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Updated January 7, 2018
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  • Used to have a really good work/life balance until they changed to a point system (in 275 reviews)

  • No work life balance, if you have a family this is not the right job (in 112 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Bad"

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    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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Mira Loma, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Mira Loma, CA

    I worked at State Farm (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great customer service by the service reps

    Cons

    No help from coworkers when needed

  3. "Sales Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Sales Intern in Metairie, LA
    Former Intern - Sales Intern in Metairie, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small office environment. Practice phone skills, Learn about a variety of insurance products. Coworkers were easy to work with.

    Cons

    You will spend most of your days cold calling former State Farm customers or people on random lists provided to you by the agent. Don't really get exposure to other areas unless you are persistent and ask the agent.

    Advice to Management

    Prices are not competitive. People do not want to switch if you do not bundle home and auto.


  4. "Sales and Marketing Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Sales and Marketing Intern in Frankfort, IL
    Former Intern - Sales and Marketing Intern in Frankfort, IL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Overall great company to be able to be apart of, got to work with talented and well-rounded individuals who truly believe in what they are doing.

    Cons

    Sometimes working with customers, or reaching out to new potential clients can be difficult depending on the what situation they are in.


  5. "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Mansfield, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Mansfield, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State Farm (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Large company with a lot of resources at their disposal

    Cons

    Corporate culture and lack of flexibility of corporate rules

    Advice to Management

    More stringent hiring requirements


  6. "Looked Promising, Left Disappointed"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Intern
    Former Intern - Summer Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Learned insurance information and basic small business information

    Cons

    Boss made me do hours of cold calling everyday.


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. "Summer intern"

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    • 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.


  10. "Phenomenal Company If You Can Handle Location"

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    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.


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