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"Great potential"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Caledonia, MI
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Caledonia, MI
Recommends

I have been working at Farmers Insurance Group full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Competitive pay and salary. Many career advancement opportunities. Caring management who support new ideas and work life balance.

Cons

Not clear career paths. Other departments have high stress and work load. Many need better supervisors and leadership.

Advice to Management

Better communication and transparency.

Other Employee Reviews for Farmers Insurance Group

  1. Helpful (5)

    "FARMERS RESERVE AGENT: NOT A GREAT DEAL"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reserve Agent in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Reserve Agent in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Farmers Insurance Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They DO give good training, at least the district office I was in. You will have the opportunity to use their Dashboard and do online quoting, rating, and verifying. You will have a pretty intense exposure to underwriting and other product specialists for their personal and commercial lines.

    Cons

    This insurance company, like many others thrives on an endless revolving-door hiring binge of new reserve agents,( mostly thru CraigsList) whose sole purpose is to sign up their friends, relatives, and acquaintances for insurance. When they are done with THAT, they will then see the true cruel reality of attempting to sell property, casualty, auto and life insurance to NEW accounts in today's dismal economy: IMPOSSIBLE. There are already thousands and thousands of struggling insurance agents EVERYWHERE calling prospects around the clock. PLUS you cannot call homes anymore for life insurance due to strict DNC regulations. And forget auto, they are WAY overpriced. Did I mention its difficult to write new P&C business due to their strict underwriting criteria? Just ridiculous. Farmers does almost NO advertising and will NOT pay for your leads or mailers. (Might as well start your own insurance company while you're at it!) AS A NEW AGENT, YOU WILL BE OUT THE DOOR WITHIN FOUR TO SIX MONTHS, THERE IS NO WAY. CONSIDER YOURSELF LUCKY. Because if you STAY, the pressure to crank out new business that CANNOT be cranked out, will only increase. They will put the screws to you like no other. Sorry to be so overly scathing, but there are equally scathing web forums just for FIG. Get their excellent training if possible and then GET OUT.

    Advice to Management

    NONE. THIS IS WHAT IT MEANS TODAY TO WORK IN CORPORATE AMERICA.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Farmers Takes Care of Employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Advocate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Service Advocate in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Farmers Insurance Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Farmers offers competitive pay and a generous benefits package in which they match your 401k contributions up to 6% of salary and you are 100% vested in your 401k from day 1! Farmers is always doing little things to brighten the mood in the office including numerous contests/raffles, decorating for all holidays and food giveaways/potlucks. Farmers is a great company to work for because they truely do take care of their employees.

    Cons

    It was office-cubicle work, but as I said the compensation was more than worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Revise the metrics. Its far too easy to cheat and slack off.


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