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GEICO Washington DC 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. "My work at GEICO"

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    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good work life balance

    Cons

    Could do better on telecommuting


  2. "Great environment, great upward mobility"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Interaction Designer in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Interaction Designer in Chevy Chase, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to move up and get raises if you try. Nice and friendly environment. Stress-free and great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Traffic around the Chevy Chase corporate office isn't fun. I can't think if any other cons.

  3. "Great potential for high bonus and great leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MOAT Sales in Fredericksburg, VA
    Current Employee - MOAT Sales in Fredericksburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits and pay structure sold me followed by the superior training.

    Cons

    I have been there for 3 months so nothing yet.

    Advice to Management

    People with great sales experience should really be listened to as they have insights that many of your younger supervisors do not have...


  4. "CSR II"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative II in Fredericksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative II in Fredericksburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GEICO full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, cafeteria, credit union

    Cons

    Work life balance , long drive for me


  5. "Don’t drink the koolaid"

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    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor in Fredericksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor in Fredericksburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you stay lower level in sales you can make easily double or triple the amount of your bosses which is appealing if you want to be micromanaged

    Cons

    They value education far over experience and do not like outside ideas. They execute well but are not innovative and is a very political company. I have witnessed people being demoted and even fired and per HR it’s due to “reason to believe as they are not the cops and do not need evidence” so basically one bad thing said to the wrong person could destroy your career and unless you’re chosen early on as a golden child destined for VP status you’re merely just a number even if you have the best numbers. I have witnessed multiple sales supervisors be demoted and.or fired with little to no ground to stand on and they happen to all be top supervisors who had the experience but not the education that apparently is more appealing to them as fresh graduated associates with promises of manager and beyond are much easier to manipulate then those who started ground up in the trenches and have learned what works and what does not work

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate your strategy. You will not hold onto number 2 auto insurer if you continue to let your good talent go by choice or by force. Just because you let one go doesn’t mean others won’t follow which is insanely evident in your immensely high turnover. Learn to appreciate your management from coaches all the way to supervisors instead of working them to death and using them for everything they have. You are weeding out the truly good hard working people for a bunch of papers in a frame that say bachelors on it.


  6. "Lead Business Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Business Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Lead Business Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company stability, regional office locations, departments diversity, tuition reimbursement, health benefits, ability to work independently to complete projects, and leadership development

    Cons

    Limited paid time off, schedule flexibility, competitive wage/pay, culture, benefits, available projects to work on, and ability to drive change


  7. Helpful (4)

    "An Inflexible Company that does not invest in employees"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GEICO full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers and management are friendly
    Decent benefits
    Nice starting salary

    Cons

    Management is unresponsive to suggestions or change.
    Everything has a rule that must not be broken.
    Very little understanding for life outside of work.
    Cannot work from home.
    Expected to figure things out without proper guidance.
    Employees are recyclable according to them.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees instead of dismissing their concerns because you do not think they are legitimate.

  8. "Decent place to start a career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning about insurance industry is very interesting.

    Cons

    DC has very high COL


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Eh, Good Enough"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Chevy Chase, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security, a wide range of people to work with, and competitive starting pay. I can see why people work here for 20+ years.

    Cons

    Career advancement can be slow. Enough bureaucratic infighting to stall many projects. No work from home or similar flexible hours. Pay increases are not competitive.

    Advice to Management

    It's {current year}. The days of having one HR department that covers everything from Legal to IT to your Call Centers are long over. Different parts of the business need to operate under different rules and need to be treated differently.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at GEICO full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn new technologies!

    Cons

    The gecko may want to have lunch with you !
    NO CONS!

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping us happy!


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