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State Farm Intern Reviews

Updated 17 November 2014
Updated 17 November 2014
1,754 Reviews
3.5
1,754 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance and encouragement to continue insurance education (in 103 reviews)

  • Great training program, plenty of opportunities to advance and great benefits package (in 79 reviews)


Cons
  • As a side note - I had significant work / life balance issues as an agent (in 25 reviews)

  • No room for advancement with contract employees and lower pay with no benefits (in 41 reviews)

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  1.  

    It was a good experience.

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

    I have been working at State Farm part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You get to work with a bunch of people that you get to know and become friends with. You get to learn from some of the best and gain experience through that.

    Cons

    Have to learn quickly and start to produce in order to have success in this field or you will fail.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Nashville, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Nashville, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    hands-on, fast-paced, great learning experience

    Cons

    long hours, stressful, a lot of cold calling

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The State Farm internship program is amazing!

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

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

    Pros

    Free housing, great coworkers, lots of training, compensation

    Cons

    Some days weren't very busy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Pretty good overall

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

    I have been working at State Farm as an intern (less than an 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
  6.  

    Fantastic. Superb people, great learning experience.

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

    I have been working at State Farm part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You get to work with new technologies especially in systems. People are very friendly and supportive. Very flexible with hours. Plenty of opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Do not sponsor international students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on skill development

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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

    • 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)

    I have been working at State Farm as an intern (less than an 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
  8.  

    Property and Casualty Actuarial Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 an 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
  9.  

    They took good care of me

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

    I worked at State Farm as an intern (more than an 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

  10.  

    OK

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

    I have been working at State Farm as an intern (less than an 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
  11.  

    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)

    I worked at State Farm as an intern (less than an 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

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