State Farm Reviews

Updated 24 September 2014
Updated 24 September 2014
1,619 Reviews
3.5
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance and encouragement to continue insurance education (in 96 reviews)

  • Great training program, plenty of opportunities to advance and great benefits package (in 77 reviews)


Cons
  • As a side note - I had significant work / life balance issues as an agent (in 24 reviews)

  • No room for advancement with contract employees and lower pay with no benefits (in 37 reviews)

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  1. 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Great People

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    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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  5.  

    Overall, it's been a great experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern  in  Chambersburg, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Chambersburg, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Very nice people, decent hours (9am to 4 or 5pm), I am able to work on what I want to work on throughout the day with the help of any of the office staff when I need them.

    Cons

    Lower hourly rate than what I would like, office staff is not getting commission for any of their sales, the agent gets all of it which I think is not very fair (but it does not really affect me, I just feel bad for the ladies putting in all the work)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage agents to commission their staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great internship to have -- wonderful coworkers, laid-back atmosphere.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 more than a year

    Pros

    People are competent and pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    Seems to have a glacial pace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the Progressive product managers out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    State Farm RDC Rocked

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    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment and a lot of good friends. Pay was decent for no experience. They take care of you.

    Cons

    Not much direction from the team. You are pretty much assigned a problem and they don't really mentor you through the process of writing production level code. A lot of the work doesn't actually see the light of day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your intern's work have an impact.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Program. Learned a lot about the industry.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

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

    Pros

    Other employees worked with were great and very helpful. Treated like a normal employee. Given very realistic preview of the normal office routine. Great support.

    Cons

    Not many. Kind of slow at times but that is to be expected. If your interested in a summer internship program, State Farm is a great place to look.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the program to keep younger employees with a lot of talent looking at the company for a career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Internship Program - Not so great entry-level

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The internship program in 2009 for college undergraduates was an amazing learning experience, I was a marketing intern in the SF Bay Area. They paid for our company cards, travel to the internship competition and opportunity to present for corporate. Great experience learning about marketing strategy and how interact with executives! Heavy recruiting for entry-level positions.

    Cons

    Entry-level positions were only in claims roles that were not well paid or suited to any other interests.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Large company, family feel

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Public Relations Intern  in  Bloomington, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Public Relations Intern in Bloomington, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Everyone loves their job, lots of opportunity for advancement/career changes

    Cons

    Very corporate, lots of cubicles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better workstations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    People are great, learned a lot about insurance, well organized program

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - College Intern At the Operations Center  in  Duluth, GA (US)
    Former Employee - College Intern At the Operations Center in Duluth, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    -Paid internship at the operations center, great experience
    -open networking with the employers
    -sat in on real training sessions for real employees

    Cons

    -must be interested in insurance/ better to be a risk management/insurance major
    -no full time offer after internship
    -did not work directly with customers, just on a computer (unless you are interning for an agent)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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