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State Farm Reviews

Updated 28 January 2015
Updated 28 January 2015
1,896 Reviews
3.5
1,896 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance and encouragement to continue insurance education (in 106 reviews)

  • Great training program, plenty of opportunities to advance and great benefits package (in 82 reviews)


Cons
  • As a side note - I had significant work / life balance issues as an agent (in 28 reviews)

  • No room for advancement with contract employees and lower pay with no benefits (in 41 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    not bad

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State Farm

    Pros

    not a bad company to work for

    Cons

    personal growth is relatively minimum

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    State Farm is a great company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Brooklyn, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    The company was great to work for. I enjoy my job and speaking with customers. The company did right by the customers.

    Cons

    Longevity isn't a sure thing as the industry is rapidly training. In certain departments you may hit a ceiling and unable to move forward as you would like or have expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are great people working withing the agencies that should be considered for positions outside the offices to expand opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company!

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

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    Sharon Owens is a great boss. It was a warm learning environment with great benefits.

    Cons

    Difficult place to work if you struggle in an office setting.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Marketing Specialist-Agent Staff in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Marketing Specialist-Agent Staff in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I have been working at State Farm as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible hours and little pay

    Cons

    little pay, very boring, not very good sales experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing of note

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Stability, Slow Growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    Stable, dependable, predictable, honest, ethical.

    Cons

    Slow to react to new industry trends, afraid of taking risks, slow advancement process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    State Farm is largely perceived as an old man's company. It needs a facelift both externally and internally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Love it

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

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    They make you feel like you're important. They encourage you to reach your full potential.

    Cons

    I personally think your growth depends on the supervisor you are assigned. The benefits are VERY good, but not great ie: Medical insurance. Not easy to move up based on competition for the same role within the company. Lots of competition with well qualified people. Better have your sights set.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retention, retention, retention. Some of my coworkers are on the fence based on lack of comparable jobs to go to but if given the option, might consider leaving...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Agency Sales is a good place to start

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

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

    Pros

    This is a very easy product to sell because everybody needs it. Further, it feels pretty fulfilling selling something that protects people, so if you're looking to start your career in sales this is a great place to begin.

    Cons

    It definitely has a cap as far as how much money you can make, because most agents don't pay much base salary at ALL and have a very limited commissions schedule. Also, your sales are only based on how much marketing your agent does so it's very hard to really max out your commissions if your agent isn't looking to seriously grow his or her agency. Further, there is no opportunity for promotion unless you choose to own your own agency which is VERY expensive and difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees. Pass along the first year commissions to your sales people, you have your whole lives to collect the residuals.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    The Good Neighbor Company

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

    I worked at State Farm

    Pros

    National brand recognition.
    Sales and service leader.
    Exceptional Claims service.
    Salary and benefits package were very good.
    Training and development was high and promotional opportunities within the company make it a good place to pursue a career.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up in the company without moving around. Out of state opportunities are there but difficult to take advantage of if you have a family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop internally and continue to promote from within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you like case management & organization, this is the job for you.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Representative in Duluth, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Claims Representative in Duluth, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good. We are allowed to work overtime. Limited micromanagers but depends on manager.

    Cons

    Unsure about future state means for us. Different schedule? Call center environment? Location? Bigger caseloads?

    Decisions are obviously not made in consideration of the mass employees. Ex, location of where to house employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Personal performance evaluations ahould not be a consensus of what all other managers think. It should only be the manager and the representative.

    Divide complex sectionsninto groups and compensate for such on an ascending scale. E,, complex departments should be compensated more money.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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