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Working at State Farm Insurance in Bakersfield, CA: 5 Employee Job Reviews by Real Employee working in Bakersfield, CA Area

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On average, employees in Bakersfield, CA at State Farm Insurance give their company a 2.7 rating out of 5.0 based on 5, whereas overall Average Rating of State Farm Insurance is 3.7 out of 5.0 based on 316 State Farm Insurance Review Ratings. The happiest State Farm Insurance employees in Bakersfield, CA are Anonymous Employees submitting an average rating of 0.0 and IT Technicians also with a rating of 0.0.

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3.7
Average Rating
(based on 230 State Farm Insurance Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
3.6
Growth Opportunities
3.2
People You Work With
4.2
Person You Work For
4.0
Rewards You Receive
3.5
Support You Get
3.8
Way You Work
3.9
Work Setting
3.7
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"I have worked for State Farm for 11 years and I enjoy working close with my clients, being able to deliver a promise to their families. Providing a service I TRULY believe in and knowing I'm helping someone."
Posted 8 years ago in Lansing, IL

Working at State Farm Insurance in Bakersfield, CA: 5 Employee Reviews

State Farm Insurance Employee

"The environment has changed from strictly professional to casual, which is good. The company does everything it can to accommodate work life issues and mobility within the company. Its recent focus on efficiency has left many workers with the hard choice of either remaking and relocating or leaving the company.."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
IT Technician

"I started with StateFarm in 2011. The company used to be a very fun place to work. But recently the company has become a major numbers place. If your numbers aren't good enough you get fired. They are trying to cut costs but it is affecting company morale all over the enterprise."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.7
State Farm Insurance (316)

4.7 Highest Rated in this Industry is Milliman (9)
2.2 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Ascensus (7)
3.7 Average of All Companies in this Industry (9,309)
Underwriter

What do you like about working at State Farm Insurance?

"I enjoyed working with agents and staff to achieve a positive financial vision. I enjoyed reviewing and researching properties."

What don't you like about working at State Farm Insurance?

"Perhaps one of the biggest distractions was the constant bickering on standard operating procedures. Regardless of managerial direction, it seemed there was at least one individual that refused to comply with the directive requiring inefficient meetings to review procedures again."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Take firm managerial stands and lay out precise measurements and deliverables."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Claims Specialist

What do you like about working at State Farm Insurance?

"I like the steady paycheck, easy flexible schedule, helping others, and using my communicative skills."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"This is not an innovative company. They are very cautious about the choices they make in the business world. Be careful what department you choose to work in. Plan on being micromanaged."

What don't you like about working at State Farm Insurance?

"There is no creativity. I have very little choices as to where to go from here. There is little job satisfaction."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would suggest more positive reinforcement, less criticism, more one-on-one coaching, less nit-picking, more collaboration, time to communicate face-to-face, and less conference calls that go nowhere."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Quality Management Coordinator

"I enjoyed walking into the State Farm building every morning because I liked my job, felt I was performing an important function, and had the opportunity to work with a variety of people at all levels of the organization."

What do you like about working at State Farm Insurance?

"I like the environment and the professional growth opportunities."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be prepared to relate actual professional experiences that describe workplace competencies. Hone your descriptions to subject, action, result. Practice out loud. Prepare a graceful introduction and final comment. Research the company. Be prepared for the possibility that you may have to interview multiple times for multiple jobs. Positions at State Farm are sought after and you never know what the candidate pool is for each one. Follow up with a thank you note and stay in touch with your human resources contact."

What don't you like about working at State Farm Insurance?

"It is hierarchical and political."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Worry less about degrees and insurance designations and more about performance, productivity and integrity."

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