State Farm intern Reviews

Updated 16 August 2014
Updated 16 August 2014
1,579 Reviews
3.5
1,579 Reviews
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State Farm Chairman and CEO Ed Rust Jr.
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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.  

    Working at State Farm was a learning experience and was personally a good place to gain some beginning experience for me

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    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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Provides a lot of training, super friendly staff, variety of projects to get different experiences

    Cons

    Can get boring since it is insurance, but the company cares a lot about developing you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Internship Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Champaign, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Champaign, IL (US)

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

    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
  3.  

    Easy internship and relatively unexciting.

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    Former Employee - Finance Intern  in  Bloomington, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Finance Intern in Bloomington, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    The people that work there are great and always happy to help.

    Cons

    Living in Bloomington, IL is not ideal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Challenge your intern pool more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company, Need Better Focus

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly  in  Columbus, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Columbus, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    -Promote quality interactions with clients
    -Focus on strengthening company from within the agent's office
    -Good benefits

    Cons

    -Not enough underwriters/service workers in the Alabama/Georgia area
    -Poor communication within the company
    -The "agent centered" mindset is not up-to-date
    -Need to update customer service techniques (more stuff online)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help agents grow by allowing them to excel at what they do best in their market- selling Life Insurance isn't everything.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to learn!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Services Intern  in  North Aurora, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Services Intern in North Aurora, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Gained experience and exposure to what the insurance business was all about. Had a great team and enjoyed going to work for the most part. Some good skills to add to your resume.

    Cons

    Team members aren't always perfect at agencies. Low pay as an intern. Felt somewhat dead end if you don't want to go the agent route or move to Bloomington.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay team members more, other than that you do a fantastic job. I don't know a lot about the management culture at corporate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Flexible, supportive, and honest company

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    • 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 for less than a year

    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
  8.  

    interesting experience learning the ins and outs of sales and advertising

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    Former Employee - Sales Intern  in  Great Neck, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Intern in Great Neck, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    reputable company, competitive pay, good corporate culture

    Cons

    depending on the area you work, there may be less traffic than expected

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

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

    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
  10.  

    Great People

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern
    Former Employee - Summer Intern

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

    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
  11.  

    intern

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Buffalo, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Buffalo, NY (US)

    I have been working at State Farm part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    nice people to work with

    Cons

    poor wages that they pay you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase job role and responsibility

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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