State Farm Reviews

Updated 22 October, 2014
Updated 22 October, 2014
1,685 Reviews
3.5
1,685 Reviews
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State Farm Chairman and CEO Ed Rust Jr.
Ed Rust Jr.
954 Ratings

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. 1 person found this helpful  

    DO not work for Agent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Services Representative in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Customer Services Representative in Toronto, ON

    I worked at State Farm

    Pros

    it might be good to work for head office, but never for agent

    Cons

    Very strict insurance rule and difficult to sell

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch out what your agent is doing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not bad, Not amazing, Sorta stressful

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.  

    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

  6.  

    Great place to work.

    • 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 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
  7.  

    Salary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

  8.  

    Positive experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Claims Representative in Vallejo, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Claims Representative in Vallejo, CA (US)

    I worked at State Farm full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    State Farm has many pro aspects including: Benefits, Pay, Culture, and Training!

    Cons

    Unfortunately there are some cons including: mandatory OT and constant monitoring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Really liked my job (internship)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  10.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  11.  

    There is room for growth learning opportunities are in abundance.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    Learning and development is a great way to boost employee moral.

    Cons

    So far there are no cons to working for State Farm.

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