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Anonymous shared this review of State Farm, United States on Dec 7th, 2020
"There are opportunities for advancement in the call center but the company culture has more to do with connections and not skills. "
Anonymous shared this review of State Farm, United States on Nov 29th, 2019
"Financially Stable company; successful history. Depending on the dept you’re in makes a huge difference from a work-life balance. In claim leadership, it’s always 50+ hour work week. Always. "
Anonymous shared this review of State Farm, United States on Oct 26th, 2019
"I felt like my time here was very fair although initially offered less starting pay than a fellow male who I thought I was less qualified. I was promoted a few times in just a few years. They make and effort to celebrate women in the workplace as well. "
Anonymous shared this review of State Farm, United States on Jun 17th, 2019
"Know your rights and hopefully, you have an understanding manager"
Anonymous shared this review of State Farm on Feb 10th, 2019
"If you have children, have a back up plan. Their time off/sick leave is not forgiving. "
Anonymous shared this review of State Farm on Jan 31st, 2019
"State Farm is very fair and seeks to promote the most talented employee/leader. As a woman, I've felt very fortunate to have been given opportunities while others have supported and believed in me. "
Anonymous shared this review of State Farm on Jan 25th, 2019
"Yes, only if you’re looking for a new career. State Farm is a great place to get your foot in the door for insurance."
Anonymous shared this review of State Farm on Jan 24th, 2019
"Some roles are unfairly seen as more valuable even though they require less responsibility."
Anonymous shared this review of State Farm on Sep 20th, 2018
"I have enjoyed working for them and there is a balance of women and men on my team. "
Anonymous shared this review of State Farm on Apr 13th, 2018
"If you are interested in leadership, they are pretty fair with promoting women. Maternity leave is 6-8 weeks depending on the type of birth. Flexibility of work/life balance depends on your department."
Anonymous shared this review of State Farm on Apr 9th, 2018
"There is a Pension if you can last five years to become vested"
Anonymous shared this review of State Farm on Nov 23rd, 2017
"If you have a BA or higher degree and don't mind playing office politics you can probably get somewhere in this company esp if you are a minority."
Anonymous shared this review of State Farm on Oct 3rd, 2017
"Every Agency is different. Ask individual agents about their operation, do not assume they are same. "
Anonymous shared this review of State Farm on Sep 21st, 2017
"Consider the area and geographical location. Ask questions about the immediate manager/leader before making a decision. "
Anonymous shared this review of State Farm on Aug 31st, 2017
"State Farm really supports employee development and if you are willing to put in the time and energy to develop yourself, have a positive attitude, and are open to change you can experience great advancement here."
Anonymous shared this review of State Farm on Aug 11th, 2017
"Work life balance nees s to be improved. However I would say this to men too. "
Anonymous shared this review of State Farm on Jul 23rd, 2017
"That they are specific agents and each agent is different, but the agent I very briefly worked for was blatantly sexist, showed favoritism, and there was no maternity leave. "
Anonymous shared this review of State Farm on Jan 31st, 2017
"If you like the feeling of being comfortable, then this is the place for you. Theres no room to think outside the box."
"Great place. Strict on Attendance. Great pay also & growth opportunities "
"Great pay, great maternity leave & flexibility when needed. Growth within"
"I have heard that certain departments operated more like a good ol' boys' club, while in contrast my department consisted mostly of women. Again, it is such a large company that your experience will depend largely on your team / department."
Anonymous shared this review of State Farm on Nov 21st, 2016
"In my department, there is great work life balance and it is family friendly."
Anonymous shared this review of State Farm on Nov 7th, 2016
"Networking and relationships are the to key to advancement within a department and movement into others. Insurance education is a must. Personal development is important but is limited to those who are successful in their current role and have been identified as high potential. Having strong relationships and likability will create opportunities faster that exceeding expectations. One needs only to meet the basic expectations in their current role and demonstrate the desire and ability to do more to receive opportunities. Mobility is essential for advancement. "
Anonymous shared this review of State Farm on May 22nd, 2016
"This is not a place to want to retire from "
Anonymous shared this review of State Farm on Apr 14th, 2016
"Less telecommuter positions available"
"It's a corporation, no perks to lower-rung associates. Gender wise the management is diverse (lots of females) but seem to be out of touch with those they supervisor. Maternity leave is handled as a disability (typical unfortunately) so it is not a negative to take the leave. It is a negative to be out ill for any reason in my department. I've noticed plenty of women who are penalized by management for being absent for caring for sick children."
