State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Employee Reviews in Bloomington, IL

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Uncertain Future
Software Developer II (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, ILJanuary 10, 2019
State Farm is a great company to work, at least for my area. Work balance is great, may be too great basically no work just life. Co-work are friendly and helpful. Because the complicity of the business, the company's tech stack pretty advance.

It is a good place for a fresh graduate to start his/her career. Most of the IT has shift to Agile methodology, and it is really depend on teams on how the experience.

Management is helpful especially remove road blocks or helping you stay out of trouble. However due to the size of the company try to moving tings takes forever. And to have something to get approve takes forever as well. Just be prepare for 3+weeks to get anything approved.

Perks and benefit get worth every year. And pay is really not that competitive any more. PTO is still ok for 0-4 you have 4 weeks, and usually for IT is very flexible.
Pros
Work-Life Blance, work environment, flexible hours, tech stacks
Cons
Uncertainty of the company, good benefit fade out, pay
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Good place to work
Manager, Information Technology (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, ILNovember 13, 2018
Historically State Farm has been a good employer. They cared about their employees from potential advancements (within), family, and work life balance. Good benefits and retirement is a part of being an employee. But like many companies changes will take place and depending on how long you were there..... something will change.
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Culture Change
Consumer Compliance Consultant (Current Employee) –  Bloomington, ILOctober 25, 2018
The following comments are based on my current experience. When I started 5 years ago, the company and culture were very different.

Typical Day - extremely frustrating as most individuals are new to role and lead be management that have no experience managing the processes they are responsible. Current leadership team is unqualified and honestly wouldn't be hirable for a similar position at another company. Deep employee cuts changed the work life balance to the negative.

Management - due to a recent layoffs and structure changes, there has been extreme decline in the overall company culture. The change of culture has led to disengaged workforce, inefficiencies, lack of contribution, and no visible future. Deep employee cuts to support a shell of a strategic plan that pretends to support customer needs is beyond laughable.

Beware applying for a position here due to the current environment is not set up for professional development and growth, but rather frustration. I would recommend anyone that desires to work for this once great company to wait for a few years and for the dust to settle.

On the plus side, they still have a pension.
Pros
pension
Cons
management lack experience; lack of strategy
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Employees are just numbers, now.
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, ILSeptember 24, 2018
They have have cut efficient teams to save money and overloaded them. The salary structure (Systems department) is rigged so that it is difficult to even keep up with inflation. It used to be like a family, now few people care about anything but surviving. This is all since the new CEO took over.
Pros
Good benefits, especially health insurance.
Cons
Very slow salary increases and promotions. Everyone is stressed and spread too thin.
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Above average employer
Account Specialist (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, ILNovember 20, 2018
State Farm is an above average employer. The benefits package is exceptional. Compensation is above average. State Farm offers career advancement opportunities.
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Not the same State Farm
CLAIM SPECIALIST / CLAIM PROCESSOR (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, ILJuly 16, 2018
While the compensation package is still one of the best in the industry, the culture, work life balance, and job security have taken a nose dive in the last few years. What used to be a job where I could be proud of the company I worked for and I was valued for the quality of the work I performed over the quantity of claims worked had definitely become the exact opposite. The job is so stressful that you feel too drained to do anything after work. If you happen to be in a department that does not mandate overtime, you often feel like you HAVE to work overtime just to keep up. It really is sad, because this USED to be a great company to work for.
Pros
direct supervisors are generally very good, compensation is good
Cons
poor work life balance, very stressful, pushing quantity over quality at the expense of customer experience and employee satisfaction
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Great Experience
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, ILJanuary 28, 2019
I met awesome people at SF and enjoyed a healthy work/life balance while learning and getting the job done. It was a great place to work! Sprawling campus and good food! Nice team oriented culture, and I felt like my opinions and suggestions were considered more often than not.
Pros
so many good reasons to work there
Cons
location in the country
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Customer service
Claims Associate Express (Current Employee) –  Bloomington, ILJanuary 3, 2019
Typical work day - Connected to a phone line, receiving calls
Training - Decent training could be more thorough
Management - Great team manager
Work culture - Call center, customer service
Hardest part of job - learning all the material
Pros
Decent pay
Cons
work hours
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Company in upheaval
Finance Manager (Current Employee) –  Bloomington, ILNovember 5, 2018
State Farm is undertaking dramatic changes and reducing its workforce. These changes took its entire workforce by surprise due to lack of communication from the CEO. It will take the company some time to rebuild employee relations and reestablish culture. Work/life balance allowed varies by location and department - experience can be positive or extremely negative.
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Overall,a good company to work for with good benefits and job security.
IT Analyst (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, ILAugust 14, 2018
State Farm has a history of being a good place to work with good benefits, pension, and decent job security. They do their best to be open to any kind of person. However, lately the culture has changed somewhat. In the past it felt like we were all one big family with the same goals in mind. But recently, the company has begun to be more like any other big corporation and job security has definitely decreased. The focus seems to be all the bottom line.
Pros
Good benefits, pension, 401k.
Cons
Unclear goals at times and ever-changing environments.
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Not a good neighbor
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, ILNovember 24, 2018
Terrible company that is shedding its people and breaking its promises. It really isn't what it seems at first, but after they have you job locked than they proceed to make your life difficult.
Pros
A big company
Cons
Pay, benefits, and work life balance are terrible.
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A good company.
Disaster Recovery Specialist, Project Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, ILSeptember 27, 2018
A good company to work for. Lots of benefits. They have their own water park and mini-golf! Relaxed atmosphere. Many opportunities to learn and grow.

