Cons: Too few breaks, very poor work-life balance, overall poor treatment of employees
Every time I hear any GEICO commercial on the radio advertising what a great place it is to work, I cringe, simply because it is all a blatant lie. I worked there for 6 months before I quit because I could not stand the work environment anymore. While the training was good and the information I learned about insurance was very useful that was about the only good thing that came out of working there.
The sales goals are ridiculous, one bad day can doom your whole month, even if the rest of your month is top notch. They write you up for going to the bathroom too often. When I worked there I was given 2,15 minuet breaks which they dictate when you can take them and then 6 minuets of "personal time". That "personal time" is all the time you have to use the rest room outside of your standard breaks That also includes emergency calls or anything else. They do not care why you are going to the bathroom, even if it is for a medical reason. I got pulled aside and written up for using too much personal time because I had an upset stomach one day. They have no regard for your personal life, they just want you on the phones night and day. It is a grind house, once you leave the company,they forget that you ever existed or that you even worked there.
My Supervisor and Manager lied to my face and told me they would give me a reference when I left which they did not which nearly cost me another job. They even refused to provide employment verification for a background check; I had to send in my W2 to prove I worked there.
In short, if you value your sanity, do not work here.