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Allstate Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
1,438 Reviews
3.4
1,438 Reviews
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Allstate Chairman, President, and CEO Thomas J. Wilson II
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a huge emphasis on work/life balance in most departments (in 164 reviews)

  • Good benefits, good work-life balance, flexible work arrangements (in 69 reviews)


Cons
  • working on every weekend no time to spend with family work life balance sucks (in 26 reviews)

  • upper management likes the best (usually a friend or family member) (in 40 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Career Progression at Non-Bonus Levels

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Program Manager in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - IT Program Manager in Northbrook, IL

    I have been working at Allstate full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many levels at non-bonus levels allow for many opportunities to improve position and salary. Still "pay for performance" and I am OK with that.

    Cons

    Once you get to the first bonus level that opportunities are few and far between as the organization continues to flatten to flatten out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allstate will lose it's top performers if the company does not offer opportunities at the upper levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great time to be an Allstater (corporate)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Northbrook, IL

    I have been working at Allstate full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Company is growing like a weed due to some really positive business practice changes in recent history.

    It's nearly impossible to get fired; this makes it a great company for someone who doesn't have a ton of experience but is a hard worker. Failing is seen as process of learning.

    Allstate is transforming from a 'gut-feeling' decision company to data-driven decision company. This means younger/fresher minds making big decisions.

    Great benefits.

    New senior managers are superior to those they are replacing. This company has a great future.

    Cons

    Old company that is stuck in its ways. Many of the managers were successful 20-30 years ago and have held on to their comfortable job for the pension. These managers don't want to rock the boat or risk their career on a new project, so things move very slowly.

    The top 25% of talent is not adequately compensated for their abilities. The top 5% of talent is promoted very quickly through the very limited management spots at Allstate. The next 20% of talent occasionally gets an analyst promotion (~10% pay increase and no new responsibilities) and maxes out their annual merit increase (~7% per year). This group could make substantially more at a start-up-style company.

    The best workers don't have much work-life balance, but the typical 9-5 employee does not progress in their career. At Allstate, you really have to choose between the two.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be less management layers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I loved working for Allstate insurance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I have been working at Allstate full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very great at welcoming you as family.

    Cons

    The customers can be rude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None whatsoever, I loved it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Always something to do

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Livermore, CA

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    Great training, good management, never be afraid to ask questions, and room for growth. Friendly environment and there is always something to do.

    Cons

    Job can be repetitive, cliques, favoritism, some mangers like quantity over quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I didn't know that walking around and not doing your job results in raises, awards, and promotions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    great company to work for. It has a lot of perks and the pay is also good. The people are fun to be arouns

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    great retirement plan, perks are amazing, it is a very relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    a lot of positions to report to

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Companyy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    Great support to complete the job and training is provided.

    Cons

    Ability to write all types of commercial insurance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Marketing is key

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great Company To start a career in finance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Exclusive Financial Specialist in Las Cruces, NM
    Current Employee - Exclusive Financial Specialist in Las Cruces, NM

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    good training for life insurance
    good management
    no micro managers

    Cons

    focus mainly on life insurance
    relationship with some EAs can be hard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience and supportive sales team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Producer in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Producer in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at Allstate full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Pretty liberal and supportive environment, get to meet a lot of people

    Cons

    There is a lot of servicing involved, not much training done by the company much of it is done in house and self training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be more official training offered by management, that way much of the questions could be taken out of the equation and really could just focus on producing, rather than learning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Good Place for work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensed Sales Producer in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Licensed Sales Producer in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    Easy work, nothing is really complicated.

    Cons

    There is no real movement for promotions when working in an agency.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    agent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    good time to yourself, but a lot of space in the office

    Cons

    not great of an pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase pay to agent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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