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State Farm Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Nov 24, 2019

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State Farm CEO Michael L. Tipsord
Michael L. Tipsord
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  • "Pay is not the best but the work life balance makes up for it(in 405 reviews)

  • "there are no benefits like medical dental or vision(in 232 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (13)

    "Highly Unethical Company"

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    Former Employee - Express Claims Associate in Duluth, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at State Farm full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Big name company with extremely high turnover and angry customers.

    Cons

    Has unfair work metrics designed to fire employees they do not like. Company will have fake callers constantly calling your line to frustrate you. Management will have fake negative feedback forms sent in on you to help get you fired. Will fire you before your 5-year tenure, to keep you from being eligible for their pension retirement plan. You better be super human, as they do not allow you to get sick, or call in.... Work life balance is out the window, as they do not attempt to accommodate your schedule. They have split schedules where you are off one day of the week, come back to work on a Saturday, or Sunday, then return back to work on another weekday. With a schedule like this, you cannot have comfortable two consecutive days off. This is another thing, they have, designed to frustrate you to force you to quit.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop ripping off your customers and pay your claims as promised.

    State Farm2019-07-29
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Overall good company"

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    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster 

    I worked at State Farm full-time

    Pros

    Offers great benefits! Lots of room to grow with the company.

    Cons

    No work life balance

    State Farm2019-11-24
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Litigation Claims Examiner in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State Farm full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Career longevity and work life balance was great.

    Cons

    Structures and platforms changed. As with anything there was a learning curve, but the new platform didn't enhance the claim handling process and caused delays.

    State Farm2019-11-24
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company Culture"

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    Former Employee - Claims Specialist in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State Farm full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Work-Life Balance - Benefits - Perks at Work -Coworkers -Company Culture

    Cons

    Management should take more into consideration when it comes to performance and metrics.

    Advice to Management

    Management should consider the metrics. Most of the time an employee is weighed on quantity over quality.

    State Farm2019-11-11
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Constantly falls short"

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    Current Employee - Claims Specialist in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at State Farm full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Higher than usual pay and healthy bonuses based on premium growth. Excellent campus. Signing bonus

    Cons

    Terrible 401K Pension terminated to new hires High turn over Common for employees to burn out after one year No real work/life balance Poor leadership that quickly labels employees on how well they adapt to knee jerks work/life changes No product discount. No perks (they see perks as a conflict of interest and not based on merit)

    State Farm2019-11-16
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty good"

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    I worked at State Farm

    Pros

    Great benefits, good culture, always trying to keep morale

    Cons

    Points system makes it hard for work life balance

    State Farm2019-11-20
  7. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Claims in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State Farm full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great culture. Good management. Good work life balance

    Cons

    Job security can be questionable.

    State Farm2019-11-08
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Decent company"

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    Former Employee - Property Claims Adjuster in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State Farm full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The work life balance is decent compared to many other companies of the day.

    Cons

    Different than it once was, as there have been many changes organizational and corporate culturally.

    Advice to Management

    I know that commitment to the customer is important but do not forget about the employees.

    State Farm2019-11-03
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Wish I could have stayed until FULL retirement."

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    Current Employee - Account Specialist in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State Farm full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They try to be very open about the direction of the company. Very family oriented and they try to provide benefits to match. There is great work life balance in that you are not pressured to work overtime constantly. Company communicates well where changes are on the horizon.

    Cons

    If you aren't mobile to Dallas, Phoenix or Atlanta, your job really isn't safe.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the sense of family and fun into the workplace. It's not all about numbers. Your people will give you your numbers if you show them they are valued.

    State Farm2019-11-01
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Total Loss"

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    Former Employee - Total Loss Claims Associate in Johns Creek, GA

    I worked at State Farm full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, Coworkers, company culture, perks and location.

    Cons

    The pay for the position does not compare to the amount of work you do. Compared to other insurance companies, the pay is sub-par. On top of that, management lacks adequate training and most cannot effectively lead their associates. Finally, the work-life balance sucks. This department will impose mandatory overtime and don't care if you have other obligations that interfere with you completing.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in proper training of managers.

    State Farm2019-11-06
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