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State Farm intern Reviews

Updated June 19, 2017
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  1. "State Farm, through an intern's eyes."

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

    Pros

    My perspective is a little different since I interned with State Farm. I thought the internship was great. I got paid well and the hours were very flexible. There were also many extracurricular activities for employees that I participated in. I was on an Ultimate Frisbee team and I had a paid trip to Six Flags with the rest of the interns. The intern housing was also a good experience.

    Cons

    The feedback from management was a little questionable. Sometimes it felt like I was unimportant, even though I knew I was. I did get to meet many members of upper management, which was a unique experience.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure interns are fully involved, not just with work but also with team and mentor meetings.


  2. "State Farm Research Center is a great place to intern."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategic Resources Intern in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Strategic Resources Intern in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team work ability. The management is very helpful. Variety of projects to pick from. Even as an intern, you get great opportunities to learn as much as you can about various insurance products. Definitely a stable company to work for in the insurance industry. The research center always has the companies most cutting edge technology. Every intern just received brand new large computer monitors. There are over three large lcd screens all with video conferencing capabilities allowing interns to network and conference between the research center, headquarters (bloomington, IL), and with field agents if necessary.

    Cons

    Insurance can sometimes be a somewhat drab industry. Not the most exciting.

    Advice to Management

    Great job trusting young employees with large amounts of responsibility and providing them with the right support.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Intern in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very supportive staffs, if the company has a interest in you, the company will give you the opportunities you need to succeed.

    Cons

    Corporate redtapes and bureaucracy. Hard to feel like you are making a difference sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Remove barriers and flatten the organization


  4. "Great opportunity"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Actuarial Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Actuarial Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a great atmosphere and provided a chance to learn about the business and industry. They also encouraged a healthy balance between work and personel life.

    Cons

    If you really want to enjoy life in the big city, Bloomington, IL may not be the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    I felt that the feedback management provided to the interns was valuable and should assist in my future career as an actuary.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "I like it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Intern in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity.
    Research Leads are helping and care about you and you're project.
    Free coffee and snacks
    Laid back environment

    Cons

    Sometimes, you run out of things to do. This is due to the fact that sometimes management overestimates the difficulty/time demand of your project.

    Advice to Management

    Have the analysts consult with the interns more. Other than that, I don't really have any advice. Keep doing what you do.


  6. "Great internship program"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Accounting Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A great internship program and good overall experience
    Very laid back atmosphere
    Casual dress code
    Flexible work hours

    Cons

    INEFFICIENT and wasteful as a company (In how they use their resources)
    Boring
    Few short term opportunities, only employees who stay for 20+ years are really rewarded

    Advice to Management

    Start acting like a publicly traded company. Stop the waste and inefficiency.


  7. "College Internship Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Agency Field Intern in Fullerton, CA
    Current Employee - Agency Field Intern in Fullerton, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great team atmosphere, highly encouraged to give your opinion and praised for your work

    Cons

    difficult for someone with no family/prior knowledge of the insurance industry at times to keep up

    Advice to Management

    Feedback and praise is great!

  8. "it was great experience, i was exposed to a lot of projects"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good family atmosphere, there is room to grow with the company, good retirement package and health insurance.

    Cons

    the company is very big and at some point you may feel like a statistic


  9. "Given lots of responsibility and accountability"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They reward you for the work you do by giving more responsibility. Pay is not bad and there is paid overtime.

    Cons

    it can be repetetative. while managment is educated and motivated agents can be very difficult to deal with. many agent team members are clueless


  10. "State Farm Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - College Intern in Irvine, CA
    Former Intern - College Intern in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is extremely nice and helpful. There are many aspects to the internship, you're getting a wide range of experience.

    Cons

    A lot of down time in the AFO. Not always busy.

    Advice to Management

    Mostly all are very helpful and go out of their way to give advice.


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