State Farm Reviews

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
1,688 Reviews
3.5
1,688 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance and encouragement to continue insurance education (in 100 reviews)

  • Great training program, plenty of opportunities to advance and great benefits package (in 78 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

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    • 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not bad, Not amazing, Sorta stressful

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bodily Injury Claims Adjuster in Frederick, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Bodily Injury Claims Adjuster in Frederick, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Job Security
    Great training + education assistance
    Job isn't too difficult

    Cons

    Can be very overwhelming with all of the task work required to complete.
    Call center - Making and receiving calls all day.
    Low salary.
    Unable to transfer experience to other industries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management seems like they are mostly concerned in pointing out your mistakes and it is hard for them to see how well an employee is doing because they do not watch them work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Endless oppertunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Associate -ILR
    Current Employee - Claims Associate -ILR

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

    Pros

    Medical, dental, life, retirement benefits and many internal oppertunities for advancement. Training and development are readily available. A lot of solid leaders with stories of starting at the bottom and now doing great things in the company.

    Cons

    Some employees with excellent attendance and performance tend to sometimes be overlooked when advancement comes around. Understaffed areas make it hard to promote out of the understaffed area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    Great Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CSA in Lincoln, NE (US)
    Former Employee - CSA in Lincoln, NE (US)

    I worked at State Farm full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They really treat you right

    Cons

    a bit low on pay

  7.  

    Great place to work.

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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 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
  8.  

    Salary

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    • 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

  9.  

    Good Company; Some Challenges

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    • 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
  10.  

    Really liked my job (internship)

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    • 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
  11.  

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

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    • 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

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