Farmers Insurance Group - very satisfied with the career | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Farmers Insurance Group
There are newer employer reviews for Farmers Insurance Group

See Most Recent

"very satisfied with the career"

StarStarStarStarStar
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior District Managerict Manager in San Antonio, TX
Former Employee - Senior District Managerict Manager in San Antonio, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Farmers Insurance Group full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

all good no real reason to add

Cons

no cons no real reason to add

Advice to Management

Please contact me at my cell phone

Other Employee Reviews for Farmers Insurance Group

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Decent pay and a decent job... Not a long term career for me."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Service Advocate in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Service Advocate in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced workplace (a pro and con)... competent coworkers. Education reimbursement. Decent health and dental benefits. I definitely enjoyed the corporate culture of giving back that Farmers embraces, and I enjoyed knowing that my work in insurance benefited people when they needed it most (the insured, or members). That part was incredibly satisfying.

    Cons

    Fast paced workplace (a pro and con)... Not a lot of room for promotions, dissatisfaction with salary and growth possibilities created a negative energy and low morale. I left because I couldn't see myself making enough money within 5 years to justify my employment with the company any longer. Work is tracked and measured to a ridiculous extent. I am not a lazy worker, I strive to do my job well, but my boss micro-managed my time and made me extremely frustrated as a result. He was not available to bounce ideas off of, but he was available to make sure that it looked like I was working at all times. I was promoted twice in the 1.5 years that I worked there- so there is some room for growth, but not in the direction that I was interested in (marketing and business development). Promotions bottle neck after the Senior Service Advocate level.

    Advice to Management

    Your best workers will not respond to being micromanaged- you will lose accuracy for the sake of a few minutes of measured "productivity". Your worst workers may need that kind of treatment, but you will lose your most competent and hardest working.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Don't do it"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Agent
    Former Employee - Agent
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Farmers Insurance Group full-time

    Pros

    They have good commercials that people recognize and enjoy.
    They taught me why insurance companies have such bad reputations.

    Cons

    They leave you feeling like they only wanted your book of business.
    Their agency point program set you up to fail.
    They require you to pay money for advertising them.
    Despite what they say their products are not competitive.
    Training requires 20+ hours a day.

    Advice to Management

    Have reasonable expectations.
    Set your team, members, and agents up to succeed.
    Provide your agents and trainees with good support.
    Listen to the field.
    Tell the truth.
    Provide accurate information and billing to customers.
    Management that wants to succeed.
    Learn to think progressively.
    Revamp training program so that humans can accomplish it and succeed.
    Care.

There are newer employer reviews for Farmers Insurance Group
There are newer employer reviews for Farmers Insurance Group

See Most Recent

Work at Farmers Insurance Group? Share Your Experiences

Farmers Insurance Group
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or