Allstate Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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Allstate Chairman, President, and CEO Thomas J. Wilson II
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Pros
  • This provides for a great work life balance (in 164 reviews)

  • Good benefits for remote employees (in 69 reviews)

Cons
  • Flexible time but hard work life balance (in 26 reviews)

  • Many reorganizations in upper management (in 40 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Claims Adjuster

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Wall, NJ
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Wall, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of PTO. Co-workers are easy to get along with. Easy to take a day off on short notice if an emergency should arise.

    Cons

    Sub-par heath insurance, out of touch management, very hard to move up. tremendous turnover. 22 of 24 co-workers that I started with no longer with the company three years later.

    Advice to Management

    Need a more competitive salary. Working for a Fortune 100 company should not require you to have a part time job as well.


  2. Recruiter

    Current Contractor - Regional Recruiter in Detroit, MI
    Current Contractor - Regional Recruiter in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Allstate as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Compensation. Allstate has great resources to develop your career skill set in HR or Sales.

    Cons

    High turnover in staff. Disorganized. This is not a contract to hire opportunity. Contractors will remain on staff for 5+ years.


  3. Pros and Cons

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    Former Contractor - Agency Owner in Tulsa, OK
    Former Contractor - Agency Owner in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Allstate as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to grow your business.

    Cons

    Lack of control in marketing and products

    Advice to Management

    Listen better


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  5. Depends on the agent you work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    relaxed work environment. great way to get into the insurance industry

    Cons

    no benefits, no sick days, location


  6. Just OK

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    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    401k, PTO. That's pretty much it, not much else I can think of. Some flexibility in work schedule. 1 hr lunch

    Cons

    Benefits, minimal work/life balance, work overload, not enough staffing, low morale, unattainable goals.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more employees, give bonuses, listen to your employees. Pay more! For the amount of work we do, I feel that we are under paid.


  7. You work with great people, management is too busy to see who is not valuable.

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    Current Employee - Auto Claims Adjuster in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Auto Claims Adjuster in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work family, benefits, vacation isn't bad- 2 weeks to start, some of management, If you like helping people then apply here.

    Cons

    The Pay for what is expected of you, high task volume, unattainable goals, coaching/ training employees for no benefit, well maybe a 10.00 gift card...

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, and actually implement their ideas. You will be respected.


  8. Good company to work for that used to be great.

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    Current Employee - Senior Claims Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Claims Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good salary if you have been with the company before 1995. Wonderful coworkers that keep you coming back. Exceptional benefits for you and your family. Respectful work environment where diversity is respected. Time flies daily because of the amount of work to be done. Salaried employee.

    Cons

    Salaried employee you may work 60 hours a week but get paid for 40. Unattainable goals that give management a reason not to give raises, "better luck next year, keep trying" workload that is three times or more higher than 15 years ago. what the company sees as proper staffing the employees just shake their heads at.

    Advice to Management

    To be the best insurer in the industry you must staff your claims department more than properly. This is where the actions speak louder then the Good Hands motto. This is the only way that we can deliver the exceptional customer service that our customers deserve. Yes it costs a little more but this is why we are #7 or 8 and not #1 or 2 like we used to be.


  9. Claims

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allstate full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    They are located in Draper


  10. It's ok

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    Former Employee - LDU Claims Adjuster in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - LDU Claims Adjuster in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allstate full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are great. Everyone is friendly and the office has a lot of engaging activities. The PTO and benefits also really good!

    Cons

    I mean...its claims. Mgmt acts like we've all just landed our dream job...the expectations for the metrics are impossible if you want any work/life balance. Yep there are people who will stay till 7/8pm every night but it's not realistic and shows why the turnover is so high. The job is demanding and getting yelled out is part of it.

    Advice to Management

    Make it so employees want to stay. Make it so they can use their PTO and not come back to an exploded desk.


  11. Good benefits & coworkers but unstable technology organization

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    Former Employee - Solution Architect in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Solution Architect in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allstate full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The overall compensation at the company is good, especially the PTO options and ability to work remotely. In IT, work-life balance can vary greatly based on the project, it's not uncommon to be asked to work 60+ hours and perform off-hours support. However, management generally compensates employees who have put in long hours. The vast majority of IT team members are dedicated and helpful. There are also many opportunities to learn new technologies and move to different projects.

    Cons

    The annual performance review process is based on stack ranking where managers are required to rate 20% of their staff as "fair" (under-performing). There are annual layoffs where the majority of the bottom 20% are eliminated. This creates an environment of fear among employees who are concerned that any misstep will put them in the bottom 20%. Departments and positions are often outsourced in one sweep as well. There are many positives to working in Allstate IT but your adventure may end quite abruptly.

    Advice to Management

    Stack ranking creates a negative environment and although it may be effective in the short term it doesn't work over multiple years unless there is a flow of new hires to offset the layoffs.



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