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State Farm intern Reviews

Updated June 19, 2017
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  1. Helpful (14)

    "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.


  2. "Not what I signed up for!"

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    Former Intern - Marketing Intern, Local Branch
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern, Local Branch
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have no idea if all branches function the same. This one had very flexible hours, and the pay wasn't anything to complain about. Pleasant co-workers.

    Cons

    Deceptive interviews. Took this over another internship, based off of the job description. They describe it as a 'marketing campaign internship', and will give you a few token projects .. but you basically spend 80% of your time cold-calling people. I found this task to be quite unpleasant, as most people don't appreciate being telemarketed to.

    Advice to Management

    Put the sales aspect in the job description. I'm sure you can find people who will want this internship, and function better than those like me who are dissatisfied.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Sales Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Intern in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule for students

    Cons

    Not enough potential to grow as an employee

    Advice to Management

    Train staff better


  4. Helpful (1)

    "A corporation in disguise of a mutual company"

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had Paid training and vacation

    Cons

    No work life balance. No one cares about the employees. All this company cares about it being number 1 and the all mighty dollar.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your people and most importantly, please start caring about your customers again.


  5. "Looked Promising, Left Disappointed"

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    Former Intern - Summer Intern
    Former Intern - Summer Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Learned insurance information and basic small business information

    Cons

    Boss made me do hours of cold calling everyday.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Agent Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Agent Intern in Williamsburg, VA
    Former Employee - Agent Intern in Williamsburg, VA

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

    Pros

    Excellent sales training, great pay during internship process

    Cons

    Terrible leadership and full of Kool-Aid...if you are unable to sell insurance making $60k+/year during the internship process, how do you expect somebody making $10/hour to sell something?

    Most agents go into $50-$75k debt during their first year, and it takes 3+ years to begin making any $. Look elsewhere and do not buy into their lies

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with recruits, increase commission and make sales goals more realistic. Stop over saturating markets with agents.


  7. "State Farm"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Round Rock, TX
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Round Rock, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State Farm as an intern

    Pros

    Good inside sales experience. Improves cold calling skills.

    Cons

    Boring. A lot of phone calling.

  8. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Intern in Newark, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    it was ok, flexible with school schedule

    Cons

    bad communication, unclear what the day to day work was and expectations


  9. "handle and deliver all marketing products"

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    Former Employee - Maketing Intern in Slingerlands, NY
    Former Employee - Maketing Intern in Slingerlands, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    CRM software is easy to workwith and prepare. Freedom to freely create marketing materials

    Cons

    part time status limits advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    more feedback


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Internship at State Farm"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Blacksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Intern in Blacksburg, VA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Good business model and corporate support for the agent. Marketing techniques used within State Farm really help the agent in the long run.

    Cons

    Didn't get paid. Not any work to do in the office. Was forced to do an internship by my college so I was pretty bored and angry about the whole process. Didn't learn anything I already knew and was a waste of time. Cons as an agent would probably be all the downtime in the office all the employees have.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize your interns in a more efficient manner. Hell, I would've washed his car if I didn't have to sit in the terrible office and stare at a computer for 8 hours everyday.


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