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State Farm intern Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
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  • Used to have a really good work/life balance until they changed to a point system (in 265 reviews)

  • No work life balance even though the company preaches it (in 105 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The culture throughout the company was great and they had great opportunities for interns to learn more about the industry and company.

    Cons

    Not enough work, found myself not having enough tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Not enough work during my intern period.


  2. "Intern"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Nashville, TN
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    hands-on, fast-paced, great learning experience

    Cons

    long hours, stressful, a lot of cold calling

  3. "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.


  4. 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.


  5. "State Farm Systems Internship"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Systems Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Former Intern - Systems Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall everybody in the company was very nice. The pay is decent but not amazing as an intern. As long as you did everything you were told, you will get a returning offer from them.

    Cons

    The company is very old. Many employees has been there for a long time which is good because that means there is stability in the company and people like enough to stay. However, this also means that change is hard. In a big company with a lot of older folks, it will be hard for them to accept progressive changes to the company.


  6. 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.


  7. "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.

  8. "interesting experience learning the ins and outs of sales and advertising"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Sales Intern in Great Neck, NY
    Former Intern - Sales Intern in Great Neck, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    reputable company, competitive pay, good corporate culture

    Cons

    depending on the area you work, there may be less traffic than expected


  9. "intern"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State Farm part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    nice people to work with

    Cons

    poor wages that they pay you

    Advice to Management

    increase job role and responsibility


  10. "Overall, it's been a great experience."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern in Chambersburg, PA
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern in Chambersburg, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice people, decent hours (9am to 4 or 5pm), I am able to work on what I want to work on throughout the day with the help of any of the office staff when I need them.

    Cons

    Lower hourly rate than what I would like, office staff is not getting commission for any of their sales, the agent gets all of it which I think is not very fair (but it does not really affect me, I just feel bad for the ladies putting in all the work)

    Advice to Management

    Encourage agents to commission their staff.


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