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  1.  

    Property and Casualty Actuarial Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Actuarial Intern in Champaign, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Actuarial Intern in Champaign, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    -Great year round opportunity to learn about the property and casualty side of the insurance industry
    -Good pay
    -Great people to work with

    Cons

    -State Farm is a great company but Bloomington is not the most attractive place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Pretty good overall

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

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

    Pros

    It varies, but I interns are overall pretty free to develop as they see fit.
    Flexible hours.
    A few fun activities throughout the semester.

    Cons

    Progress can be slow and people in the company often don't email back if you have questions.
    Lots of paperwork to do simple things.
    Lots of restrictions on what we're allowed to do, such as download software on the provided machines.
    Not a ton of feedback, as projects leads often don't have a programing background and you may only be around fellow interns who know as much as you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    They took good care of me

    Former Intern - IT Student Intern in Bloomington, IL (US)
    Former Intern - IT Student Intern in Bloomington, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    State Farm is a friendly work environment with a company that pays fairly and treats employees like they matter

    Cons

    The job was dull and for many others it was very stressful

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  5.  

    The Research and Development Center is a really great place to do your first internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Strategic Resources Intern in Champaign, IL (US)
    Current Intern - Strategic Resources Intern in Champaign, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    You get to work with a bunch of interns that are your age and get pretty interesting work compared to a lot of "intern work" at big companies

    Cons

    The people are very friendly but seem to be very settled in their careers and lack motivation to do more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep professionals motivated by encouraging growth. Employees should want to find new opportunities and not just settle in where they are. Great family culture, but lack of fit when you have a very professional mindset.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in West Lafayette, IN (US)
    Current Intern - Intern in West Lafayette, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    They were really flexible with my the days and hours I could work and the people were very nice.

    Cons

    The people were great but the internship was lacking. When I was told about the position I was under the impression that there would be selling involved with the internship and "real world" experience. I did not do anything except set up appointments and sit in the back of the office doing nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a real internship and give the intern more to do than just making appointments….

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A lot of room to move up within Systems

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

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

    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
  8.  

    Great Company!

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

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

    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
  9.  

    Fun, learning experience

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

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

    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
  10.  

    State Farm is a great company to work for.

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

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

    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.

  11.  

    Great company with care for their employees

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

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

    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

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