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)

93% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Best Internship Opportunity our there!

Summer Intern (Former Employee)
Bloomington, IL

I worked at State Farm

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

I have been working at State Farm

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

I worked at State Farm

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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Good people.

Intern (Former Employee)

I worked at State Farm

ProsEveryone is pleasant, likable, and decent.

ConsToo many layers of management. Upper-levels are clueness.

Advice to Senior ManagementFlatten.

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

I worked at State Farm

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

I have been working at State Farm

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

I have been working at State Farm

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

I worked at State Farm

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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Great Job

Intern (Current Employee)

I have been working at State Farm

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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Don't get sucked into State Farm by the salary during training.

Agency Intern (Current Employee)
Murfreesboro, TN

I have been working at State Farm

ProsState Farm is willing to invest in their employees by paying a salary to interns in training to become an agents. This is not common in the the insurance industry. They put you through very good training during that time. As an insurance company it is a very solid, stable and conservative company.

ConsThey treat agency interns brutally.They are very unforgiving of mistakes or failure to meet goals regardless of reasons. For part of your training they'll put you in an agents office who may or may not be concerned with your development. Who may or may not be competent themselves. The "family friendly" facade is just that - a facade. You better hit your goals and you better invest every last dime you have when you get your TICA contract. Even after working laboriously and spending your own money, if you are not hitting goals - regardless of whether your rates are competitive or not - they will send you walking. TICA stands for TEMPORARY Independent Contract Agreement. So after a year, if you aren't doing what they want you to you are out, no questions asked.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe DAFO side of State Farm should look at the content of the character of their interns in addition to results.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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