State Farm

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Great Employer

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Systems Analyst - College Intern in Bloomington, IL
Current Employee - Systems Analyst - College Intern in Bloomington, IL

I have been working at State Farm

Pros

Decent pay for the amount of work you have to do.
Relatively low stress.
Great work/life balance.
There is a lot of opportunity to move to any department if you're willing to go through training.
State Farm uses consultants that help get a lot of work done.

Cons

The corporate headquarters is in Bloomington, IL.

When making a career path change within the company, the training provided to prepare you for a new job isn't always the best.

The systems (computer/technical) department isn't full of the most competent minds. Part of the problem is that State Farm tries to be really accommodating for individuals seeking new career opportunities and it's common for non-technical people to move into technical jobs. Some technical jobs require a formal computer related education.

Software development is not that exciting at State Farm, it's rather mundane.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't purchase software that is meant to aid employees before talking to the employees who will be forced to use it.

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    Intern working full time over summer

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Champaign, IL

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    Great perks as intern. very chilled atmosphere

    Cons

    the pay is a little less and the quality of projects given is not that great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve your image amongst the youth if you want to be competitive in the young adult market

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Don't get sucked into State Farm by the salary during training.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Agency Intern in Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Employee - Agency Intern in Murfreesboro, TN

    I have been working at State Farm

    Pros

    State Farm is willing to invest in their employees by paying a salary to interns in training to become an agents. This is not common in the the insurance industry. They put you through very good training during that time. As an insurance company it is a very solid, stable and conservative company.

    Cons

    They treat agency interns brutally.They are very unforgiving of mistakes or failure to meet goals regardless of reasons. For part of your training they'll put you in an agents office who may or may not be concerned with your development. Who may or may not be competent themselves. The "family friendly" facade is just that - a facade. You better hit your goals and you better invest every last dime you have when you get your TICA contract. Even after working laboriously and spending your own money, if you are not hitting goals - regardless of whether your rates are competitive or not - they will send you walking. TICA stands for TEMPORARY Independent Contract Agreement. So after a year, if you aren't doing what they want you to you are out, no questions asked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The DAFO side of State Farm should look at the content of the character of their interns in addition to results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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