The State Farm mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. In 1922 State Farm was founded by a retired farmer and insurance salesman, George Jacob "G.J." Mecherle. When he began, Mecherle's vision was to "operate fairly and do the right thing for (his) customers." While that vision still guides State Farm Companies today, it's continued mission is "to be the first and best choice in the products and services (it) provides." With nearly 100 products across 5 lines of business, State Farm strives to help customers manage today and prepare for tomorrow. State Farm not only strives to better the lives of customers, but to better communities as well. Being very proactive in auto safety, State Farm has helped pass several seat belt laws and is still very active in the fight for teen driver safety.
A State Farm customer service representative. State Farm is known for it's superb customer service.
Because State Farm is a mutual company, it's policyholders are it's "owners." As of 2015, State Farm held 10% of the market share for Property and Casualty insurance (by direct premiums written) and nearly 20% of the market share of homeowners insurance. State Farm is the #1 private passenger automobile insurer in the United States (and has been since 1942) with 18.3% of the market share. With it's more than 65,000 employees and 18,000 agents, State Farm ranks 35th on the 2016 list of fortune 500 companies. Along with insurance, State Farm also provides financial services such as banking and mutual funds. State Farm ranks 83rd among banks in the US in terms of assets (Impressive considering it started off as solely an insurance company).
In August of 2011, the famous "Jake from State Farm" commercial aired for the first time. Over the last few years, Jake has become an internet sensation and almost everyone knows who he is. It may be an entertaining/funny commercial, but it also really exemplifies State Farm's dedication to it's customers. Even though it is becoming something expected from an insurance company, 24/7 customer service has been a part of State Farm for many years now.
State Farm's corporate office in Bloomington, IL.
I want to work for a company that I can take pride in, and I know I would be proud to work with State Farm. They say that if you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life. To help people and to work for an extraordinarily successful business is my primary goal right now, and I know that becoming a State Farm insurance agent will allow me to do just that.
State Farm's famous slogan, "Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there."