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Updated April 10, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great environment and experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Systems Intern in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Systems Intern in Champaign, IL
    Recommends

    I worked at State Farm (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The environment at the office in Champaign was very laid back and open. The office was mainly interns (about 80 or so) with about 4-5 supervisors total. Each intern had their own desk, but sat near other interns, which encouraged collaboration. There were plenty of intern events as well to meet other interns.

    Cons

    The hours at the facility were fairly strict - if you needed to stay late, that was not an option. Or if you needed to work a little more, you had to somehow fit it into your schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the setup and environment the same, but allow for some people to work outside of the hours (occasionally). Otherwise, it was a great experience!


  2. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Intern in Ranson, WV
    Former Employee - Intern in Ranson, WV

    I worked at State Farm (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    As an intern, I was able to be flexible w/ my hours.

    Cons

    Nothing to say about cons


  3. "State Farm Summer Internship Program"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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

    Paid and housing paid for
    Reputable Company
    Organized Program

    Cons

    Limited work from team, bored at times
    Location, would not be willing to relocate to Bloomington


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  5. "Summer Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Valparaiso, IN
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Valparaiso, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I helped the State Farm agent with upgrading the computer based database to online database ABS. The work environment was good and the people were nice.

    Cons

    When I had to cold call customers to update and verify their information, they would be rude or sometimes they believed that I am fake calling to get their personal information.


  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. Helpful (1)

    "Research and Development Center Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Strategic Resources Intern in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Strategic Resources Intern in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State Farm part-time

    Pros

    Fun, interesting place to work with a lot of flexibility and understanding for students.

    Cons

    Sometimes project teams can get a little bloated, but that helps keep things flexible during the school year, so it is understandable

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, you've created an interesting and fun place to work for a variety of students


  8. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Intern
    Former Employee - Sales Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the people that I worked with and also the ability to move up in the company.

    Cons

    If you work hard then you will be able to move up rapidly. The potential agent program is really good training for the insurance industry.


  9. "Well Organized and Fun to work at"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - IT Systems Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Former Intern - IT Systems Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The environment is relaxed. Nothing is really rushed unless you really fall behind on work. The job also gives you a lot of free time to do your own hobbies or see your family. During the internship I learned a lot and they made if specifically flexible so that you can move at your own pace to maximize learning.
    They also started building more "modern" break areas that are actually quite relaxing to work in.

    Cons

    At times it gets TOO relaxed. If it's a Friday, good luck getting anybody to do work. Though this applies to other companies as well.
    Some managers come from the wrong places. State Farm sometimes places Sales managers in technical areas which ends up with sticky situations. Personally, I had no problem with my manager, but I have heard horror stories.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing to make your employees happy and push your company image because some employees don't even like State Farm.


  10. "Agency Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Katy, TX
    Former Intern - Intern in Katy, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very personal company that makes the effort to truly help people where they are at.

    Cons

    You have to learn how to be told no my multiple people every day

    Advice to Management

    Most agencies are small. We need to get away from the small agency format


  11. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State Farm as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very relaxed work environment
    Everyone is very willing to help
    Intellectually stimulating
    Regular hours

    Cons

    Not very many cons
    Insurance work can sometimes be mundane
    For every mundane time, however, there's definitely an interesting time

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management would be to keep doing what you're doing. The internship experience has really helped me to develop as a person and I hope that this continues.


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