Texas Farm Bureau Insurance
3.1 of 5 10 reviews
www.txfb-ins.com Waco, TX 500 to 999 Employees

Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Reviews

Updated Jul 5, 2014
Texas Farm Bureau Insurance – Waco – “Waco Main Office”

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3.1 10 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

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Kenneth Dierschke

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Very rewarding

    Help Desk Specialist (Current Employee)
    Waco, TX

    ProsGreat people, positive environment with room for advancement.

    ConsHigh employee retention rate has the possibility of keeping lazy people around

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    TERRIBLE

    Claims Representative (Former Employee)

    Proscompany vehicle and 401k

    Consover 40 employees have left the company in the past year- management treats their employees poorly and dont do anything so can see why management would give their job high approval. unreasonable workload. most experienced employees have left and run off from the company because they just dont care. Dierschke doesnt care because he is only concerned for the farmers and obviously clueless to the abuse going on withen the company causing many experienced employees to leave.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Phenomenal company to learn the insurance industry with.

    Agent (Former Employee)
    Texarkana, TX

    ProsSecond to none in training.

    ConsThey always want more. There will never be a point in your career when you can kick back and coast. And, let's face it, that's why we all chose the insurance industry in the first place.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fantastic Company to work for!

    District Claims Manager (Former Employee)
    Abilene, TX

    ProsEmployees are giving the latitude to think on their own two feet. Trust and teamwork are a big factor with Texas Farm Bureau and that's what everyone depends on.

    ConsIn the District Claims Manager position you do have a tremendous amount of responsibility. Probably more than should be placed on this position in order to provide for quality work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think upper management would sometimes roll out new programs and procedures without first checking with folks in the field to get input on whether these procedures would be advantageous.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior Claims Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible work schedule, company Ford Focus, and free gas to work claims. You also don't have to pay for the insurance on your Focus. They will pay to wash the car every fifth time. Company cell phone with 200 free texts. They used to have a pension. And you get to go to a lot of meetings out of town.

    ConsNepotism. Bottom 15% of industry pay. Unreasonable goals and a disconnect from management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSee if you would want to, or even can, do the goals that you ask your staff to meet.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Claims Adjuster (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany Vehicle, flexible work hours

    ConsDiscrimination, Nepotism- Understaffed- Overworked. underpaid

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great spring-board job, just don't get stuck here.

    Information Systems Programmer (Current Employee)
    Waco, TX

    ProsBenefits - on-site clinic, fitness center, endless unhealthy drinks for free, several health insurance options and investment options.

    Experience - you will get to work with some of the latest and greatest software package and programming languages.

    Job security - you can work here as long as you would like. (see cons as well)

    People - there are some great people here and it won't take you long to pick them out.

    ConsExcessive Goals - be prepared to become certified in anything that will lower the cost of an audit.

    Micromanagement - you will be required to record every minute of every day into at least two forms of spreadsheet and/or project plan.

    Job security - employees with terrible work ethic, contempt for their job, and lack of skills are prevalent.

    Direction/Planning - projects are started, worked, and have their priority set hap-hazardously. Planning is usually done as an afterthought. Projects can become high priority on a Thursday afternoon and be required by Monday.

    Training - this will depend on which "team" you are on. Some teams receive endless training, while others will receive very little to none.

    Workload - not evenly distributed. 10% of the employees do 90% of the work.

    Individuality - you will have none. All work spaces must be identical. All employees will use company issued and approved cups. Orwellian mindset is prevalent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut the dead weight.
    Have lower level managers/supervisors be accountable.
    Allow some personality back into the workplace.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor management, high rates, low pay, no incencentives, high goals,meetings

    Agent (Current Employee)
    Bastrop, TX

    Prosyou get a book of business when you start which helps, 1st year you get a low base salary to help

    ConsLot of hours, low pay, demanding boss, high quotas to meet, meetings all the time, pay for equipment,

    Advice to Senior Managementclean house

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Satisfying

    Claims Adjuster (Current Employee)

    ProsFarm bureau is an 0ld school good ol boy company. If you want to have job security this is for you. I would say its one of the top insurance companies to work for based on my experience.

    ConsPay is not up to par but your ability to control your work schedule is the biggest benefit. Management is all about the member organization and can push the way in which you settle a claim.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBasically no one set standard they go by. too many managers who have different ways of doing things. Causes many problems within the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat trip and incentive opportunities for sales. Company stands behind it's products and sales force. Virtually unlimited income and advancement potential for hard workers.

    ConsSales requirements can become highly stressful.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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