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State Farm intern Reviews

Updated 16 August, 2014
Updated 16 August, 2014
1,542 Reviews

3.5
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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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  1.  

    A lot of room to move up within Systems

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst Intern  in  Bloomington, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst Intern in Bloomington, IL (US)

    Pros

    Pros as a Systems employee(at Bloomington Corporate South)
    - A lot of room for growth, promotions, raises, bonuses.
    - Jeans and t-shirts are daily wear(even some managers wear things like sports team jerseys. Obviously you want to dress nice for important days.)
    - Many people "work to live" instead of the other way around
    - 2 weeks vacation, 3 weeks after 5(?)
    - PTO for dentist appointments and stuff like that
    - Paid sick days
    - From what people said benefits were "decent"
    - Work from home days
    - Flexible hours
    - Pretty good salary and get raises fairly quickly.
    - Can apply to different positions at different locations
    - Leadership training
    - Will pay for MBA

    Pros as an intern:
    - $18-20 as a Systems Analyst intern.
    - 2 paid days off
    - Paid housings
    - Can start 401k (also I've heard internships count as time at the company and helps with retirement)
    - Many seniors got competitive full time offers.
    - Currently able to pick which location you want to work full time(Atlanta, Bloomington, Dallas, Phoenix)
    - Get to do real programming
    - Can be kept busy and not bored as an intern depending on team

    Cons

    Cons as a Systems employee
    - Most jobs in Bloomington(a.k.a. cornfield U.S.A.)
    - Afraid of making people worried so they keep a lot in the dark (a good example is the "Dual pair metroplex", either people have no idea what it is, or they're worried that everything related to the datacenter is moving to Dallas.)
    - Want to move people to hubs, but don't help their spouses that also work there
    - Some technologies are old and no one really wants to do them.

    Cons as an intern
    - Other IT interns at large corporations can be paid more.
    - Don't have any idea what you're doing before you get there
    - Many teams are not prepared for intern because they aren't sure what they're getting so they don't know what type of work to have planned.
    - People who would be returning interns still don't know if they have an offer for next year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reach out to interns earlier in internships, at the end I had many directors and AVPs ask why no one had any meetings with them, because interns don't realize that we can reach out to them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Intern  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Operations Intern in Dallas, TX (US)

    Pros

    -Great Culture
    -Everyone is there to truly help you
    -Great opportunities to move up
    -Pension Plan

    Cons

    -No cons honestly. I just wish I would have been hired after my internship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fun, learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern, Local Branch  in  Cleveland, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern, Local Branch in Cleveland, OH (US)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    State Farm is a great company to work for.

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

    Pros

    State 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give each agency more freedom rather than strict corporate rules.

  6.  

    Great company with care for their employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web-Syst Intern  in  Bloomington, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Web-Syst Intern in Bloomington, IL (US)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Can be too much "red tape"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Its good to be Intern at State Farm

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT/Systems Intern  in  Irving, TX (US)
    Current Employee - IT/Systems Intern in Irving, TX (US)

    Pros

    One can learn a lot at State Farm.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Internship Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Champaign, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Champaign, IL (US)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more full-time staff to help supervise and mentor student interns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Flexible, supportive, and honest company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategic Resources Intern  in  Champaign, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Strategic Resources Intern in Champaign, IL (US)

    Pros

    Competitive intern salaries
    Flexible hours for RDC positions
    Focused on developing talent

    Cons

    Not hiring directly from RDC
    Lots of bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The flexibility and focus on growth comes off as very supportive, and is a huge reason to stick around after graduation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Overall great experience and one of the best insurance providers to work for. Would definitely recommend to a friend.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    Pros

    Great people, products and values. Excellent hours and management takes care of their employees. Really feels like co-workers are a family.

    Cons

    Agent is rarely ever physically in the office, which can frustrate clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Regulate agent hours and provide better training opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern
    Former Employee - Summer Intern

    Pros

    People are incredibly willing to help you and answer your questions. I was an intern there and was able to reach out to people from all over and from all levels of the company.

    They are willing to let you learn new things. I am an English major but was given the opportunity to make a web page for the internal site

    Cons

    My second summer interning at State Farm wasn't as great because I was not given meaningful projects to work on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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