State Farm
3.5 of 5 1,293 reviews
www.statefarm.com Bloomington, IL 5000+ Employees

State Farm Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2014
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3.5 1,293 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

State Farm Chairman and CEO Ed Rust Jr.

Ed Rust Jr.

(769 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great work life balance and encouragement to continue insurance education"
    in 81 reviews
  • "Flexible hours, commission based sales, great work environment"
    in 58 reviews
Cons:
  • "Employees, while they used to welcome the extra pay, feel the work-life balance is skewed to work life"
    in 15 reviews
  • "Agents are considered "independent contractors" with no benefits but are treated like "employees"
    in 28 reviews
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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at State Farm

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

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

Advice to Senior Managementi have a positive outlook towards this organisation

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Great Company - ignore the nonsense

Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)
Jacksonville, FL (US)

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

ProsGREAT benefits.
Performance raises
Company bonus
Christmas presents
CCC Sales call center part time positions (in other locations) can create full time income.

ConsSome of the workloads/schedules are egregious. It can cause work/life to be out of balance. In some areas the care for the individual is gone, they have so many people looking for work sometimes you can feel devalued.
Company restructuring can make things very volatile.

Advice to Senior ManagementPhones have to be answered by people. People have to have lives, rethink your schedules to accommodate more back to back days off and less 10 hour weekend days that include both Saturday and Sunday. Happy employees make for stable, hard working, lasting employees.

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

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Good, Stable Company

Quote & Bind (Current Employee)
Dunwoody, GA (US)

I have been working at State Farm full-time for more than a year

ProsExcellent benefits
Multiple areas to work in
Good company culture where positivity and respect for others is promoted
Diverse workforce

ConsI would say the the ability to move around is limited and restricted by the 12 month incumbency period applied to most, if not all positions. It restricts movement of qualified candidates to new, better positions. The mentality and teaching from management and HR of 'be patient, more positions will become available' is annoyiong to hear when you're trying to move up to a better salary and/or position.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo away or make exceptions to the 12 month incumbency period that is used (even though sometimes the rule is broken for some). It restricts consideration of internal candidates that would otherwise fit available positions.

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

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Great Place to Work!

Commercial Policy Rate (Former Employee)
Rohnert Park, CA (US)

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

ProsWorkLife Balance, Career Advancement, Promotes Continued Education

ConsCompany Relocated to another area.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Work Environment

Insurance Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Tempe, AZ (US)

I worked at State Farm part-time for less than a year

Prosgreat management team
work with you to become a better sales person
fun place to work
great potential for growth

Consnew to call center environment
still figuring out the training system
upper management is not as involved as they should be

Advice to Senior Managementkeep on the trial and error, a lot of improvements have been made in such a short time. Keep listening to your employees

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

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Great company with a lot of opportunities

Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Bloomington, IL (US)

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

Prosbenefits are great.
very development driven.

Conssometimes may not be as competitive as their competition as far as salary

Advice to Senior Managementn/a

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Coming up on second year as USA

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at State Farm full-time for more than a year

ProsCompany's financial stability, paid retirement - vacations and work/life balance.

ConsLow pay on entry level with high stress and out-dated technology - though attempting to come of age

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Staff (Former Employee)
Wichita, KS (US)

I worked at State Farm full-time for more than 8 years

ProsI had a positive experience with State Farm. I enjoyed the experience I gained while working there. It was a stable job.

ConsThere was no room for growth.

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

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Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Villa Park, IL (US)

I worked at State Farm full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat opportunity for people in the sales industry. Awesome compensation, great backing with the State Farm name and a lot of opportunity to grow your career.

ConsSometimes long hours are needed to succeed in the business. Service work could become tedious and hard to manage if not on top of it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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They provide excellent training

Licensed Staff (Former Employee)
Beaverton, OR (US)

I worked at State Farm full-time for more than 3 years

ProsI enjoyed working with the customers and educating them on their insurance products.

ConsI didn't enjoy how much sales were pushed. Selling to someone in need is one thing but not everyone needs the same thing.

Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management often made changes that effected those of us on the "front line" significantly. Use input from the people working directly with customers before making changes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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