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Updated August 10, 2015
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  1. The Research and Development Center is a really great place to do your first internship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Strategic Resources Intern in Champaign, IL
    Current Intern - Strategic Resources Intern in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work with a bunch of interns that are your age and get pretty interesting work compared to a lot of "intern work" at big companies

    Cons

    The people are very friendly but seem to be very settled in their careers and lack motivation to do more.

    Advice to Management

    Keep professionals motivated by encouraging growth. Employees should want to find new opportunities and not just settle in where they are. Great family culture, but lack of fit when you have a very professional mindset.


  2. OK

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in West Lafayette, IN
    Current Intern - Intern in West Lafayette, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They were really flexible with my the days and hours I could work and the people were very nice.

    Cons

    The people were great but the internship was lacking. When I was told about the position I was under the impression that there would be selling involved with the internship and "real world" experience. I did not do anything except set up appointments and sit in the back of the office doing nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a real internship and give the intern more to do than just making appointments….


  3. Helpful (1)

    A lot of room to move up within Systems

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Systems Analyst Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Former Intern - Systems Analyst Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pros as a Systems employee(at Bloomington Corporate South) - A lot of room for growth, promotions, raises, bonuses. - Jeans and t-shirts are daily wear(even some managers wear things like sports team jerseys. Obviously you want to dress nice for important days.) - Many people "work to live" instead of the other way around - 2 weeks vacation, 3 weeks after 5(?) - PTO for dentist appointments and stuff like that - Paid sick days - From what people said benefits were "decent" - Work from home days - Flexible hours - Pretty good salary and get raises fairly quickly. - Can apply to different positions at different locations - Leadership training - Will pay for MBA Pros as an intern: - $18-20 as a Systems Analyst intern. - 2 paid days off - Paid housings - Can start 401k (also I've heard internships count as time at the company and helps with retirement) - Many seniors got competitive full time offers. - Currently able to pick which location you want to work full time(Atlanta, Bloomington, Dallas, Phoenix) - Get to do real programming - Can be kept busy and not bored as an intern depending on team

    Cons

    Cons as a Systems employee - Most jobs in Bloomington(a.k.a. cornfield U.S.A.) - Afraid of making people worried so they keep a lot in the dark (a good example is the "Dual pair metroplex", either people have no idea what it is, or they're worried that everything related to the datacenter is moving to Dallas.) - Want to move people to hubs, but don't help their spouses that also work there - Some technologies are old and no one really wants to do them. Cons as an intern - Other IT interns at large corporations can be paid more. - Don't have any idea what you're doing before you get there - Many teams are not prepared for intern because they aren't sure what they're getting so they don't know what type of work to have planned. - People who would be returning interns still don't know if they have an offer for next year.

    Advice to Management

    Reach out to interns earlier in internships, at the end I had many directors and AVPs ask why no one had any meetings with them, because interns don't realize that we can reach out to them.


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  5. Great Company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Operations Intern in Dallas, TX
    Current Intern - Operations Intern in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    N/A


  6. Fun, learning experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern, Local Branch in Cleveland, OH
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern, Local Branch in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot about auto insurance and what coverages save the most money and helped families switch to better programs

    Cons

    Dealt with tons of customers, cold calling with numbers that either do not exist or are wrong people on other line


  7. State Farm is a great company to work for.

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

    Give each agency more freedom rather than strict corporate rules.


  8. Great company with care for their employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Web-Syst Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Former Intern - Web-Syst Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance Caring individuals Lots of room for advancement and job switching

    Cons

    Can be too much "red tape"

    Advice to Management

    Please show interest in your interns. Which most of them do, just a few directors need to.


  9. Not what I signed up for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern, Local Branch
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern, Local Branch
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State Farm as an intern (Less than a 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 Management

    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.


  10. Good first job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Intern in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    working hours revolved around my school time. Easy work. calm and tranquil environment. build a close relationship with workers. some events are fun. pay was a little above minimum but i was only a intern. great place to learn if interested in insurance

    Cons

    Telemarketing is a must. Boring at times. Individuals will be rude. with out licensing you really cant do much but transfer calls, file papers, and telemarketing. since each agent sets up pay and commission it is a bit troublesome to get the pay you want.

    Advice to Management

    Really needs a better claims and faster response when calling headquarters. It always takes over an hour on wait time to fix problems and customers get upset.


  11. Its good to be Intern at State Farm

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - IT/Systems Intern in Irving, TX
    Current Intern - IT/Systems Intern in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    NA



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