"Women are expected to act like men in order to succeed."
"This is not a family oriented company. Work/Life balance is talked about but does not exist. You will be given a hard time to leave when your child is sick. You must be looking into higher education to move up. Lots of nepotism, raises are dictated by a group of supervisors not just yours and not how well you do your job."
"During my time with the company, they did not offer paid maternity leave. FMLA only applies if you have worked for the company for at least 1 year."
"They have a horrible work/life balance. They require you to work multiple shifts and even if you have kids in daycare and it closes before your late shift at 9pm they tell you your options are to quit or find a new day care. They are seriously the worst place ever."
"I've worked here over 3 years, and though I've seen women enter lower management, I'd say mid-level and upper-level management are predominantly men. Unfortunately, I believe that maternity leave is paid for up to 2 months, and you're "safe" for another month (but it's unpaid) - according to friends who have been on recent mat leave."
"I've worked here almost one year. Everyone I've met has been great. There are a lot of women in my department, and I've formed some relationships with women who work "downstream" who seem to be doing well. I don't know the exact percentage of women in management, but I have seen a lot of women in management positions in my relatively short time there."
"Generally, State Farm is a solid, stable employer offering good pay and benefits. Women are prominent in leadership, including executive. In my own career path I haven't seen any preferential treatment toward men and have numerous times gotten promotions and better bonuses than men in my area. The scheduling and time off policies vary drastically by department and are not at all family-friendly in the call centers. Mandatory overtime, time off blackout dates, inability to trade schedules and other issues have created a lot of frustrated employees. Paid maternity leave is capped at 6 weeks across the board."
"I have worked here for just over 3 years, in two different departments. From what I have seen so far, women are treated equally as men. There seems to be an even spread of male and female in middle and upper management. Although, I haven't had to take maternity leave, the amount of time allowed is generous."
"I've been with this company for 10 years. They like to pride themselves on their diversity and worklife/family balance however realistically they are all about the bottom line. Hours and benefits seem reasonable when hired and it is only after you sign the employment contract you are made to understand that weekly overtime is mandatory. It is not uncommon to work until 11:00 PM (get yourself a live in babysitter if you have small children) however your leadership does not. Mid and upper level management is overwhelmingly male while employee percentage is overwhelmingly female. Addressing any grievances is little more than lip service and anyone who doesn't agree with their male dominated metrics driven management style is labeled a "non-team player" and is ushered to the door. This is an appropriate place to work if you are uninterested in a family or social life or career advancement. Its a great stopgap but not a great place to grow."
"I have worked here for almost 11 years total. I manage an agency and maintain high sales (usually up to $10K OVER my quota for the month) and also do all the marketing and training of new hires. I currently make $35K a year and receive 3% commission. I also only have two weeks vacation after 11 years. Maternity leave has never been discussed and neither has a raise in vacation time or salary. State Farm corporate is a decent company I'm sure but working for agents is a nightmare and corporate could care less."
"The corporate environment, one that used to to be something to brag about and lead employees to commit to the company for 20-45 years, is a distant memory. They equally discourage men and women, equally."
"It's still an old boys club environment, regardless of the current restructuring which is eliminating many jobs for both old boys and women. My leadership team is male dominated, lacking diversity. Very few people advance from my department - male or female. It's known as a place where old claims employees go to die. Several women have accepted lower level positions to leave the department. Men have successfully applied for lateral positions in other departments and have advanced from there."
"You can work from home once a week. If you have to change the work from home day for personal reasons, managers are very flexible and understanding. This is a relationship-based organization with employee's respect towards their family life. People will understand any adjustments you need for your family. It is noticeable that the organization has a very high portion of women employees and people say it is because they can work and still raise their children with ease. There are also enough number of paid personal time off, sick days, vacation days, and limitless doctor days."
"It's not how good you are at the job and how much knowledge you have in your job but if you are willing to take courses and do outside work activities that will get you promoted. If you are a young Mom with kids at home or just want to do a good job in your department, you will not be promoted. You also have to be mobile."
"If you are willing to move every 5 years & can handle stress you will do well."
"In the past this has been a very solid company with great benefits and opportunity for advancement. Recently State Farm has taken on a new management style and for now it is not being handled well. Production and "efficiency" drives are creating a cut throat environment, and eliminating the pride in customer service that brought meaning to our careers in years past. For 2015/2016, I would stay away. Here's hoping this Company will recover, as it used to be a great place to work."