Insurance was a new field for me but I enjoyed learning and the whole experience.
MARKETING AND COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 24 December 2013
The agent at my particular office was very supportive and gave a lot of room to learn. The co-workers were absolutely fantastic always ready to help when requested. The hardest part of the job was getting acquainted with section of the system that was DOS based. The most enjoyable part was definitely the team and then getting to know the clients.
excellent working conditions, great pay, fair employer,
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Thorold, ON – 18 December 2013
i worked as a receptionist and enjoyed my daily duties. Some clients were difficult as most complaints involved rates, increases, and dissatisfied with the outcome of their claims. It was a Mon to Fri job, 9-5 with no overtime ever. My employer was a mild mannered person who was very fair with us and defended us against clients who tried to abuse us in any way. Unfortunately, i was laid off due to lack of work at the time.
fair employer, very nice office, i was respected, rate of pay was acceptable
trying to calm irate customers and justify why their rates had changed
Office Representative (Former Employee) – Bracebridge, ON – 28 November 2013
The staff and clientele relationship is found throughout every corner of this company. I have never worked somewhere were clients and staff communicate as a family. Clients come into the office as if they are visiting an uncle or an aunt simply dropping by for a friendly chat. My tasks were positioned mostly in the back completing office organization duty's or at the clients claims to obtain photographs. The hardest part of my job was forgetting to smile due to the overall positive attitude from all the clients spreading throughout the office staff.
Even if you had a bad weekend it was hard not to smile once you walked in the office.
Sitting in the same position for majority of the shift.
My average day at work is constant which I enjoy. I use a lot of energy to process information, service existing clients and gain new business as well. I have learned effective communication skills, multi tasking, prioritizing, problem solving and completing tasks in a timely manner. Management micro manages the team and my co-workers help out but don't seem to share the same drive as myself. I feel the environment is not enough for me to reach my goals and I would like to expand with my knowledge. The hardest past of my job is delivering negative news to clients although I have managed to communicate professionally. The best part of my job is the unknown everyday, I really enjoy new tasks and problems coming to me as I am always eager to solve them!
Independant decision making, client satisfaction
No lunches, no work life balance, environment is not fit for me
Receptionist (Current Employee) – State Farm Insurance – 13 August 2013
My position as a receptionist has provided me with excellent communication skills. I learned how to deal with complaints from customers while working for State Farm. The job had basic skills that included cleaning, taking calls, payments as well as booking appointments. However I was also required to explain some of the benefits that State Farm has to offer. Dealing with people has always been my favourite part of any job and I loved being a part of a team.
When I worked for them I had a great time and my workmates were wonderful
data entry clerk (Former Employee) – head office near Scarborough Town Centre – 12 February 2013
Not stressful but very productive. Started early and finished at a good hour. Management was great when I worked for my female supervisor, a wonderful lady. My co-workers were a joy to work with, They came from varied backgrounds and it was a great experience learning about or lifestyles etc. The hardest part of the job was when we went to a team aspect and sometimes workers did not pull their own weight. The most memorable part of my job was when we did an employee - team booster competition. FUN...
nice christmas bonus that you could pick from a list of appliances to collector plates
Agency Team Leader (Former Employee) – Kingston, Ontario – 26 January 2013
State Farm is a pleasant and interesting place to work. Both Agencies that I worked with were good with a focus on supporting staff to make a difference for the clients. Good benefits and a caring boss makes State Farm a great place to be.