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State Farm intern Reviews

Updated May 27, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

4.1 58 reviews

97% Approve of the CEO

State Farm Chairman and CEO Ed Rust Jr.

Ed Rust Jr.

(34 ratings)

91% 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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    Fun, learning experience

    Marketing Intern, Local Branch (Former Employee) Cleveland, OH (US)

    ProsLearned a lot about auto insurance and what coverages save the most money and helped families switch to better programs

    ConsDealt with tons of customers, cold calling with numbers that either do not exist or are wrong people on other line

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

     

    State Farm is a great company to work for.

    Intern - Hourly (Current Employee) Melville, NY (US)

    ProsState Farm treats their workers very well. The agent I worked for was very demanding but still very understanding. The office operated very well and everyone got along.

    ConsAs with all insurance, there are many unsatisfied customers that are angry when they call.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive each agency more freedom rather than strict corporate rules.

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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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    Great company with care for their employees

    Web-Syst Intern (Former Employee) Bloomington, IL (US)

    ProsGood work/life balance
    Caring individuals
    Lots of room for advancement and job switching

    ConsCan be too much "red tape"

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease show interest in your interns. Which most of them do, just a few directors need to.

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

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    Good first job

    Intern (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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 !

    Advice to Senior ManagementNA

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    State Farm Systems Internship

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

    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)

    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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