State Farm Reviews

Updated 29 September 2014
Updated 29 September 2014
1,621 Reviews
3.5
1,621 Reviews
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State Farm Chairman and CEO Ed Rust Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance and encouragement to continue insurance education (in 96 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 24 reviews)

  • No room for advancement with contract employees and lower pay with no benefits (in 37 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    They took good care of me

    Former Employee - IT Student Intern  in  Bloomington, IL (US)
    Former Employee - IT Student Intern in Bloomington, IL (US)

    I worked at State Farm as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    State Farm is a friendly work environment with a company that pays fairly and treats employees like they matter

    Cons

    The job was dull and for many others it was very stressful

  2.  

    Great company, exciting environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quote & Bind Sales Representative  in  Richardson, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Quote & Bind Sales Representative in Richardson, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great company! State Farm hires within for advancement. Exciting atmosphere to work in at the Richardson Tx office.

    Cons

    Very low pay. And majority of the new hire training class were not good candidates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Ethical, reputable company with great values

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AGENT STAFF - TEAM MEMBER
    Current Employee - AGENT STAFF - TEAM MEMBER

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

    Pros

    Exceptional financial products & services for clients, attractive compensation & benefits package (depending on agency), strong financial strength & rating, high level training, and a healthy work/life balance.

    Cons

    Limitations on certain products & services based on region, rapidly hanging without adequate infrastructure, and not much room for growth in Miami, FL.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    repoen products & services in locations where they are are not currently offereing and lower prices to be a little more competitive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    State Farm is doing a lot of cutting edge things. It is clear why they are first in their industry.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Claims Associate - Express  in  Tempe, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Claims Associate - Express in Tempe, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    I felt like I was part of the neighborhood. Training, work-life balance are excellent.

    Cons

    You have to wait 1 year to start your AIC. Some managers in Express are hard to deal with because they make up rules in an already highly regulated environment.
    If you're in express you're just a breathing body. They want you to care about the customer but they don't pay you to care. They call you a claims associate but you really read a series of scripts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always be improving

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Ever lasting experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State Farm

    Pros

    Working in a hub, every manager seemed to have their team members best interest. They constantly encourage you to apply for "better" positions and help determine your fit.

    Cons

    There is constant change in word tracks & procedures. Seems you can't get comfortable speaking procedure with customers because it is constantly different. More of a challenge than a con.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is great!

  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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great training program and promotion potential

    Cons

    Busy busy busy, completing tasks without interruption

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please sustain everything you are doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stable company with great opportunities

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

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

    Pros

    Training availability and mentorship programs are top notch. Even when you have reached a point in your career where you may not be looking for a promotion, you can find meaningful work and have the opportunity to move across a number o f areas and work with different technologies..

    Cons

    While there is significant focus on work-life balance, it is still difficult to maintain at times. Office culture is truly that of a good neighbor - its about getting the work done and getting along with others. Sometimes results suffer from this approach and individuals who are great at their jobs but a little rough around the edges may feel undervalued. Lastly, the hubs are confusing - why are we really doing this?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communicating where we are going as a company - sometimes the strategies don't make sense to the layperson.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Like a past neighbor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Leader  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    History of relationships and good neighbors

    Cons

    attitude of entitlement with customer expectations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lower your prices and get competitive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Marketing Specialist-Agent Staff  in  West Monroe, LA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Marketing Specialist-Agent Staff in West Monroe, LA (US)

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

    Pros

    The people are wonderful and the hours are really flexible. There is also room for growth if you decide to get your license.

    Cons

    The pay could be better. Also, State Farm does not offer health insurance which seems to be counter intuitive if you think about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer health insurance!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company with a great culture in a very competitive industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AGENT STAFF - TEAM MEMBER  in  Lexington, VA (US)
    Former Employee - AGENT STAFF - TEAM MEMBER in Lexington, VA (US)

    I worked at State Farm full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work hours and excellent brand recognition, which is very helpful when selling.

    Cons

    It depends on the agent that you work for as to the tempo of the office. To be recognized you have to produce a lot of policies monthly to do well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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