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State Farm intern Reviews

Updated May 04, 2014
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4.1 58 reviews

97% Approve of the CEO

State Farm Chairman and CEO Ed Rust Jr.

Ed Rust Jr.

(34 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance and encouragement to continue insurance education(in 88 reviews)

  • The company has a good work environment and works to help employees meet their needs(in 68 reviews)


Cons
  • As a side note - I had significant work / life balance issues as an agent(in 19 reviews)

  • No room for advancement with contract employees and lower pay with no benefits(in 34 reviews)

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    Not what I signed up for!

    Marketing Intern, Local Branch (Former Employee)

    ProsI have no idea if all branches function the same. This one had very flexible hours, and the pay wasn't anything to complain about. Pleasant co-workers.

    ConsDeceptive interviews. Took this over another internship, based off of the job description. They describe it as a 'marketing campaign internship', and will give you a few token projects .. but you basically spend 80% of your time cold-calling people. I found this task to be quite unpleasant, as most people don't appreciate being telemarketed to.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut the sales aspect in the job description. I'm sure you can find people who will want this internship, and function better than those like me who are dissatisfied.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't get sucked into State Farm by the salary during training.

    Agency Intern (Current Employee) Murfreesboro, TN (US)

    ProsState Farm is willing to invest in their employees by paying a salary to interns in training to become an agents. This is not common in the the insurance industry. They put you through very good training during that time. As an insurance company it is a very solid, stable and conservative company.

    ConsThey treat agency interns brutally.They are very unforgiving of mistakes or failure to meet goals regardless of reasons. For part of your training they'll put you in an agents office who may or may not be concerned with your development. Who may or may not be competent themselves. The "family friendly" facade is just that - a facade. You better hit your goals and you better invest every last dime you have when you get your TICA contract. Even after working laboriously and spending your own money, if you are not hitting goals - regardless of whether your rates are competitive or not - they will send you walking. TICA stands for TEMPORARY Independent Contract Agreement. So after a year, if you aren't doing what they want you to you are out, no questions asked.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe DAFO side of State Farm should look at the content of the character of their interns in addition to results.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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