Thread regarding State Farm Insurance layoffs

Almost impossible to get a promotion for many

It is true what someone said that at SF they will do everything to make it impossible for good workers to get promoted. I am convinced of that and now I am looking for a new job.
However, there is really no logic in the best employees generally not being able to get a promotion, while mediocre ones are promoted without much trouble. Why? What is the goal of such management?

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Post ID: @OP+1hTq59xJ

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"The College Scam." LOL. Don't do anything with Ch@rlie K1rk except step over his brain ex------t. Like other companies, you have to "play the game", warts and all, if you want mgt.

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Post ID: @3wdi+1hTq59xJ

Be a yes man or woman and believe everything. Be a robot and ker them exploit you. You will do well

Nepotism and political buddies run Farm

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Post ID: @3ima+1hTq59xJ

It's called: "The College Scam." Read the book. SF is 100% buying into it.

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Post ID: @2isg+1hTq59xJ

If you're fat, on head meds, and psychologically unstable it's best you not get promoted even if you have CPCU, CLU or whatever.

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Post ID: @1lnf+1hTq59xJ

1zrz- I disagree , if you have your TMs support it is much easier to get SM and CM support .

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Post ID: @1olc+1hTq59xJ

@oej your TMs support does not mean much anymore. The SM and the CM can still make it happen even with an average or subpar interview but TMs have no influence and their opinions are barely respected and never listened to until it is too late.

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Post ID: @1zrz+1hTq59xJ

woman or minority? step to front of the line

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Post ID: @1qjy+1hTq59xJ

State Farm’s major issues has been there id--tic staffing of Claims. They have watched great people leave without trying to figure the why. Maybe it’s their plan? From the very beginning they understaffed it and they have never corrected it. Id--tic mo--n yes people who march to the orders of bonus hungry executives that don’t care about quality Claim service! Good luck, I am out of here.

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Post ID: @1trm+1hTq59xJ

@oej. Nope. Not even close. The best thing to do is stay to yourself, offer no opinions, say nothing about anything you do outside of work, do not socialize with any coworker, and be willing to sell your soul to them at the drop of a dime.

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Post ID: @lef+1hTq59xJ

In my experience, having your team manager’s support is vital. You need to volunteer for ever d-mb task given, help with huddles etc etc. You can be mildly competent in your current role and it not matter. Make sure you talk about all the extra stuff you do etc. Also, don’t push back on anything, take it all with a smile and positive attitude. Btw, I don’t do any of this , but I see how things work.

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Post ID: @oej+1hTq59xJ

When you are around awhile, you will see a pattern in the good ol' boy syndrome. It is all about image and who you blow. Work ethic has nothing to do with it. You have no opinion and you have no control. 99.9% of all promotions were decided prior to any posting. The person who gets it will be asked to put in for it. It has zero to do with work ethic, experience, or interview ability. It all has to do with your ability to "fit in" to their narrative at all cost.

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Post ID: @irk+1hTq59xJ

I think we should give everyone a promotion.

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Post ID: @ckt+1hTq59xJ

Its the staffing issues. One of the biggest issues the company is experiencing, which is causing side effect problems across the company.

This is one of the unfortunate side effects. Some departments are so understaffed and in such a bad spot they cant afford to promote their best workers. This causes them to leave the company. When they do leave, since they are good workers who carry more than their weight, the department gets even worse, putting even more pressure on the handful of capable workers carrying the department.

Capable workers remaining get stressed, tired of always dealing with these issues, and see zero effort on SF's side to remedy the staffing issues causing so many problems across claims. They start to leave too.

All that remains is the mediocre staff who put in the minimum and log out for the day, which effects our brand significantly, as well as our reputation within the industry. Fixing this is going to be far more painful for the company than saving some money on operating costs by short staffing.

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Post ID: @xsx+1hTq59xJ

Show them how many participation trophies you have accumulated over the past few weeks.

If they don't promote you on the spot, then they must be one of those boomers that expect you to earn it.

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Post ID: @egn+1hTq59xJ

Yes, if they also also feel you qualify for a CS role, but don’t want it for any sort of reason they will terminate you.

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