State Farm Reviews

Updated 26 April, 2015
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  1. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun work environment, decent pay

    Cons

    Shift work to accommodate different time zones

    Advice to Management

    More incentive is needed to increase sales productivity

  2. Challenging but exciting to work here

    • 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice work environment to be in

    Cons

    A lot of learning to do

    Advice to Management

    Longer training may be requiered

  3. Always fun and satisfying work

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

    I have been working at State Farm full-time (More than 5 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Caring place to work, people make a difference for our clients

    Cons

    Pace of change is difficult

    Advice to Management

    More communication

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Underwriter

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company. They will invest in employees who are willing to put the time in.

    Cons

    Currently going through lots of change, understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    Try not to understaff.

  6. Would have never started working for SF if I knew it would be like this

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Benefits
    - Paid sick days
    - Co-workers are easy to get along with as we all share the same frustration with poor management.

    Cons

    - Poor section management leadership and lack of foresight in dealing with staffing.
    - Fire Claims and Casualty is constantly understaffed.
    - Section Management has not let Fire Claims Central employees make lateral transfers for over half a year now.
    - Non-competitive wages compared to other Canadian insurance companies such as RBC, TD, etc.
    - Unfair practices and double standards held against certain employees.
    - Section Management frequently makes decisions that do not make sense to employees beneath them.
    - Section and Team Management only work 36:15 a week while staff below them work 40-45+hours a week.
    - Employees are frequently out of service level objects because management refuses to hire more staff.
    - Management seems to think the solution to all problems is to increase burden on current employees.
    - Very high turn over rate in FCC and Field as management has ignored deep rooted staffing problems for a very long time.

    Advice to Management

    Clear out the current section managers and allow fresh people to come in to management, which might be difficult considering the high turn over rate. Current section management is not concerned about the policy holder or their employees below, or so it seems.

  7. good to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Ottawa, ON

    I worked at State Farm

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    treats staff well and there is room for advancement

    Cons

    More of a male dominated environment, but getting better for female agents

    Advice to Management

    More female agents in top rolls

  8. Great company to work for but.....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant in Aurora, ON
    Current Employee - Accountant in Aurora, ON

    I have been working at State Farm

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    State Farm is a really good company with great work life balance. However they do not pay well compared to similar companies and the opportunity for growth takes a really long time.

    Cons

    Great work life balance
    Very flexible work hours
    Great people

    Advice to Management

    They should recognize talent and nurture then early. Pay well to talented employees to keep them from leaving.

  9. Helpful (2)

    DO not work for Agent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Services Representative in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Customer Services Representative in Toronto, ON

    I worked at State Farm

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Watch out what your agent is doing

  10. IT/Systems

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

    I have been working at State Farm as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work for. Opens up a lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    Not necessarily a coding company.

  11. Overall great place to work

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Security, Work/Life balance, Ability to move to a wide variety of positions based on interest

    Cons

    Politics, somewhat difficult to move from department to department due to heavy processes, very conservative environment

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