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Anonymous shared this review of Geico, United States on Jan 8th, 2021
"This is not a safe company to work for; you will be scrutinized within an inch of your life and paid tuppence for it. You can report sexual harassment, but nothing will come of it except for a larger magnifying glass on you. You'll be expected to pick up your boss's slack to make him look good, but GEICO's culture doesn't look kindly on supporting associates' accomplishments."
Anonymous shared this review of Geico, United States on Jul 23rd, 2020
"Avoid if possible. They use 37.5 hour work weeks as a selling point, but you will spend far more time than that if you care about keeping your inhumane level of work within their exacting yet often subjective standards. "
Anonymous shared this review of Geico, United States on Jan 30th, 2020
"They do not care if you are a mother and need to tend to your children. In fact keep doing that and they will never promote you "
Anonymous shared this review of Geico, United States on Jan 28th, 2020
"They are making a step in the right direction with their recent pass of parental leave. I feel that they have a large opportunity to support career development in their management. They also have opportunity to help develop leaders into positions without requiring them to relocate to do so."
Anonymous shared this review of Geico, United States on Jun 7th, 2019
"I worked in a small independently-owned office, which was primarily women and owned by a woman. However, with next to no health benefits, I decided to look for employment elsewhere."
Anonymous shared this review of Geico on Oct 3rd, 2018
"GEICO hires pleasant people who value stability, work/life balance, diversity (race, age, gender, etc), leadership development programs, and opportunities for internal promotion and career growth. However, the GEICO headquarters office is outdated and not equipped to support employees who work in different offices. GEICO also has outdated HR policies (such as hair drug requirement for new hires, sick leave policy, "pilot" remote day program, etc). It's confusing that the GEICO business and IT management doesn't work together. I also get concerned that there's too many GEICO management team members who only know how to manage within GEICO, and don't have diversity of thought from other industry/organization experiences."
Anonymous shared this review of Geico on May 29th, 2018
"The job is a rotational employer. Some come and some go"
Anonymous shared this review of Geico on Jan 27th, 2017
"Get ready to rumble, it is a challenge, dont give up. "
Anonymous shared this review of Geico on Apr 14th, 2016
"GEICO has a no telecommuting policy, very strict attendance policies, and zero paid maternity leave (I had two children whilst there and had to use all of my saved vacation time first, then I went on leave without pay; this then means no paid vacation days after your back until you accrue again). It's an environment filled with negative vibes and people. "
Anonymous shared this review of Geico on Apr 1st, 2016
"If you check all the boxes and follow their rules you will get promoted- but it is easier if you don't have a family or are not trying to start one."
Anonymous shared this review of Geico on Mar 24th, 2016
"It's a standard US job that must offer federal and state benefits but does not go above and beyond that at all."
"The only paid portion of your leave is any accrued sick and vacation time. You MUST use the accrued time. Upon returning to work you have zero vacation and zero sick time. It take 6 weeks to accrue 1 vacation day. Also, it's 8 weeks leave for vaginal birth 12 weeks for cesarian. It's an ok place to work only because of the hours and possible flex hours but they are very big on punching the clock. They value how strictly their requirements are followed over the quality of the work. They prefer robots."
"Senior management takes male analysts to go golfing and it's very much a boy's club. The way to get promoted is to get in with the higher up male managers but they don't include women, or take them seriously. My director would rate female coworkers by their breast size on golf outings with other male coworkers."
"I work at the fredericksburg, VA. location. Its so hard to adjust/change your shift. I have tried numerous times, and my boss wouldn't let me. They told me it was my performance. I later found out other people were given the opportunity to change shifts, whose numbers were well below mine. One had his shift change because of his dog! FAVORTISM rules here! We did have a female vp and female managers. Almost all were replaced by men. The new male VP doest even talk to you, unless you are a manager. He will walk right by you without uttering a word. A simple greeting like "Hello or Good Morning" would be nice."
