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  1. "Good first job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Intern in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    working hours revolved around my school time. Easy work. calm and tranquil environment. build a close relationship with workers. some events are fun. pay was a little above minimum but i was only a intern. great place to learn if interested in insurance

    Cons

    Telemarketing is a must. Boring at times. Individuals will be rude. with out licensing you really cant do much but transfer calls, file papers, and telemarketing. since each agent sets up pay and commission it is a bit troublesome to get the pay you want.

    Advice to Management

    Really needs a better claims and faster response when calling headquarters. It always takes over an hour on wait time to fix problems and customers get upset.


  2. "Very competitive with products, likes life side, but cut throat tactics between agents and stealing people from area."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Life Specialist to Agent Intern in Hickory, NC
    Former Employee - Life Specialist to Agent Intern in Hickory, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great brand name equals easy reknown. Easy for people to identify with.

    Cons

    If people already had a bad experience with a different agent, which there are a ton of agents then damage may be irrepairable.

    Advice to Management

    Thin the herd of agents, push for team work, customers first, and not killing your fellow agents. Get a territory assigned demographically if already dense- spread out the offices- its rediculous!

  3. "Easy internship and relatively unexciting."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Finance Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Former Intern - Finance Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people that work there are great and always happy to help.

    Cons

    Living in Bloomington, IL is not ideal.

    Advice to Management

    Challenge your intern pool more.


  4. "Good Company, Need Better Focus"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Columbus, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Promote quality interactions with clients
    -Focus on strengthening company from within the agent's office
    -Good benefits

    Cons

    -Not enough underwriters/service workers in the Alabama/Georgia area
    -Poor communication within the company
    -The "agent centered" mindset is not up-to-date
    -Need to update customer service techniques (more stuff online)

    Advice to Management

    Help agents grow by allowing them to excel at what they do best in their market- selling Life Insurance isn't everything.


  5. "Great Internship Program - Not so great entry-level"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The internship program in 2009 for college undergraduates was an amazing learning experience, I was a marketing intern in the SF Bay Area. They paid for our company cards, travel to the internship competition and opportunity to present for corporate. Great experience learning about marketing strategy and how interact with executives! Heavy recruiting for entry-level positions.

    Cons

    Entry-level positions were only in claims roles that were not well paid or suited to any other interests.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Cushy place w/good work/life balance but slow advancements"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Intern - Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Former Intern - Intern in Bloomington, IL

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

    Pros

    State Farm has a great work/life balance - from workplace events to the State Farm Park, etc. etc.
    Benefits and compensation are good, and there is a good corporate culture of valuing loyalty to the company.

    Cons

    If you're like me and like to be challenged and thrilled each day at work, this is not the place. Things move slowly.

    Advice to Management

    Interns want to learn so use them! But don't just stick them w/paper pushing - that'll turn off your brilliant potentials because they'll want to seek out more exciting opportunities.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Internship at State Farm"

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    • 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.

  8. "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


  9. "neutral experience, nothing much valueable taken away"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    first intern out of freshman

    Cons

    repeated and boring work all over the 10 weeks

    Advice to Management

    Give more feedback


  10. "Paid well but not very rewarding"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Intern
    Former Employee - Systems Intern
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice work environment, paid relatively well, easy paced

    Cons

    Little feedback on work, projects sometimes really boring

    Advice to Management

    Increase constructive criticism


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