes contained upwards of 40 people. The distraction of unprofessional employees was disappointing to the remaining employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be supportive and address unprofessional employees directly. Continue the welcoming committee for all the new hires.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Overall, I worked hard & it was a pleasure to work with such wonderful co-workers. Great customers always in the office

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    Former Employee - Insurance Agent in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    I worked for an agents office and she was a good supervisor. She was new and open to suggestions to improve the company.

    Cons

    She didn't follow through with what she put on the table to her employees. She was afraid to pay you for your worth. That may be because she was fairly new. No benefits put into place even after promised.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just be sure to keep your word with the benefits and incentives you offer your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Insurance sales is what you make it but also includes luck.

    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Representative in Sterling Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Representative in Sterling Heights, MI

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

    Pros

    You are rewarded for your success. There are bonuses and incentives that vary by agency. The work isn't difficult, which could also be a con in that the only challenging aspect is overcoming the insurance rates. The work can be lucrative and there is some room to make it your own. If you use the advice and put forth the work, then you could become successful.

    Cons

    For someone who wishes to focus on sales, you will see that sometimes the customer service can get in the way and become tedious. Sure, it is necessary, but when it starts to cut into commissions which is the main source of your income then it can become a problem. The turnover rate in the offices is terrible and you'll find yourself taking on more work as a result of people leaving, and it doesn't always translate into more compensation; in fact, it can be worse. And, overcoming rate objections in Michigan is seriously difficult since the insurance rates can be tremendous.

  8. Love this place, great atmoaphere, and lots of opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth

    Cons

    Pit in your time and do your job well, even if it is just a stepping stone

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. agency staff - insurance producer

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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

    Base salary helps with stability. Agent can kind of set their own rules.

    Cons

    No ownership with the company or clients.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Management Style OffPutting

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    Current Employee - Title Associate
    Current Employee - Title Associate

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, awesome benefits, promotion of work/life balance, sick days, vacation days, personal days, and a yearly bonus are nice.

    Cons

    Lately management has been pushing overtime, we are seeing more results, but those who have consistently worked hard are frequently passed over for promotions based on management favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review the requirements for management in the new auto model and allow lower scale employees more of a voice. I have one, it does not often feel heard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. State Farm Agent Staff/office manager

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    Current Employee - State Farm Agent Staff
    Current Employee - State Farm Agent Staff

    I have been working at State Farm full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working with an established agent is satisfying and rewarding. Each agency is individual run by the agent with different goals expectations and cultures. You need to find a agent that fits in with your work ethic and values

    Cons

    Benefits and time off are at the discretion of the agent. You have to wait a year for vacation and you lose it when you change agent unless you negotiate it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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