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GEICO

Business Leadership Intern

June - August 2018 • Coralville, IA

What I liked

I liked how GEICO gave the interns the freedom to create their own schedules and we weren't just doing "busy-work" at a desk.

What I wish was different

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Business Leadership Intern

May - August 2018 • Richardson, TX

What I liked

I liked that we got to divide into groups of interns that I did not know in order to identify opportunities in the company and present it to upper-management. I got to make new lifelong friends and learn what the corporate world was like. I was able to learn so much about an unfamiliar industry- insurance. I got to participate in philanthropy events to help out the community. I got to learn more about my own strengths and weaknesses and grow as a business professional and team member.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been a project based on the technology of the company, since that is my major. But, the IT team is located in Maryland so the Dallas location does not deal with it. It just would have been interesting to learn about because GEICO has a great mobile app.

Advice

I would say to be open-minded and take every opportunity seriously. The coordinators and upper-management notice everything so act professional and ask lots of questions! As you work on projects, utilize as many resources as you can in the company to get the full experience. Reach out to upper-management, other regions, the IT department, and call competitors to get the most amount of information to back up your ideas.
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Business Leadership Intern

June - July 2018 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

The internship was very hands on, and I was never treated like the "intern". Everyday I felt like an important asset to the company, the multiple projects that I worked on were presented directly to management. Additionally, the company has a true open door policy, anytime I had questions there were multiple managers that I could go to for help!

What I wish was different

I would not have changed anything about this internship, everyone wanted the best for me!

Advice

One piece of advice I would share about this experience would be to not be afraid to make mistakes. Every project that I worked on throughout the internship was a real issue that GEICO wanted a fresh pair of eyes to analyze and present on.
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Business Leadership Intern

June - August 2018 • Coralville, IA

What I liked

I was able to get a true feel for the company. They gave us a project to complete, which required us to interview associates from all different positions within the branch. This gave me a great opportunity to work on my professional communication skills within a real workplace setting.

What I wish was different

I wish the schedule had been formatted differently for the other activities that we did outside of the project.

Advice

Regardless of what major you are, I think this is a beneficial internship. There were interns with business related degrees, but there were also some with liberal arts focused degrees. The diversity truly made the projects turn out well because of all the different perspectives.
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Leadership Sales/Service Inter

June - August 2018 • Buffalo, NY

What I liked

It was an extremely friendly and helping environment. It was also a great learning experience and taught me a lot.

What I wish was different

I wish we would have been given more information up front about our projects.

Advice

If you are looking for an internship or have not done an internship yet I highly encourage everyone to do an internship here. It was one of the best learning experiences I've ever had and was an incredible amount of fun.
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Business Leadership Intern

May - August 2018 • Macon, GA

What I liked

Personalized experience Friendly atmosphere Hands-on Not just doing "busy work" Presenting to upper management

What I wish was different

Nothing. It was a great experience.

Advice

If you are held back from working at GEICO due to online reviews from old employees, give it a chance. It's not for everyone but there is always something to do at GEICO and the people are like a family.
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Leadership and Management Intern

May - August 2018 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

I loved all of the managerial experience and personal feedback I received, as well as the hands-on projects I was able to participate in.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been time to work in the ARX shops more and spend time face to face with the customers.

Advice

To start applying early. The internship has limited spots and it fills up fast!
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Business Leadership Intern

June - July 2018 • Virginia Beach, VA

What I liked

-Tons of one-on-one time with upper level management! -You receive lots of feedback about your leadership and presentation skills. -Develop lasting friendships with fellow interns.

What I wish was different

NOTHING! The internship caters to everyone’s want and needs. For example, I am a marketing major so I wanted to learn more about their marketing department. The director of HR reached out and set me up with a contact in their marketing department in DC and I was able to set up a call with her.

Advice

Be eager to learn. Take advantage of EVERY opportunity. Be receptive to feedback. HAVE FUN!!!
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Business Leadership Summer Intern

June - August 2018 • Fredericksburg, VA

What I liked

Incredible access to management. Like, it's crazy - if we had a question for the regional vice president, we could email him at any time and he'd get back within an hour. Everyone I met in management was driven, humble, and deeply knowledgeable.

What I wish was different

A little too much handholding at some points. I wish I'd realized early on that EVERYTHING we were learning could end up being relevant for our projects.

Advice

Pay close attention and really listen when managers describe the function of their departments and how it all connects. It will let you do your job better.
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Decision Science & Transformation IT Intern

May - August 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

The company culture was amazing. They really do have an open door policy where everyone is available to you as a resource. I was able to talk to VPs and managers from across the company and everyone had a great attitude. I loved the constant communication between our managers, scrum masters, and other interns.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have gotten to do more work with data science since that is what I was hoping to do initially.

Advice

Don't be complacent! If you're not getting enough work, ask for more!
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Software Engineer Intern

June - August 2018 • Macon, GA

What I liked

I loved the coaching GEICO offers. My team worked over several states, and everyone I worked with we're always available to give feedback and help me understand things i experienced trouble with.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Insurance agent

November 2015 - September 2017 • Richardson, TX

What I liked

The training was sufficient and there is always available support.

What I wish was different

Schedule.

Advice

Go with an open mind and be ready to learn new material
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Business Analyst Intern

June - August 2017 • Chevy Chase, MD

What I liked

The culture was so welcoming and geared towards training their interns/new hires so that they could get do real work asap.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been more prepared for living in a brand new city where I didn't know anyone. It took me a while to get into a rhythm, which distracted me from my job at the beginning.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions!
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Intern

June - July 2017 • Tucson, AZ

What I liked

The company culture was so supportive and friendly

What I wish was different

Advice

You don't need to have a background in insurance to be successful. You just have to work hard and be a team player
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Management Development Intern

March - August 2017 • Macon, GA

What I liked

I learned a lot and was able to develop my presentation skills. They also gave us two different mentors that we met with throughout the summer. Finally, I liked the student housing because it allowed the interns to enjoy the summer.

What I wish was different

I wish I knew more about the day-to-day work before I started.

Advice

I would advise to embrace the challenge and be ready to work hard.
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Operations Intern

May - August 2017 • Macon, GA

What I liked

Good people that are fun to talk to, and a pretty easy workload once you get the hang of the job.

What I wish was different

My main issue was trying to find things to do in Macon when I was off the clock.

Advice

Make sure to meet as many employees as you can to maximize your chances of getting a full time offer.
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Operations Management Intern

May - August 2017 • Richardson, TX

What I liked

The other interns were fantastic and the management team over there is great. The internship gives you so much experience in working with teams and presenting to management.

What I wish was different

Many of the presentations occurred during the last 2 weeks which made those weeks pretty stressful.

Advice

Be confident. Reach out for help if you need it and don't be afraid to make mistakes and learn from them.
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Management Development Internship

June - August 2016 • Woodbury, NY

What I liked

Although program was challenging, management was there to guide us throughout the entire program to ensure our success.

What I wish was different

I would have liked more projects and fewer meetings!

Advice

Work hard and ask questions
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Leadership Intern

June - August 2017 • Woodbury, NY

What I liked

There was constant communication and mentorship from various levels of management, opportunities for us to work and present presentations on real-life solutions for situations GEICO was facing, opportunity for a job offer.

What I wish was different

I wish they had more team building excercises.

Advice

Network, smile a lot, and take as much information in as you can.
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Actuarial and Strategic Analysis Intern

June - August 2017 • Alexandria, VA

What I liked

Great work environment!

What I wish was different

Hope they could sponsor international students for full time employment

Advice

Come in with an open mind to learn
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