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State Farm intern Reviews

Updated October 12, 2017
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  • Used to have a really good work/life balance until they changed to a point system (in 252 reviews)

  • No work life balance even though the company preaches it (in 102 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern
    Current Intern - Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Able to help you reach your career goals, align projects with your interests, helps expose you to the company as a whole

    Cons

    I have yet to run into cons, especially with new offices opening in 3 large cities. I do not hear many people complain about the opportunities the company has for them.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing and your employees will be happy. I have enjoyed my time working at the company immensely


  2. "College Co-op"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Software Developer Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Everyone very nice, willing to help learn processes, even though Insurance company it is a huge IT hub. I have interned in the summer at the headquarters, and I returned as part-time because I loved my work and time in the summer.

    Cons

    The pay could be higher for College-Co-op's

  3. "Summer intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at State Farm (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Gained experience in the insurance industry. Learned the process of acquiring and servicing clients. Friendly and approachable supervisors. Good training in products and business model.

    Cons

    Lots of cold calling. Basically read from a script on every phone call. Work can be very repetitive and boring. Possible long periods of time with little success because of how they have you call. Clients can be rude. If sales isn't your thing, this is not a good fit. Also was unpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more meaningful work for interns. Take them with you to go see clients once in a while. Don't be afraid to listen to suggestions from employees.


  4. "Phenomenal Company If You Can Handle Location"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Intern - Intern in Downers Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Thoroughly enjoyed my time at State Farm. Great opportunities available in Systems (expanding to 2 hubs), Innovation, Ad Services and other departments. State Farm really does care about work/life balance and takes time to develop its employees. I knew of several coworkers who had moved around 5+ times for different positions, cities, etc.

    Cons

    Bloomington, IL... If you're extremely family-focused, it can be great. However, the size of the town in combination with the fact that most people you see out at night also work at State Farm is extremely tough. State Farm is a scary commitment for a new grad.

    Advice to Management

    If possible, try to offer more flexible opportunities location-wise (beyond Systems). Young talent can be very attracted to the company, but less-so to Bloomington, IL. The people who commit full-time out of school seem to be of the same mindset, which can affect diversity.


  5. "Great Internship - Learned a Lot"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Chesterfield, MO
    Former Employee - Intern in Chesterfield, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at State Farm (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The agent I worked for was very flexible and willing to work with me as I learned throughout the summer.

    Cons

    The position wasn't really for me - I learned so much and definitely acquired some new skills but I really didn't enjoy the work that much

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! I really enjoyed working there - everyone is so nice.


  6. "Intern"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Intern in Penndel, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Intern in Penndel, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at State Farm (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment to work in.

    Cons

    Not very challenging, often time it was just calling customers


  7. "Great company and great people."

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Intern - Compliance Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Former Intern - Compliance Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    State Farm is a company with LOTS of great people. There is a term at corporate called "State Farm nice" which basically means that everyone is friendly and pretty easy to work with overall. Management for me was great and cared about my personal growth throughout my internship. There were lots of opportunities for interns to grow professionally and my intern class had great people who I still keep in contact with months after the end of the internship.

    Cons

    It can be hard to get projects done in a timely manner due to the bureaucracy that comes with a large company. Sometimes working with other departments can be hard due to cultural differences between departments.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Learning Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State Farm (More than a year)

    Pros

    You definitely do real work, get real experience, and get a real pay as your motto suggests. The RDC serves as an incubator for good ideas that they aren't able to get to at Corporate.

    Cons

    Since you are students, sometimes it feels like they are treating you as children. But, you are still learning.


  9. "Summer Internship Program"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Analyst Intern
    Former Employee - Process Analyst Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people you work with are all so helpful and nice
    Networking opportunities are endless
    Projects coming at you nonstop

    Cons

    Some projects are just busy work
    Intern Training is tedious
    They don't pay for housing


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fun research projects and friendly supervisors/co-workers"

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

    Pros

    Everyone who works here is very warm and friendly...Really...EVERYONE. Also, the research projects are broad in range and involve lots of different areas of expertise. Often, the projects seem only barely related to insurance at all, which is fantastic since I don't really know about insurance nor do I care to learn about it. Instead we get to propose project ideas that interest us and get to play with the 3D printer, VR headsets, and all kinds of cutting-edge technologies.

    Cons

    The red tape goes on for miles and miles.

    Also, you have to tell people you work at an insurance company, and then they'll ask you, "why does my insurance cost $XX?".


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