State Farm Intern Reviews

Updated 15 October 2014
Updated 15 October 2014
1,699 Reviews
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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.  

    The State Farm internship program is amazing!

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    • 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
  2.  

    Fantastic. Superb people, great learning experience.

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    • 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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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)

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

    Fun, learning experience

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    • 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)

    I worked at State Farm as an intern (less than an 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
  9.  

    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)

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

  10.  

    Great company with care for their employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    I worked at State Farm as an intern (less than an 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
  11.  

    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)

    I have been working at State Farm as an intern

    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

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