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State Farm intern Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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  1. "Pretty good overall"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Systems Intern
    Current Intern - Systems Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It varies, but I interns are overall pretty free to develop as they see fit.
    Flexible hours.
    A few fun activities throughout the semester.

    Cons

    Progress can be slow and people in the company often don't email back if you have questions.
    Lots of paperwork to do simple things.
    Lots of restrictions on what we're allowed to do, such as download software on the provided machines.
    Not a ton of feedback, as projects leads often don't have a programing background and you may only be around fellow interns who know as much as you.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The Research and Development Center is a really great place to do your first internship"

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

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

    Pros

    You get to work with a bunch of interns that are your age and get pretty interesting work compared to a lot of "intern work" at big companies

    Cons

    The people are very friendly but seem to be very settled in their careers and lack motivation to do more.

    Advice to Management

    Keep professionals motivated by encouraging growth. Employees should want to find new opportunities and not just settle in where they are. Great family culture, but lack of fit when you have a very professional mindset.

  3. "OK"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in West Lafayette, IN
    Current Intern - Intern in West Lafayette, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They were really flexible with my the days and hours I could work and the people were very nice.

    Cons

    The people were great but the internship was lacking. When I was told about the position I was under the impression that there would be selling involved with the internship and "real world" experience. I did not do anything except set up appointments and sit in the back of the office doing nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a real internship and give the intern more to do than just making appointments….


  4. "Great Company!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Operations Intern in Dallas, TX
    Current Intern - Operations Intern in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great Culture
    -Everyone is there to truly help you
    -Great opportunities to move up
    -Pension Plan

    Cons

    -No cons honestly. I just wish I would have been hired after my internship

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  5. "State Farm is a great company to work for."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Melville, NY
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Melville, NY

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

    Pros

    State Farm treats their workers very well. The agent I worked for was very demanding but still very understanding. The office operated very well and everyone got along.

    Cons

    As with all insurance, there are many unsatisfied customers that are angry when they call.

    Advice to Management

    Give each agency more freedom rather than strict corporate rules.


  6. "Its good to be Intern at State Farm"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - IT/Systems Intern in Irving, TX
    Current Intern - IT/Systems Intern in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State Farm as an intern

    Pros

    One can learn a lot at State Farm.

    Cons

    Its good environment to work but not as exciting as Disney or Southwest no parties no extra activities !

    Advice to Management

    NA


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Working at State Farm was a learning experience and was personally a good place to gain some beginning experience for me"

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

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

    Pros

    Provides a lot of training, super friendly staff, variety of projects to get different experiences

    Cons

    Can get boring since it is insurance, but the company cares a lot about developing you.

    Advice to Management

    It can get annoying being an intern at innovation ready and knowing that it would take a significant amount of time to get our idea through with the many barriers a company as large as State Farm has.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Internship Experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Great team work. Got the flexibility to do what I am interested in.

    Cons

    Do not have enough full-time staff to help supervise and mentor student interns.

    Advice to Management

    Have more full-time staff to help supervise and mentor student interns.


  9. "Great place to learn!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Financial Services Intern in North Aurora, IL
    Current Intern - Financial Services Intern in North Aurora, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gained experience and exposure to what the insurance business was all about. Had a great team and enjoyed going to work for the most part. Some good skills to add to your resume.

    Cons

    Team members aren't always perfect at agencies. Low pay as an intern. Felt somewhat dead end if you don't want to go the agent route or move to Bloomington.

    Advice to Management

    Pay team members more, other than that you do a fantastic job. I don't know a lot about the management culture at corporate.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible, supportive, and honest company"

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive intern salaries
    Flexible hours for RDC positions
    Focused on developing talent

    Cons

    Not hiring directly from RDC
    Lots of bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    The flexibility and focus on growth comes off as very supportive, and is a huge reason to stick around after graduation


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