"if you are energetic and willing to play the game and work very hard you will go far....it is not for the sensitive type"
"I absolutely love my job. I recently began work at GEICO, and my position pays great, I have excellent benefits, and my Supervisors as well as coaches are fabulous people to work for. As with any job there are certain people in the workforce that are just simply difficult to deal with because of their types of attitude and leadership styles but I have not really felt that this has occurred as of yet in my employment. Everyone I have met has been amazing, and I feel that I get just as much praise and inclusion in the workforce as the males do in my same position. Management roles are mixed between male and female and I do not feel there is an overwhelming number of men in management when compared to women. This is a great place to work and the environment is definitely supportive of growth and potential so long as you put in the work."
"woman are not treated same as men. men who don't know how to manage their way out of a paperbag are promoted over women who are more qualified THERE IS NO FLEXING OF HOURS"
"Be prepared to be a competitor, if you're not comfortable working in a fast pace environment, performance-base in order to be promoted, meeting margins and so forth then this is not for you."
"Terrible when it comes to maternity leave."
"A lot of women working here. Never really seen any get to management and those that do usually end up going somewhere else."
"I have worked there for 2.5 years and started training with a class of almost all women have had both male and female supervisors it is overall a very supportive work environment"
"The good thing about this company is that it does seem to provide the same opportunities for hard working individuals regardless of gender. That being said, the company is severely understaffed when it comes to its claims departments. I have worked in several claims related departments, and in every department I was in, staffing was an issue. With such a large, market predominant company, one would think that they would place a higher priority on getting adequately staffed to boost morale for tenured employees. Many people burnout after awhile because the goals and expectations are unrealistic considering the staffing issues. Good benefits to include paid vacation, 401k (no dollar for dollar matching, though), disability, life insurance, vision, FSA, etc. Not conducive to family oriented individuals - expect long hours and even weekends as a regular occurrence. IF you have children and work on a desk, you will be drained to come home and help them with homework and probably won't have energy to make dinner from scratch. Sick leave is a joke. Sick leave is tied into your dependability score, which is a part of your rating as an associate. If you have poor dependability, it can be grounds for termination. To use sick leave, without being penalized, it needs to meet FMLA guidelines (e.g., a recurrent serious medical condition, pregnancy, etc). Average colds and flus are NOT covered under FMLA, and being that GEICO is a cubicle environment, people who are afraid of their dependability being impacted will come in to the office and expose others to their cold/flu. For those that do not take sick leave and have good dependability, there is no reward other than being able to keep your job. You are not able to cash out your sick or use it for vacation. even if it does qualify for FMLA coverage, you are only allowed 12 weeks of FMLA leave per year, even if you have multiple fmla related incidents come up (let's say you were pregnant, plus had diabetes, or migraines and they each required time off at different times). The sick leave requirements were one of the most complained about issues throughout the company, and has been for years, but no changes."
"They do not offer short term disability - so there is no maternity leave benefits. In many areas its male dominated and there is very little work life balance offered (no alternate work schedules, work from home, etc)."
"This is for women and men also. Age is a major factor at Geico. This just happened over the last 5 or so years. You are great until you start to slow down because of your age. Once you do, it's out the door you go. I inquired to a manager one time why Geico never hires older workers and was told because they are not applying. With respect I said I did not believe that. That was the end of the conversation. We were told if we did not have a degree or working on a degree we would never be able to advance. I know of a situation when about 12 older employees in just my department all at one time were forced to take early retirement, resign, or be terminated. It is such a shame that companies do this to the older workforce who many times have dedicated their best years to the company. Geico use to be the best company in the world to work for then it was like they turned on you. My career was cut short due to my age and I will always resent it. Shame on you Geico and all companies that practice age discrimination."
"If you planning on being a working parent, make sure your kids have a good childcare system or you and the other parent function well as a team. I hardly see my daughter except for my days off. I leave her early in the morning and I'm home late at night. Maternity leave is something only the lack of knowledge ones care about, You have to use all of your sick leave and vacation. And what you don't have left to cover is, well unpaid. They could do better by this. I have even considered leaving this company due to maternity leave. They could offer better programs for mothers and fathers. Even programs for advancement. Everyone has to follow the same course and that course may not be what an individual wants to do but in order for them to succeed, they may advance off topic to get to where they want to go. How does that improve your skill set? Sometimes it's just a paycheck."
"woman can be a supr., but you have to be willing to lie in court for them. when upper management targets an employee, its your job to pick them apart. woman donot reach upper management often.- 20 years+ experience.."