It was an okay place to work at the time, but I’ll never go back to another State Farm ever in the future.
Multi-Line Representative (Former Employee) – Decatur, AL – November 30, 2018
For one, I found out I don’t like working in sales from working at State Farm. Whether it was just that environment specific to that agency, or if I’m just not cut out for sales, I don’t know, but I hated my time there. You only get paid on the 5th and 20th of the month, which that alone wasn’t the kicker, but the pay is low because you’re expected to sell stuff in order to receive commissions and make up for the pay difference. You don’t always get sales though!! Not when there’s 20 different State Farm’s in a 20 mile radius, you’re competing your butt off to try to hit your sales quota. My agent that I worked for was horrible. She was well off from being the actual agent, plus her husband was so loaded that she’d never have to work and still be rich, but it made her snooty, rude, intrusive, and expected way too much out of us team members. I was there 6 months and I think she went through 10 different employees. Either she expected too much of them and they quit, they weren’t living up to her expectations and she let them go, or after experiencing the office for their first day, they never showed back up for a 2nd day!! I may be bias since I did work for someone like her, and maybe other agents aren’t that bad. Although I did interview with a couple other agents when I was looking for a job last year, over a year since I left her office, and the ones I interviewed with nearly had the same expectations of their team member as she did, if not more. So I’m just not cut out for that type of career, and I’ve run from it and I don’t ever plan to look back.
No breaks, no benefits, low pay, commission based, unattainable expectations