State Farm

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State Farm intern Reviews

Updated May 27, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

4.1 58 reviews

97% Approve of the CEO

State Farm Chairman and CEO Ed Rust Jr.

Ed Rust Jr.

(34 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance and encouragement to continue insurance education(in 88 reviews)

  • The company has a good work environment and works to help employees meet their needs(in 68 reviews)


Cons
  • As a side note - I had significant work / life balance issues as an agent(in 19 reviews)

  • No room for advancement with contract employees and lower pay with no benefits(in 34 reviews)

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    This company is incredibly engaged with its employees and I don't want to work anywhere else.

    College Intern (Current Employee) Valencia, CA

    ProsThe way they treat their employees, the best remarkable experience for their customers, and their balance of treating employees like royalty and making sure that we're are also customer centric.

    ConsYou have to be flexible in location to be able to move up to management positions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company, great experience!

    Intern (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent people, great work environment, fun work, I really had a great time during my summer internship here with state farm. I would deifinitely recommend it.

    Consa difficult group intern project put a damper on my summer, but overall I still really enjoyed my experience here with State Farm auto insurance company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best Internship Opportunity our there!

    Summer Intern (Former Employee) Bloomington, IL

    ProsThe internship is a great opportunity to travel (if you're not from Bloomington), meet a TON of other students like you, and really get your foot in the door.
    Almost everyone knows about State Farm, so adding it to your resume will make you have pride in where you've worked. The internship is great experience in any field, because there are so many departments within the company.

    ConsYou have to be ready for the corporate-culture. The internship always starts off really slow (as does any internship) and then once you get into the swing of things, you will be working a full-time job. Once you have enough work to accomplish, the time will go by very quickly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Experience

    Intern (Current Employee) Dayton, OH

    ProsAbility to work your way up and own your own Agency
    Great work experience and resume builder

    ConsUnless you own your own Agency, the pay is not great

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very hard not for the meek.

    Intern (Current Employee) Bloomington, IL

    ProsThey pay very well, great money, grrea tpeople,there are many oppurtunities to mov arounf in the company. They do alot for the community

    ConsThey dont always higher intens into specific fields. They look with in the company when they decided to higher peple

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Job

    Intern (Current Employee)

    Pros+ Great People
    +Interesting Challenging Work

    Cons+Large amount of approval required for decisions

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more work to interns

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Employer

    Systems Analyst - College Intern (Current Employee) Bloomington, IL

    ProsDecent pay for the amount of work you have to do.
    Relatively low stress.
    Great work/life balance.
    There is a lot of opportunity to move to any department if you're willing to go through training.
    State Farm uses consultants that help get a lot of work done.

    ConsThe corporate headquarters is in Bloomington, IL.

    When making a career path change within the company, the training provided to prepare you for a new job isn't always the best.

    The systems (computer/technical) department isn't full of the most competent minds. Part of the problem is that State Farm tries to be really accommodating for individuals seeking new career opportunities and it's common for non-technical people to move into technical jobs. Some technical jobs require a formal computer related education.

    Software development is not that exciting at State Farm, it's rather mundane.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't purchase software that is meant to aid employees before talking to the employees who will be forced to use it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place.

    Intern (Current Employee) Chico, CA

    ProsLots of opportunity to grow and advance in the company. They had strong values that were seen throughout the corporate environment.

    ConsAs an intern the even though you have a big hand in delivering sales for the agent and everyone in the office, you don't get bonuses.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot much advice is needed. Everything that I have seen so far makes me a firm believer int he company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people, balanced work, solid company!

    Public Affairs Intern (Former Employee) Bloomington, IL

    ProsGreat people--friendly, down to earth, talented, knowledgeable. As an intern, I had an excellent experience within my department. They take care of their employees and people respect each other. There isn't much office politics that I hear about at other places. Employees seemed to really care about teaching me and trusted me with independent work on big projects. They cover relocation expenses for the summertime. They also have an amazing "State Farm Park" with pool, lazy river, miniature golf, intramural sports leagues--it's a ton of fun after work! (Hours were 8-4:15).
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    ConsIndoors it's cubicle-world. There's a big cafeteria, but I still felt like I was in high school. There isn't a lot of activity in Bloomington. State Farm Park might be the biggest attraction!

    Advice to Senior ManagementI wasn't informed of the full-time positions available after graduation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    From an intern's viewpoint, State Farm Insurance treated everyone with respect and promoted professional development.

    Intern (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsThey have a very extensive and well-managed internship program for college students with amazing benefits, higher than average pay and a lot of responsibility. Everyone treats you as if you are a part of the company (not a lowly intern), the projects are fulfilling and you get the chance to network with some high-level executives. I would recommend this to everyone! Interview process is long and difficult, but well worth it. This company has great integrity.

    ConsEntry-level work is fairly limited to Claim's Representative or Underwriter. They have a policy of starting you of on this side of the company,and then you can switch to Human Resources, PR etc. This is okay, but I would like to go into a different segment. Also, they tell you that you will be required to move around a lot to be promoted within the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore entry-level positions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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