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State Farm Intern Reviews

Updated February 12, 2015
Updated February 12, 2015
29 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great work life balance and encouragement to continue insurance education (in 106 reviews)

  • Great training program, plenty of opportunities to advance and great benefits package (in 82 reviews)


Cons
  • As a side note - I had significant work / life balance issues as an agent (in 28 reviews)

  • No room for advancement with contract employees and lower pay with no benefits (in 41 reviews)

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  1.  

    Software Intern

    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Champaign, IL
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Champaign, IL

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

    Pros

    Good leadership opportunities and stuff

    Cons

    Lack of discipline and direction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Large Firm with Innovation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT/Systems Intern in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - IT/Systems Intern in Champaign, IL

    I worked at State Farm

    Pros

    State Farm maintains a very innovative environment, providing interesting technical projects for IT/Systems interns. All the projects are important to the firm, so you are able to actually contribute with your creative thinking.

    Cons

    There are not many tech people in the firm, so when working on the tech project, you might not able to find a direct go-to person for questions. You have to figure out many of the problems on your own.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company!

    Current Employee - Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Intern in Bloomington, IL

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    The culture throughout the company was great and they had great opportunities for interns to learn more about the industry and company.

    Cons

    Not enough work, found myself not having enough tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not enough work during my intern period.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Nashville, TN
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    hands-on, fast-paced, great learning experience

    Cons

    long hours, stressful, a lot of cold calling

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Pretty good overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Systems Intern
    Current Intern - Systems Intern

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

    Pros

    It varies, but I interns are overall pretty free to develop as they see fit.
    Flexible hours.
    A few fun activities throughout the semester.

    Cons

    Progress can be slow and people in the company often don't email back if you have questions.
    Lots of paperwork to do simple things.
    Lots of restrictions on what we're allowed to do, such as download software on the provided machines.
    Not a ton of feedback, as projects leads often don't have a programing background and you may only be around fellow interns who know as much as you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    The Research and Development Center is a really great place to do your first internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Strategic Resources Intern in Champaign, IL
    Current Intern - Strategic Resources Intern in Champaign, IL

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

    Pros

    You get to work with a bunch of interns that are your age and get pretty interesting work compared to a lot of "intern work" at big companies

    Cons

    The people are very friendly but seem to be very settled in their careers and lack motivation to do more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep professionals motivated by encouraging growth. Employees should want to find new opportunities and not just settle in where they are. Great family culture, but lack of fit when you have a very professional mindset.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    State Farm Systems Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Systems Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Former Intern - Systems Intern in Bloomington, IL

    I worked at State Farm as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Overall everybody in the company was very nice. The pay is decent but not amazing as an intern. As long as you did everything you were told, you will get a returning offer from them.

    Cons

    The company is very old. Many employees has been there for a long time which is good because that means there is stability in the company and people like enough to stay. However, this also means that change is hard. In a big company with a lot of older folks, it will be hard for them to accept progressive changes to the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Working at State Farm was a learning experience and was personally a good place to gain some beginning experience for me

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Strategic Resources Intern in Champaign, IL
    Current Intern - Strategic Resources Intern in Champaign, IL

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

    Pros

    Provides a lot of training, super friendly staff, variety of projects to get different experiences

    Cons

    Can get boring since it is insurance, but the company cares a lot about developing you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It can get annoying being an intern at innovation ready and knowing that it would take a significant amount of time to get our idea through with the many barriers a company as large as State Farm has.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to learn!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Financial Services Intern in North Aurora, IL
    Current Intern - Financial Services Intern in North Aurora, IL

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

    Pros

    Gained experience and exposure to what the insurance business was all about. Had a great team and enjoyed going to work for the most part. Some good skills to add to your resume.

    Cons

    Team members aren't always perfect at agencies. Low pay as an intern. Felt somewhat dead end if you don't want to go the agent route or move to Bloomington.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay team members more, other than that you do a fantastic job. I don't know a lot about the management culture at corporate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    interesting experience learning the ins and outs of sales and advertising

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Sales Intern in Great Neck, NY
    Former Intern - Sales Intern in Great Neck, NY

    I worked at State Farm as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    reputable company, competitive pay, good corporate culture

    Cons

    depending on the area you work, there may be less traffic than expected

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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