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.
Challenging and rewarding, large company with lots of room for advancement in multiple disciplines across a global territory. World Class training facility at the University of Farmers and strong brand recognition.
The prices offered by Farmers are not the lowest so the sales do not come easy, but the commission is great! There is a ton of support to help make you successful, it's like you can't fail if you want it bad enough.
SPECIAL CLAIMS AUTO ADJUSTER (Current Employee) – Idaho Falls, ID – February 13, 2019
I have been with this company for over 12 years. I have loved my 12yrs but I am ready to improve myself and experience new challenges. I live in an area where advancement isn't happening. I recommend the company.
Underwriting (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – February 13, 2019
Very political place. It's great to gain experience but not the place you can build a career unless you hit it off with a good upper level manager. Management styles vary and usually only the yes men get promoted.
Great starter job, different depts to move to, north austin
Unfortunately there was not much training available, self motivated job
Fire and casualty agent (Former Employee) – Woodland Hills, CA – February 13, 2019
I worked with a broker Agency in Woodland Hills area, The management was not that organized, but with self discipline, persistence to learn about products and taking advantage of learning opportunities in Farmers head quarters I was able to learn about the products and build up my clientele.
Farmers Insurance and Financial Serv (Former Employee) – Papillion, NE – February 12, 2019
I am ethical above all. The insurance business isn't all that variable, but ethics can be. I stuck to doing what was best for my customers and not my bottom line. That isn't a good combination for selling for one of the more expensive companies out there.
productive environment and well trained staff to teach you the ropes. Very family friendly place to work at. I learned that in order to sell on value which is a must with big insurance companies you must know your product and not be afraid to close the sell.
Insurance Agent (Former Employee) – Seal Beach, CA – February 11, 2019
This was a nice place to work but trying to pay bills with what your salary and commission was, it just didn't work for me. I had a mortgage and a car payment and some of the older agents I spoke to said it was going to be really tough for someone with a mortgage and a car payment to make ends meet unless I had another income stream coming in from a spouse.
Auto Claims Adjuster (Former Employee) – California – February 10, 2019
I worked as an auto claim adjuster for several years and although I worked VERY HARD year after year, review after review I was told I was only a meets employee.
Your payment authority is limited to what your supervisor feels you are capable of paying so you are pretty much asking for permission to pay your claims.
After you complete your claims for the day, you worry about the next day audit where management comes and checks your work, looking for any mistakes or opportunities they can find on you. Your phone rings and it’s your supervisor, you worry and ask yourself “what did i do wrong this time?”
Your supervisor tells you to revise your estimate and advise both customer and shop of your changes to your estimate which only adds fuel to the fire that you already started. You worry about job security and when/if you will be put on probation.
You are constantly arguing back n forth between body shops, customers and your supervisors about the parts being used for repairs (aftermarket, recycled, etc).
Did I mention your phone constantly rings off the hook?
The job cannot be done in an 8hr workday so you are constantly working faster than usual, overworking yourself mentally and physically.
You take your 15min break or a 30min lunch but you are constantly watching the clock so you can clock back in on the dot to continue working because every minute counts and you cannot afford to waste a second.
It is a very fast paced, high stressed, multi-tasking work environment.
I would not recommend a claim adjuster job. It’s not worth the the stressmore... with all of the hoops you have to go through, the eggshells you have to walk on.
Customer Service Advocate (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – February 10, 2019
Manager was terrible and did alot of micromanaging, Manager was always dressed like a slob. My manager was too busy to assist for questions. Trainer was condescending and horrible to look at She lied on me. The hours were after day care hours. The staff was immature,
Sr. APD Claims Specialist (Former Employee) – Westlake Village, CA – February 9, 2019
I worked for Farmers Insurance for 13 years. They are a strong company with excellent benefits and ongoing support in your role. Farmers offers training and numerous workshops to keep your skills active