State Farm Reviews

Updated 28 October 2014
Updated 28 October 2014
1,692 Reviews
3.5
1,692 Reviews
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State Farm Chairman and CEO Ed Rust Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance and encouragement to continue insurance education (in 103 reviews)

  • Great training program, plenty of opportunities to advance and great benefits package (in 79 reviews)


Cons
  • As a side note - I had significant work / life balance issues as an agent (in 25 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.  

    Great place to work.

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    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Conservative company. Defined benefit pension. Industry leader. Trusted brand.

    Cons

    Bloomington, Illinois is a boring place to live.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Salary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    Nice workplace thus far, very friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Non as of yet, still in training!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Non as of yet

  3.  

    Company review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    great benefit and company structure

    Cons

    so far so good. No cons

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  5.  

    Positive experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Claims Representative in Vallejo, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Claims Representative in Vallejo, CA (US)

    I worked at State Farm full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    State Farm has many pro aspects including: Benefits, Pay, Culture, and Training!

    Cons

    Unfortunately there are some cons including: mandatory OT and constant monitoring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    There is room for growth learning opportunities are in abundance.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    Learning and development is a great way to boost employee moral.

    Cons

    So far there are no cons to working for State Farm.

  7.  

    Really liked my job (internship)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - EUC Developer in Bakersfield, CA (US)
    Former Employee - EUC Developer in Bakersfield, CA (US)

    I worked at State Farm as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed my internship. The team I worked with taught me a lot and it was a very relaxed environment. However, from what I heard, our culture was almost completely different from the rest of the company. My manager did a lot to keep a positive vibe within our development team, but I can't speak about what it's like all throughout the company. Still, I was treated well by everyone and it was a great experience.

    Cons

    There was nothing really major that I noticed. I guess if anything it would be the lack of communication between upper management and the "little guys". My manager had great communication between us, but there was no word from anyone above him and getting things that we needed in a timely manner was next to impossible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    My overall experience at State Farm was great. I loved the agent I worked for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at State Farm full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You may get the opportunity to work for a great agent, and even one day become an agent or work higher up within the company.

    Cons

    You won't make that much money working for an agent,if you don't get your insurance license to sell insurance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Agent Staff in Memphis, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Agent Staff in Memphis, FL (US)

    I have been working at State Farm part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Is a very stable and good paying job

    Cons

    All is very good so fae

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing that I can think of

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for and lots to learn.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Farm full-time

    Pros

    They value your work-life balance, and not just on paper
    There is an abundance of experience, expertise, and knowledge across the employees
    My colleagues were always ready to lend a hand and answer questions

    Cons

    As with many other larger companies, change takes time but the eventual decision to change is usually positive

  11.  

    Good experience right out of college.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Representative in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Office Representative in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I have been working at State Farm full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great working environment, great co-workers, fair commissions and bonuses, and large company name recognition in a small office structure.

    Cons

    Requires state insurance licenses, need to jump through hoops to comply with the company's structure of underwriting and guidelines, and long hours of dead end meetings / dead end cold calling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of spending countless hours on sales pitches to the agents, why not focus more on your sales pitch to customers. The commercials have gotten repetitive and unimpressive. Marketing department needs to find a better source of marketing than the agent’s current marketing opt-ins like online lead aggregators and mail letter systems that are ineffective and a dying form of solicitation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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