State Farm
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State Farm intern Reviews

Updated May 27, 2014
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4.1 58 reviews

                             

97% Approve of the CEO

State Farm Chairman and CEO Ed Rust Jr.

Ed Rust Jr.

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90% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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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    Given lots of responsibility and accountability

    Intern (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsThey reward you for the work you do by giving more responsibility. Pay is not bad and there is paid overtime.

    Consit can be repetetative. while managment is educated and motivated agents can be very difficult to deal with. many agent team members are clueless

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    it was great experience, i was exposed to a lot of projects

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Bloomington, IL

    Prosgood family atmosphere, there is room to grow with the company, good retirement package and health insurance.

    Consthe company is very big and at some point you may feel like a statistic

    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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    Agency Field Intern (Current Employee)
    Fullerton, CA

    Prosgreat team atmosphere, highly encouraged to give your opinion and praised for your work

    Consdifficult for someone with no family/prior knowledge of the insurance industry at times to keep up

    Advice to Senior ManagementFeedback and praise is great!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great internship program

    Accounting Intern (Former Employee)
    Bloomington, IL

    ProsA great internship program and good overall experience
    Very laid back atmosphere
    Casual dress code
    Flexible work hours

    ConsINEFFICIENT and wasteful as a company (In how they use their resources)
    Boring
    Few short term opportunities, only employees who stay for 20+ years are really rewarded

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart acting like a publicly traded company. Stop the waste and inefficiency.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Internship at State Farm

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Blacksburg, VA

    ProsGreat company to work for. Good business model and corporate support for the agent. Marketing techniques used within State Farm really help the agent in the long run.

    ConsDidn't get paid. Not any work to do in the office. Was forced to do an internship by my college so I was pretty bored and angry about the whole process. Didn't learn anything I already knew and was a waste of time. Cons as an agent would probably be all the downtime in the office all the employees have.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUtilize your interns in a more efficient manner. Hell, I would've washed his car if I didn't have to sit in the terrible office and stare at a computer for 8 hours everyday.

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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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