State Farm

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State Farm Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.5 1,483 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

State Farm Chairman and CEO Ed Rust Jr.

Ed Rust Jr.

(854 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance and encouragement to continue insurance education (in 88 reviews)

  • The company has a good work environment and works to help employees meet their needs (in 68 reviews)


Cons
  • As a side note - I had significant work / life balance issues as an agent (in 19 reviews)

  • No room for advancement with contract employees and lower pay with no benefits (in 34 reviews)

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    Great company to work for!

    Office Assistant (Former Employee) Grand Blanc, MI (US)

    ProsFreedom in job, flexible hours, friendly community

    ConsBoring, outdated software, Office was sometimes unorganized

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    Solid

    Insurance Sales Representative (Current Employee) Norfolk, VA (US)

    ProsVery flexible hours due to the small offices.
    Good starting pay
    Comfortable Good Base salary
    Keeps you focused because of the commission income.

    ConsNot much room to move up. Start out is good, but you can easily make less as time goes on

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt doesn't matter since they are franchised, numbers are numbers and they are only focused on agent's numbers. Agents determine the pay so upper management isn't concerned on specific office staff numbers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Company is very reputable, and financially secure.

    Customer Service (Former Employee) Tallahassee, FL (US)

    ProsOffers advancement with company training and licensing. Good benefits and perks.

    ConsVery competitive: high goals. Must have knowledge of many products.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep focus on clients.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's not always Cliff Paul and Aaron Rodgers

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsValuable knowledge, looks great on resume, household brand

    ConsTough to get ahead, upward mobility severely limited, compensation plan can be rough.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShifting towards the Aspirant program for hiring agents is smart, but not all aspirants are created and compensated equally. Agents have a large incentive to produce aspirants that are competent, why not invest in the aspirants themselves? Professional development and training should be part of a standard program to encourage success of aspirants.

     

    Great experience when in school

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgreat people to work with.

    Consvery strict company and demanding .

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    State Farm Auto Claims Processor

    Auto Claims Processor (Current Employee) Irvine, CA (US)

    ProsGreat entry level position with multiple opportunities to move up in the company. Company has a great tuition reimbursement policy and lots of over time.

    ConsOpportunities for growth are limited in the state of CA unless you're willing to relocate to another state.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company

    Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) Tempe, AZ (US)

    ProsCo workers and teamwork ok

    Consno cons for this hob yet

    Advice to Senior Managementno adivse to management yet

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Efficient company with good salary and benefits

    Fire Claim Representative (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company has excellent corporate and community values. There is a strong inner culture and shared experiences within one's peer group. In claims we genuinely tried to do the right thing paying what we owe, not a penny more and not a penny less.

    ConsSometimes it seemed the wrong people were promoted. Too much emphasis placed on continuing ed which meant some individuals were placed in management simply because they do well on tests and have accrued a designation. Also at times, favorites were played in selecting managers and giving special projects.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdvice to senior level management is to respect the thousands of individuals who perform the day to day operations which make State Farm what it is. Think about their work environment and the impact some of your thoughtless and naïve decisions have upon them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Underwriting Service Assistant

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits-medical, dental, hospital, life, pension

    ConsLow pay, way too low compared to other companies

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees when they express issues/concerns.

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    Very professional and generous working conditions. Great experience!

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) Cocoa, FL (US)

    ProsVery generous bonus structure and friendly work environment. Curt is very knowledgeable and hands on with the day to day business. He stands up for his employees and let's you know that he appreciates the work you do for him. All the staff are friendly and professional, good mix of professionalism with team environment. Curt made sure we were supplied with the latest technology, making our jobs easier and us more efficient employees. The surprise dairy queen desserts were an extra bonus!

    ConsVery busy office. Several family members employed and slight feel of favoritism towards them over other employees. Only on occasion, not a daily vibe.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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