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Major layoffs in January

I've been reading about major round of layoffs coming in January, but it all seems to be in the realm of rumor. Does anybody know if there is any credence to these rumors? It would be nice to let go of all this anxiety brought on by not knowing... read more
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Our new “leader”

What I think is interesting is that this is Fawad’s first executive level position. Both of his former employees (EBay and Staples) lost revenue during his tenure, the university he got his Bachelors degree from lost accreditation due to lack of... read more
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So what happened today

The alignment of area to locations were finally set. I've heard rumors of no more relocation benefits. What about those of us that don't want to move, any chance to apply to another job?
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More notifications on the way?

I’m hearing word of active shooter drills at corporate as well as talk of more armed security being contracted. Anyone else hearing that. There looks to be some kind of manager movement to locations that don’t have managers onsite so maybe more... read more
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So glad I’m out of there....

After working for the Farm for about 5 years, I’m happy to say I never have to go there again. In those 5 years, I barely learned anything new. They transformed claims from a somewhat professional environment into a pure call center. Why the hell did... read more
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The media is still not reporting!

How long can the media pretend nothing is going on at State Farm? This is an unprecedented downturn! Anyone here in media been silenced or told to only report good news?
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33% of Managers have taken the buy out?

I heard through the grapevine that, as of Monday, 33% of managers had accepted the buy-out. Apparently, 25% was the "minimum goal," but there was no cap. They have inadvertently opened the flood gates, as any manager with marketable skills who is... read more
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To the young folks:

Be dedicated to building yourself...your team will benefit, the company will benefit. But never dedicate your entire life to a company like this. Always keep your eyes on the market and leave the minute you can get something better. State Farm is... read more
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Short timer

By short timer I mean that I spent a short period of time at State Farm, thankfully. I was excited about the idea of job security and structure. I know better now. My short time at SF was a skill killer, except the things I do to skill up in my free... read more
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Ehh...

...who gives a damn anymore.
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R&D got the BP

The big announcement was rather dull. Lots of build up to the new name, which was the part that no one cares about. People care about if they are going to have jobs, not what someone came up with for a name for this new department. It also seems that... read more
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Culture change

This company was something special years ago. They cared about people and it was a great place to work. Now that Tipsord is CEO, the culture has shifted. In Systems, people become “leaders” who don’t have a damn bit of experience in technology. And... read more
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New IT Execs Announced

Love all the one year new AVPs that we have that Fawad brought from Staples and eBay... let me see what gee whiz things has staples turned out in the IT industry? Who uses eBay anymore, talk about archaic brands and now they are gonna help us right... read more
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Management at State Farm is focused on all the wrong things

SF Systems Is the biggest snake pit that I have ever encountered! That is more so the focus than doing the right things for their company and employees. I worked there for 7 very miserable years witnessing this! Never once in 7 years in any Executive... read more
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Lack of organization

State Farm lacks organization and good leadership. Management will get everyone into meetings and say a bunch of crap that never meant anything, just the usual corporate speak. Managers, architects, and directors are selectively engaged with their... read more
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Jump ship or make other arrangements if you are in Systems

I have refrained from commenting for some time but can't do it any longer. If you are in Systems and you aren't coding - get out! 2 years ago this came up in Executive level discussions. Phase I - let the contractors go. Phase 2 - Every SF employee... read more
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They never learn

I find it interesting that it’s not this novel idea to have 1 IT department and it took a bunch of Mediocre IT bobble heads locked in a room for weeks and weeks to come to this.. Before we made the ICP we had 1 department, a staff that was getting... read more
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Bloomington Prepare Yourself

I love small town America but I hate what a big company leaving does to small towns. State Farm is lying to you guys, they won't hesitate to leave if it saves them a dime, this is not Ed Rust's company anymore. Contact your mayor, the governor... read more
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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 co-location and benefits. After these descriptions, I'd just be sitting there scratching my head. It all... read more
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Controlled Communication

So the lapdog media here in Bloomington is parroting the line that the numbers of workers here is not changing. Basically they are saying nothing to see here, move along. This looks like a lot a people are going out the door. And considering how... read more
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Pantaraph

As a remote worker, I do not live in BLM, but I did check out the Pantaraph and saw the article that basically said State Farm was committed to keeping the same number of employees in Bloomington. Do not believe it. The company is clearly -- very... read more
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VIVIFY - the next silver-bullet.... ;-D

Our 500 person Funtion in Systems was told today, we need to cut 225. Voluntary separation packages will be offered until 3/31/18, after that the involuntary package will be 50% of the voluntary package... "The consultants" (i think Delloite this... read more
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Managers making decisions have no idea what they're doing

I work in Systems. As far as I can see, the last 6 years have been nothing but chaos. And what truly terrifies me is the idea that the managers making the decisions have no idea what they're doing and truly no idea how to measure whether their ideas... read more
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ISD Debacle

Leadership in the systems area has been unhinged for the last 6 or 7 years, ever since the banking system crashed and they decided to pull their investments out of the market and dump them into revitalizing it's IT department. As far as I can tell... read more
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State Farm Office Closings

What offices are to be or have been closed by State Farm? Is this affecting agents? There is a lot of confusion in the media, please help me clarify.
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4,200 announced layoffs so far this year at State Farm

We have the honor of being among top five companies with most layoffs for this year so far. That's the honor I would rather avoid, though. Anybody wonders if and by how much this number will go up by the end of the year?... read more
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It's too bad

State Farm is relying too much on outside advice from consultants and it will cause this company to lose more customers than ever, and it may not ever recover from it. It's really unfortunate that employees are not valued any longer. This is a very... read more
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Layoff

We heard and were told in Jacksonville, FL that we had up to 5 years. As everyone clapped you could or should have read between the lines. Up to? We are still under constant review and people are jumping ship. They cant retain employees. If the... read more
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Glad to have left that God Awful State Farm

Wow. I guess parting ways 14 years ago from those State Farm $$ho!e$$ was a good thing for me. Also, it appears things at that place got progressively worse. I left behind nepotism, bigotry, and a host of other unmentionables. Looks like those... read more
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I was with State Farm for 24 years.

There was no path to advancement outside (or inside) of claims without being UNCONDITIONALLY MOBILE. People got tiny little promotions and had to move all the way across the country. They are not ASKING MORE from their employees. They are treating... read more
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Been there, done that.

It happened to me. My entire office was closed. Service from SF is now as bad and slow as any small companies. However, the premiums are still as high. If they would stop paying the top dogs 🐶 so much, their loss wouldn't be so large. Worked there... read more
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Not so fast

The press release I read from internal State Farm mentioned technological advances which are fulfilling the jobs people used to do. Nothing to do with loosing 7 Billion dollars. State Farm is a 87 Billion Dollar industry! I love working for State... read more
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A Failing Farm

I've worked for the Farm for a long time but I quit last year. The company is being run into the ground. My old office closing blindsided my buddies who still work there. State farm played their employees for fools. The metrics, making us request... read more
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Glad I got out while I did

I left SF in Concordville, Pa in July 2011 and all I can say is, from reading these posts and talking to my friends that are still there, I'm glad I left when I did. I saw the writing on the wall and saw through all the Team Manager BS of "things are... read more
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Raleigh

I was laid off last Friday. I am not bitter and I was ready to move on. State Farm took good care of me, I was given 12 months of severance payments and I was paid 5 months of vacation. If you compare this to what most other companies do nowadays... read more
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