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"Not what it used to be"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Auto Claim Representative in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Auto Claim Representative in Atlanta, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at State Farm full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Great benefits package, job mobility, tons of resources and training

Cons

understaffed, constant change in procedure & policy (at least every 2-3 years), cut throat environment ( to each his own, no one really cares about each other). When I first started at State Farm, it was a family environment, management cared about the employees, employee morale was important, but now all of that is out of the window, it's all about numbers. They tell you isn't, but it is.

Advice to Management

Don't let go of all of the traditions and values that made State Farm what it is, letting those go will only hurt the company in the end. Why try to be like everyone else when you are #1?? It is not only illogical but ignorant.

Other Employee Reviews for State Farm

  1. Helpful (1)

    "State Farm is a great place to work, and most employees are very happy."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State Farm as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    State Farm treats its employees really well. They have a lot of opportunities for employees to move around within the organization. It is a very collaborative environment, and it is very common to work on projects with employees from different departments.

    Cons

    In order to move up in the ranks at all, you have to spend countless hours of your personal time studying for Insurance Education courses. State Farm takes the edge off by paying and sending you on a trip once you finish a big one, but it's still a lot of time invested into the insurance industry if you aren't sure you want to stay in that industry forever.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management does a good job of motivating employees to work hard, but they seemed pretty distant in the little time I was there. The only time I saw the senior management anywhere was in a 90th Anniversary party where Ed Rust spoke. Other than that, it's hard to relate to them since I never saw them.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company, Terrible Salary!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Licensed Insurance Sales Representative in Hallandale, FL
    Former Employee - Licensed Insurance Sales Representative in Hallandale, FL

    I worked at State Farm full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Strong Company Brand Name. Good benefits

    Cons

    Unable to reach the level to earn commission above draw. Auto insurance quotes were almost always too high for the average person who doesn't have a perfect driving record.

    Advice to Management

    Lessen the criteria (e.g. credit, length of service with a company, etc...) used to determine auto insurance rates in order to be more competitive in the market place.

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