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State Farm Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Good Place To Work, Needs Improvement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good (healthcare, dental, vision), 401k, pension, flex hours, ability to work from home

    Cons

    Time off changed, desks in new office are small, no room to grow (even though they tell you there is), old technologies, smaller budgets = no free cups for water


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Unparalled Job Security"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits package. Salary increases quickly. Great bonus program. A PENSION! Job security that is next to impossible to find these days- once you are in you are in, barring some big ethical or legal breach. Lots of support for continuing education and personal development. Limited scheduling flexibility with staggered start times, compressed work week, etc.

    Cons

    Moving more and more towards a factory-like environment with strict schedules, clock-in/clock-out procedures for many departments, etc. Taking more autonomy away from underwriters and managers in the name of a "standard work process". More and more job functions are becoming a single transaction type in the name of efficiency which increases burn-out and boredom from redundancy. Huge bureaucracy where even simple changes or improvements can be very hard to implement, especially if it is cross-departmental. No teleworking options for most employees even though we have company-issued laptops, a VPN, and teleconferencing software that enables us to work from anywhere with an internet connection. Moving more and more towards a numbers/metrics environment where transaction figures are valued over quality and service.

    Advice to Management

    Allow teleworking, at least on a limited basis,when it makes sense for the work type and based on work performance. Increased collaboration between departments to improve processes. Focus more on quality work and decisions in addition to productivity.


  3. "Underwriting Service Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at State Farm full-time

    Pros

    The work schedule is very good to work with

    Cons

    Hard to get a pay raise when you are promoted in the company


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  5. "Claim Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State Farm (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Provides the ability to interact with all level of professionals, requires critical thinking, helps you develop skills to help you be a better professional. If perform properly, it gives you the opportunity to truly multitask with your hands and your brain simultaneously.

    Cons

    Fast pace environment, it can be challenging if your multitasking ability is not fully developed.

    Advice to Management

    They have to work with people and coach them to develop the desired skills


  6. "Great company to work for if you want to become a business owner."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader in Romeoville, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader in Romeoville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a very competitive atmosphere. You have the ability to help people by providing them products that will help them or their family.

    Cons

    You work for an independent owner. Every agent has different pay structure, commission and hours. The pay isn't the best for the amount of money they want you to save to start your own.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your people motivated.


  7. "Office Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Farm part-time

    Pros

    State Farm is a great company to work for

    Cons

    overall great experience at state farm


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Project manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bloomington, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent people. Some managers are awesome. Depends who you work for.

    Cons

    Nepotism. Care more about how many years you have been there vs. Your skills and contributions.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect, especially the younger work force or experienced people coming into company from other companies.


  9. "Claim Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claims Specialist
    Former Employee - Claims Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State Farm full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, awesome people to work with, good training

    Cons

    Micromanagement to its fullest and to detriment of employee's experience, decision making, and self improvement and growth of new hires.

    Advice to Management

    Put value in your employee's input, work and life balance issues.


  10. "Great Opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State Farm (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The culture at state farm is amazing and they invest a significant amount in their employees

    Cons

    There is a lot of bureaucracy when trying to accomplish a task that impacts a company of this size.


  11. "Licensed Team Member"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State Farm full-time

    Pros

    The Agent-Aspirant program is excellent. If you have the goal to be an insurance agent one day, then I firmly believe that State Farm is the best place to prepare to do so. They really will invest in you.

    Cons

    There is quite a bit of cold-calling involved, but I am sure this depends on the agent for which you work. State Farm also offers very few holidays, which is disappointing. Additionally, there are no benefits offered, which can be a deciding factor for many.

    Advice to Management

    The more personal training offered on a daily basis, the better. More holidays would make it a big difference as well.



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