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"Great learning experience."

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Life Insurance Specialist in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Life Insurance Specialist in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Fast paced environment, steep learning curve and close relationship to coworkers/agent.

Every agent is slightly different, but State Farm prides itself on being a company that really cares about educating each client to help them make informed decisions about insurance, which I respect to the utmost.

My particular agent was very flexible with schedules and helpful in the learning process.

I have heard from other people who work in corporate of State Farm that job security on that level is very high, although relocating may be necessary if you are looking for a long career within the company.

Cons

Technology always improving which can sometimes cause confusion especially when dealing with State Farm employees in other states (i.e. calling billing staff, underwriters, etc.)

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work!

Other Employee Reviews for State Farm

  1. "Good and Not So Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pension plan, 401k matching, decent health benefits, tuition reimbursement, high salary potential with the right manager.

    Cons

    People sometimes get hired into positions based on who they know even though they may not be qualified for the job.

    Top heavy management. Some managers have 0-3 people reporting to them.

    Poor performers/lazy workers get a free pass.

    With HQ being in a small town, and a good number of employees from small towns, comes a small town mentality and thought process. Great town if you want to settle down and raise kids, love chain restaurants, and not too interested in culture or diversity.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The Life of an Analyst is Good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Bloomington, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company cares about its people a lot. They offer lots of opportunity to develop yourself and advance within the company. In addition, if you get tired of your specific job, they make it easy to move around within the company. When you work at the Corporate location, there are many different departments to work in.

    With incredibly affordable health insurance, vision, dental, life, AD&D, long term care insurance, a pension, a 401(k), and a respectable amount of paid time off, the benefits at this company are excellent. Furth more, the company essentially gives you $1,200 a year into your 401(k), in addition to offering tuition reimbursement and paying for any and all insurance designations you might want to pursue. This company cares about their employees and wants them to succeed both personally and professionally. With flexible work schedules and generous paid time off for sickness, dentist, and doctor visits, State Farm seeks to make sure you have a happy work-life balance.

    Cons

    The cons are no different than any other large corporation. Rows of cubicles, office politics and bureaucracy is not for everyone. In order to succeed, you need to be willing to “play the game” to some extent. But that is no different than any other corporation. For a fortune 50 company, the pros outweigh the cons by a significant margin.

    Advice to Management

    Consider moving towards offering more non-salary benefits. For example, follow Google's example and provide free lunch, snacks, or on-site gyms to your employees. These types of benefits go a long way to increasing your overall employee satisfaction and reducing turnover.

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