State Farm

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State Farm intern Reviews

Updated May 27, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

4.1 58 reviews

97% Approve of the CEO

State Farm Chairman and CEO Ed Rust Jr.

Ed Rust Jr.

(34 ratings)

91% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Not what I signed up for!

    Marketing Intern, Local Branch (Former Employee)

    ProsI have no idea if all branches function the same. This one had very flexible hours, and the pay wasn't anything to complain about. Pleasant co-workers.

    ConsDeceptive interviews. Took this over another internship, based off of the job description. They describe it as a 'marketing campaign internship', and will give you a few token projects .. but you basically spend 80% of your time cold-calling people. I found this task to be quite unpleasant, as most people don't appreciate being telemarketed to.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut the sales aspect in the job description. I'm sure you can find people who will want this internship, and function better than those like me who are dissatisfied.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't get sucked into State Farm by the salary during training.

    Agency Intern (Current Employee) Murfreesboro, TN (US)

    ProsState Farm is willing to invest in their employees by paying a salary to interns in training to become an agents. This is not common in the the insurance industry. They put you through very good training during that time. As an insurance company it is a very solid, stable and conservative company.

    ConsThey treat agency interns brutally.They are very unforgiving of mistakes or failure to meet goals regardless of reasons. For part of your training they'll put you in an agents office who may or may not be concerned with your development. Who may or may not be competent themselves. The "family friendly" facade is just that - a facade. You better hit your goals and you better invest every last dime you have when you get your TICA contract. Even after working laboriously and spending your own money, if you are not hitting goals - regardless of whether your rates are competitive or not - they will send you walking. TICA stands for TEMPORARY Independent Contract Agreement. So after a year, if you aren't doing what they want you to you are out, no questions asked.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe DAFO side of State Farm should look at the content of the character of their interns in addition to results.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good first job

    Intern (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    Prosworking hours revolved around my school time. Easy work. calm and tranquil environment. build a close relationship with workers. some events are fun. pay was a little above minimum but i was only a intern. great place to learn if interested in insurance

    ConsTelemarketing is a must. Boring at times. Individuals will be rude. with out licensing you really cant do much but transfer calls, file papers, and telemarketing. since each agent sets up pay and commission it is a bit troublesome to get the pay you want.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReally needs a better claims and faster response when calling headquarters. It always takes over an hour on wait time to fix problems and customers get upset.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very competitive with products, likes life side, but cut throat tactics between agents and stealing people from area.

    Life Specialist to Agent Intern (Former Employee) Hickory, NC (US)

    ProsGreat brand name equals easy reknown. Easy for people to identify with.

    ConsIf people already had a bad experience with a different agent, which there are a ton of agents then damage may be irrepairable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThin the herd of agents, push for team work, customers first, and not killing your fellow agents. Get a territory assigned demographically if already dense- spread out the offices- its rediculous!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Easy internship and relatively unexciting.

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

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

    ConsLiving in Bloomington, IL is not ideal.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChallenge your intern pool more.

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

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    Good Company, Need Better Focus

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Internship Program - Not so great entry-level

    Marketing Intern (Former Employee) San Jose, CA (US)

    ProsThe 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Cushy place w/good work/life balance but slow advancements

    Intern (Former Employee) Bloomington, IL (US)

    ProsState Farm has a great work/life balance - from workplace events to the State Farm Park, etc. etc.
    Benefits and compensation are good, and there is a good corporate culture of valuing loyalty to the company.

    ConsIf you're like me and like to be challenged and thrilled each day at work, this is not the place. Things move slowly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInterns want to learn so use them! But don't just stick them w/paper pushing - that'll turn off your brilliant potentials because they'll want to seek out more exciting opportunities.

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    neutral experience, nothing much valueable taken away

    Intern (Current Employee)

    Prosfirst intern out of freshman

    Consrepeated and boring work all over the 10 weeks

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more feedback

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    Paid well but not very rewarding

    Systems Intern (Former Employee)

    ProsNice work environment, paid relatively well, easy paced

    ConsLittle feedback on work, projects sometimes really boring

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease constructive criticism

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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