Interviewed at State Farm
Interview Details – Internet first then structured interview then business plan proposal.
I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at State Farm in November 2011.
Interview Details – 1st took online test on personality 2nd phone interview 3rd completed online info about S.F. 4th met with supervisor and agents on what to expect as an agent 5th started business plan 6th interview about business plan and who i am 7th choose city to open agency in 8th interview for that location 9th school for 9 months 10th intern for a couple months 11th open agency.
Interview Question – Tell us about a time when you had to make a decision that had a lose lose outcome. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Salary........ It doesn’t hurt to ask
The process took a day - interviewed at State Farm in April 2012.
Interview Details – Met their recruiter at a job fair and attended a hosted lunch/presentation. The interviewing process is rather easy since the majority of their decision is based upon the results of your online assessment and how well you develop your proposed business plan. If you're made up of the right mix of personality and business savvy, you'll probably do well. The recruiters are very nice people, and all the agents I met seem to love working there. One of the biggest hurdles to joining this company is that you need to be able to afford your own business start-up expenses. Since you're actually developing your own company (only selling State Farm products from your agency), they expect that you'll be able to provide your own seed money up front in order to get your company up and running.
Interview Question – Why did you select this particular demographic as your targeted customer base? View Answer
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at State Farm in April 2009.
Interview Details – Phone interview followed by online assessment for sales personality followed by extensive recruitment info seminars. Did not find that their practice of requiring you to invest in building a business, which the company then owned was compatible with my concepts of equity and reasanble investment criteria. They were very upfront and provided helpful guidelines, but make no commitments and make you compete for locations with no idea of whether the extensicve timing and investment issues would pay off.
Interview Question – There weren't any difficult questions. As long as you think of what the right answer for a sales person is, and express willingness to invest a lot of your own money in building their business, they will take you on. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – See above, could have been another year or more before a suitable position was offered
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at State Farm in November 2009.
Interview Details – Hiring process consisted of an online application. This was followed up by a state farm recruitor calling and setting up a phone interview. The recruitor then set up an in person interview over lunch which lasted about an hour. Next I was required to take an online skills and assessment test which would be followed up with additional interviews.
Interview Question – Would you be willing to take out a loan to help support your business? Answer Question
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