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Betrayed State Farm Empl

Dunnellon, FL

#1 Aug 17, 2013
State Farm Employees are reporting closures & relocations. Corporate PR GOONS claim that severance packages are offered, but some State Farm long term employees say that recently, and for the first time ever, they have received bad reviews, and are therefore ineligible for severance pay. Please weigh in here if this has affected you or someone you know. Corporate PR GOONS & "astroturfers" NOT INVITED. This is for the employees.
Concerned SF Employee

Thurmont, MD

#2 Oct 4, 2013
SF is starting to write employees up for the most outlandish reasons and firing them as well.
They laid someone off two weeks ago because they didn't adhere to task time?? No one adheres to task time, damn near impossible, but that was the reason they let let them go. Now mind you this employee had been with SF for over 10 years and just suddenly they decided that this person needed to go..REALLY

A month ago they let someone go because of their performance, now mind you they never gave this person any specifics about their performance and had made this person sign a very vague write-up that if they didn't improve their performance they would be let-go...well guess what one day they let them go.

They give you paid sick time which you may think is great BUT if you use too many sick days, and no one has any idea what too many sicks days are, they will write you up. Kid you not..and too many sick days is up to the manager you have....they will also deny you a promotion if you have too many sick days, which again there is NO definition as to what is too many..you can have an outstanding EPR and yet be turned down for a promotion because you GOT SICK...your performance means squat...

Oh and the dress code does not apply equally to all, a female was written up because her neckline was too low..yep she was and it wasn't..and yet males can wear flips flops, which are so against the dress code and no one says a word...
insider

Bloomington, IL

#4 Oct 10, 2013
This has actually been going on for several years. There is no doubt that SF executives are corrupt. They probably own this website or have administrative rights. Don't be surprised if you see deleted threads!!
insider

Bloomington, IL

#5 Oct 18, 2013
Ed Rust, Sr. would roll over in his grave if he knew what his son has done with this company!!!! Just search State Farm lawsuits, and you can clearly see what is going on. SF has made record profits...well if you outsource work and fire employees that is what has happened.
Concerned SF Employee

Thurmont, MD

#6 Oct 30, 2013
Huge Huge announcement will be made today at all State Farm Offices. They will be announcing the restructure, which has been going on for the past 3 years at least and many offices will be finding out if they will still have a presence in the restructure. Yesterday we all left wondering how much longer we will be employed, I guess today we will find out.
answers

United States

#7 Oct 30, 2013
Concerned SF Employee wrote:
Huge Huge announcement will be made today at all State Farm Offices. They will be announcing the restructure, which has been going on for the past 3 years at least and many offices will be finding out if they will still have a presence in the restructure. Yesterday we all left wondering how much longer we will be employed, I guess today we will find out.
. Please update.
insider

Bloomington, IL

#8 Nov 5, 2013
well it has been going on at least 3 years, maybe longer. They have kept this a great secret. The City of Bloomington has had a meeting about the impact SF will have on the community.

When it finally happens, just search State of Illinois for layoffs, and you will see the actual numbers. Guarantee it won't be in the local news.
WTF-State Farm

Thurmont, MD

#9 Nov 26, 2013
I know that surest way to be promoted at SF is to be related to someone else in SF, Nepotism at SF is well known, nothing new, they just promoted 16 people to Claim Rep positions at the Frederick Operations center and so many of the people promoted have relatives that already work for SF, you can be a total fuck-up and still get promoted at SF if you have a relative that works there. The interesting thing is that they would rather promote someone with degree from a Hyles-Anderson college than promote someone that has 16 years of experience with SF. Now Google Hyles-Anderson College and check out the Wikipedia page about the college, it is not even a accredited college but SF values a degree from a college like that, than 16 years of actual SF experience. Can you fucking believe that?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyles%E2%80%93An...

Since: Nov 13

Thurmont, MD

#10 Nov 26, 2013
Hyles┬ľAnderson College is not accredited by any recognized accreditation body. The U.S. Armed Services and public schools do not recognize unaccredited degrees, while many states make it illegal to use an unaccredited degree. In a sermon by Hyles, he claims to not want accreditation.

All faculty, staff, and students are required to go "soul winning" weekly, by participating in the evangelistic ministry of the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana. The 2008 college catalog claimed that 10,000 new baptisms are performed each year at the Church.

There are separate requirements for male and female students for the same degree. For example, the Bachelor of Science Degree program has a "Curriculum for Ladies" that requires classes including "Home Decorating," "Clothing Design" and "Understanding Your Husband."

HAC's catalog lists policies that "maybe you wouldn't like," including prohibiting male long hair, the use of alcohol, cigarettes, dance, Hollywood movies, playing cards, having "fellowship with liberals," or participating in "other questionable amusements" as well as requiring "young ladies" to be chaperoned if they go off-campus.

Yes a degree from a college like this is valued more than 16 years of actual SF experience. We always said you could have a degree in underwater basket weaving and now you do not even need an actual accredited degree. Now mind you this person I am speaking about is a blonde Sarah Palin, nothing up there but air, the lights are on but nobody is home.
Former SF Employee

Auburndale, FL

#11 Jan 6, 2014
I was laid off from WHOC in Feb 2011 when SF stopped writing Flood. March would have been my 6th anniversary. I was fortunate that I got a severance package then, though I think it's more because our department head wasn't out to screw us. My sister still works there and she says it has gotten ridiculous. Can't go back (thank GOD!) because my TM put me down as ineligible to return. My TM was a piece of work (they seem to like those at SF) and my sister's TM was a former acting TM of mine when I was in her department. She's worse.

