Your First Day

Everything you need to know for day one is right here.

State Farm Information Line

Employees are encouraged to call the Information Line as the primary source of information during inclement weather to obtain Office Closed or Delayed Opening information. Messages will be available as needed. Review the Information Line document, locate the number for your state and consider programming the Information Line number into your cell phone for easy access.

What do I wear?

We recommend you wear business casual clothes for your first day.

Our Dress Philosophy allows for relaxed, casual attire. But each department determines to what extent casual wear - including jeans - is appropriate. So to play it safe, we suggest you dress business casual until you better understand what's appropriate for your work environment.

Don't forget to bring ...

On your first day of work, you'll need to provide us with document(s) that verify your identity, as well as your eligibility for employment in the United States.

As we stated in your final job offer letter, you will be receiving an email notification with instructions for completing the electronic Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form. Please complete Section 1 of Form I-9 as instructed in the email using the Web address, login and password provided.

If you do not receive this separate communication prior to your start date, please contact your recruiter or hiring manager immediately. You may also want to check your spam folder in the event your email provider did not recognize the sender as If you have already completed Section 1, thank you!

On your first day, please remember to bring your Form I-9 Acceptable Documents. You'll need to bring either one document from List A or one document each from List B and List C. These must be original documents - we cannot accept photocopies or facsimiles. To view the paper Form I-9 and the list of Acceptable Documents go to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.

You also may want to review Federal W-4 and State tax information. Go to Form W-4 and Tax Worksheets. You'll receive information about how to submit your tax withholdings information through the Employee Self Service (ESS) site on the Company intranet home page.

Where do I go?

Refer to your final job offer letter for information about where to go and who to report to your first day of work. Only authorized individuals can enter a State Farm building, so you'll be entering a Visitor or Security entrance until you get your security badge. The badge, which you should receive on your first day, gives you appropriate access.

What will I do on my first day?

You will receive a welcome letter in your Company email account on your first day of work with a link to the Employee Onboarding site.

Our Employee Onboarding site is designed just for our new employees and will orient you to things outside of your day-to-day job responsibilities like our Company programs, resources and people. We've organized all the things you need to learn, review and complete in easy to follow learning plans. You'll also complete mandatory courses and learn about how to enroll in benefits (for eligible employees).

Be sure to take the time to view the on-demand videos located on the Employee Onboarding site and work through your Learning Plans!