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A lot of room to move up within Systems

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Former Employee - Systems Analyst Intern  in  Bloomington, IL
Former Employee - Systems Analyst Intern in Bloomington, IL

I worked at State Farm as an intern for less than a year

Pros

Pros as a Systems employee(at Bloomington Corporate South)
- A lot of room for growth, promotions, raises, bonuses.
- Jeans and t-shirts are daily wear(even some managers wear things like sports team jerseys. Obviously you want to dress nice for important days.)
- Many people "work to live" instead of the other way around
- 2 weeks vacation, 3 weeks after 5(?)
- PTO for dentist appointments and stuff like that
- Paid sick days
- From what people said benefits were "decent"
- Work from home days
- Flexible hours
- Pretty good salary and get raises fairly quickly.
- Can apply to different positions at different locations
- Leadership training
- Will pay for MBA

Pros as an intern:
- $18-20 as a Systems Analyst intern.
- 2 paid days off
- Paid housings
- Can start 401k (also I've heard internships count as time at the company and helps with retirement)
- Many seniors got competitive full time offers.
- Currently able to pick which location you want to work full time(Atlanta, Bloomington, Dallas, Phoenix)
- Get to do real programming
- Can be kept busy and not bored as an intern depending on team

Cons

Cons as a Systems employee
- Most jobs in Bloomington(a.k.a. cornfield U.S.A.)
- Afraid of making people worried so they keep a lot in the dark (a good example is the "Dual pair metroplex", either people have no idea what it is, or they're worried that everything related to the datacenter is moving to Dallas.)
- Want to move people to hubs, but don't help their spouses that also work there
- Some technologies are old and no one really wants to do them.

Cons as an intern
- Other IT interns at large corporations can be paid more.
- Don't have any idea what you're doing before you get there
- Many teams are not prepared for intern because they aren't sure what they're getting so they don't know what type of work to have planned.
- People who would be returning interns still don't know if they have an offer for next year.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reach out to interns earlier in internships, at the end I had many directors and AVPs ask why no one had any meetings with them, because interns don't realize that we can reach out to them.

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    Former Employee - Technical Analyst  in  Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Bloomington, IL

    I worked at State Farm full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, mostly great people to work with, decent pay.

    Cons

    Not always good at recognizing employee achievements. Lot of butt kissers rise the ladder on other people's work. Nothing done about slackers.

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    amazing if you like selling financial products

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    Current Employee - Sales Marketing Specialist-Agent Staff  in  Shawnee, KS
    Current Employee - Sales Marketing Specialist-Agent Staff in Shawnee, KS

    I have been working at State Farm full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great pay, great education, good for career advancement

    Cons

    pressure, sales, competitive market, stress, depends on agent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it going

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