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GEICO Chevy Chase Reviews

Updated December 8, 2017
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  • Work/life balance is non-existent (in 139 reviews)

  • Have to love working at a call center (in 141 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Modeling Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Modeling Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Modeling Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    40 hr work week. Relatively low stress. Good for gaining practical data science experience for recent graduates.

    Cons

    Low salaries and awful benefits. Low cost provider and not ashamed of it. Treats employees like children. Few incentives to do good work.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your top performers better. Allow for more flexibility in terms of PTO, flex time, and WFH.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good company to work for"

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    • 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.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Worst company I've ever worked for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GEICO looks good on a resume

    Cons

    Pay
    Time off
    No work from home
    Horrible management
    Idiotic management
    They give you sick time but if you use too much of it, they'll write you up. I'm not kidding, it will effect your "dependability raiting". In fact, you can even get fired for it.
    They treat well trained employees like children.
    If its snowing or there is severe weather like a hurricane, a blizzard, or flooding. You still have to come in, even if the roads are blocked. If you choose to stay home, they will force you to use a vacation day.
    Management has ZERO clue whats going on. They micromanage and constantly want status all the time. They do this because they're absolutely clueless and they were promoted to their incompetencey. However, they'll never be fired or demoted, they just sit in the same spot, most until they retire.

    Advice to Management

    Quit


  4. "Good employer"

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    • 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


  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Wouldn't recommend"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There's only 3 ways to get laid off: attack someone, steal personal info from Geico, and to not badge out exactly 8.5 hours after bading in.
    401k, medical and dental benefits
    The dress is casual.
    Good for people who like learning from lectures and listening to variations on sermons about the value of hard work

    Cons

    There's 5 different places to log time and hours for tasks.
    Political culture.
    Very little flexibility with the 8.5 hours per day rule
    Less holidays than other work places
    Sometimes required to go to the building to badge in when there's a blizzard or use a vacation day without the work from home access.
    No laptops for most developers
    Analysts and developers all sit next to each other in an open cubicle setting. Meetings are done via the desktop application Webex. At least 90% filled office every day. Noise pollution ensues
    Work from home is heavily monitored with many intermittent reports necessary.
    Stuffy building.
    Terrible if you hate preaching

    Advice to Management

    Stop enforcing this arbitrary 8.5 hours thing. Stop being so micromanaging.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Won't live up to your expectations"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Designer in Chevy Chase, MD
    Former Employee - Digital Designer in Chevy Chase, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GEICO full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Well-known company with famous ads
    - Profit sharing program
    - Good health care benefits

    Cons

    - Lack of diversity in executive leadership. Just a bunch of old white men.
    - Anti-sharing culture; don't expect to be able to talk at conferences, local meetups, or to universities. The brand of toilet paper used might even be proprietary knowledge...
    - Dull culture. GEICO doesn't do anything to make the place fun
    - Lots of Hippos (highest paid person's opinion)
    - Not flexible to allow remote employees

    Advice to Management

    Create a collaborative culture. Allow the employees to guide more of the decisions and don't micromanage or allow execs to dictate design direction.

  8. 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Budget Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Budget Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD
    Former Employee - Budget Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GEICO (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent starting pay for entry level

    Cons

    Old corporate culture. Poorly managed.


  10. "Auto damage"

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

    I have been working at GEICO full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great room for upward movement with great benifits.

    Cons

    Not really a con but you should know that you better be good with working hard.


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