Texas Farm Bureau Insurance

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Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Reviews

Updated July 5, 2014
Updated July 5, 2014
10 Reviews

3.0
10 Reviews
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Kenneth Dierschke
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  1.  

    Very rewarding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Help Desk Specialist  in  Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Help Desk Specialist in Waco, TX

    I have been working at Texas Farm Bureau Insurance as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, positive environment with room for advancement.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    TERRIBLE

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Claims Representative
    Former Employee - Claims Representative

    I worked at Texas Farm Bureau Insurance full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    company vehicle and 401k

    Cons

    over 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Phenomenal company to learn the insurance industry with.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Agent  in  Texarkana, TX
    Former Employee - Agent in Texarkana, TX

    I worked at Texas Farm Bureau Insurance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Second to none in training.

    Cons

    They 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fantastic Company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Claims Manager  in  Abilene, TX
    Former Employee - District Claims Manager in Abilene, TX

    I worked at Texas Farm Bureau Insurance full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Employees 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.

    Cons

    In 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 ManagementAdvice

    I 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Claims

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    Current Employee - Senior Claims Representative
    Current Employee - Senior Claims Representative

    I have been working at Texas Farm Bureau Insurance full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Claims

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster

    I have been working at Texas Farm Bureau Insurance full-time

    Pros

    Company Vehicle, flexible work hours

    Cons

    Discrimination, Nepotism- Understaffed- Overworked. underpaid

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Systems Programmer  in  Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Information Systems Programmer in Waco, TX

    I have been working at Texas Farm Bureau Insurance full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits - 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.

    Cons

    Excessive 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 ManagementAdvice

    Cut the dead weight.
    Have lower level managers/supervisors be accountable.
    Allow some personality back into the workplace.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Agent  in  Bastrop, TX
    Current Employee - Agent in Bastrop, TX

    I have been working at Texas Farm Bureau Insurance

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    clean house

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Satisfying

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster

    I have been working at Texas Farm Bureau Insurance

    Pros

    Farm 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.

    Cons

    Pay 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
  11.  

    Great company

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

    I have been working at Texas Farm Bureau Insurance

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Sales requirements can become highly stressful.

    Recommends

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