State Farm intern Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
1,600 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Program. Learned a lot about the industry.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

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

    Pros

    Other employees worked with were great and very helpful. Treated like a normal employee. Given very realistic preview of the normal office routine. Great support.

    Cons

    Not many. Kind of slow at times but that is to be expected. If your interested in a summer internship program, State Farm is a great place to look.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the program to keep younger employees with a lot of talent looking at the company for a career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Large company, family feel

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Public Relations Intern  in  Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Public Relations Intern in Bloomington, IL

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

    Pros

    Everyone loves their job, lots of opportunity for advancement/career changes

    Cons

    Very corporate, lots of cubicles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better workstations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    This company is incredibly engaged with its employees and I don't want to work anywhere else.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - College Intern  in  Valencia, CA
    Current Employee - College Intern in Valencia, CA

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

    Pros

    The way they treat their employees, the best remarkable experience for their customers, and their balance of treating employees like royalty and making sure that we're are also customer centric.

    Cons

    You have to be flexible in location to be able to move up to management positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company, great experience!

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    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent people, great work environment, fun work, I really had a great time during my summer internship here with state farm. I would deifinitely recommend it.

    Cons

    a difficult group intern project put a damper on my summer, but overall I still really enjoyed my experience here with State Farm auto insurance company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Internship Opportunity our there!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern  in  Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Bloomington, IL

    I worked at State Farm

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    You 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Intern in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    Ability to work your way up and own your own Agency
    Great work experience and resume builder

    Cons

    Unless you own your own Agency, the pay is not great

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very hard not for the meek.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Intern in Bloomington, IL

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    They pay very well, great money, grrea tpeople,there are many oppurtunities to mov arounf in the company. They do alot for the community

    Cons

    They dont always higher intens into specific fields. They look with in the company when they decided to higher peple

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Job

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

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    + Great People
    +Interesting Challenging Work

    Cons

    +Large amount of approval required for decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more work to interns

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst - College Intern  in  Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst - College Intern in Bloomington, IL

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    Decent pay for the amount of work you have to do.
    Relatively low stress.
    Great work/life balance.
    There is a lot of opportunity to move to any department if you're willing to go through training.
    State Farm uses consultants that help get a lot of work done.

    Cons

    The corporate headquarters is in Bloomington, IL.

    When making a career path change within the company, the training provided to prepare you for a new job isn't always the best.

    The systems (computer/technical) department isn't full of the most competent minds. Part of the problem is that State Farm tries to be really accommodating for individuals seeking new career opportunities and it's common for non-technical people to move into technical jobs. Some technical jobs require a formal computer related education.

    Software development is not that exciting at State Farm, it's rather mundane.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't purchase software that is meant to aid employees before talking to the employees who will be forced to use it.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Chico, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Chico, CA

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to grow and advance in the company. They had strong values that were seen throughout the corporate environment.

    Cons

    As an intern the even though you have a big hand in delivering sales for the agent and everyone in the office, you don't get bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much advice is needed. Everything that I have seen so far makes me a firm believer int he company.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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