Allstate
3.1 of 5 1,162 reviews
www.allstate.com Northbrook, IL 5000+ Employees

Allstate Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.1 1,162 reviews

                             

46% Approve of the CEO

Allstate Chairman, President, and CEO Thomas J. Wilson II

Thomas J. Wilson II

(601 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good place to work

    Licensed Sales Producer (Current Employee)
    Pflugerville, TX

    ProsThe office culture I good and the support is great. Allstate's values mirror the Army which keeps me in the mindset to serve!

    ConsThe pay isn't that great. Don't do it without a second income in the household!

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore time off perks would be nice!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    IT Review - Great place for 1st time managers, not the best to grow your technical skills. Very political environment.

    Lead Applications Developer (Current Employee)
    Northbrook, IL

    ProsYou can really grow your management skills here. It's a good place to start for first time managers. I've seen people who were managers at Allstate who couldn't move up, so they moved on. They were able to use what they learned at Allstate elsewhere and move on to Sr. Mgr, Director, and VP roles.

    ConsIt's not the best place to grow your technical skill sets. Many people regress technically here, and in many circumstances, become too comfortable. Many managers lose touch with technology and often times rely on 1 or 2 key people on their team to make decisions. Other times, bad decisions are made simply because a Sr. Mgr or Manager does not understand the technology area they are leading.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFor the technology organization, make sure leaders are more technically adept. Don't silo people into roles, but allow people to develop cross functional skills. Also, Directors and VPs need to assess if they have the right Sr. Manager in the right role. Too many Sr. Managers lose touch with technology.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompetitive salary, stable job, good professionals. Company always has training classes for employees and promotes from within. Ability to advance in your career.

    ConsCompany is large and can feel impersonal.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Katy, TX

    ProsI don't have any pros to list

    Cons10 Paid days off a year plus 5 holidays. No extra day for sick time

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place for work/life balance

    Marketing (Former Employee)
    Northbrook, IL

    ProsGenerous PTO, many departments offer flex work time, great professional development opportunities (speakers, trainings),

    ConsAs with any large company, there is a lot of red tape, approvals and unnecessary processes. This makes things move very slowly, and it is hard to move projects along. Also, this is a hierarchal company, so if you do not like that, this is not the place for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementA flatter organizational structure would foster more collaboration and sharing of ideas.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ok, Hold HR accountable

    Direct Sales Specialist (Former Employee)
    Charlotte, NC

    ProsGreat place to worked when I was there from 2009-2011. Was compensated very fair with commission $2,000-3,500 k on top of base and games. Managers were great. They wanted you to succeed so bad this one guy was in nesting double the time. Great cafe!! Fair benefits. Always teaching us things. Awesome

    ConsHR dis not know their job and gave bad advise. Corporate did not care to make good. I left because my mother had a stroke. I was advised via EMAIL to resign. I did that when the advice should have been submit FMLA papers for a leave which I was already on to take her to appointments. When I was ready I never got called, told I am re-hire-able yet they dont want to hire me because I resigned. Even with documented proof and good status I was not allowed back. Maybe I should call a Lawyer. Also, I heard compensation went down. thats sad

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdvice to Corporate is to hold HR accountable for their mistakes. I have a BS Degree now in HR and can not get a job however, I would never advise an employee how I was advised by Allstate. I had no job to come back to when I was ready and this is why laws are in place. Not far.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was a wonderful learning opportunity.

    Claims Processor (Former Employee)
    Northbrook, IL

    ProsThe working atmosphere is conducive to learning more about the insurance environment.

    ConsIt is a long distance to travel for those living in the outer suburbs of Chicago.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would improve upon your training for more specificity for the positions to which one is applying.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a bad place to work

    Insurance Sales Producer (Current Employee)
    Alexandria, VA

    ProsCommission, sales and chance to win trips. You have a chance to make more by the amount of policies you sell.

    Consslow sales, no benefits, schedules can be changed often depending on the sales. If your sales are slow, the agent can get anxious and change your schedule to work evenings and weekends.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience, but starting pay could be better for college grads.

    Auto Liability Claims Adjuster (Former Employee)
    Baltimore, MD

    ProsGood co-workers, and benefits. Start with your PTO advanced, and get benefits after 30 days.

    ConsA lot of employees have tenure over you, and you may not be able to advance in the company as soon as you would like. Lateral movement seems to be the only way to move. Starting salary could be higher.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer higher starting pay for college grads.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    LSP (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat Career path opportunities, Good benefits!

    ConsDon't get paid well for what's expected or done.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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