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"Ok but a lot of trouble"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Bloomington, IL
Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Bloomington, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at State Farm full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Doing nothing and still getting paid. Benefits really suck everyone seems to think that they are great but you really have to pay. The 401k match is ok but I have seen better from smaller organizations.

Cons

They value insurance education over everything and they hire you who you are instead of what you can do. Working in Bloomington it is really race based. Had a lot of encounters with race complaints. A lot of changes, many not for the better. Off shoring a lot of work. I am currently looking for another job. Have a few interviews lined up.

Advice to Management

Stop lying so much

Other Employee Reviews for State Farm

  1. Helpful (2)

    "State Farm Agency Opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State Farm full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Instant credibility with the name brand of State Farm. Loyal, long time policyholders. Highly educated and competent partners in underwriting, claims, and support units. Great products. Easy to sell the value of a great company. Great vision and communication from upper management.

    Cons

    Highly intense service work distracts from the sales portion of the job. Awkward systems. Many different systems to accomplish simple transactions. Lower commissions than competitors but easier to attract clients so maybe this is a wash.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward with the technology.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "This is a job for people that want to pay the bills and get home in time to watch "Idol" or "Dancing" and go to sleep."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claims Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Claims Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning how business works, i.e. the engineering of an individuals productivity, from the bottom. Taylorism, as it is known in the MBA textbooks.

    Cons

    Tethered to a desk. Unhealthy to be sedentary in prime of your life. If you are not at your desk, you are not working. Phone headset, incessant ringing of phone and complaint calls most of the day. Arguing about car value and minutia of claims process over and over again. Manager reviews- either you are too slow and super thorough, or you need to speed up to make your "numbers" look good. Numbers are phone calls, initial settlements, follow ups, all tedious crap.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. The nature of the cubicle environment will weed out the people that are motivated to do bigger things and advance their career, while retaining those that could care less (or are beaten for whatever reason).


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