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Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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  1. "Great Company to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management Team is supportive and encourages continuing education
    Pay level and expectations are good for the position

    Cons

    There are some office politics
    There is a lot of nepotism


  2. "Disappointed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Response Center Analyst in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Response Center Analyst in Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good hours and good starting pay for entry level.

    Cons

    Management does not recognize good talent. I believe I was passed over for positions that I was trained for due to my age.

    Advice to Management

    Take a good look at those who are leaving and ask why.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not a great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place if you're young. They like to hire the young at entry level have them be trained by the more experienced person and then eliminate the person who did the training. The young and new don't see this but they will after they have a number of years invested and the same happens to them.

    Cons

    I lot of these reviews are coming from the young. Those of us with any years of investment worry about our jobs. They are quick to fire and hire younger. The only people with years of experience that are safe are those that are in management. A lot of us are just trying to make it to retirement.

    Advice to Management

    CEO and many of management need to go. Those of us with many years invested need to be acknowledged and respected. It's embarrassing how pathetic this company has become.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of freedom because you work for yourself but the pressure is always on to produce"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in East Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in East Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work for self and make your own schedule. Most of the time you will end up putting more than 40 hours in.

    Cons

    Hard work. Always need to be closing new business and finding new prospects. Need to sell lots of life insurance.

    Advice to Management

    Management is great and very hands off if you do not ask for help. There is no micro management with this company.


  6. "Protecting the people of Michigan from the risks of everyday life!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits including educational assistance, wonderful people employed there, teamwork atmosphere. Management wants you to succeed and mentors you along the way.

    Cons

    Currently in the process of designing a new operating system which will change the workflow pattern. This has many people on edge about the future of the positions they now hold.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to share information with the employees as soon as it is avaliable to help ease the concerns of your people resources.


  7. "systems administrator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI

    Pros

    Salary for the area at the employer.

    Cons

    Culture and lack of experience in management.


  8. "let down... no employer loyalty"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Kalamazoo, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Generally great people to associate with

    Cons

    No loyalty to staff only Agents

    Advice to Management

    Check your agents


  9. "One of the best Auto and Home insurance companies"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan full-time

    Pros

    If your an Agent you really get to build a business but it will take you 5 years at least to start making money. Its a great company and they have a good name in the business.

    Cons

    You must sell life insurance if you want to make any real money. You don't have much direction, you are kinda on your own, which is great but if your new you may need some help to stay on track.

    Advice to Management

    Pay something for two years to agents until their renewels really kick in and get ride of the slacker agents quicker.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Agent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Western Location, MI
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Western Location, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ok not bad, they allow you to try it on your own, but they don't offer support.

    Cons

    They promise you the world and don't deliver. most of the MP's know nothing. Warning if you do not have insurance experience do not take this job or you will not make it.

    Advice to Management

    Change the model and allow some agents to start with a staff because it is a glorified producer now, not a business owner


  11. "President of the company is very professional."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Service Representative in Saint Clair Shores, MI
    Current Employee - Client Service Representative in Saint Clair Shores, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I work for a small insurance agency and like my job. The president is very professional and ethical and does the insurance industry as it should be done by helping people with their insurance needs.

    Cons

    Not making enough money. I am the only service person for a busy insurance office. Farm Bureau Corporate is very archaic we have to fax all changes instead of doing things electronically.

    Advice to Management

    Agency management needs to be more organized with pay structure and duties.


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