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"A lot of room to move up within Systems"

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Former Intern - Systems Analyst Intern in Bloomington, IL
Former Intern - Systems Analyst Intern in Bloomington, IL
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at State Farm as an intern (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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for State Farm

  1. Helpful (2)

    "State Farm customer service"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the flexibility State Farm offered when I was going to college. The benefits and pay are also competitive.

    Cons

    State Farm requires you to work every weekend and if you are attending college this can be very difficult. The management also does not follow through with their commitments.

    Advice to Management

    Nourish your employees.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Claim Processor in Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Claim Processor in Bloomington, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State Farm full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice facilities, paid vacation, good benefits, free access to state farm park for Bloomington, IL employees. They encourage employees to pursue Insurance education and will pay for the classes.

    Cons

    sometimes it feels as though management isn't listing to the employees. If they have a plan they don't want any negative feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Company going through a lot of changes right now and it can be frustrating when management makes decisions without thinking about how it will actually work in the real world. It puts a lot of stress on the people who work with customers. My advise would be to take more time speaking with the employees who work with customers on a daily basis. If something is working don't waste time trying to redesign the process.

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