Will State Farm lose its US auto insurance dominance to Geico? January 16, 2020 Julie Campbell US Auto insurance - Hands and car If current trends continue, the United States will have a new top vehicle insurer by 2022. For decades, State... — read more
Topics regarding layoffs at State Farm Insurance
great article in Forbes, it stated that the CEO micromanaged, obsessed with numbers, middle managers are afraid to do their jobs, etc.......sounds familiar
I've heard management say the train everyone jumped on is going 200 mph without brakes and the wall is dead ahead. It's inevitable. The competitors are providing a cheaper product with better service. Just look at a SF advertisement; then, look at a... — read more
Look at SF and its values.
7 French executives sentenced and fined. Judge Cecile Louis-Loyant said managers used “forbidden” methods to create “a climate of anxiety,” CBS reports. Managers were said to have bullied people by closing sites unexpectedly and forcing people to... — read more
New agency program planned from corporate, The Agency Reduction Development System or T.A.R.D.S. for short. Should be implemented by June next year.
Is everybody’s boss doing this.? They keep slow employees but just assign existing and new claims to the faster workers so their numbers look good? Very frustrating.
Please tell my why SF continues to pay agents? What value are they - if you call them they are never around. Claims - They are never involved. You call an 800 number to resolve. When was the last time they called a policyholder? Please... — read more
Email came out today saying SF will longer pay for industry ed conferment trips. Instead we get a $2600 bonus grossed up. Yet another way for our leader to shift costs to us as employees. While it’s grossed up it will still have an impact on our tax... — read more
My god...what kind of savings did the SF executives save on buying this POS laptop from Dell ? A detachable keyboard that doesnt stay attached when writing estimates. Nothing but an obstacle along with APU search and estimate check. It is very... — read more
I attended a meeting with a Claims Manager and a Vice President of Operations where they told a group of Section Managers, Team Managers, and other employees that too many of the employees have become "fat, lazy, and stupid" and are "slugs". The... — read more
Just heard that 7 office closures will be announced in Jan including BallstonSpa Winter Haven and Charlottesville on the East coast..... and only 1 year closure plan —- any truth to this ?
Is auto claims collapsing? Heard all kinds,of problems handling CA claims...
What company can have their market share decrease and still pay their employees a bonus? As a policyholder we should get a premium decrease and employees receive no bonus.
I've heard several examples of ET people getting off cycle increases. I believe they are in developer roles. I know people were turned off by the transformation layoffs. So I guess this is good news that SF wants to try and improve morale in the... — read more
Admit they made some big mistakes. Humility diminishes to nothing as you move up the ranks at SF. They expect it on the front lines but not as you move up. They think humility is a sign of weakness when in reality it is very powerful in... — read more
Ed Rust stated the Good neighbor service will separate us from Flo, The Lizard” and Mayhem so why are we are trying so hard to be like them ? ........it’s simple, MT loves numbers.
It's that simple. Talk about losing sight of your values...
I would like to get feedback from current and former field estimators. I have 26 years in a too young to retire but for my physical and mental health I need to get out of this place. The metrics nonsense and shops are getting more difficult to deal... — read more
Hey associates! Grab a copy of the latest HBR on metrics management and throw it on your managers desk! Then say, can you explain this to me? Wanna get a good laugh? Watch em dance! Told em long ago, they didn't listen. Oh well! Close the... — read more
Just heard from executives that Bakersfield OC office is not closing and their lease has been extended until they can find a new building to call home. Apparently California work is causing trouble with the HUB employees which is creating more work... — read more
They Just updated the facilities list on our intranet removing all of the offices that have closed. That leaves 18 nonhub offices left. In May, it will be three years since the last list came out. Has anyone heard any news on when they are going to... — read more
Any rumors regarding the BOC or MOC closing? Anything specific regarding subrogation services?
Metrics and micro management will be the demise of this company. All this does is make employees bitter and focus only on production no matter what and customers suffer and then leave. This metrics nonsense has created more problems with this company... — read more
I saw a sign on LinkedIn the other day from a CEO quote. To paraphrase:. Your brand is what people say behind closed doors. I thought about it and it is so true. I am astonished how a company like State Farm has so much money with its brand... — read more
Consumers beware. Automated systems and artificial intelligence are driven by integrated data. In a Illinois Premium rating uses consumer reports/credit rating, MVR info, Claims and other profiling data and is ONLY as good as the data being... — read more
Why so many “Technology Managers” again. Whole walls of em in Systems Lots of nit picking and micromanaging but not seeing much else. I’ve been I. Areas that managed themselves better without that role. It’s amazing how HR supervisory types or a... — read more
surprised no one b askin bout unions. seem to b the right time.
For those who are retired. Was it worth it? Is the pension helping you have a good retirement.
Beancounters should not be elevated to CEO. I have seen this several times and it never works out well. People, like MT, do not have an appreciation for culture or the historical significance of the roots of this company. Another fine example of... — read more
SF needs to 1. Recognize they created a problem. 2. Discuss it with all the employees on how would be a good fix. 3. Go to bi monthly counseling appointments with the employees. In short, SF needs a serious intervention. The toxicity is too far... — read more
I'm surprised that no one has mentioned that SF relinquished the #1 building to Carvana, the auto vending machine company. #1 employess had to move the remaining buildings. Maybe employee count not increasing as predicted?