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State Farm Intern Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
1,896 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 internship to have -- wonderful coworkers, laid-back atmosphere.

    • 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 (more than a year)

    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
  2.  

    State Farm RDC Rocked

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

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and a lot of good friends. Pay was decent for no experience. They take care of you.

    Cons

    Not much direction from the team. You are pretty much assigned a problem and they don't really mentor you through the process of writing production level code. A lot of the work doesn't actually see the light of day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your intern's work have an impact.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Program. Learned a lot about the industry.

    • 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

    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
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  5.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  7.  

    Very hard not for the meek.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  8.  

    College Internship Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Agency Field Intern in Fullerton, CA
    Current Employee - Agency Field Intern in Fullerton, CA

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    great team atmosphere, highly encouraged to give your opinion and praised for your work

    Cons

    difficult for someone with no family/prior knowledge of the insurance industry at times to keep up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Feedback and praise is great!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Good place.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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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