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State Farm Reviews

Updated 20 November 2014
Updated 20 November 2014
1,738 Reviews
3.5
1,738 Reviews
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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.  

    Good to Join

    • 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

    good name and well known Auto Insurance company
    having good exposure in Insurance domain

    Cons

    work life balance
    salary balance
    nothing more like that as in cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i have a positive outlook towards this organisation

  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Good Company; Some Challenges

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Agency Specialist in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Agency Specialist in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for tenured employees. Stability! Great benefits. Few jobs offer pension. Excellent work-life balance.

    Cons

    The company has changed. There is not a lot of entry level opportunities for new hires. They hire so many people off the street without face to face interviews and the culture is drastically changing for the negative. Also, they are paying ridiculously low salaries for some jobs. I can't convince new hires of what a great company SF is because of how they changed. Some new hires don't even have their own desks, so the morale is low, low, low! Also, in order to move up, you need to take insurance education courses and study them on your own time. It is a very outdated standard that needs to be removed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote based on performance, not CPCU. Realize that this is no longer the family oriented company with great entry-level pay and go back to that model. Just because people are glad to have jobs don't mean you should take advantage of that by offering low paying jobs which still don't allow them to adequately support themselves. Many people drive 2+ hours to get to work and spend as much money in gas as they receive in their pay. Change SF back and build your reputation again among the employees, not just your customers and competition.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    25 years as a licensed Rep.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative/Sales
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative/Sales

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

    Pros

    Love meeting people and taking care of their needs. I did stay because of the people. I learned something new almost everyday.. really. Computers programs are second to none. Loved them.

    Cons

    They are going out with the old and in with the new and the new ain't so hot...lol

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just stop being so arrogant and use some advice from your veterans instead of all your advice from the "college grads.".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance, training is solid, I had a good agent who invested in our personal development, but each expreience had will be specific to the type of agent.

    Cons

    You are only has good as your last sale.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Representative in Omaha, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Representative in Omaha, NE (US)

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

    Pros

    Working for an agent is great! I get along great with my boss and we work side by side to acheive the goals we have set forth. We enjoy assisting customers, while enjoying our time at work.

    Cons

    Usually working for an agent means you have to find your own health insurance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I love my job, its been great to be in sales and actually help people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Alpharetta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    I enjoy being able to have a lot of flexibilty and a solid career growth path.

    Cons

    The hours can be long if you don't manage your time well or meet with clients outside of the office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your staff and you will love the return.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It was a good experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Moore, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Moore, OK (US)

    I have been working at State Farm part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You get to work with a bunch of people that you get to know and become friends with. You get to learn from some of the best and gain experience through that.

    Cons

    Have to learn quickly and start to produce in order to have success in this field or you will fail.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    ILR Claims Associate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Associate -ILR in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Claims Associate -ILR in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Co-workers are pleasant to work with. The training is great at teaches you a lot about the company and what they stand for. Great company goals and are easy to get behind. The endless possibilities with this company. The benefits are great. The company is constantly trying to improve not only for the customers but for the employees as well.

    Cons

    In this position you are only allowed to do so much for the customer. The training is a month long. The material and training is sometimes boring. You have to be able to accept change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A Great Company For The Customer, But Just OK For The Employee

    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    The company is great for its customers/clients... it really values them and works to provide a great protection value every day.

    Cons

    Sometimes the culture can feel stodgy and lacking in innovation, and the technology point of view isn't so great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the agency's perspective and operations better, and allow this understanding to better inform use of technology and methology.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overall very positive company to be with

    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Ottawa, KS (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Ottawa, KS (US)

    I have been working at State Farm full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Love the customer contact and the flexibility of my office

    Cons

    dealing with the infer structure changes... frustrating dealing with the hold times we must endure to work with service and underwriters.

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