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State Farm Intern Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
1,740 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance and encouragement to continue insurance education (in 103 reviews)

  • Great training program, plenty of opportunities to advance and great benefits package (in 79 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.  

    Internship Review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    State Farm Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - College Intern in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - College Intern in Irvine, CA

    I worked at State Farm as an intern (less than an 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
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    Given lots of responsibility and accountability

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Good people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at State Farm

    Pros

    Everyone is pleasant, likable, and decent.

    Cons

    Too many layers of management. Upper-levels are clueness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flatten.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    College Internship Review

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    • 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 internship program

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.  

    Great place to intern if your looking for Financial Services experience

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

    I worked at State Farm

    Pros

    Given that you have a good agent to work under the training is valuable. Hours are typical. usually co workers are competent and will help you understand and train, you can be certified to sell P&C and Life health insurance very quickly if you focus and study.

    Cons

    At times it can be weird because you are competing with coworkers for customers( pay is usually based on comission)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make more of an effort to diversify your market in different subgroups. Offer more sales training to new interns and employees.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I like it

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Intern in Champaign, IL

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    Great opportunity.
    Research Leads are helping and care about you and you're project.
    Free coffee and snacks
    Laid back environment

    Cons

    Sometimes, you run out of things to do. This is due to the fact that sometimes management overestimates the difficulty/time demand of your project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have the analysts consult with the interns more. Other than that, I don't really have any advice. Keep doing what you do.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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