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"Employers never satisfied, pay much lower than market rates"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Zone Underwriting Analyst in Duluth, GA
Current Employee - Zone Underwriting Analyst in Duluth, GA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Management tells us our skill sets are valuable and we can find work elsewhere

Cons

Praise from management is meaningless with salaries 20K below market rate for professional jobs.
Ingenuity is not recognized or appreciated; too conservative. Doing something in a new way is discouraged.
Geniuses are "shut down" because Executives do not take the time to understand or ask questions.

Advice to Management

Pay your employees like you actually want to keep them with the company.

Other Employee Reviews for State Farm

  1. Helpful (2)

    "No Advancement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Claims Representative in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Claims Representative in Downers Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Only a handful of managers are micromanagers. Others tend to leave you alone as long as you do your job.

    Cons

    - No advancement opportunities, especially if your a white male. Not being racist or anything, but they are presently only promoting women and minorities in an effort to diversify management. I'm not saying that I disagree, but they tend to only promote minorities in certain offices instead of having a truly diverse management sector. In my old office there were 80% female supervisors in an office that was 80% men and no minorities. In another office it was 80% men and all minorities. Its gives the appearance that they have a quota to meet rather than hiring right person. One male in our office was promoted and he was a minority, but they downsized his position and was demoted.
    - Not paid bonuses or higher salary at review time for exceeding expectations.
    - When economy tanked management took ALL employee morale benefits away.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people they are miserable now. Get rid of the dead weight managers. If you don't promote based on merit you will lose good people.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, benefits and opportunities to advance."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Litigation Analyst in Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Litigation Analyst in Bloomington, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State Farm full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow into multiple areas of the company because of diversity of lines of business.

    Cons

    Must like living in small community.

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