State Farm Intern Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
1,688 Reviews
3.5
1,688 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 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.  

    neutral experience, nothing much valueable taken away

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    first intern out of freshman

    Cons

    repeated and boring work all over the 10 weeks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more feedback

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Paid well but not very rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Intern
    Former Employee - Systems Intern

    I worked at State Farm

    Pros

    Nice work environment, paid relatively well, easy paced

    Cons

    Little feedback on work, projects sometimes really boring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase constructive criticism

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

    Best Internship Opportunity our there!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5. 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
  6.  

    Given lots of responsibility and accountability

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  7.  

    Good people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  8.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Great internship program

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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