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State Farm intern Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
1,542 Reviews

3.5
1,542 Reviews
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State Farm Chairman and CEO Ed Rust Jr.
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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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  1.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Agency Intern  in  Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Employee - Agency Intern in Murfreesboro, TN

    Pros

    State 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.

    Cons

    They 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    neutral experience, nothing much valueable taken away

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    Pros

    first intern out of freshman

    Cons

    repeated and boring work all over the 10 weeks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more feedback

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

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

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

    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
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  5.  

    Great place to learn!

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

    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
  6.  

    intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in Buffalo, NY

    Pros

    nice people to work with

    Cons

    poor wages that they pay you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase job role and responsibility

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall, it's been a great experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern  in  Chambersburg, PA
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Chambersburg, PA

    Pros

    Very nice people, decent hours (9am to 4 or 5pm), I am able to work on what I want to work on throughout the day with the help of any of the office staff when I need them.

    Cons

    Lower hourly rate than what I would like, office staff is not getting commission for any of their sales, the agent gets all of it which I think is not very fair (but it does not really affect me, I just feel bad for the ladies putting in all the work)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage agents to commission their staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great internship to have -- wonderful coworkers, laid-back atmosphere.

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

    Pros

    People are competent and pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    Seems to have a glacial pace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the Progressive product managers out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    State Farm RDC Rocked

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and a lot of good friends. Pay was decent for no experience. They take care of you.

    Cons

    Not much direction from the team. You are pretty much assigned a problem and they don't really mentor you through the process of writing production level code. A lot of the work doesn't actually see the light of day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your intern's work have an impact.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Intern Good Learning Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    Pros

    Experience in customer service and office work. Sometimes opportunity for full time employment afterward

    Cons

    Somewhat tedious at times, but depends on who you're working for/with

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    College Internship Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Agency Field Intern  in  Fullerton, CA
    Current Employee - Agency Field Intern in Fullerton, CA

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Feedback and praise is great!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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