I liked my job, I never had problems dealing with Corporate. My main issue was the people - grade school on steroids. If you were an adult, didn't participate in the silliness, or had any health issues, you were in for hell. I was glad to leave - the only thing is, that place ruined my mental and physical health so I'm just a husk for any other workplace.
WTF-State Farm

Thurmont, MD

#12 Mar 4, 2014
Now I know how SF is going to purge employees without it making the papers as a massive lay-off. They are going to make the employees reapply for their jobs, yes you heard me correct. If you are in one of the offices that are staying open, they are restructuring the offices into Demand Pool locations, they are restructuring the jobs, and you have to reapply for your job. The Charlotte VA office was the first office that was "restructured" employees there found out last week if they got the job they applied for, now they were able to apply for many positions, but the offices they could apply for jobs at were limited, in that office and of course they could apply for a job in one of hubs as well.

Even team managers have to reapply for their jobs, which I kinda like, because there are some TM's that have no business being TM's.

If you don't get a job you applied for then you will either be let go immediately or they will phase your position out.

When they decide who they want to hire for the new positions they will only look at you on paper, they will not pull your stats, if you don't look good on paper then, well, you will probably not get the job.

State Farm did some restructuring about ten years ago, but this is different this time. I will update with more info when I know more.
wj player

Bloomington, IL

#13 Mar 6, 2014
An 8 year employee of SF. Honestly worked . Suddenly getting bad review. I had very good skillset. They put us in so called migration projects. Used us all , giving bad review so that it is easy to fire. Another immigrants house wife with fake degree certificate ready work half the salary. Have become managers favourate, this has become common problem.

There no honesty . It only nepotism
disappointed 5yr employee

Temecula, CA

#14 May 24, 2014
In California, newer employees with no claims experienced were given offers and 2 weeks pass the live date, they still can't pass the exam to start handling claims.
Employees who brag that all they need is 2 or less years before the retire were given offers...and those who WERE planning to stay fir 10+ years are basically being told to scram.
A lot have already applied to diff companies and are being offered more money.
Others with 15 years+ with the company have obtained attorneys...
random duder

Normal, IL

#15 May 27, 2014
I was a contractor and 3,000 of us were laid off last december. This happened two weeks after I had a meeting with my vendor rep and my onsite coordinator where I signed another 1-year contract just as I had the previous year. We weren't real employees so it didn't have to be reported to the govt or be announced or anything. There were so many IT workers looking for a job in the area the past few months that I had to settle for a commute to Urbana. I hear the parking situation has improved which is nice I guess.

SF's entire IT department is contractors with the exception of critical infrastructure and management.

CAPTCHA was "1984"
Insider

Norwood, PA

#16 Jun 11, 2014
I've been with the company for about 6 years. In claims. At my location, a lot of the good TMs have been restructured, retired, let go. I just got a "shield memo" for a bunch of trivial nonsense. If I get let go, I've already talked with attorney and would file suit.
Worried

Houston, TX

#17 Jun 13, 2014
Just got email of a big announcement on Tuesday. Does anyone have any details?
employee

Clifton, NJ

#18 Jun 19, 2014
Insider wrote:
I've been with the company for about 6 years. In claims. At my location, a lot of the good TMs have been restructured, retired, let go. I just got a "shield memo" for a bunch of trivial nonsense. If I get let go, I've already talked with attorney and would file suit.
They are going to try any nd everything to ride people now! I left in April to get my severance package or if I stayed the would have taken the package and been in pain in my ass or the next date of when we are to leave,,, still not date! only in America! People State Farm--Need a Union!
worker bee

Bloomington, IL

#19 Jun 26, 2014
SF has been very unfair to those who has worked for the company 20 plus years.. if you are 55 or over you will not see a promotion no matter what you do. Yes, nepotism exists here in fact it thrives. What happened to this company? You are watching a slow death of a company who is shooting themselves in the foot by their unfair practices. Why? because they are behind the times with the IT department, they are desparately trying to catch up with the other guys. they are hiring outsiders who does not have SF interests at heart. SF has a great systems department plus college kids all around. USE Them... oh and women fairness does not exist with the regular worker bee crowd. just saying:)
Insider

Norwood, PA

#20 Jun 27, 2014
employee wrote:
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They are going to try any nd everything to ride people now! I left in April to get my severance package or if I stayed the would have taken the package and been in pain in my ass or the next date of when we are to leave,,, still not date! only in America! People State Farm--Need a Union!
I would totally support a union at my site (VA). Has anyone ever tried to form a union?
nat

Chicago, IL

#21 Jan 2, 2015
insider wrote:
This has actually been going on for several years. There is no doubt that SF executives are corrupt. They probably own this website or have administrative rights. Don't be surprised if you see deleted threads!!
. Think they are cutting edge. Ego and pay way too much. Policy gold rs beware. Bonus drives decisions.. Throw internals and externals under bus if not same gang.

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