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"Be carful what agent you work for. Regardless of how many years they have under their belt!"

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Former Employee - Insurance Sales Representative in Columbia, MO
Former Employee - Insurance Sales Representative in Columbia, MO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

its a stepping stone to your next great career. They pay for your licensing if you pass.

Cons

No benefits, some agents pay commissions only, you dont have time off and if you request it you dont get paid. Short lunches, no one to turn to when you have a question and if you get support be ready to be told that getting out side help will be held against you.Since agents are independent, they manage money and their commissions not people. You will notice lack of management, no communication, no follow up on your development or coaching, leading or positive reinforcement. Get ready to work in a hostile environment with co-workers doing whatever it takes to get a sale and to secure their own job.
You realize really quickly how many staff people use to sit at your desk but are never told really why they left until it happens to you. Its a revolving door.

Advice to Management

get feedback from the sales staff in agents offices of what is really going on. You will be surprised of why people work as hard as they do. Its not always because they love their job. Intimidation,fear,bullying, have grear results on paper.

Other Employee Reviews for State Farm

  1. "very good if you like that kind of work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State Farm full-time

    Pros

    Desk Job Monday- Friday
    very slow type of job

    Cons

    You have to get Licensed to be able to work there

    Advice to Management

    Very Easy to become an Agent if you really try.


  2. "3rd generation State Farm employee. Been great experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Team Member in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Inspired leaders. Great perks.

    Cons

    Company as a whole is behind electronically and lacking that "instant" factor that other companies have.

    Advice to Management

    Update software. Allow for immediate underwriting and access to insurance immediately when signing up. Providing electronic forms for all required signatures.

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