Allstate Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. Featured Review

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    A place with many opportunities. Great Work/Life balance. Strong company that's only getting stronger.

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    • 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

    Work/Life is best in the industry. People are in general very happy at Allstate. Many employer sponsored events. Summer hours will generally be very flexible. Holidays and benefits are better than I have seen at many other companies. Allstate is a favorite of people with families and soon to be moms.

    Cons

    Management really tries to create opportunities for further advancement but there are times when there are none. If in an situation, your team/department is going through organizational changes, there is a big possibility you might have to quickly move on/out or you could either be put in somewhere or will have to leave. Very rarely does this happen though.

  2. Solid company. You really are in good hands with Allstate.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very trustworthy company. Great people work here. Good pay and benefits. Cares about its stakeholders, customers and employees.

    Cons

    Fairly conservative culture. Could greatly benefit from updating their technology....hard to move a big ship swiftly and effectively when technology drives the decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in technology. Don't just improve upon what you have.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Working here is good pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Specialist
    Current Employee - Claims Specialist

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    Good pay rate. Benefits are great

    Cons

    Poor hours no time off

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Fast paced and room for growth!

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

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    Excellent hours for parents, typical 9 to 5 with no weekend work. I love the office setting and customer interaction.

    Cons

    The pay could be better for the amount of work that needs to be done daily. Data entry can become redundant with so many record keeping applicaTions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the suggestions from the employees who have the most contact with customers. We know what they want.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Allstate Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Allstate full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, competitive pay, solid benefits. The company is big enough that there are many opportunities, and they seem to care about their employees. They also encourage lateral department moves which can help get you out of a "funnel"

    Cons

    Slow work pace, many people around for too many years slow advancement of company and efficiency. There are many people at Allstate who are making decisions on technology, etc that have no proficiency with technology. While this is only one area, it effects the efficiency of the entire company. There is also no accountability for people to grow with the business as far as technical acumen, so many people who have been there too long can get by without improving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are many people at Allstate who are making decisions on technology, etc that have no proficiency with technology. While this is only one area, it effects the efficiency of the entire company. There is also no accountability for people to grow with the business as far as technical acumen, so many people who have been there too long can get by without improving.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. No pressure, pleasant company with the best work-life balance for a Fortune 500 in America.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Northbrook, IL

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

    Pros

    Vacation days are incredible- 5 weeks PTO minimum; Vested pension; Matching 401k; peaceful easy feeling at work; employees are incredibly friendly and nice. Family comes first so therefore plenty of telecommuting allowed or flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive at all; Bonuses and merit increases aren't very good either; plenty of horizontal opportunities to apply for and encouraged but limited vertical growth and opportunity. People tend to have a lot of meetings where they constantly babble. Words speak louder than action. Everything is theoretical, nothing practical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rebuild your leadership program and allow fresh blood to engage and become a part of the next generation. Increase compensation so that talent, especially from the city, will be attracted to make the trek up to Northbrook.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Has a solid business representation in all activities.

    Cons

    IT has a very complex organization and different IT teams contradict each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at simplifying the IT structure so there are either less groups or so that the goals between groups are in-sync.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Not bad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement are good

    Cons

    Medical Insurance could be better

  10. The Good Hands are Highly Political

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    While the company overall is a good organization. The tuition reimbursement is fair, family day, that type of thing. The office has been newly remodeled, so that's nice as well.

    Cons

    The good hands are highly political. The compensation structure is less than average. Maybe on the way in they will pay market rate, but once you are on board is it difficult to move up. Don't expect a development plan. The way to the top is more based on you likability by the right people versus your performance on the job. Get on the inside with senior leader you are golden. If you are not accepted by the "in crowd" , you could spend a decade in the same role with a meager 1 - 2% annual raise.

    While they tout a work life balance, dependent upon your area, it is likely to be more work than life in my experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the annual review process to concentrate on business outcomes rather than the employees ability to do administrative work. While I know that's a bit harder to track than "metrics", but in the end I think it would be better for the business and for the employee. Something to think about.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. Allstate is a great company to work for

    • 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 work/life balance and a lot of internal job opportunities

    Cons

    A bit hierarchical and conservative

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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