State Farm intern Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
1,582 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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    State Farm Intern

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    Former Employee - College Intern  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - College Intern in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Everyone is extremely nice and helpful. There are many aspects to the internship, you're getting a wide range of experience.

    Cons

    A lot of down time in the AFO. Not always busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mostly all are very helpful and go out of their way to give advice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Internship Opportunity our there!

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    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experience

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    • 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
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    Given lots of responsibility and accountability

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at State Farm

    Pros

    They reward you for the work you do by giving more responsibility. Pay is not bad and there is paid overtime.

    Cons

    it can be repetetative. while managment is educated and motivated agents can be very difficult to deal with. many agent team members are clueless

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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    it was great experience, i was exposed to a lot of projects

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

    I worked at State Farm

    Pros

    good family atmosphere, there is room to grow with the company, good retirement package and health insurance.

    Cons

    the company is very big and at some point you may feel like a statistic

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very hard not for the meek.

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    • 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

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    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 internship program

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

    I worked at State Farm

    Pros

    A great internship program and good overall experience
    Very laid back atmosphere
    Casual dress code
    Flexible work hours

    Cons

    INEFFICIENT and wasteful as a company (In how they use their resources)
    Boring
    Few short term opportunities, only employees who stay for 20+ years are really rewarded

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start acting like a publicly traded company. Stop the waste and inefficiency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 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

    I worked at State Farm

    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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    Good place.

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    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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