So nice of Tippy to tell us we’re all in this together from his expansive wood paneled 12th floor office. Out of touch.
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“I think that first job when I was a claims rep trainee of crawling under cars, doing estimates in body shops, really made me realize how important service is, customer service,” Griffith said. “We don’t have a tangible product. So our product is... read more
Betcha McCabe was operating under state Farm metrics!!!!
Great companies DO NOT treat their employees in such an uncaring manner! State Farm has essentially shown all employees that they have no regard for them or their families Great businesses would involve upper staff in a study of what will right the... read more
I would decentralize and let people work from wherever they would like. I would make customer service the only metric needed. For all of you inside, your measure would be what have you done to help those helping the customer. Oh, I would also get rid... read more
The Farm was once a great place to go into and walk out of happy. People enjoyed the good ol' days of the company. Things change, management shuffles. We entrust the Board of Directors to represent the company. The proverbial "torch" is passed on... read more
Here is the reality. If SF were a "stock" company, members of the board would be major stockholders and have a financial interest in the company. As a mutual company, and a board full of retired individuals, there is no financial incentive for the... read more
First time I heard it mentioned outside this board today, so now I am getting hopefully it might actually be true.
Reading through everyone's post it's all doom and gloom. I think this is needed State Farm is huge company worth 97 Billion last I checked and reading the comments make it sound like it's a bunch of idiots. Yes things need to change, people don't... read more
In a continuation of a sad saga that is current State Farm, here I am at a crack of dawn trying to find out what will this week bring. Resolution that might result in a layoff or more stressing, not really much of a choice. Anyhow do we know what is... read more
Here's what you will see happen, and you can take this to the bank. The ridiculously manipulated bubble stock market, propped up by nothing more than Federal Reserve money printing and corporate buybacks like never before in history, will crash. And... read more
The agency structure is the elephant in the room that no one is willing to address. Customers should be able to decide if they want an agent or not. State Farm should have a cafeteria plan. There is no reason that individuals that do not want agents... read more
What would have been nice is if the executives hadn't bloated systems with people who didn't belong here and who, by and large, thought they were being good soldiers for cooperating. What would have been nice is if the executives responsible for CDE... read more
Getting Ready For Layoffs.... Here is a generic checklist of steps to take if you are about to be laid off. Not my list, it's a copy/paste from IBM's page here -it's from here - some things are good to remember, so keep it handy... If you... read more
How many Reorganizations have you gone through with State Farm? Feel free to chime in with your answers, and you re-org virgins don't be shy. Tell us about your first time and how it made you feel about yourself. I'll start us off... I like to say... read more
Folks, let's be realistic here. Executive doesn't care about the 3000+ claims personnel they are about to terminate. Remember, exec can't ask for a rate increase due to salaries, but they can due to indemnity payouts. That's why it's easier to... read more
Bumping from a post from 5 months ago Vivify is nothing but an attempt to reduce the number of employees How many of us sat in those meetings where upper, upper management tried to describe Vivify with fluffy terms like optimization and synergy and... read more
Should we all just walk out, since they are not being honest?
The primary product being sold by State Farm is "The Promise" of Great Service if and when that time comes. You sell it and service it. Everything else is supposed to Support those 2 functions. The only 2 "Silos" or "Towers" or whatever they are... read more
If you value people you treat them with dignity even when you can’t afford to keep them. This is perfectly said, and it shows how much State Farm truly does not value its employees (those who are responsible for its profits.) There is nothing... read more
I just realized how much this whole situation is affecting my health. I have been having trouble sleeping for weeks now. Hell, it's Saturday morning and I'm up at the crack of dawn. My blood pressure is now consistently high and I never had issues... read more
I can just see it now. Legacy Insurance Company. "Remember the good ol' days, good customer service, well handled claims, knowledgeable agents...welcome to Legacy Insurance Company. Where true insurance professionals handle your claims." Heaven knows... read more
Any one thought of that? How many will pull their policies? The younger generation do not have loyalty. They all have cheaper insurance through other companies. So what happens then.
Anyone else not want to be anywhere on site when these meetings and announcements are going on. I am seriously concerned about my safety at work.
HR reps sitting BI reps due to increased Short Term Disability usage. They want to understand the workload and why so many are out due to stress/depression. True or not?
Our rates are terrible. Our auto claims service is worse. Customer of mine had accident and filed claim. They were NEVER called. Rental place and Service First called to set appointments and repairs. Customer was so unhappy and thought that it was... read more
Seems like the end is coming quicker than we all thought. There is so much tension around the office and the morale is terrible. It’s hard to look for another job when the manager is over your shoulder looking to terminate anybody they can.
Rumor mill aside (I hope), some have made statements to the effect that what Tipsord is doing will save the company. Maybe, maybe not. What I have observed is this: Tipsord and his minions (especially A. Pettit and S. Arnold) were the ones behind the... read more
I saw Ed Jr., Tips, and Elvis walking a dog in State Farm Park earlier. They all seemed to be in a good mood. I spent all my EOM activities today making confetti for the parade. Now what am I supposed to do?
Good luck all. I dread Fridays nowadays. I just wish all of this is over soon... Have a great weekend and God bless.
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This will all end with a giant hiring spree... We can’t give the service now, how are they gonna do it with less people. They will end up hiring people T a less wage when it is all over with. Corporate Greed. Too bad they don’t value all of the long... read more
Leadership realizes that they need to keep as many of the people who actually work as possible. It's no secret that a lot of SM level in Claims took the voluntary package - so many that there has been an unprecedented posting for their positions... read more
If you had all executive power possible, how would you reorganize State Farm? I hear ALL of us complaining, but rarely people offer advice. What would you do? How would you fix things?
The real world is coming to Bloomington and State Farm. Where on Earth has any business stayed at the top of their industry for 10 years, much less 70 years as SF has. There are times when you have to change A LOT. The entire Agency structure shrunk... read more
Not sure if we have any posters here who quit recently but if we do would they be able to tell me what the policy is as it relates to Vacation Time if I quit on my own. If this is the case and I leave on my own, would I be able to get paid for... read more
How about the overall budget? How much was spent and how much was achieved. Please give me a break...