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"Fast growing company that could benefit from its own advice."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poway, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poway, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at GEICO full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway providing near complete job security. Above average benefits package for a private company. Third largest and fastest growing auto insurance company in the US (soon to overtake Allstate as #2). Good developmental opportunities for early leadership roles and to gain management experience and skills that can be translated elsewhere. Wide range of job functions available and offices all around the US.

Cons

Salaries are consistently below the industry average. The company has clearly established operating principles that in theory would create a wonderful working environment for associates and support the concept of a meritocracy. These concepts unfortunately are not applied consistently by management. Producing results, supporting and promoting your associates, decision making based on quantitative information, hard work and dedication are said to be what leads to promotions. At times it is moreso who likes you and how well you can distract with vague or flowery speech. Members of management also tend to be very sensitive to direct and pointed feedback and take things personally too often. While there are multiple opportunities for advancement there are other companies out there that are better at practicing what they preach and upholding an environment of a true meritocracy.

Advice to Management

Hold people accountable for the results they produce and don't make it so acceptable for members of management to not follow through or be unprepared on a regular basis. The company should be more introspective and self-critical. There is a lot of talk about what/who can improve, but less practical attention to what will be done about it. Lots of time and salary dollars go into the planning process and yet more than half of the action plans go unworked only to be repackaged and rephrased the next year. That doesn't support continuous improvement. True accountability wouldn't allow for core results to be poor from one month and year to the next with little to no improvement.

Other Employee Reviews for GEICO

  1. Helpful (7)

    "Auto Damage Adjuster"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Auto Damage Adjuster in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Auto Damage Adjuster in Hayward, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GEICO full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company has great benefits. Salary is fair and can be decent if you perform well.

    Cons

    Company is geared to aim for intern positions. Upper management only care about numbers and customer service. Management expects great customer service at the same time they overload you with assignments and don't want to compensate you for over time. HR manager are always looking to fire or demote employees for small mistakes. Overall the managers only cares about numbers to present to upper management that they are the best. It doesn't matter who step stab or step on. They get to a point where they don't show any appreceation to the workers out on the floor, which are really the work horse of thier success.


  2. "This job is not for the weak. Working in claims is hard and Geico makes it harder."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ta1 in Lakeland, FL
    Current Employee - Ta1 in Lakeland, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at GEICO full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Extensive training program but a lot of learn as you go as well. They hire a lot of young people or people with little or no experience.

    Cons

    Unreasonable expectations, do not value employees, management cares about nothing but the bottom line, pay is the lowest in the industry, work is not evenly distributed but employees have the same rating process

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