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

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Current Employee - Agency Intern in Murfreesboro, TN
Current Employee - Agency Intern in Murfreesboro, TN
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for State Farm

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Overall good company, considering the economy and market."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales/Service Representative in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Sales/Service Representative in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a very reputible company thats sells very competitive insurance. Good pay, great benefits and a family work environment. There is always have a person to call if you ever have a question with many channels of support.

    Cons

    Market for our company has substantially slowwed, we are cut off from many products in the State of Florida which makes the days long and the bonuses smaller.

    Advice to Management

    Start offering all lines of insurance again so we can cross sell and be the #1 company like we used to be.


  2. "Great Employer"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst - College Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst - College Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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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