What they really try to establish here is a good work/life balance. It’s not that you’re never going work overtime and it’s not like you’re never going have any work. But they try to get a good mix of trying to find things that stimulate people, but not burn them out.
We have flexible work hours. We allow our workforce quite a bit of latitude, and we believe that’s a good thing from the standpoint of making this a good place to work.
I liked the fact that when you came in they had a mentor who sat next to you to help you when you needed help, but also to let you be on your own to learn and develop.
State Farm has been very supportive and very understanding of my need to balance my career and my life at home, through the years.
State Farm ended up being a long-term solution for me versus a short-term solution from hopping from one company to another company trying to increase my salary and increase my position.
I didn’t have to do that. I didn’t have to quit one company and start at another company and start at another company to get my promotions. I could do that all internally here at State Farm.
When you come into State Farm as a new employee, one of the best things we have is our Activities Association. We have a park - State Farm Park - where we’ve got volleyball, softball - all sorts of organized groups that you can become a part of.
State Farm has a tremendous heritage, and quite frankly it’s very nice to work in a mutual company on this bleeding edge IT stuff.
A mutual company provides stability that you’re not going to get in a stock-held company.
We serve our policyholders, so we are not also serving the stock market.
One thing I am very, very proud of is the integrity that we demonstrate as an organization. From our top leadership all the way down.
Well, if you’re looking for stability, if you’re looking for growth and opportunity, if you’re looking for a place where you’re going to be treated like family and have good relationships, then State Farm is the place to definitely come work.