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State Farm Agent Staff - Team Member Interview Questions

Updated Nov 5, 2014
Updated Nov 5, 2014
8 Interview Reviews

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AGENT STAFF - TEAM MEMBER Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at State Farm.

Interview Details

After submitting my resume online I got a call from the very friendly hiring manager, Jackie. Right away she scheduled an appointment for me to come in later in the week but told me to start the formal application/background check so that it could be expedited to corporate. It was a very detailed and thorough questionnaire- almost unnecessarily so. Leave more time to do it than you'd think. Interview was one on one with the hiring manager and it was more information thrown at me than any hard hitting questions. She even helped me finish and send in the application and gave me a packet of literature to go over before the second interview.

Interview Questions
  • What is it that you think we do here? How much do you know about insurance?   Answer Question
Reasons for Declining

Completely commission based pay. "Training period" where you're studying to get your insurance licenses, therefore not selling anything and not getting paid. In fact, tests were quoted to cost me personally "no more than $200."

Declined Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

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    AGENT STAFF - TEAM MEMBER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at State Farm in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, had a brief conversation with the State Farm Agent (you can call it a phone interview), went in for an interview with the agent. There was 12 minute pre-interview test and then an interview with the basic personality questions about experience and question and answer session. Took about 1 week to hear about the position. In the interview it was expressed that it was a sales position and a decent chunk of the pay would be commission.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions on the pre-interview test that threw me off were comparing and contrasting English proverbs like "a friend in need is a friend in deed"   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Found a better position

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    AGENT STAFF - TEAM MEMBER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Torrance, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Torrance, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at State Farm in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I got the interview through a Craigslist ad online. The response time was the same day and we scheduled the interview for that week. It was a preliminary phone interview in which the agent asked me how much I knew about insurance, if I had researched the companies services online ( I did) and if I was a "go- getter". The agent was very driven and looking for her team to be the same. Insurance sales is not for those who take "no" easily and I could tell their was not going to be a lot of support getting clients from the agent. It's pretty much every woman for herself. You do all of your own networking, all your own selling and the agent gives you an office space in which to work and pays you an hourly rate. The bulk of your income is made off of commissions as are most insurance companies and you create your own monthly sales goals above the minimum that the agent requires. I got a second in person interview but am thinking of turning it down. The agent just seemed to be very intense.

    Interview Questions
    • "I took a lot of time crafting the craigslist ad, which part of the ad appealed to you most that you would want this position?"   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Agent seemed very intense, too much push to just sell, sell, sell. Every person for themselves. Not my cup of tea.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    AGENT STAFF - TEAM MEMBER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at State Farm.

    Interview Details

    I heard of the opportunity from my new landlord, who forwarded me to her Agent for renter's insurance. I spoke with the agent, and got an application. I filled the application out online, and was asked to come in for an interview the very next day. During the interview, I was interviewed by 3 other staff members before being interviewed with the Lead Agent. Then I filled out a background check and did an aptitude test and was hired on the spot. I start next week.

    Interview Questions
    • Pretty standard questions and reviewed my background in customer service. I have experience as a game developer as well, so they were pretty happy with how technical I was.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    AGENT STAFF - TEAM MEMBER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at State Farm.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter called about Two weeks before the interview and asked some pre-interview questions. Many of the questions just were to make sure that I knew what all went into being an agent for State Farm. Actual interview was conducted by 2 agents. Questions were by the book what I found on glass door.

    Interview Questions
    • Was asked to make a sales pitch of a ball point pen to one or the agents doing the interview.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
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    AGENT STAFF - TEAM MEMBER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at State Farm in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Began by applying online. I was then sent two assessment test links to complete. Once completed, I was contacted by the head Agent in charge. I came into his agency for an interview, that also consisted of a computer test. I received an email stating that they wanted to conduct a panel interview after the initial interview. The panel interview consisted of STAR format questions and was very brief. Nothing too hard at all. I received a job offer over the phone the next day.

    Interview Questions
    • Very typical interview questions. Mostly STAR format questions. The most hard part was taking a timed test that consisted of random math, language, and grammar questions. It was a lot of questions in a VERY short period of time.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Salary is set, but you do receive bonuses and commissions on top of a base salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    AGENT STAFF - TEAM MEMBER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at State Farm in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    one phone call and then a 1:1 interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    AGENT STAFF - TEAM MEMBER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Haven, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Haven, CT
    Application Details

    interviewed at State Farm in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    filed an application online, one day received a phone call for an phone interview, than invited to the agent office. after a week was offered the job

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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