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"Best Place to be"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Sharepoint Engineer in Bloomington, IL
Current Contractor - Sharepoint Engineer in Bloomington, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at State Farm as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Great team with knowledgeable members and very professional and easy going

Cons

Too many investments on third party tools and waste of money

Other Employee Reviews for State Farm

  1. Helpful (6)

    "stepping stone to a better place...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Kernersville, NC
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Kernersville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State Farm full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great brand recognition. Solid claims service. Very willing to pay claims and pay them quickly. Lots of long-time customers who are emotionally attached to their policies and not shopping every renewal.

    Cons

    Agents are considered "independent contractors" with no benefits but are treated like "employees." The days of working hard for 10 to 15 years building a book of business then relaxing and enjoying the fruits of your labor are gone. You are forced to sell a certain amount of life products each year to get perks like free internet leads and such. However, the rates on our life products are "extremely" uncompetitive. The only way I'm getting a life policy issued is if my client isn't shopping. When cliets are changing cars or buying a new car we don't have the ability to accurately tell them what their premium will be. When we call the support office to get help they aren't able to help because they aren't licensed agents. Therefore the company won't let them "quote." As agents we have no control, no sayso, no power, no influence. And don't bother calling an underwriter for an "exception" or for a little "grace" for ANYONE because it wont' happen. The "system" makes all the decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Drop CRI, SF Bank, SF Mutual Funds, and Assurant. Get back to the basics of what made this company great by focusing on auto/fire. Maybe after we gain back market share on those lines we can lower the rates on our life products so we can be remotely competitive.


  2. "Too many changes"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Representative in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Office Representative in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State Farm full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is pretty good and benefits are great.

    Cons

    Way too focused on sales and not about the customers these days. Good if you are an up and comer who's good with and enjoys the hard sell.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back some of the old-school "customer satisfaction is the most important thing" mentality.

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