With all the uncertainty and stress resulting from SF's downward spiral as a competitive P&C insurer, I called LifeWorks this past weekend to find support and resources. It was ironic that I had a difficult time understanding the person due to her... read more
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Has anyone close to retirement gone in and asked for severance? You know.....I will retire early. You give me severance. I will willingly walk away. I am over all the drama and wondering if I will have a job tomorrow or not and if I do have a job... read more
It comes down to numbers... load them up til they break and leave ... tell us they have no “plan” for the multi office closures ... keep adding requirements and not providing for employee staffing dips due to known vacation and training, expecting... read more
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... read more
Does any1 know if I am involuntarily moved into a new job I do not want can I collect unemployment if I quit? A co-worker says we need to get ourselves fired to collect. That doe not feel right. Then again neither does trying to do a job I did not... read more
to get the hell out of the "s***hole" that Illinois is. And away from Dicky Durbin
Is failure possible? I would not be surprised if SF failed and went under. Other large companies have. Too many changes too quickly and nothing has been thought out. They are desperately trying to find something that will work while employee morale... read more
SF is censoring their own Vivify Q&A site by removing comments they don’t like or disagree with-it IS happening! So much for having a voice! Oh and by the way, this movement of systems analysts rumor to answering phones for claims making double the... read more
Is it true that State Farm is randomly moving employees to new roles without consulting the employee? I have had three people tell me that the bank in Bloomington has randomly selected analysts to be moved to collections as collectors and Tempe has... read more
Watch this 26 minutes video and you will begin to understand how companies like State Farm are soon going to be lines in the history books. No amount of cutting or reorganization is going save State Farm. /
They cancelled all leagues in 2018 and now I hear they are essentially giving the park to BLM-NML parks and rec? Any truth to that?
/ “We’re actually going the other direction,” Frank Clauser, a media representative for Allstate, told The News Tribune on Friday." Yes, you are, Frank...Yes, you are. 600 people!!!
Release all externals Layoff systems mgmt Layoff rank and file systems employees ???? Is this the plan?
In case somebody missed it (although I doubt it,) State Farm is closing two Tacoma offices and laying off around 800 people in the process. Considering this is just the start of the year, I'm pretty sure this is only a preview of things to come... read more
Has anyone heard anything about the fate of Fire Field Reps? Hearing rumors we are all going to be replaced by outside Independent Adjusters within next 2 years...
Saw a post on the Newsfeed of a manager asking if he could know why his employees were being pulled into Vivify meetings. They deleted it this morning. Leads you to believe they're polling employees to see if they think the managers are any good and... read more
Does anyone know what first line leadership severance packages are. I now feel taking severance and getting another job is the way to go
So Tired of the ineptitude of our senior management. This "change" has gone on for over six years and we are worse off than we first started. We will lose about 800K autos in 2017 year while GEICO and Progressive grows by over 2M a piece. Our rates... read more
First line placement will be announced in early February. That certainly cannot be the end of the story. The big question is what happens next!
If you know both of these movies, you will start to understand what it is like to work here in claims. It is almost like upper management took their cues from these scripts, and said "hey, this is how it's done". Put everyone on a board, fire the... read more
Waiting to find out what happens to Bank...hopefully they rip the call center right out...they have a bunch of knuckleheads working in the call center. Get them out.
Here is the real story Systems Leadership didn’t have enough experience to be in the roles they were in. They spent money as if it grew in the cornfields outside of the Bloomington offices. They were grasping at straws trying to get technology... read more
While this is not an opportunity I care to take advantage of (my situation prevents it), I wanted to share this with the rest of you in case it might help. I am part of a group that has been severed. My last day is March 31st. Something that HR said... read more
Hello, I have been reading the many threads with much interest. I am one of the few field workers left supporting agents. My peers and I are also very concerned with our futures. The amount of KPIs, "accountability", frustration, and micromanaging... read more
Our managers are non-technical and many of them contribute nothing of value to the organization. They are pencil pushers, whose only job appears to be informing their charges of the latest corporate policies and then allowing other people to... read more
Heard through the grapevine: State Farm is not remodeling the downtown Bloomington building and it will be emptied out in mid-January. Yikes!
I worked for SF for 15 years as well and the last few years since the 'restructuring' (more like let's make everyone nervous and layoff people for no real good reason) were hell. Raises went down but the expectation of work went up without any... read more
I’m from a media outlet based in Bloomington-Normal. We’re working on a story about what’s really going on with these buyouts/layoffs at SF. Need your help. Send me a text at or on the Signal app (BNreports/). You can stay... read more
On behalf of Fawad and Tipsord, I'd like to wish you all a Merry Christmas! Don't forget, State Farm cares about you as people. Now if you could just collect your last paycheck, pile any evidence that you've ever worked here into this cardboard box... read more
I guess we've always known that State Farm's management structure had too many layers, and as a result, the people at the top of Systems truly had very little idea what went on in the trenches. This problem was apparent to me when I first started (17... read more
The implosion we see now is par for the course for a mature organization. State Farm has reached its pinnacle and is now following a classic pattern of organizational decline. They're trying to course correct, but as many others have said, haven't a... read more
How many of us are finding it very difficult to celebrate the holidays? Everyone I know feels like they are waiting for the other shoe to drop. How do they think this is the right thing to do? So many employees worried about their jobs and their... read more
Did I miss a memo? Are we still doing a holiday gathering in the Atrium or is that too expensive?
Anybody knows how reliable these rumors mentioned in several threads on Ad services are? I was already preparing for the worst but it was based mostly on assumptions, not on knowing anything concretely. This would only confirm my predictions, but it... read more
So many people unsure of what the future holds. Why publish a list of locations that includes current teams without publishing a staffing plan? People don't know if they're going to move, apply to new jobs, or get cut. Total cluster that adds... read more
If you are in ISD realize it no longer exists. ISD analysts you either need to high tail it to the job post and find a job at Corporate Underwriting or start acquiring some systems skills. The middle man role of telephone many of you have been... read more
People be prepared. Before the end of January is out there will be more information sent out about systems rank and file employees reduction. I think it will be severe based on everything we have seen thus far and I don't think analyst will stand a... read more
Lots of rumors and opinions which are all important to the conversation. But, I'm curious to know from those people currently impacted: what areas are seeing layoffs of internal employees? What does the severance package and timeline look like for... read more
There is this silly dillusion in SF Systems, that digital is more than a required commodity. Yes an insurance company needs a functional digital app these days because all customers under 50, expect it, but NO ONE is making their purchasing decision... read more
I see alot said about other areas of the Farm but not the bank. Other than firing all the external employees.