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State Farm Intern Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
1,906 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Great Company!

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

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

    Pros

    -Great Culture
    -Everyone is there to truly help you
    -Great opportunities to move up
    -Pension Plan

    Cons

    -No cons honestly. I just wish I would have been hired after my internship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    State Farm is a great company to work for.

    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Melville, NY

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

    Pros

    State Farm treats their workers very well. The agent I worked for was very demanding but still very understanding. The office operated very well and everyone got along.

    Cons

    As with all insurance, there are many unsatisfied customers that are angry when they call.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give each agency more freedom rather than strict corporate rules.

  3.  

    Its good to be Intern at State Farm

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

    I have been working at State Farm as an intern

    Pros

    One can learn a lot at State Farm.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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 Employee - Strategic Resources Intern in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - 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
  6.  

    Great Internship Experience

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more full-time staff to help supervise and mentor student interns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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

    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
  8.  

    Flexible, supportive, and honest company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not hiring directly from RDC
    Lots of bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Overall great experience and one of the best insurance providers to work for. Would definitely recommend to a friend.

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Regulate agent hours and provide better training opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    intern

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

    I have been working at State Farm part-time (more than a year)

    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
  11.  

    Overall, it's been a great experience.

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

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

    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

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