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"You could do better"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Claims Representative in Edison, NJ
Current Employee - Claims Representative in Edison, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

A job in a bad economy. Benefits

Cons

Working objectives that can not be met.

Heavy Micro-management

They use a BBI, a promotion interview system, a system that has been abandoned by most companies, as it has been proven subjective, and not a good measurement tool. And should you not pass, do not ever attempt to move to another position. Doubtful you will not even get an interview.

Very Poor mid level management,

Best not offer any ideas to make the job better of more efficient, You will get platitudes, and ignored.

Advice to Management

Find Management personnel who actually have done the job, Know what they are managing and why.

Other Employee Reviews for Farmers Insurance Group

  1. "My experience at Farmers has been challenging yet rewarding."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Agency Producer in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Agency Producer in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You are your own Boss, which means you can be as flexible with your schedule as you would like. BOSS.

    Cons

    Commission based; which means that if you do not sell, you do not get paid. Without a doubt, it is a numbers game.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make it so complicated to services the products. Also, offering better incentives or discounts on multiple policies would help us be more competitive.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "You can succeed if you work hard, but employees are not taken care of well."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Mercer Island, WA
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Mercer Island, WA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Direct supervisors and managers were quite supportive and appreciative. Tendency to look at internal candidates first for opportunities commendable. Good transportation options (plenty of parking, very convenient to major bus stops). Cash bonus program when I was there nice surprise.

    Cons

    Typical for insurance companies, technology a couple of steps behind the times. Rank-and-file employees underpaid; unless you have a major position, this is not the place for a household's primary breadwinner. Upper management (from both Los Angeles home office and my office) not good at establishing clear strategies, and they are especially poor at communicating to the rank-and-file. This leads to a sense of disconnect at best ... and betrayal at worst. (A major layoff when the company didn't make much of a disappointing quarter poisoned the atmosphere, and the way the dispatched employees were literally kicked to the curb was distasteful.) That's a good reason why the employees tend to whine.

    Large percentage of agents tend to treat the employees poorly, as well.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your office employees; they think you're taking them for granted while you brown-nose the agents. Be more competitive with compensation and benefits. Take more heed of any suggestions the rank-and-file have. Show more appreciation. Have the Zurich masters show more involvement with Farmers.

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