State Farm Intern Reviews

Updated May 4, 2014
Updated May 4, 2014
1,664 Reviews
3.5
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State Farm Chairman and CEO Ed Rust Jr.
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Pros
  • Great work life balance and encouragement to continue insurance education (in 98 reviews)

  • Great training program, plenty of opportunities to advance and great benefits package (in 78 reviews)


Cons
  • As a side note - I had significant work / life balance issues as an agent (in 24 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Not what I signed up for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern, Local Branch
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern, Local Branch

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

    Pros

    I have no idea if all branches function the same. This one had very flexible hours, and the pay wasn't anything to complain about. Pleasant co-workers.

    Cons

    Deceptive interviews. Took this over another internship, based off of the job description. They describe it as a 'marketing campaign internship', and will give you a few token projects .. but you basically spend 80% of your time cold-calling people. I found this task to be quite unpleasant, as most people don't appreciate being telemarketed to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put the sales aspect in the job description. I'm sure you can find people who will want this internship, and function better than those like me who are dissatisfied.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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

    I have been working at State Farm

    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

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