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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Johnsbury, VT
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Johnsbury, VT
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at State Farm in August 2013.

Interview Details

While this all started off well, things deteriorated over time. In my case, I had to wait and chase after the regional manager. I started proposal work and talking with agents before my meeting. Some were very pro, some were very con. To make a long story short, I was the driving factor -- perhaps a motivation test. But, as I neared close to 100 hours of prep work prior to a "presentation review", and finally got some hard data I was looking for from the manager 2 days prior.

I came to the conclusion what they wanted was mathematically impossible in the desired territory -- which it sounds like they didn't particularly care about.

I did my work late at night..... as I was running a business. Things are kept "mysterious" until you reach the "next level". It was an agent who told me that training was 3 months several states away.

Interview Questions
  • None. It was straightforward. It simply seemed like a very long process, with questionable return. I blew the presentation. But, by that point, I thought the whole thing was somewhat bizarre. Lots of support from the recruiter and the initial company helper. Very lax manager -- which had me worried.   View Answer
No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

Other Interview Reviews for State Farm

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    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Internet first then structured interview then business plan proposal.

    No Offer
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orange, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orange, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Why did you select this particular demographic as your targeted customer base?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Would you be willing to take out a loan to help support your business?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    Reasons for Declining

    See above, could have been another year or more before a suitable position was offered

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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