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GEICO Chevy Chase Reviews

Updated August 3, 2017
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Chevy Chase, MD

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  • I wished work/life balance was a lot better however once you reach a year of employment there are guidelines in place to help with certain situations (in 129 reviews)

  • Have to love working at a call center (in 136 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at GEICO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very stable and conscientious company with great benefits. Lots of opportunities for growth. Annual bonuses/dividends have been impressive lately, over 15% of your salary. And they honestly strive to improve. Very low turnover, and if you don't like your manager/department you can always transfer - the company is huge and cross-pollination is encouraged.

    Cons

    For IT folks used to nimble start-upish environments the ambiance is a bit stodgy. You have to punch time, write "War and Peace" size emails every time you work from home, and get every line of code through official approval, even if you missed a comma in a static text. But the pros outweigh the cons in my opinion.


  2. "Good employer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Underwriting Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD
    Former Employee - Lead Underwriting Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GEICO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work, there was lots of room to grow and learn. I liked that there are opportunities to explore different departments and jobs internally

    Cons

    In my dept Sr. Management was long tenured which left few opportunities to advance. Many colleagues either left or transferred to other departments

  3. "Geico Corporate Headquarters"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GEICO full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, good opportunities to move up and around within company, semi-flexible workday (must be in from 9-3) but can do the rest of your 8.5 earlier or later.

    Cons

    Standard 2 week PTO, low cost provider so don't expect any fancy things that aren't deemed necessary

    Advice to Management

    Continue to adapt and be open-minded about future changes to the company.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Strong Company, But Difficult for the creative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at GEICO full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    One of the reasons why I applied was that families worked together for years. You are considered "new" if you are under 10 years on the job.

    Cons

    It is definitely a "good old boy's club". I left because repeated harassment was not addressed and my work environment remained hostile.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GEICO (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great on boarding and training

    Cons

    Not the best location. Parking is inconvenient


  6. Helpful (2)

    "New Employee having a good experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GEICO full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great collaborative environment. I work on a team that is both talented and fun.
    Benefits are better than average. GEICO sent me to a hands-on training opportunity at a well-known conference within my first 4 months to invest in me by helping me develop my career skills further.
    Very open to new ideas and team member contributions.

    Cons

    Profit sharing takes more than one year to take effect (I started in May '16 and won't see any profit sharing until Feb '18).
    Company is a bit more frugal than most.
    Virtually no vacation or leave possible in the first 6 months.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Big, secured"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Actuarial Associate II in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Actuarial Associate II in Chevy Chase, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable, good work life balance, colleagues are all kind and nice

    Cons

    Too stable, not many challenge, don't have opportunity to do something big

    Advice to Management

    Try some new idea , embrace innovation

  8. "Good starting posotion"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Actuarial Associate II in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Actuarial Associate II in Chevy Chase, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at GEICO full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of entry level position available. Structured actuarial training and exam program

    Cons

    limited advancement position, and diversity of projectsion


  9. Helpful (5)

    "A great company if you want to do nothing all day and get paid for it."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Systems Analyst II in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Applications Systems Analyst II in Chevy Chase, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GEICO full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are willing to help you out. Everyone is super laid back and the company is really stable to work at.

    Cons

    I work in IT and they are behind in that regard. They are also very slow to promote and only care about putting people from the executive leadership program in management positions.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within, I have a Masters degree in IT and I still can't get to promoted to management because I wasn't part of the executive leadership program


  10. "Great Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst II in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst II in Chevy Chase, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Low stress.

    Cons

    Commute, lack of telecommuting options


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