State Farm intern Reviews

Updated 16 August 2014
Updated 16 August 2014
1,576 Reviews
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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.  

    Overall, it's been a great experience.

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    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
  2.  

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

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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 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
  3.  

    State Farm RDC Rocked

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    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Program. Learned a lot about the industry.

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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

    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
  6.  

    Great Internship Program - Not so great entry-level

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    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Large company, family feel

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    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
  8.  

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

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    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
  9.  

    Internship Review

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    Former Employee - Clerical Intern  in  Huntington Beach, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Clerical Intern in Huntington Beach, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, very nice place to work at. The agents there were all kind to me, and answered my questions whenever I had one about their job.

    Cons

    Ended up doing menial tasks for most of the time, though this was more on my fault anyone else's. Could've taken initiative more to take on more and more difficult tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really work with interns more and try to challenge them. If they don't meet your expectations, then give them something easier, but most interns should have strong abilities to achieve more than what you originally thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Intern Good Learning Experience

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    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

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

    Pros

    Experience in customer service and office work. Sometimes opportunity for full time employment afterward

    Cons

    Somewhat tedious at times, but depends on who you're working for/with

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    This company is incredibly engaged with its employees and I don't want to work anywhere else.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - College Intern  in  Valencia, CA (US)
    Current Employee - College Intern in Valencia, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The way they treat their employees, the best remarkable experience for their customers, and their balance of treating employees like royalty and making sure that we're are also customer centric.

    Cons

    You have to be flexible in location to be able to move up to management positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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