State Farm
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State Farm intern Reviews

Updated Mar 19, 2014
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4.1 54 reviews

                             

97% Approve of the CEO

State Farm Chairman and CEO Ed Rust Jr.

Ed Rust Jr.

(34 ratings)

94% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good first job

Intern (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I worked at State Farm as an intern for less than a year

Prosworking hours revolved around my school time. Easy work. calm and tranquil environment. build a close relationship with workers. some events are fun. pay was a little above minimum but i was only a intern. great place to learn if interested in insurance

ConsTelemarketing is a must. Boring at times. Individuals will be rude. with out licensing you really cant do much but transfer calls, file papers, and telemarketing. since each agent sets up pay and commission it is a bit troublesome to get the pay you want.

Advice to Senior ManagementReally needs a better claims and faster response when calling headquarters. It always takes over an hour on wait time to fix problems and customers get upset.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great working there, but not a place I'd want to be for life.

Systems Analyst Intern (Current Employee)
Bloomington, IL (US)

I have been working at State Farm as an intern for less than a year

ProsThey had fun weekly intern activities. You can easily be hired full time as long as you're competent and do your work. Pay for intern housing and your milage to drive to Bloomington. As an intern almost everyone seemed to have the right amount of work to do.

Everyone that I worked with was super nice and willing to teach me, or set me up with someone who could. Interns were given the chance to sit an talk with directors, and a lot of interns' managers were even able to set them up with their directors. This allows you to learn from people who have been in similar positions and you're able to receive their input.

The most important thing is that they are opening hubs in cities I would actually move to full time.

ConsThe largest con is that it is located in Bloomington. As a young IT person I don't really want to live in the midwest, especially if it isn't in Chicago. Phoenix, Dallas, and Atlanta all sound like good alternatives that I hope all interns returning full time have a choice to pick from.

External employees seem to be treated unfairly, in a way that is almost "racist." A lot of management would not talk to a white/American native the same way as they do many externals from India. It seems like some parts of the company want to make sure that you know that you're "less than" an internal employee if you're an external, although in other DCs of the company this isn't true at all.

The other large con is that all of my friends that had programming internships at Fortune 50 companies and some start ups get payed a lot more. It seems like as a SF intern you're paid around 1/2 to 2/3 of what a new hire might be getting, but at other companies it seems more like 2/3-3/4 of what a new hire might get.

Advice to Senior ManagementFor managers of interns: make sure that you're intern wants to stay in Bloomington if you want to keep them, now that the hubs are opening. It is safe to say that the interns who would want to stay in Bloomington are in the minority.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very competitive with products, likes life side, but cut throat tactics between agents and stealing people from area.

Life Specialist to Agent Intern (Former Employee)
Hickory, NC (US)

I worked at State Farm full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat brand name equals easy reknown. Easy for people to identify with.

ConsIf people already had a bad experience with a different agent, which there are a ton of agents then damage may be irrepairable.

Advice to Senior ManagementThin the herd of agents, push for team work, customers first, and not killing your fellow agents. Get a territory assigned demographically if already dense- spread out the offices- its rediculous!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Its good to be Intern at State Farm

IT/Systems Intern (Current Employee)
Irving, TX (US)

I have been working at State Farm as an intern

ProsOne can learn a lot at State Farm.

ConsIts good environment to work but not as exciting as Disney or Southwest no parties no extra activities !

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Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Systems Intern (Former Employee)
Bloomington, IL (US)

I worked at State Farm as an intern for less than a year

ProsOverall everybody in the company was very nice. The pay is decent but not amazing as an intern. As long as you did everything you were told, you will get a returning offer from them.

ConsThe company is very old. Many employees has been there for a long time which is good because that means there is stability in the company and people like enough to stay. However, this also means that change is hard. In a big company with a lot of older folks, it will be hard for them to accept progressive changes to the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Working at State Farm was a learning experience and was personally a good place to gain some beginning experience for me

Strategic Resources Intern (Current Employee)
Champaign, IL (US)

I have been working at State Farm as an intern for less than a year

ProsProvides a lot of training, super friendly staff, variety of projects to get different experiences

ConsCan get boring since it is insurance, but the company cares a lot about developing you.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt can get annoying being an intern at innovation ready and knowing that it would take a significant amount of time to get our idea through with the many barriers a company as large as State Farm has.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Internship Experience

Intern (Current Employee)
Champaign, IL (US)

I have been working at State Farm as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat team work. Got the flexibility to do what I am interested in.

ConsDo not have enough full-time staff to help supervise and mentor student interns.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave more full-time staff to help supervise and mentor student interns.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Easy internship and relatively unexciting.

Finance Intern (Former Employee)
Bloomington, IL (US)

I worked at State Farm as an intern for less than a year

ProsThe people that work there are great and always happy to help.

ConsLiving in Bloomington, IL is not ideal.

Advice to Senior ManagementChallenge your intern pool more.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Company, Need Better Focus

Intern - Hourly (Former Employee)
Columbus, GA (US)

I worked at State Farm part-time for more than a year

Pros-Promote quality interactions with clients
-Focus on strengthening company from within the agent's office
-Good benefits

Cons-Not enough underwriters/service workers in the Alabama/Georgia area
-Poor communication within the company
-The "agent centered" mindset is not up-to-date
-Need to update customer service techniques (more stuff online)

Advice to Senior ManagementHelp agents grow by allowing them to excel at what they do best in their market- selling Life Insurance isn't everything.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to learn!

Financial Services Intern (Current Employee)
North Aurora, IL (US)

I have been working at State Farm as an intern for less than a year

ProsGained experience and exposure to what the insurance business was all about. Had a great team and enjoyed going to work for the most part. Some good skills to add to your resume.

ConsTeam members aren't always perfect at agencies. Low pay as an intern. Felt somewhat dead end if you don't want to go the agent route or move to Bloomington.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay team members more, other than that you do a fantastic job. I don't know a lot about the management culture at corporate.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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