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GEICO Chevy Chase Reviews

Updated May 20, 2017
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  • No work life balance not competitive salary (in 116 reviews)

  • Have to love working at a call center (in 126 reviews)

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  1. "Decent Place to Start A Career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very stable, as long as you show up on time, and do non-zero work, you will keep your job.
    Turnover is high, which gives you a lot of opportunities to do meaningful work while you're still brand new.

    Cons

    Things move slowly. It can take years to go from a completed project to actually putting the product into the business.
    Upper management is solid, but a lot of middle management lacks experience.
    Due to high turnover many are promoted due to need rather than being ready for leadership.
    Salary is OK, it's enough to live on, but it pays less than the rest of industry. That is the main reason for the turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay, modernise policies, and improve speed of innovation. Keep up the ethical standards. The corporate ethics is one of the strongest in Corporate America.


  2. "qa"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Tester in Chevy Chase, MD
    Former Employee - QA Tester in Chevy Chase, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good work ,nice people .good location

    Cons

    nothing at all. my be there its hard to find help when you are new to the company

    Advice to Management

    keep the hard work .and get more benefits for the workers who are doing a lot


  3. Helpful (1)

    "GEICO"

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

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

    Pros

    Profit sharing, work-life balance, the company is stable financially so there is job security.

    Cons

    Management has no clue what they are doing. It is a totally unprofessional work environment. The vacation time is not at all reasonable. Terrible leadership.


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  5. "Senior Systems Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer II in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer II in Chevy Chase, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good learning opportunity, good team calibre and good opportunity to grow withing your field.

    Cons

    Average salary, work/life balance and working environment is stressful.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "New Employee having a good experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. "Very strong company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stability will be there for a while. Committed to improving customer experience. Good entry level pay. Ability to move around company.

    Cons

    Salary could be better. It's very easy to get stuck in a particular group. Have to move around to elevate one's standing.

    Advice to Management

    More competitive salaries.


  9. "analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GEICO full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are good, and there is annual profit sharing. The staff is good at training and getting you up to speed quickly. If you show that you are capable, you can acquire more responsibility in a short amount of time. The work-life balance is decent.

    Cons

    Despite being able to acquire more responsibility, actual promotions and pay raises are hard to come by. The management favors insurance industry "lifers" and those with an actuarial background over employees that have more diverse experience. Management is reluctant to spend money on new technology even when there are obvious needs for upgrades in the office.

    Advice to Management

    Be open about how employees can advance their careers. Spend less money on marketing and advertising and invest more in improving facilities and workplace technology.


  10. "Good starting posotion"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  11. Helpful (3)

    "IT Management Nightmare"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Chevy Chase, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Chevy Chase, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Reasonable Benefits
    Great co-workers
    Constantly innovating
    Nice profit-sharing

    Cons

    Middle and Senior Management have no clue how to get the best out of staff.
    Reviews have little relevance to what you actually accomplish.
    Salaries are lower than the surrounding area.
    Benefits have been on a continual cutback for several years.
    No AWS, no work at home
    Shortage of parking
    HR policies are designed for a call center environment. Professional staff are managed like clerks.
    Moving to a bull-pen physical working environment

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating employees as your stepping stone to a better management position.


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