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Farmers Insurance Group Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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  • Work/life balance goes away during busy periods (i (in 64 reviews)

  • Upper Management does not value the input of the Adjusters (in 59 reviews)

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  1. "Human Resource Benefit Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Benefit Specialist in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Benefit Specialist in Woodland Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Farmers Insurance Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Still pushing paper and no written processes in place


  2. "Just One Office: Not Them All"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing in Fort Worth, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Farmers Insurance Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Small office, few employees, easy job

    Cons

    Office hours are long, not a very social job, pay isn't the best, very repetitive

    Advice to Management

    Take into account the life and finances of employees outside of your office.

  3. "Good all around for insurance professionals"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Agency Producer in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Agency Producer in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Farmers Insurance Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They provide or offer most of what you need to be successful in terms of access to marketing and leads; and you have the power of a large, known brand behind you.

    Cons

    Insurance is a competitive field and many larger markets are flooded with Agents and Agencies. In some cases you may be competing against an Agent near you who sells the same brand and products at the same prices, so you have to find a way to differentiate yourself and put in the work to make it happen.

    Advice to Management

    I keep hearing rumors of culling the herd. I think the time has come. Also, some areas--particularly auto--need more options.


  4. "Life at work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Olathe, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Farmers Insurance Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really great and supportive people

    Cons

    The work can be stressful and seemingly go on forever.

    Advice to Management

    Really down to earth people who I wish would understand sometimes you can't get both quality AND quantity.


  5. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Mercer Island, WA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Mercer Island, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Farmers Insurance Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Teammates are excellent, good working environment and benefits.

    Cons

    I have heard there has been instability in IT.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your good employees and keep the environment good for them.


  6. "I enjoyed my co-workers, but innovation in my department did not exist."

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    Former Employee - Liability Claims Adjuster in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Liability Claims Adjuster in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Farmers Insurance Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good. The training and delevopment put on by corparate is top notch, which does not include job training.

    Cons

    High volume work environment with little support from management on claims decisions. Work culture is more negative than positive. Training for liability property and causality claims was extremely poor.

    Advice to Management

    Create a culture that supports empowerment and engagement vs just talking about it.


  7. "Account Executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Farmers Insurance Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The flexibility to work with your schedule and the customers are great.

    Cons

    Pay Rate is not competitive.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager II in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager II in Woodland Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Farmers Insurance Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Fast-paced
    - Great work-life balance (40-45 hours per week)
    - 401k is higher than average
    - Great people to work with

    Cons

    - Departments are somewhat silo'd, but working on enterprise collaboration
    - The structure of having the management company and exchanges be separate companies is convoluted


  9. "Agency set up not worth it"

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    Former Employee - Insurance Agent in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Farmers Insurance Group (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    For the most part you are treated as your own boss

    Cons

    Noncompetitive products and commission decrease. They will hassle you for production even though you are supposed to be an independent contractor

    Advice to Management

    Agents built the company. Treat them with respect.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Rhetoric does not match reality"

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    Current Employee - Claims in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Claims in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Farmers Insurance Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and other benefits on paper. PTO days and 401k matching is par for the industry but good compared to outside the industry. People are generally nice. This is not a bad place to work if you want to cruise to retirement and are fine with 3% annual raises and so-so annual bonuses.

    Cons

    Benefits: Health insurance premiums and deductibles are high. Dental benefits are almost non-existent. HSA, FSA, etc. options are very difficult to navigate with little support from HR. Work-life balance rhetoric conflicts with reality of workloads.

    Inclusion/Diversity/Advancement Opportunities: This is just a mess and all rhetoric . In reality, "inclusion" means token clubs for employees, time consuming "training," and measures imposed by a class action settlement. The result is that women and other diverse employees are mentored (so managers can tout their professional development pet projects) but not advanced. "Behavior based" internal interviewing processes includes a farcical pre-interview promotional campaign.

    Work Environment: The company continues to move away from virtual / flexible arrangements towards face time requirements in open office (noisy cube) environments.


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