State Farm
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State Farm intern Reviews

Updated Mar 12, 2014
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97% Approve of the CEO

State Farm Chairman and CEO Ed Rust Jr.

Ed Rust Jr.

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93% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great working there, but not a place I'd want to be for life.

Systems Analyst Intern (Current Employee)
Bloomington, IL (US)

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

ProsThey had fun weekly intern activities. You can easily be hired full time as long as you're competent and do your work. Pay for intern housing and your milage to drive to Bloomington. As an intern almost everyone seemed to have the right amount of work to do.

Everyone that I worked with was super nice and willing to teach me, or set me up with someone who could. Interns were given the chance to sit an talk with directors, and a lot of interns' managers were even able to set them up with their directors. This allows you to learn from people who have been in similar positions and you're able to receive their input.

The most important thing is that they are opening hubs in cities I would actually move to full time.

ConsThe largest con is that it is located in Bloomington. As a young IT person I don't really want to live in the midwest, especially if it isn't in Chicago. Phoenix, Dallas, and Atlanta all sound like good alternatives that I hope all interns returning full time have a choice to pick from.

External employees seem to be treated unfairly, in a way that is almost "racist." A lot of management would not talk to a white/American native the same way as they do many externals from India. It seems like some parts of the company want to make sure that you know that you're "less than" an internal employee if you're an external, although in other DCs of the company this isn't true at all.

The other large con is that all of my friends that had programming internships at Fortune 50 companies and some start ups get payed a lot more. It seems like as a SF intern you're paid around 1/2 to 2/3 of what a new hire might be getting, but at other companies it seems more like 2/3-3/4 of what a new hire might get.

Advice to Senior ManagementFor managers of interns: make sure that you're intern wants to stay in Bloomington if you want to keep them, now that the hubs are opening. It is safe to say that the interns who would want to stay in Bloomington are in the minority.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Systems Intern (Former Employee)
Bloomington, IL (US)

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

ProsOverall everybody in the company was very nice. The pay is decent but not amazing as an intern. As long as you did everything you were told, you will get a returning offer from them.

ConsThe company is very old. Many employees has been there for a long time which is good because that means there is stability in the company and people like enough to stay. However, this also means that change is hard. In a big company with a lot of older folks, it will be hard for them to accept progressive changes to the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Strategic Resources Intern (Current Employee)
Champaign, IL (US)

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

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementIt 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to learn!

Financial Services Intern (Current Employee)
North Aurora, IL (US)

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

ProsGained 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.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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interesting experience learning the ins and outs of sales and advertising

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

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

Prosreputable company, competitive pay, good corporate culture

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Intern (Current Employee)
Buffalo, NY (US)

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

Prosnice people to work with

Conspoor wages that they pay you

Advice to Senior Managementincrease job role and responsibility

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall, it's been a great experience.

Marketing Intern (Current Employee)
Chambersburg, PA (US)

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

ProsVery 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.

ConsLower 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 Senior ManagementEncourage agents to commission their staff.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Intern (Current Employee)
Champaign, IL (US)

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

ProsPeople are competent and pleasant to work with.

ConsSeems to have a glacial pace.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the Progressive product managers out.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Systems Intern (Current Employee)
Champaign, IL (US)

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

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

ConsNot 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 Senior ManagementMake your intern's work have an impact.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

College Intern At the Operations Center (Former Employee)
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)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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