"We have one of the largest privately-owned computer networks in the country."
–Dave Temby, Superintendent, Corporate Employment

Varied hardware environment

COBOL, PL/I, DB2, Visual Basic, C++

Insurance and financial services Large shop

Fast Facts
Revenues: $47.863B (2000)
Employees: 81,516 (2001)
Independent, contractor agents: 15,223
Founded: 1922
Insurance and financial services
Mutual (owned by policy holders)
Fortune 500: #21 (2001)
Computerworld: Best Places to Work in IT #13 (2001)
Information Week: Top 500 Innovators (2001)
Fortune: Most Admired Companies (1999)
LATINA Style Magazine: 50 Best Companies for Latinas to work for in the U.S. (2001)
The Black Collegian: Top 100 Employers (2001)
Hispanic Magazine: Hispanic Corporate 100 (2001)
Computerworld: Premier 100 (1998)
PC Week: Fast Track 500 (1998)
State Farm Insurance--Corporate South
3 State Farm Plaza South
Bloomington, Illinois 61791-0001
(309) 766-2311

Pushing the limits of connectedness. State Farm has 185,900 workstations, connected through 20,000 servers, with 25 IBM S/390 class mainframes and 370 HP 3000s. Their communications environment looks like a top vendor’s list from the industry – Cisco, Lucent, 3Com, Wall Data, WRQ, and Sterling Software, to start. Current job openings include – no surprise – Network Service Analyst, Command Center Technician, and Web Infrastructure Support Technicians. Average commuting time to the complex and varied environment – 15 to 20 minutes. Or, you could live in the country, in the farm-belt area halfway between Chicago and St. Louis.

Living its own press about being a good neighbor, interviews are respectful, because, as Temby puts it, “With one-fourth of the country’s car owners insured by State Farm, the person you are interviewing could be a policyholder.” Increase those odds when you consider that the company is also the largest homeowner’s insurance policyholder, the largest in recreational boats insurance, a significant player in life and health insurance, and has recently entered the financial services arena.

Surprise technology being investigated: hands-free wearable computers with a wireless networking interface so you are always connected. That’s connectedness and then some.

Mail: State Farm Human Resources
3 State Farm Plaza South, K-1
Bloomington, IL 61791-0001
Fax: (309) 763-2831
Include CODE 99AD73 on your resume and cover letter.