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State Farm Reviews

Updated 3 March 2015
Updated 3 March 2015
1,975 Reviews
3.5
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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.  

    Good to Join

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company with excellent values that truly cares about customers and employees alike

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bloomington, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bloomington, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Uness you work in a production environment, like Claims or Underwriting, you have an awesome work/life balance. State Farm gives their employees great benefits. A 401(k) AND a pension. Dental, Vision, Life, Health, Tuition Reimbursement, adoption assistance, and others that just aren't on the top of my mind at the moment. Excellent opportunity for advancement, career development.

    Cons

    If you work in a call center for State Farm, you have a very different experience. You still have great benefits. Even if you only work part-time, you still get paid time off, health, life, vision, dental, tuition reimbursement - the works. However, your work/life balance is significantly degraded in comparison to other positions in the company. The work also can get very mundane and boring. Still a great company, and really still good jobs, just not as good as the rest of the company enjoys.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reposition yourself to move faster. The company needs to be more proactive and less reactive. The company culture needs to be shifted a little to embrace change a little more easily.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Company with long term Career Options

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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

    Pros

    State Farm is a great place to build your career. It has great benefits, defined pension plan, compensation is above the competetive range for similar jobs in the market areas. You can decide to switch your career while continuing to build on your benefits.

    Cons

    State Farm expects top professionalism, if you are someone who is always late, makes up excuses or tries to get out of work, this is not the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to build an environment where employees love to work everyday.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Position

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    Great environment, plenty of learning. agent is great to work with in our brand new office.

    Cons

    I was very disappointed to learn, that when working for an independent agent, that you are responsible for purchasing your own health insurance and you have absolutely no type of benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There really isn't any info to share with upper management. I work for an independent agent who is opening her own office, so even though the name is a big name you're working for a small business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company but moving in a strange direction

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Complex Injury Adjuster in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Complex Injury Adjuster in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Fair salary administration
    Great management
    Stable company

    Cons

    Future is uncertain with regards to locations
    The quality of the work product seems to be decreasing as there is a shift in the type of employee
    Very little accountability
    Claims is a very difficult role, it's a grueling position in which you often deal with somewhat unreasonable customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Interning at State Farm was an excellent learning experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Agent Intern in Jupiter, FL (US)
    Former Intern - Agent Intern in Jupiter, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    I truly enjoyed my summer internship at State Farm where I was able to grow and contribute my skills in a professional setting.The experience offered personal growth and a solid work-life balance. I was able to ask questions and learn something new each day.

    Cons

    Overall I enjoyed my experience at State Farm. Despite my positive experience, I did not gain full exposure to the more than one many facets of business they operate in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I generally agree with the management strategy implemented at State Farm Insurance but I would suggest a more organized internship program with specifically detailed responsibilities and learning practices for entry level workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Love this place, great atmoaphere, and lots of opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth

    Cons

    Pit in your time and do your job well, even if it is just a stepping stone

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Quote and Bind Rep.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Dunwoody West, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales in Dunwoody West, GA (US)

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    There was extensive training provided to all of the in coming new hires for the quote and bind sales teams. The trainers were knowledgeable.

    Cons

    The training provided was extensive and classes contained upwards of 40 people. The distraction of unprofessional employees was disappointing to the remaining employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be supportive and address unprofessional employees directly. Continue the welcoming committee for all the new hires.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I worked as an intern for an agent in NYC. I learned so much every day and enjoyed my experience for the most part.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY (US)
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Some customers were gems and really made my day.

    Cons

    The office culture was a bit unprofessional when customers weren't present and the agent can be a little crazy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    State Farm Agent Staff/office manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - State Farm Agent Staff
    Current Employee - State Farm Agent Staff

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

    Pros

    Working with an established agent is satisfying and rewarding. Each agency is individual run by the agent with different goals expectations and cultures. You need to find a agent that fits in with your work ethic and values

    Cons

    Benefits and time off are at the discretion of the agent. You have to wait a year for vacation and you lose it when you change agent unless you negotiate it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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