State Farm
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www.statefarm.com Bloomington, IL 5000+ Employees

State Farm intern Reviews

Updated Mar 19, 2014
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4.1 54 reviews

                             

97% Approve of the CEO

State Farm Chairman and CEO Ed Rust Jr.

Ed Rust Jr.

(34 ratings)

94% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great place to intern if your looking for Financial Services experience

Intern (Former Employee)

I worked at State Farm

ProsGiven that you have a good agent to work under the training is valuable. Hours are typical. usually co workers are competent and will help you understand and train, you can be certified to sell P&C and Life health insurance very quickly if you focus and study.

ConsAt times it can be weird because you are competing with coworkers for customers( pay is usually based on comission)

Advice to Senior ManagementMake more of an effort to diversify your market in different subgroups. Offer more sales training to new interns and employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I like it

Intern (Current Employee)
Champaign, IL

I have been working at State Farm

ProsGreat opportunity.
Research Leads are helping and care about you and you're project.
Free coffee and snacks
Laid back environment

ConsSometimes, you run out of things to do. This is due to the fact that sometimes management overestimates the difficulty/time demand of your project.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave the analysts consult with the interns more. Other than that, I don't really have any advice. Keep doing what you do.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great opportunity

Actuarial Intern (Former Employee)
Bloomington, IL

I worked at State Farm

ProsIt was a great atmosphere and provided a chance to learn about the business and industry. They also encouraged a healthy balance between work and personel life.

ConsIf you really want to enjoy life in the big city, Bloomington, IL may not be the place for you.

Advice to Senior ManagementI felt that the feedback management provided to the interns was valuable and should assist in my future career as an actuary.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company

Intern (Current Employee)
Champaign, IL

I have been working at State Farm

ProsVery supportive staffs, if the company has a interest in you, the company will give you the opportunities you need to succeed.

ConsCorporate redtapes and bureaucracy. Hard to feel like you are making a difference sometimes.

Advice to Senior ManagementRemove barriers and flatten the organization

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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State Farm Research Center is a great place to intern.

Strategic Resources Intern (Current Employee)
Champaign, IL

I have been working at State Farm

ProsGreat team work ability. The management is very helpful. Variety of projects to pick from. Even as an intern, you get great opportunities to learn as much as you can about various insurance products. Definitely a stable company to work for in the insurance industry. The research center always has the companies most cutting edge technology. Every intern just received brand new large computer monitors. There are over three large lcd screens all with video conferencing capabilities allowing interns to network and conference between the research center, headquarters (bloomington, IL), and with field agents if necessary.

ConsInsurance can sometimes be a somewhat drab industry. Not the most exciting.

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat job trusting young employees with large amounts of responsibility and providing them with the right support.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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State Farm, through an intern's eyes.

Technical Analyst Intern (Former Employee)
Bloomington, IL

I worked at State Farm

ProsMy perspective is a little different since I interned with State Farm. I thought the internship was great. I got paid well and the hours were very flexible. There were also many extracurricular activities for employees that I participated in. I was on an Ultimate Frisbee team and I had a paid trip to Six Flags with the rest of the interns. The intern housing was also a good experience.

ConsThe feedback from management was a little questionable. Sometimes it felt like I was unimportant, even though I knew I was. I did get to meet many members of upper management, which was a unique experience.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure interns are fully involved, not just with work but also with team and mentor meetings.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Its good to be Intern at State Farm

IT/Systems Intern (Current Employee)
Irving, TX

I have been working at State Farm as an intern

ProsOne can learn a lot at State Farm.

ConsIts good environment to work but not as exciting as Disney or Southwest no parties no extra activities !

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Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Internship Experience

Intern (Current Employee)
Champaign, IL

I have been working at State Farm as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat team work. Got the flexibility to do what I am interested in.

ConsDo not have enough full-time staff to help supervise and mentor student interns.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave more full-time staff to help supervise and mentor student interns.

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

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Flexible, supportive, and honest company

Strategic Resources Intern (Current Employee)
Champaign, IL

I have been working at State Farm as an intern for less than a year

ProsCompetitive intern salaries
Flexible hours for RDC positions
Focused on developing talent

ConsNot hiring directly from RDC
Lots of bureaucracy

Advice to Senior ManagementThe flexibility and focus on growth comes off as very supportive, and is a huge reason to stick around after graduation

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

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Overall great experience and one of the best insurance providers to work for. Would definitely recommend to a friend.

Intern (Current Employee)

I have been working at State Farm as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat people, products and values. Excellent hours and management takes care of their employees. Really feels like co-workers are a family.

ConsAgent is rarely ever physically in the office, which can frustrate clients.

Advice to Senior ManagementRegulate agent hours and provide better training opportunities.

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

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