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"Great company"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Intern in Champaign, IL
Current Employee - Intern in Champaign, IL
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Very supportive staffs, if the company has a interest in you, the company will give you the opportunities you need to succeed.

Cons

Corporate redtapes and bureaucracy. Hard to feel like you are making a difference sometimes.

Advice to Management

Remove barriers and flatten the organization

Other Employee Reviews for State Farm

  1. "CSR."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    it's a great company to start your career at. Trainging was good and the enviroment is very laid back.

    Cons

    They pay you like you are making shoes for Nike in Bangladesh. Get in, learn your field and get out.

    Advice to Management

    Give the employees some of the money and benefits enjoyed by management.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Toxic Culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Bloomington, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - secure job
     - ability to move around to different departments / offices
     - nice rewards for pursuing educational/insurance designations

    Cons

    State Farm as a whole operates in a passive-aggressive fashion, without the ability to resolve conflict in a healthy manner. Departments operate in silos, the result of which is very poor communication, turf-wars, and duplication of work efforts as normal behavior. State Farm's top management and Executives have worked here for their entire career, and are well-versed in perpetuating the dysfunctional corporate culture, but not very good at being leaders. There are no consequences for poor performance, and those of us who do try to make a difference are treated as being difficult. Unfortunately, good workers don't generally have the skills for long-term employment in a negative, politically charged bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Being a yes-person does not help the company. If you look at great leaders in the world, they are the ones who question the status quo, know when changes need to be made, look for alternative ways of doing things, and don't accept everything they're told at face value. AND they're not concerned with preserving everyone's nice feelings and egos all the time. The style in which you have operated for the past 50 years is not going to work for the next 50. It may take a while, but eventually, continuing to operate this way will catch up with you if you don't start making some drastic changes both in the way you do things, and who you choose to lead those efforts.


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