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Worklife & Wellness: Employee Recognition Programs

State Farm recognizes the dedication, loyalty, hard work, energy and contributions you make to our Company every day. Our employees are a vital part of our success and we are proud of the work you accomplish. The following recognition programs provide an additional expression of our appreciation:

Anniversary Recognition Program

Our Anniversary Recognition Program recognizes and honors individual employees for their years of Company service. Employees who reach milestone anniversaries are eligible to choose a gift from an online catalog. Those with longer seniority, 20-plus years, receive both a gift and a monetary award.

Birthday Recognition Program

Our Birthday Recognition Program has become a tradition at State Farm. For years, State Farm employees gave George Mecherle, the founder of our Company, a bouquet of roses on June 7 to celebrate his birthday and Founder's Day. In 1944, Mr. Mecherle turned the tables and began the tradition of giving each employee a rose on their birthday. Today, employees receive a birthday card from their supervisor with a picture of a rose and a message about this long-standing tradition.

Select-A-Gift Program

Our Select-A-Gift Program is a popular tradition which provides a year-end appreciation gift to all employees and retirees. Recipients have the opportunity to choose from a variety of gift options featured in an online catalog.

Our employees make State Farm the great company it is today and these are just a few of the ways State Farm shows its appreciation for employees' hard work and dedication.


This brief overview of the State Farm Recognition Programs is not intended to be a complete explanation. For more detailed information, please refer to the online Human Resources Policy Manual for U.S. employees.