It was a good learning and work experience, but the Help Point management is corrupt.
Pros: there was flexibility in the work schedule and good learning opportunities.
Cons: the management
I worked at the Farmers Help Point for 12 1/2 years. I learned a lot and had some great work experience. I also had some good promotional opportunities. My first 10 years were great.
Farmers can be a good company if you go to the right department. There are some managers and supervisors that are good, ethical people, and they value their employees. If you go to the wrong department, you can develop an unfavorable impression that will taint your view of the company at large. If you go to the right department and are with the right supervisor, it will be a good experience.
I worked in several departments at Farmers. Most of my experience was very good. Unfortunately, my last 9 months were with the Total Loss Department. As an employee, the Total Loss Department was a very poor representation of Farmers. That whole department was a total loss. Had my only experience been with this department, my position would be negative toward the whole company. I saw a lot of abuses by the management as it seemed like the supervisors and managers would literally defacate on their employees. The termination rate is extremely high, and there is a lot of turnover in this department. If you work for Farmers, you need to avoid this department like the plague.