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"State Farm is a great place to work, and most employees are very happy."

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Bloomington, IL
Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Bloomington, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

State Farm treats its employees really well. They have a lot of opportunities for employees to move around within the organization. It is a very collaborative environment, and it is very common to work on projects with employees from different departments.

Cons

In order to move up in the ranks at all, you have to spend countless hours of your personal time studying for Insurance Education courses. State Farm takes the edge off by paying and sending you on a trip once you finish a big one, but it's still a lot of time invested into the insurance industry if you aren't sure you want to stay in that industry forever.

Advice to Management

Upper management does a good job of motivating employees to work hard, but they seemed pretty distant in the little time I was there. The only time I saw the senior management anywhere was in a 90th Anniversary party where Ed Rust spoke. Other than that, it's hard to relate to them since I never saw them.

Other Employee Reviews for State Farm

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A good place to start and then advance out of"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underwriter in DuPont, WA
    Current Employee - Underwriter in DuPont, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State Farm full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, average 401k, average training, decent work hours (when staffed adequately)

    Cons

    Management lacks transparency, leadership is tight lipped about impending/inevitable change.

    Advice to Management

    Tell us the five year plans, the ten year plans, we are a commited and dedicated workforce and want to contribute now more than ever. When you blindside us with precedural and structural changes you lose us. If you tell us during planning and before we will help, we will learn, and we will do all we can to make the model fit for us.


  2. "Great starting point to a career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    gain lots of experience. Commission is great (if your in a location bigger than a small town).

    Cons

    Not great for small towns

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