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Allstate Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
270 Reviews
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270 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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    Poor

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Allstate full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Insurance industry is long lasting and will contribute to a safe career

    Cons

    Fragmentation across the industry and neglecting to keep up with competition with IT world

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider building a better office environment and keeping energy high pace to match those of top tech firms.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Rep

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant/Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant/Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Allstate full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You are on your own with little help getting set up. Worked mainley with new agents . So tge had no large boojs of clients. All the senior agents were filled with sub producers. There was on Financial rep that covered 40 offices him self and 6 sub producers. A lot of these sub producers were fixed life only and not 6 and 63 lic.

    Cons

    Get rid of the sub producer way of doing bussiness. give every financial rep 5 to 6 offices. Some new some large. In PA it was the haves and the have nots.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I had one good office that I was able to get away from a sub producer who was only 8k to 10k in gdc. The next year working with me 6 and 63 lic. We did 100k in gdc. If I had one more office like that I still would be there. The rest of my area was new agents that were doing 3k to 6k a year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good to work for, until...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Northbrook, IL

    I worked at Allstate

    Pros

    Worked in IT for 21 years...good job stability until times got tough for the corporation. Promotions within were good, pay was good, benefits were expensive but good.

    Cons

    Promotions usually went to those that presented themselves well...not always to the best workers that provided results. Management not always interested in your career desires. Laid off after 21 years of dedicated service. My career was over after a 10 minute meeting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to get rid of good employees over money. Pay and keep the performers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    too much politics

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Northbrook, IL

    I worked at Allstate

    Pros

    There are good people there.

    Cons

    managers are like robots, no one wants to stick their neck out and make a decision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on some meaningful goals and get everyone in the organization working together to achieve them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Property Claims Adjuster

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Property Claims Adjuster in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Property Claims Adjuster in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    Benefits, comparable pay, work experience, networking.

    Cons

    Excessive hours due to heavier than usual work loads, unreasonable goals, claims are not easy to settle as Allstate doesn't like to pay O&P on their claims. Very high rate of employee turnover. Management overrides decisions for insufficient reasons, undermining claims adjusters abilities and decisions based off of policy languages. Poor quality of training, and insufficient training before putting employees into the field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, and do not over work them. Try to keep your good employees. Stop treating employees like second rate citizens. Offer overtime or comp days/time for employees working more than 40-50 hours/week.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    It sucks

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensed Sales Producer in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Licensed Sales Producer in Vancouver, WA

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    You start full time, Met good people

    Cons

    Salaried, low pay, no benefits, sucks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys should start listening to your employees as well

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too much politics

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allstate

    Pros

    Work life balance, great brand

    Cons

    Inappropriate hiring. Managers have no knowledge. Finance team is rude and makes mistakes in giving salary. Reimbursements are wrongly processed and given very late even when have returned from US a month back

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire better managers and the finance person.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unrepresented Claims Adjuster

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allstate

    Pros

    The only pro is that the Profit Sharing program (at the time) was great.

    Cons

    Long hours
    Low Pay
    Deceitful Management
    Goals that were unattainable unless you worked 60+ hours a week
    Favoritism
    Nepotism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find another job. Moving up in claims is almost impossible if you aren't related to someone else in that office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't do it

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Total Loss Adjuster in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Total Loss Adjuster in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    Vacation..extra for prior work experience

    Cons

    Overwork you...favoritism. ...they have a 'type' and moving up is not based on your work product....biased

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people that work for you....be more diverse....goal is to work smarter, not harder

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Claims Representative

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    Former Employee - Senior Claims Processor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Claims Processor in Houston, TX

    I worked at Allstate full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Friendly environment. A few of the managers are great.

    Cons

    Management never listens. They do not understand confidentiality. A few.managers are extremely unprofessional. There are a few that truly care about their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have not always been a manager. The same way you felt when you were at a desk, is the way your team feels. Listen to your staff. Managers are not always fit to be managers. Adjusters and processors work TOGETHER. Stop putting them against one another.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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