Salaries commensurate with central Illinois, but not competitive enough to attract world class talent to a medium sized town in the middle of Illinois.
Pros
Lots of benefits
Cons
Too many leaders and teams who DO NOT listen to each other, thus lots of duplication and waste.
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Great company
Information Security Service Manager (Current Employee) –  Bloomington, ILSeptember 28, 2018
Love working for SF. Great company, awesome employees, excellent work environment, great pay and amazing benefits. Happy to spend me career there!!
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Awful
NoOne (Current Employee) –  Bloomington, ILJuly 18, 2018
Being laid off due to massive downsizing from the tons of money they keep losing every year with all the new terrible ideas being implemented. Failing miserably. Employees and customers don’t matter. Only the bottom dollar matters. Terrible transition.
Cons
Management is terrible, awful office politics, they keep taking away benefits and perks left and right.
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Robot culture
Bank Manager -Commercial (Current Employee) –  Bloomington, ILOctober 2, 2018
Process overkill stiffles progress, advancement and progress. Thought and logic are suffocated by procedures and endless wasted red tape, meetings, etc. Projects more frequently die from age and over analysis than are ever completed and implemented. If they survive, they are so watered down, they are no longer effective at anything, much less the original intention. Poor morale due to restructure which has also resulted on poor company loyalty and quality employee retention.
Pros
Pension for now
Cons
Culture, opressively process laden
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Doesn't Value Employees
Underwriter (Current Employee) –  Bloomington, ILSeptember 27, 2018
In the last few years, this company has taken a shift toward bending over backwards for agents and customers, but ignoring employees. Pay is below industry average, and the company keeps cutting benefits. Employees are expected to grind through the daily workload, but aren't rewarded on the back end. Management has made it clear that employee well-being is at the bottom of their list of priorities.
Pros
The buildings are clean
Cons
Low pay, minimal support, outdated systems, poor management
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State Farm Data Science
Data Scientist (Current Employee) –  Bloomington, ILMay 12, 2018
We are comprised of the centralized team of data scientists (about 20) that performs analytic work for a variety of departments.

My typical day is comprised of 20% meetings and 80% heads-down work.

I our management team and the career growth/learning opportunities they provide.
Pros
Culture, work-life balance, education opportunities
Cons
Compensation
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Best Workplace Ever
Total Loss Claims Adjuster (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, ILSeptember 7, 2018
A normal day is busy but you can take you time. Your supervisors really have your back and understand that you do your best. The training is long but very informative. I loved my job there and all the new people I got to meet. The attire is pretty laid back and your teammates are DEFINITELY working to help you and make sure that you understand.

Hardest part of the job is understanding how the states are zoned and what requirements are for each one.

The most enjoyable part is that SF spares no limits on its employees, there is a cook in the kitchen, bonuses, raises, vacation time, and work from home options. Best place I have every worked.
Pros
Having such a strong commitment to its employees
Cons
none
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Maintain your skills & education
Customer Care Center Representative (Current Employee) –  Bloomington, ILJune 18, 2018
Highly recommended to work at State Farm, especially with the Corporate Home Office, as well as the Hubs in Atlanta, Phoenix, Dallas, Jacksonville, and El Paso.

Intense competition for jobs. A degree is very important but it does not matter what it's in unless you post for specific areas: law, finance, marketing, public affairs, systems. Generally, have a business degree and if you studied insurance (major or minor) that is a plus. You are always studying at State Farm (insurance and financial designations: ChFC, CPU, CLU, AINS, etc).

Pay is very fair and benefits are fantastic (still offers a Pension). Work/life balance is better than average.

Fortune 50 company.
Pros
work/life balance, benefits, pay
Cons
competitive
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Used to be a great place to work
Service Technician (Current Employee) –  Bloomington, ILAugust 15, 2018
Great place to work for the last 19 years, but with all of the new changes, there isn't a good work/life balance. Pay is decent and benefits are good, with PTO and health insurance.
Pros
Fair pay, Pto
Cons
No longer offering a good work/life balance
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