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State Farm Reviews

Updated 4 March, 2015
Updated 4 March, 2015
1,981 Reviews
3.5
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance and encouragement to continue insurance education (in 106 reviews)

  • Great training program, plenty of opportunities to advance and great benefits package (in 82 reviews)


Cons
  • As a side note - I had significant work / life balance issues as an agent (in 28 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.  

    Great People, Interesting Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to try new jobs in different departments and access to promotions. Very pleasant environment, you know what is expected of you and are notified if you need to do anything differently. State Farm typically promotes from within. Overall, this is a very positive work environment and I get to work with great people every day.

    Cons

    The technology has been implemented that allows you to work at home; however, the company is strict about being in office as much as possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Not bad, not great, educational

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Ottawa, ON

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

    Pros

    Location worked for me, educational

    Cons

    Work life balance issues, hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Tight-knit community, praise for a job well done, low salary for the amount of work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    As a new hire, I had unlimited access to back office support and training resources as well as ample time to pass licensing exams. I learned quickly, thanks to being able to ask questions along the way. Working in a small office was like working with family: friendly, tight-knit, and supportive. We had many fun events and outings together.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity for personal growth and advancement. Did not have the corporate feel that I was aiming for.

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  5.  

    Great!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Lot to learn in system upgrades

    Cons

    Lots of system process flaws

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix flaws.

    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Claims Rep

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Representative in Aurora, ON
    Current Employee - Claims Representative in Aurora, ON

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

    Pros

    Great Environment, Great People, Decent Pay, Opportunities for Growth and Broadening

    Cons

    Moving up takes some time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    not bad not good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State Farm

    Pros

    nice people, ok location, good benefits

    Cons

    large company, anything can happen to your job at anytime

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company, fair pay and benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Public Relations in Aurora, ON
    Current Employee - Public Relations in Aurora, ON

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

    Pros

    Excellent organizational structure, good backing from US Head office (when working in Canada) Good culture. Strong History.

    Cons

    Very insular, the promote from within environment stifles new ideas and doesn't allow outside talent in to contribute. Talent not allowed to thrive. Canadian office not supported as well as other offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Problem employees in high level positions are not dealt with appropriately

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    claims adjuster

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Aurora, ON
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Aurora, ON

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

    Pros

    there are none expect that it is well known

    Cons

    salary as well as work expectations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Customer Service Representative- Agent's Office

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    They have a competitive salary comparing to other companies with the same position. You would get bonuses as well. There would only be a few co-workers and the office of the atmosphere is usually small. If the agent that you are working for is nice then it makes your job a lot easier.

    They provide benefits if you are working as a full-time employee. Usually, things are more flexible because you work in a team at the office and it makes negotiation a lot more simple.

    State Farm pays for training courses and exams.

    Cons

    Offices are really busy and there is no time for lunch. The phones would not stop ringing and you would be receiving tons of e-mails waiting for your attention. If you eat lunch at your desk you will get distracted because the phones would always ring and customers walking in. You will most likely end up working while you eat which is unhealthy.

    You will always end up working overtime due to workload but we don't get paid for that.

    There would always be drama and competition in the office because you work with sales representatives.

    The main concern is I was never interested into becoming a sales representative which I mentioned at the interview. Unfortunately, they make you to get customers to sit with a sales representative hoping they would get more insurance.

  11.  

    Decent job; decent pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Representative in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Representative in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Fun work environment, decent pay

    Cons

    Shift work to accommodate different time zones

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More incentive is needed to increase sales productivity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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