State Farm Intern Reviews

Updated 15 October 2014
Updated 15 October 2014
1,663 Reviews
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1,663 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great work life balance and encouragement to continue insurance education (in 98 reviews)

  • Great training program, plenty of opportunities to advance and great benefits package (in 78 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 41 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to learn!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (less than an 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
  2.  

    Good Company, Need Better Focus

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Columbus, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Columbus, GA (US)

    I worked at State Farm part-time (more than an 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
  3.  

    Flexible, supportive, and honest company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (less than an 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
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  5.  

    interesting experience learning the ins and outs of sales and advertising

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an 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
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (less than an 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
  7.  

    Great People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (less than an 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
  8.  

    intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Buffalo, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Buffalo, NY (US)

    I have been working at State Farm part-time (more than an 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
  9.  

    Overall, it's been a great experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (less than an 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
  10.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an 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
  11.  

    State Farm RDC Rocked

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (less than an 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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