State Farm Reviews

Updated August 10, 2015
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Pros
  • Great time off & work-life balance options (in 106 reviews)

  • Great benefits package; Decent starting salary; Opportunities to build new skills (in 82 reviews)

Cons
  • As a side note - I had significant work / life balance issues as an agent (in 28 reviews)

  • no benefits unless agent pays for them (in 41 reviews)

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  1. State Farm Actuarial Intern

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    Former Employee - Actuarial Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Actuarial Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, organized department structure, company culture, helpful and relateable coworkers, development opportunities, social engagements to build relationships with coworkers/superiors

    Cons

    Faulty hiring process, little job independence, success and achievements based on rigorous exam process, conservative environment inhibits growth, creativity and solving new problems in different ways


  2. Intern

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Bellevue, WA
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State Farm as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free food at lunch is the best thing and I can make lots of copies

    Cons

    Not enough hours and not enough parking for me since I'm handicap

    Advice to Management

    Pay more to interns


  3. It was a good learning experience, but could not do this job as a career.

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    Current Intern - Intern in Asheville, NC
    Current Intern - Intern in Asheville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State Farm as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    State Farms offers a lot of classes to teach you about their products and how to see them.

    Cons

    It takes such a long time for anything to get done because of the corporate office.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to try new ideas to grow the business.


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  5. OK

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    Current Intern - Intern in West Lafayette, IN
    Current Intern - Intern in West Lafayette, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State Farm as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They were really flexible with my the days and hours I could work and the people were very nice.

    Cons

    The people were great but the internship was lacking. When I was told about the position I was under the impression that there would be selling involved with the internship and "real world" experience. I did not do anything except set up appointments and sit in the back of the office doing nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a real internship and give the intern more to do than just making appointments….


  6. Good first job

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    Former Intern - Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Intern in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State Farm as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    working hours revolved around my school time. Easy work. calm and tranquil environment. build a close relationship with workers. some events are fun. pay was a little above minimum but i was only a intern. great place to learn if interested in insurance

    Cons

    Telemarketing is a must. Boring at times. Individuals will be rude. with out licensing you really cant do much but transfer calls, file papers, and telemarketing. since each agent sets up pay and commission it is a bit troublesome to get the pay you want.

    Advice to Management

    Really needs a better claims and faster response when calling headquarters. It always takes over an hour on wait time to fix problems and customers get upset.


  7. Very competitive with products, likes life side, but cut throat tactics between agents and stealing people from area.

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    Former Employee - Life Specialist to Agent Intern in Hickory, NC
    Former Employee - Life Specialist to Agent Intern in Hickory, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State Farm full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great brand name equals easy reknown. Easy for people to identify with.

    Cons

    If people already had a bad experience with a different agent, which there are a ton of agents then damage may be irrepairable.

    Advice to Management

    Thin the herd of agents, push for team work, customers first, and not killing your fellow agents. Get a territory assigned demographically if already dense- spread out the offices- its rediculous!


  8. Easy internship and relatively unexciting.

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    Former Intern - Finance Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Former Intern - Finance Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State Farm as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people that work there are great and always happy to help.

    Cons

    Living in Bloomington, IL is not ideal.

    Advice to Management

    Challenge your intern pool more.


  9. Good Company, Need Better Focus

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Columbus, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State Farm part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Promote quality interactions with clients -Focus on strengthening company from within the agent's office -Good benefits

    Cons

    -Not enough underwriters/service workers in the Alabama/Georgia area -Poor communication within the company -The "agent centered" mindset is not up-to-date -Need to update customer service techniques (more stuff online)

    Advice to Management

    Help agents grow by allowing them to excel at what they do best in their market- selling Life Insurance isn't everything.


  10. Great Internship Program - Not so great entry-level

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    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State Farm as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The internship program in 2009 for college undergraduates was an amazing learning experience, I was a marketing intern in the SF Bay Area. They paid for our company cards, travel to the internship competition and opportunity to present for corporate. Great experience learning about marketing strategy and how interact with executives! Heavy recruiting for entry-level positions.

    Cons

    Entry-level positions were only in claims roles that were not well paid or suited to any other interests.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Cushy place w/good work/life balance but slow advancements

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    Former Intern - Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Former Intern - Intern in Bloomington, IL

    I worked at State Farm as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    State Farm has a great work/life balance - from workplace events to the State Farm Park, etc. etc. Benefits and compensation are good, and there is a good corporate culture of valuing loyalty to the company.

    Cons

    If you're like me and like to be challenged and thrilled each day at work, this is not the place. Things move slowly.

    Advice to Management

    Interns want to learn so use them! But don't just stick them w/paper pushing - that'll turn off your brilliant potentials because they'll want to seek out more exciting opportunities.



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