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"Working for a State Farm Agent is NOT a good job."

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Current Employee - Team Member in Frisco, TX
Current Employee - Team Member in Frisco, TX
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Once you learn the State Farm "system" you are an asset to any Agent. Agents will pay for you to get your insurance licenses.

Cons

There is little appreciation given to team members. Most agents keep State Farm bonuses for YOUR hard work and sales. You have a lot of responsibility and are not compensated accordingly. Most offices are understaffed and you can't take time off. I don't find agents to be understanding when you have emergencies yet they come in when they please. I am very dissatisfied after 3 years and would like to work somewhere that I am appreciated.

Advice to Management

Look to team members to get any information as to what is going on with customers. Make agents give bonuses to team members that actually make the sales. Make agents pay team members within the same ranges for same experience. Realize agents get too much of the credit the team members deserve.

Other Employee Reviews for State Farm

  1. "handle and deliver all marketing products"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maketing Intern in Slingerlands, NY
    Former Employee - Maketing Intern in Slingerlands, NY
    Recommends
    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

    more feedback


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate South, IT - Mostly good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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