State Farm intern Reviews

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
1,600 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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  1.  

    State Farm Research Center is a great place to intern.

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

    Pros

    Great team work ability. The management is very helpful. Variety of projects to pick from. Even as an intern, you get great opportunities to learn as much as you can about various insurance products. Definitely a stable company to work for in the insurance industry. The research center always has the companies most cutting edge technology. Every intern just received brand new large computer monitors. There are over three large lcd screens all with video conferencing capabilities allowing interns to network and conference between the research center, headquarters (bloomington, IL), and with field agents if necessary.

    Cons

    Insurance can sometimes be a somewhat drab industry. Not the most exciting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job trusting young employees with large amounts of responsibility and providing them with the right support.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    State Farm, through an intern's eyes.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst Intern  in  Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst Intern in Bloomington, IL

    I worked at State Farm

    Pros

    My perspective is a little different since I interned with State Farm. I thought the internship was great. I got paid well and the hours were very flexible. There were also many extracurricular activities for employees that I participated in. I was on an Ultimate Frisbee team and I had a paid trip to Six Flags with the rest of the interns. The intern housing was also a good experience.

    Cons

    The feedback from management was a little questionable. Sometimes it felt like I was unimportant, even though I knew I was. I did get to meet many members of upper management, which was a unique experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure interns are fully involved, not just with work but also with team and mentor meetings.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Intern Good Learning Experience

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

    I have been working at State Farm part-time for less than a 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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    Great Company, great experience!

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

    I have been working at State Farm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent people, great work environment, fun work, I really had a great time during my summer internship here with state farm. I would deifinitely recommend it.

    Cons

    a difficult group intern project put a damper on my summer, but overall I still really enjoyed my experience here with State Farm auto insurance company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Great Job

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

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    + Great People
    +Interesting Challenging Work

    Cons

    +Large amount of approval required for decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more work to interns

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to intern if your looking for Financial Services experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.  

    Tons of fun, not a full-time position

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

    I worked at State Farm

    Pros

    Internship was a lot of fun and a great introduction to the company.

    Cons

    The internship does not correlate to a full-time position with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much focus on rigid hierarchy (should work claims/underwriting to get to agent, should be agent to get to AFO, should be at AFO before working in higher management)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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