Ok just want to poll everyone and see how many would take a buyout or severance package if offered. Just post your dept. years of service and yes or no. And trolls please stay away, you are completely useless and not needed. I wil... — read more
Topics regarding layoffs at State Farm Insurance
Why are ET/digital POs and “leads” in systems acting like they need support staff. They are over staffed as it is and it’s clear the planning areas at Farm play along or just exploit and use certain folks while pretending. Must be the “leadership... — read more
State Farm had a long reputation of including ALL retirees to all anniversary and company functions. I remember going to those functions and looking up to and admiring those who kept their promises and had the fortitude it took to make it to... — read more
SF is the worst in every respect. The leadership in shockingly incompetent. Their MO is to bully and demean the next level down, rather than design an effective organization. Processes are completely inefficient and unnecessarily redundant... — read more
Does anyone know how much longer underwriters will be around for before it’s all automated? Is it a dead end job? I’ve heard it’s hard to get out of that department.
I came here two months ago from another insurance company because I thought the situation in SF was at least a little better. What a mistake! I have never stayed at a job for such a short time and I was embarrassed when I gave notice. I don't know if... — read more
So I’m one of the LOC employees that just found out will be classified as remote. My supervisor told me that SF has to approve a request for me to move to another state. Why in the world would that matter? Is there any reason they would have an issue... — read more
Not sure how many, but maybe recognition they cut too far?
LOCs employees considered remote workers. Plan your finances... that arrangement is NOT permanent. They are taking their time ripping off the bandaids.
What are the chances we're looking at more cuts this month?
Middle management is complaining about people scheduling their time off in advance. It’s causing a problem because of the major cuts in claims. Be prepared for no time off availability. People are going to resort to calling out.
Are you happy with the hybrid model?
It was very stressful after the layoff, I went through a horrible period because I couldn’t find a new job right away and I didn’t have a lot of savings, but it all ended well. I’m in a new company now and I’ve never felt better. If I hadn’t gotten... — read more
SF is like a bachelor looking for a partner. The guy looks at a woman and goes for looks. They play their game, go out and develop a young relationship. Then as time goes on he sees her for what she is in reality. No make up, high maintenance, ... — read more
Have you seen that GOT episode “Battle of the Bastards”? We’re at the part where Ramsay has everyone that’s left surrounded by his calvary. The pressure is on!
Get ready folks your job title won’t exist anymore. If you are in claims expect to handle Underwriting questions related to coverage in force when the loss occurred. What about WCCS deployed? Expect to answer CCC questions in regards if a payment was... — read more
Poor leadership at all levels from first line to top exec. Why? Because they don’t look for the right qualities and there’s no leadership accountability. They get their bonus no matter what without any input from employees!! But non management... — read more
Sadly, there's nothing about this company that's not stressful. Constant layoffs? Check. Toxic work environment? Check. Managers who think bullying is a valid management style? Check. Practically unattainable goals? Check. I'm surprised more people... — read more
Ok let's start a "true" State Farm Sins List.... trolls and party crashers please stay away! Go back as far as you can and keep it brief. Personal experiences or people you know or have actually seen. Big Dog off the Porch-Joke Ed R... — read more
Would you recommend a position with SF to your friends and family members? My SIL has been out of work for a few months. She and my brother have a family and finances are lean for them. She is desperate to find a positon but I am not sure if this... — read more
I hope the company can put away all the anger and hostility with the changes going on. I can fully understand it but I really do believe if management would be more open as to why they are making changes, include the front line employees at all... — read more
Any updates regarding the LOC employees? Is State Farm paying relocation to the hubs? Will severance be offered?
I often wonder what the heck happened to the Farm. I’m no longer proud to say I worked there for a long time. HR and code of conduct is a joke. I have true stories that will shock you. Poor poor decisions that change every time there’s a new butt in... — read more
I agree that this industry is no longer a stable career path, but can one still expect a longer career in SF than in other companies in this field? It seems to me that we can, or at least I hope so. I did not get a job with the intention of... — read more
I don’t know what are the reasons why almost everyone is so worried that they might return to the office. I honestly can’t wait and would love for that to happen as soon as possible. Not everyone has the same situation, I have 2 kids running around... — read more
I joined State Farm three years ago looking to grow my career. It didn't take me long to realize I made a big mistake. I went from "I plan to stay here for a while" to "I pray they lay me off" within two years. I would have quit by now if not for the... — read more
Which position is higher and more important -CIO or CDO?
New Procedures Folks: Step 1: Wait at least 4 minutes after logout. Step 2: Go to Skype, right click name of your manager and/or employee. Write down on paper all email addresses and phone numbers from Skype organizational chart by Starting... — read more
Interested to hear your thoughts about where you think the company is going, what will operations look like, mutual vs stock co, mergers and acquisitions, next ceo, etc, etc.
It's become harder and harder to get through the day, and then comes a non-working day during which I fail to get enough rest to continue working the next day. I am under tremendous stress. I’m trying to find a way to handle the workday more... — read more
I just don’t know how they think they can run a company without people caring. Whomever I talk to, everyone says that their morale here has never been worse and that they are actively looking for a new job. Nothing has been done here for a long time... — read more
The future operating model is out there if you haven't seen it. Plan for 21-23.... They will start holding "town halls" to discuss with employees. Basically a lot of what everyone already knows...so hate to be Captain Obvious! Basically 1 size... — read more
What is going on with the bank? Why still so many bank employees?
It will be in waves with departments staggering work schedules to reduce overcrowding in the elevator and other close contact areas.
All these years that I have been here, I have tried to do my job conscientiously and to do my best. The amount of work used to be smaller but there were also times when I barely managed to finish all the obligations. Either way I always tried to make... — read more
How many here are actively looking to get out of State Farm? I’ve been searching for months now and while I’ve had interviews none of them seem to be panning out. Not sure if it’s just the job market in general since I’ve also been looking outside of... — read more
Does anyone know when work from home will end?
if you believe a person who has a higher title than you at SF is more intelligent than you and worked hard to get that title, you may have drank too much of that corporate Kool Aid. Success, ethics and values lie in one's heart and not their rank... — read more