State Farm Reviews

Updated 25 August 2014
Updated 25 August 2014
1,550 Reviews

3.5
1,550 Reviews
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State Farm Chairman and CEO Ed Rust Jr.
Ed Rust Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance and encouragement to continue insurance education (in 88 reviews)

  • The company has a good work environment and works to help employees meet their needs (in 68 reviews)


Cons
  • As a side note - I had significant work / life balance issues as an agent (in 19 reviews)

  • No room for advancement with contract employees and lower pay with no benefits (in 34 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company

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

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

    Pros

    great benefit. Nice working environment. nice coworkers. Family oriented.

    Cons

    I do not find anything bad

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Job review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Conshohocken, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Conshohocken, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    history salary benefits Opportunity Location

    Cons

    Location Hours Opportunity Salary vacation

    Recommends
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claim Processor  in  Bloomington, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Claim Processor in Bloomington, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Nice facilities, paid vacation, good benefits, free access to state farm park for Bloomington, IL employees. They encourage employees to pursue Insurance education and will pay for the classes.

    Cons

    sometimes it feels as though management isn't listing to the employees. If they have a plan they don't want any negative feedback.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company going through a lot of changes right now and it can be frustrating when management makes decisions without thinking about how it will actually work in the real world. It puts a lot of stress on the people who work with customers. My advise would be to take more time speaking with the employees who work with customers on a daily basis. If something is working don't waste time trying to redesign the process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    State Farm is a great Co

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 company that has great stability, great benefits, chance for upward mobility as they usually promote within the company.

    Cons

    State Farm really doesn't have many negative aspects. It's difficult to talk with customers about life insurance but that's really about it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency on how rates are set

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing workplace and great people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    great benefits and work time

    Cons

    no way to move up

  7.  

    Agent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    Business Owner Independent Contractor Money

    Cons

    None None None None None

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working with each agent is different - each agent controls his/her office. Never totally the same job.

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company has insurance that even to this day I still carry. The company's values and how they try to help the clients is a great value to the clients.

    Cons

    Each agents office - is run the way they want and they are allowed to determine the rewards or none rewards. The idea of sales and how to get them is varied and can be questionable if the agent is only concerned with sales.

  9.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Job security
    Pay
    Benefits
    Advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Work Load can be heavy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I love this company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Underwriting Specialist  in  Las Vegas, NV (US)
    Current Employee - Business Underwriting Specialist in Las Vegas, NV (US)

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

    Pros

    If you put effort and work hard, you will get recognized by your superiors. Come in with the mentality of "professional growth" and the opportunities will present themselves. Great benefits, above average pay, and lots of opportunities for advancement if have education, professional background and initiative.

    Cons

    Lack of training and development of employees. Managers need training,too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to focus on appropriately training employees for their roles.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company but can be very different agent to agent.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • 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

    Build great relationships with customers, grow in your community, feel purposeful. Work/life balance of a regular 9-5. Uncapped commission.

    Cons

    The market area / agent you work for will determine how big your commission checks will be. Large rate increases and mass cancellations makes selling the value of State Farm difficult. You have to be a little greasy to be successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Updated policy provisions, guidelines, and rate increases are driving away long-tenured Mutual customers. Service and Claims only get you so far when Company X right down the road offers a much lower rate for the same coverage.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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