INSURANCE AGENT (Former Employee) – Reston, Va – December 4, 2014
Good company, great products even a bit pricey. Working here is not advised as the DMs are not interested in seeing new agents advance it seems. They provide very little support and are not interested in doing anything other than holding a occasional meeting.
Agent Staff (Former Employee) – Tacoma, WA – April 28, 2017
I pride myself on stong people skills and found the work hours too restrictive. I like to be 'front of house', assisting customers in the office and on the phone. Home visits were also a favorite use of customer relations. After a long career I now prefer to fill in a temporary position neededin the office. Office workers being out for appointments, sick days, vacation, etc.
Personal Assistant (Former Employee) – San Diego County, CA – April 26, 2017
i was working for a close family friend when I was younger and did small duties like run for coffee, open the door for customers, basically any assistant duty, was done by me if I was ever asked to go run/do something for anyone that worked in the office.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Olathe, KS – April 26, 2017
This is a very well established organization that has been around for nearly a century. As with most older companies they go through a transition and Farmers is no different. While they do a great job with work/life balance there are few roles available outside of leadership.
Specialty Field Claims Representative (Former Employee) – Lewisville, TX – April 25, 2017
Management style is based on fear for your position. Very stressful environment as each month began a new period in which you had to prove yourself and if goals were not met, then your job was in jeopardy.
customer service representative (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – April 24, 2017
I enjoyed working for Farmers Insurance, a typical day of work would include me going into the office and checking my emails. I would converse with my fellow office co-workers about work that needs to be done that day. As the day goes on I would work not the office files, talk with clients and execute what they wanted done as they walked in and whatever else the boss had requested me to do that day.
Agent (Former Employee) – Beaumont, TX – April 23, 2017
I enjoyed the two years as in insurance agent. I learned a great deal about the insurance business. I had great training program. The reason I decided not to pursue this career was because of difficulty to sign people up and build my business.
Difficulty in having individuals change their insurance
Catastrophe claims adjuster/ppraiser (Former Employee) – Alpharetta, GA – April 22, 2017
Farmers was an insurance company that gave me job stability but was extremely demanding. If you like to stay busy an never have an opportunity to take a second to take a break. This is the perfect job for you. We had something called a work basket and it seemed like no matter how hard I worked I could never get ahead. I am a very driven and hard working person so I couldn't understand why I always felt this way. This is a great place for anyone who doesn't mind this type of environment.
I really learned valuable information from my coworkers but they office was a bit boring.
Maximizer (Former Employee) – Burbank, CA – April 21, 2017
Great people to work and I learned how to really communicate with people over the phone. Everybody treated me like part of the team right away and it was a friendly atmosphere. The hardest part was trying to connect all the calls to the specific person as they had another office in the same building.The only bad part about working in insurance is that you're doing the same thing over and over, it tends to get boring after a while. Overall I really enjoyed this opportunity and gained valuable experience
Help Desk Analyst I (Former Employee) – Wilmington, DE – April 21, 2017
Team leads and managers do not often communicate to each other despite the fact they stay in meetings all day rather than do actual work. Absolutely no clear path on how to advance. Most people in the company stay in the position they were hired for till quitting.
The agent I was working for created a hostile environment
Agent (Former Employee) – Pueblo, CO – April 21, 2017
I would have loved working in the office I was in, if it wasn't for the agent I was working for. He created an extremely hostile environment, accused employees of many things, even without proof, and went as far as making comments that made his employees extremely uncomfortable.