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Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
1,542 Reviews

3.5
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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  

    Internship at State Farm

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Blacksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Intern in Blacksburg, VA

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Good business model and corporate support for the agent. Marketing techniques used within State Farm really help the agent in the long run.

    Cons

    Didn't get paid. Not any work to do in the office. Was forced to do an internship by my college so I was pretty bored and angry about the whole process. Didn't learn anything I already knew and was a waste of time. Cons as an agent would probably be all the downtime in the office all the employees have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize your interns in a more efficient manner. Hell, I would've washed his car if I didn't have to sit in the terrible office and stare at a computer for 8 hours everyday.

    No opinion of CEO
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    handle and deliver all marketing products

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    Former Employee - Maketing Intern  in  Slingerlands, NY
    Former Employee - Maketing Intern in Slingerlands, NY

    Pros

    CRM software is easy to workwith and prepare. Freedom to freely create marketing materials

    Cons

    part time status limits advancement opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more feedback

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Tons of fun, not a full-time position

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    Former Employee - College Intern
    Former Employee - College Intern

    Pros

    Internship was a lot of fun and a great introduction to the company.

    Cons

    The internship does not correlate to a full-time position with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much focus on rigid hierarchy (should work claims/underwriting to get to agent, should be agent to get to AFO, should be at AFO before working in higher management)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    State Farm Systems Internship

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    Former Employee - Systems Intern  in  Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Systems Intern in Bloomington, IL

    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
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    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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    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
  7.  

    Great place to learn!

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    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
  8.  

    interesting experience learning the ins and outs of sales and advertising

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    Former Employee - Sales Intern  in  Great Neck, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Intern in Great Neck, NY

    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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    intern

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    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
  10.  

    Overall, it's been a great experience.

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

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    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

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