State Farm Intern Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
1,688 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great work life balance and encouragement to continue insurance education (in 100 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 25 reviews)

  • No room for advancement with contract employees and lower pay with no benefits (in 41 reviews)

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  1.  

    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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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategic Resources Intern in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Strategic Resources Intern in Champaign, IL

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

    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
  2.  

    Great place to learn!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Services Intern in North Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Services Intern in North Aurora, IL

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

    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
  3.  

    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

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

    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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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at State Farm part-time (more than an year)

    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
  6.  

    Overall, it's been a great experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Chambersburg, PA
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Chambersburg, PA

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

    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
  7.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 an 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
  8.  

    State Farm RDC Rocked

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    • 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 an 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
  9.  

    People are great, learned a lot about insurance, well organized program

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - College Intern At the Operations Center in Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - College Intern At the Operations Center in Duluth, GA

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

    Pros

    -Paid internship at the operations center, great experience
    -open networking with the employers
    -sat in on real training sessions for real employees

    Cons

    -must be interested in insurance/ better to be a risk management/insurance major
    -no full time offer after internship
    -did not work directly with customers, just on a computer (unless you are interning for an agent)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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 (less than an 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
  11.  

    Intern Good Learning Experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

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

    Pros

    Experience in customer service and office work. Sometimes opportunity for full time employment afterward

    Cons

    Somewhat tedious at times, but depends on who you're working for/with

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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