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State Farm intern Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Agent Intern"

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    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Research and Development Center Intern"

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    • 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

  3. "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  4. "Well Organized and Fun to work at"

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    • 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.


  5. "Agency Intern"

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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


  6. "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • 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.


  7. "Intern for a Chicago Agent"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Learned about about State Farm and Insurance
    -The agent I worked for was extremely nice and became my mentor
    -Free snacks in the office

    Cons

    -Pay was low
    -I had a lot of down time
    -I don't really know what else to say

    Advice to Management

    Make a clear plan for interns so they don't get bored during the internship.

  8. "Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Snellville, GA
    Current Employee - Intern in Snellville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good company, the environment is very nice to work in. Can be rewarding

    Cons

    Some times the work can be stressful, long and detailed. Small work enviornment

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Bad"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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


  10. "Pretty Straightforward"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Sales Associate Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Sales Associate Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Learn activities of a functioning business set-up
    -Large network to advance professional motives within the company
    -Respectable name recognition

    Cons

    -Without established client base it is difficult for account growth
    -Unless you're just looking for initial business experience, or plan for a career in insurance, then I'd inquire elsewhere


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