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Updated 18 April 2019
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  • "No work life balance during catastrophe periods" (in 359 reviews)

  • "Little to no work life balance or flexibility" (in 153 reviews)

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  1. "excellent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State Farm full-time

    Pros

    work-life balance is very good

    Cons

    no cons to work with them


  2. "Logistics manager"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Manager
    Current Employee - Logistics Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I want to become a good logistics manager. I want prove my knowledge . this is a suitable job for me .

    Cons

    Logistics having more then benefits in the world. So no cons

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to say

  3. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work life balance. Fun. Money

    Cons

    None. Its doing pretty good


  4. "School Teacher"

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    Former Employee - School Teacher in Bengaluru
    Former Employee - School Teacher in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is good coordination in the staff

    Cons

    there are no downsides in that work

    Advice to Management

    My advice is to give good quality to the industry


  5. "software"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    working environment. is good.healthy environment

    Cons

    no cons i do not found any cons yet


  6. "Good to Join"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 Management

    i have a positive outlook towards this organisation


  7. Helpful (319)

    "An Amazing Decline/Trust Your Gut"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State Farm full-time

    Pros

    (At the time)

    Fair pay and predictable bonus structure
    They were pretty good at covering travel expenses and paying them back quickly
    Diverse workforce & diversity initiatives
    Fun and funny coworkers
    Opportunities for growth
    Again, this was all four years ago and has likely changed

    Cons

    (At the time and now, according to other comments)

    Arrogant to a fault
    Total lack of innovation & willingness to innovate
    Odd attachment to the company's past (which prevents progress)
    High number of veterans (20+ years) who are determined to get that retirement money, and therefore, are resistant to change and technology
    Heavy reliance on command and control management style
    Poor decision-making that leads to losses of all kinds

    Advice to Management

    When I was first hired to State Farm back in 2010, I felt truly blessed and fortunate. I felt I had found my work "home," and that I would be able to learn and grow over time, and watch my career develop. And guess what? It did. I held three different positions at State Farm, each "better" than the last in terms of challenge, growth, and pay. I used to brag to others about State Farm and actively try to recruit them. I was a true believer and evangelist.

    State Farm was like an abusive relationship in that, there were times when things were good! Really good! And then, there were those bad times...

    Even though my career was progressing, I was met at every level with some of the most hateful, spiteful, narcissistic leadership you could ever imagine. Egomaniacs and control freaks of the highest order. It was almost like they didn't want us to succeed, for fear that we may take their jobs someday. The behaviors got so bad that I even told one of my managers, "There's no amount of money in this world that could get me to do your job. You all seem miserable." This was toward the end of our relationship, of course. In each role, my managers found something, anything they could to harp on, and once I fixed that, something new would pop up to "fix." It was a moving target. They never taught, they only scolded. They treated employees of every age like children, from age 21 to age 61. It was disgraceful.

    Others took the time to focus on my personality. My work product was excellent and above standard according to one, but they always shifted the focus to my "happiness." "Are you happy? You don't seem happy. Others are worried that you're not happy. Are you happy? Your happiness, or lack thereof, is affecting the team." When I'd ask clarifying questions like, "What makes you think I'm not happy?" "How is it affecting the team?" "Describe a time when you distinctly thought I wasn't happy..." they couldn't do it. Never could. It morphed into vague generalizations and hearsay (made up stuff). They could never give me actionable specifics, and therefore, I could never correct the "problems."

    At the time, I did not realize that I was witnessing the beginning of the end. Everything that happened to me was symptomatic of a company preparing to enter into decline. Instead of leadership banding together and figuring out how to fix it, they chose to eat their babies. And they're paying for it dearly now.

    The second part of this title is to trust your gut, and this is where I'll speak to current employees: When I quit State Farm, people thought I was crazy. I had a great title and pay. I had climbed through the ranks relatively quickly. The path was clear, but I wasn't willing to fight off psychopaths along the way. So I trusted my belief that I could do better for myself, and I did. You don't deserve poor treatment from anyone, and especially not your employer. Sometimes you have to vote with your feet. Although you will be brainwashed, threatened, and intimidated, State Farm is not the end all be all. There is life outside of SF. There are other industries. Regardless of what you do, you have picked up some valuable skills that are highly transferable in the marketplace. Don't give up on yourself. Start saving money and get out of there. You will survive and you will be better for it.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Former long time employee"

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    Former Employee - State Farm Claims Adjuster in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - State Farm Claims Adjuster in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hired high caliber of people

    Cons

    Made poor decisions that affect a lot of long time employees

    Advice to Management

    Let employees do their work and not micromanage them


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Claims Team Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Claims Team Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent training provided. Great people to work with. A lot of long term employees who take pride in their work.

    Cons

    Upper management of the company do not care about the employees.

    Advice to Management

    First line management are great. Executive level management need to understand that the employees, and the skills and diverse talents they have, are the backbone of the company.


  10. Helpful (12)

    "Solid Company that has lost its way"

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    Former Employee - Process Analyst in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Process Analyst in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, excellent benefits, stable financially, opportunities to be promoted and relocate, supports employee development

    Cons

    Culture of "treating employees like family" has eroded. Recent leadership changes have triggered a lack of transparency in terms of company vision.