Other State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Employee Reviews
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Lack of training and high expectations for selling
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Minnesota – January 18, 2019
I was hired with no insurance or sales experience after taking 2 weeks of insurance classes and passing my exams. Then I was rushed through a week of passing my company "modules" to verify that I knew all the company policies and guidelines in the first week. Next I got a week to work through incoming phone calls to get used to talking with current customers. After 2 weeks, the selling expectations were set very high and I never hit them. Without hitting your sales goals at State Farm, there is no commission for any of your sales that month, and nothing carries over. I got close my first couple of months thanks to some luck and former leads that I received, but still never received a commission check. I would recommend spending more time learning the industry and coming into this job with plenty of connections, because if not, it is very hard to build your client base from nothing. Especially at a young age.
Personal office, friendly environment
Long work days, cold calling, high sales quotas, etc.