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"State Farm RDC Rocked"

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Current Employee - Systems Intern in Champaign, IL
Current Employee - Systems Intern in Champaign, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at State Farm part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Great work environment and a lot of good friends. Pay was decent for no experience. They take care of you.

Cons

Not much direction from the team. You are pretty much assigned a problem and they don't really mentor you through the process of writing production level code. A lot of the work doesn't actually see the light of day.

Advice to Management

Make your intern's work have an impact.

Other Employee Reviews for State Farm

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good Job, decent company, unfortunate dishonest from sales, and downsizing/consolidation."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AGENT STAFF - TEAM MEMBER in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - AGENT STAFF - TEAM MEMBER in Savannah, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great and loyal customers, a ton of corporate support, experts at corporate off who can answer unique questions about problems you face.

    Cons

    Not a lot of training or local support, too difficult to get in contact with business insurance specialist. outsourced adjusters who represent the company poorly.

    Advice to Management

    It's hard to be a 'good neighbor' and still treat customers like a number.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great benefits and friendly people, however lagging technology, bureaucracy, and bloated management hierarchy."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst III in Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst III in Bloomington, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at State Farm full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are fantastic.
     - Park and rec leagues
     - Excellent Insurance
     - Lots of days off for various of reasons (specific time for sick leave, doctor apts, family leave, etc).
     - Pay is competitive for the area, if slightly low for the industry.

    The people are very friendly and the company has a genuine interest in giving their customers the best possible experience. The facilities are very modern at Corporate and Corporate South.

    Cons

    So many bloated processes and management. The management hierarchy is 5 layers deep and filled with people that have no business being in their roles. There is no accountability so lazy or ineffective workers are either promoted or moved around instead of let go. Nepotism reigns supreme with several senior leadership (including the CEO) only having their positions due to family ties.

    While there are some technically competent people, most are either driven off or fall into apathy against the tidal wave of incompetence and bureaucracy. I wouldn't recommend working here if you are a top technical talent as you will be surrounded by peers that were shoved into a role they are not capable of for the sake of keeping them employed.

    As for career opportunities, you're much better off talking the talk then advancing yourself through your work. I saw people promoted to the highest seniority level in development without writing a single line of code for years. I also saw people lagging at the bottom ranks despite possessing a high level of talent. The management is generally ignorant of modern technology so they gravitate towards business savvy people over technical rock stars.

    Advice to Management

    Care about delivering solutions instead of corporate politics. Check your egos at the door and trust your talented people.

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