Licensed Insurance Representative (Current Employee) – Arlington, VA – January 6, 2014
I fell into the State Farm Family since my parents worked for the Company. Both retired after 30 years respectively. I am currently an employee of a State Farm Agency, whereas my parents worked for the Company. Both are great to work for since across all lines we work in unison to manage risks, recover from the unexpected, and help people realize their dreams. The Company has had many changes in the past few years, but none as much as in the past year. The changes are positive as we have become more streamlined and seamless. Honestly it has been frustrating, but like any change it takes time and this time it is a positive one. I recommend this Company and/or their Agents as they will always be around. Job security is a big plus and the benefits are great as well. Working for the Company can be great if you desire to be an agent, but it is not a requirement. I recommend working for an agent for at least 2 years or simply speak to a recruiter. If you have the desire to help people then this could be your calling.
I have never worked for Corporate like my parents so I cannot comment on the cons. On the Agent side, it varies depending on if they are engaged and hungry to succeed as this directly relates to your learning and development as a sales rep. Some Agents are more giving than others so you will have to do your research. Older Agents on old contracts may be set in their ways, but you may be the right fit if you can produce. They can show you the ropes!
The Company - great structure/benefits ; The Agent - flexibility
The Company - never worked for Corporate ; The Agent - lack of benefits
Insurance sales representative/ Account Manager (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – September 18, 2018
Its a good starting sales position but there are no benefits or retirement planning. Its a small office setting so that nice and relaxed you must meet commission goals to make any money and on top of that there is no healthcare or anything offered
There was no real balance of customer service and production. Service and underwriting lines were unfamiliar with policies to the point where i would have to call 3 or 4 times. We were all poorly trained in the office, the job became repetitive and slow.
Insurance Agent (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – September 1, 2018
Poor pay, nothing but cold calls, unrealistic expectations with no support, have to come out of your own pocket to be able to work, passive-agressive to the extreme. All in all, I would rather go to prison. They have standards at least.
No Job is perfect but this one has been pretty decent
Insurance Account Representative (Current Employee) – Tempe, AZ – August 31, 2018
Job will vary depending on Agent you work for. In my two years with the company I have worked for two different agents and had very different experiences with both. But one constant between the two is that my role in the office has changed consistently at least every couple of months and there is flexibility for out of office obligations and commitments. I think this is a great place to start your career but not the place where it should be defined.
Multi-Line Insurance Representative (Current Employee) – Louisville, KY – August 28, 2018
Great people and customers. Wonderful boss to work for. No time and a half pay offered. No Health and Dental benefits or 401K. There are many availabe bonuses throughout the year and other incentives for goals met.
Successful in this position based on business location.
Insurance Agent (Former Employee) – Hampton, VA 23666 – August 27, 2018
Agents are too busy competing with each other to help another agent in distress. The time given to be successful is limited. Unrealistic production required from State Farm. Customers hard to retain based on constant increased premiums. Most of an agents time is spent handling customer complaints. Hiring a successful staff is a nightmare.
Insurance Agent (Current Employee) – Anderson, IN – August 25, 2018
Every office is ran a different way. It all depends on what Agent you work for. The Agent works for state farm and even as a licensed insurance agent you work for the Agent of the office. Every office has a different vibe and your pay is up to the agent not up to state farm. It was okay at first but it is not for everyone.
Fun work atmosphere but no long term security with State Farm
Insurance Sales Agent, Brantley Somma (Current Employee) – Bridgewater, VA – August 24, 2018
SF was a competitive, fast paced atmosphere but it did not allow me to gain revenue residual like most insurance companies offer their employees. I worked for a scratch agent that could not afford to pay more although I was the top salesman for 4 months.
Definitely one of the bottom three jobs I've ever had
Insurance Account Representative (Former Employee) – Chatham, VA – August 15, 2018
The management was terrible. The agent changed the commission requirements often so that it was nearly impossible for anyone to earn commission. It was NOT a good environment and I do NOT recommend it for anyone.
Lead Licensed Insurance Agent (Current Employee) – Ft. Worth, TX – August 14, 2018
nothing too special. gets alittle tiring sitting at a desk all day. lots of cold calls all day and rude customers. but its really not that bad when it comes down to it. better than alot of other options out there