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"handle and deliver all marketing products"

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Former Employee - Maketing Intern in Slingerlands, NY
Former Employee - Maketing Intern in Slingerlands, NY
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Approves of CEO

Pros

CRM software is easy to workwith and prepare. Freedom to freely create marketing materials

Cons

part time status limits advancement opportunities

Advice to Management

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Other Employee Reviews for State Farm

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    "Corporate South, IT - Mostly good"

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    Former Employee - Test Analyst Technical (Contract) in Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Test Analyst Technical (Contract) in Bloomington, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Family atmosphere
    Flexible hours
    Easy commute
    Free Parking
    Decent cafeterias
    Mobility options (laptops, VPN, work from home on occasion, cell phone, black berry)
    Respected in community, except by the jealous types.

    Cons

    Some regular employees seem to work on their Employee Performance Reviews more than their project work. Some take advantage of flexible hours and are gone more than present, it seems. Salaries are low compared to contracting, which makes conversion to perm difficult. Use of latest technologies and methodologies lags, but that's expected for a big ship. There is a lot of unnecessary separation between contractors and employees (put there by the company, not the people).

    Advice to Management

    The 2015 goals will help to light a fire under the regular employees. Be sure to follow-through. However, I am not sure why it will take 5 years. Virtual Days are a joke. Folks who should be working from home on their virtual day are unavailable/off-line and accomplish little. On Fridays, it is the contractors who advance the company.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "An antiquated company on a slow yet definite decline. Very political."

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    Former Employee - Claims Representative in Homewood, AL
    Former Employee - Claims Representative in Homewood, AL
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    i enjoyed working on auto claims. The work itself is interesting. The credit union can give you a good rate on a loan. They are still one of the few that has an old style pension plan. Most benefits are good.

    Cons

    State Farm is the most political corporation I have ever worked at. Unlike most call center and production environments, there are no set goals or defined standards. Your evaluation completely depends on the personal opinion of the manager. How a company can even survive like that is a testament to the power of a brand name. The environment at the Homewood Operations center in Alabama is completely unprofessional. Sometimes people are walking around with bare feet! I'm serious! It is such an ironic experience to receive a first class education and then end up working at a place like this. The team managers can do anything with impunity. They even make a point to socialize with the pathetic hr staff so if you were hoping for any sort of intervention in an abusive or hostile office situation then "good luck." The bottom line is if you are connected or can make a personal connection with your boss, then you have a lifetime job where you can do a little bit of work with very little accountability. If your boss decides he or she does not like you then strap on your helmet for a bumpy ride because you are going to be scrutinized and harassed on a daily basis. Over the next 20 or more years "the farm" will have to change to survive. I don't know anyone under 50 that has state farm insurance, do you?

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to rein in middle and lower management by rotating them and opening up these positions to outside applicants. Too many people have been in the same positions for too long and they become overpaid tyrants. Even these lifers are in their positions for way too long. I guess that's where the money of state farm customers goes.


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