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State Farm intern Reviews

Updated January 7, 2018
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  • They adapted a new attendance policy which no longer allows for the work life balance previously instilled (in 278 reviews)

  • No work life balance, if you have a family this is not the right job (in 116 reviews)

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  1. "Pretty Straightforward"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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


  2. "Phenomenal Company If You Can Handle Location"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

  3. "Great Internship - Learned a Lot"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  4. "Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  5. "Data Science Intern"

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

    Pros

    Good place to work as the team is just starting to do lot of things in the Data Science field

    Cons

    As of now being in a Data Science Team, I don't see any cons


  6. "Good intern experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay
    Hands on experience
    Good experiences with management

    Cons

    As an intern, the work load was a little too small


  7. "Financial Operations Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Financial Operations Intern in Bloomington, IL
    Former Intern - Financial Operations 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 provides a great work life balance mixed with great benefits to supplement this. The community around State Farm is very family friendly. Great culture and values.

    Cons

    Can be somewhat of a limitation in career advancement and their is little room for placement in other cities besides Bloomington-Normal as a manager.

    Advice to Management

    Motivate employees better. Many employees are complacent with just doing enough work to get by. New "excellence" programs get in the way of people doing work efficiently.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Agency Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Agency Intern
    Current Employee - Agency Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    This has been a great place to grow and learn about the world of insurance. Good boss, great team, and easy environment to work in. Great sales training and I've learned a lot about customer service. As a whole, State Farm is definitely on the up-swing. They have been doing very well lately, but it will be interesting to see what happens to them in the next decade with self-driving cars.

    Cons

    The salary sucks. With a college degree, there are a whole lot better jobs that you can go into. Unless your want to be an agent one day, there isn't much use sticking around for very long. After the internship they require you to move so there is no ability to stay in your same town. Now, I live in a small town so this may be different in bigger cities.


  9. "I worked as an intern for an agent in NYC. I learned so much every day and enjoyed my experience for the most part."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some customers were gems and really made my day.

    Cons

    The office culture was a bit unprofessional when customers weren't present and the agent can be a little crazy.


  10. "Software Intern"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Champaign, IL
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good leadership opportunities and stuff

    Cons

    Lack of discipline and direction


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