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Helpful (3)

"Stressful job"

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Former Employee - Claim Supervisor in Oklahoma City, OK
Former Employee - Claim Supervisor in Oklahoma City, OK
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Farmers Insurance Group full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

big company, can transfer anywhere, company cars are a nice bene, gas cards, computers, training, history, vacation time, fun events

Cons

work life, vision, communication, strategy, favortism, honesty, top heavy structure, inexperienced managers, no room to grow, HellPoint, raises, expectations not reasonable

Advice to Management

Communicate with your employees openly and honestly and be open minded when they communicate the same way with you. Come and sit in our desk and do our jobs for a day managing upwards of a dozen people and having the phones ringing off the hook, all the while being asked to be more productive

Other Employee Reviews for Farmers Insurance Group

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Caution. Not For the Weak and Weary. Can Destroy Your Bank Account and Credit."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Insurance Agent
    Former Contractor - Insurance Agent
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Farmers Insurance Group as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Taught decent sales tactics, Supportive Admin, District Training, Control Your Own Hours.

    Cons

    Poor Customer Retention (Too many apples to apples quotes), High Rates, Lack of Local Management Support, Poor Claims Payouts, Low Commission, Agent Subsidy Program. (Agent incurs every bit of overhead; office, marketing, mailings, leads, DMV reports, licensing, etc.)

    Advice to Management

    Create reasonable and attainable sales expectations. Revise your Career Agent Subsidy Program (Make clear that Agent is responsible to pay back if they do not complete the highest sales tier), Do not simply hire to make your quota. Bringing in a dozen new hires with terrible character ends in poor morale and unstable work environment.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The worst insurance company you could ever hope to work for."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you can sell their products, you can sell ANYTHING to anyone... In which case, you should quit and go sell a product that's much better that will earn you greater rewards.

    Cons

    They've priced themselves out of the market, and management in my experience lacked honesty and integrity.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your agents, spend some actual time out in the field so you can relate to what your agents are going through on a day to day basis.

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