State Farm Reviews

Updated September 24, 2014
Updated September 24, 2014
1,621 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great work life balance and encouragement to continue insurance education (in 96 reviews)

  • Great training program, plenty of opportunities to advance and great benefits package (in 78 reviews)


Cons
  • As a side note - I had significant work / life balance issues as an agent (in 24 reviews)

  • No room for advancement with contract employees and lower pay with no benefits (in 37 reviews)

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    Internship Review

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    Former Employee - Clerical Intern  in  Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Clerical Intern in Huntington Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, very nice place to work at. The agents there were all kind to me, and answered my questions whenever I had one about their job.

    Cons

    Ended up doing menial tasks for most of the time, though this was more on my fault anyone else's. Could've taken initiative more to take on more and more difficult tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really work with interns more and try to challenge them. If they don't meet your expectations, then give them something easier, but most interns should have strong abilities to achieve more than what you originally thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    This company is incredibly engaged with its employees and I don't want to work anywhere else.

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    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cushy place w/good work/life balance but slow advancements

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

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

    Pros

    State Farm has a great work/life balance - from workplace events to the State Farm Park, etc. etc.
    Benefits and compensation are good, and there is a good corporate culture of valuing loyalty to the company.

    Cons

    If you're like me and like to be challenged and thrilled each day at work, this is not the place. Things move slowly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interns want to learn so use them! But don't just stick them w/paper pushing - that'll turn off your brilliant potentials because they'll want to seek out more exciting opportunities.

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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
  6. 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experience

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    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
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    Very hard not for the meek.

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    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
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    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

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