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Allstate Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
1,270 Reviews
3.4
1,270 Reviews
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Allstate Chairman, President, and CEO Thomas J. Wilson II
Thomas J. Wilson II
654 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work life balance is ok in some departments and under good managers (in 141 reviews)

  • My current department offers work from home once a week which is great (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • The work/life balance is sorely out of wack for exempt personal (in 19 reviews)

  • upper management likes the best (usually a friend or family member) (in 34 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Continuing education, good benefits and work/life balance

    Cons

    You have to watch your back and protect your clients/contacts. You can't rely on management for support. Watch your earnings very carefully.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be shady. Your employees notice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Allstate walks the talk of work/life balance

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    Current Employee - Marketing Researcher  in  Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Researcher in Northbrook, IL

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

    Pros

    They provide great opportunities for professional development and networking. Decent inter-company mobility if you're looking for a change of pace. And great benefits and wonderful on-site conveniences like a pharmacy, doctors office, fitness center, dry cleaning, barber shop, nail salon, Starbucks AND Red Mango.

    Cons

    I have experienced a fair amount of frustration due to conflicting leadership styles and frequent reorganization within departments. The only constant at Allstate is change! Haha

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior leadership and individual contributors "get it." It's the middle mangers that need to be supportive of our initiatives and inclusive diversity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Wonderful place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Service Adjuster  in  Suffern, NY
    Current Employee - Claims Service Adjuster in Suffern, NY

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. The office works as a big team. Coworkers are like family.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to advance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Experience in Claims, Call Centers and Underwriting

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Allstate full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great leaders, great work/life balance, promotional opportunities, retirement benefite, challenging work

    Cons

    Salary was not always comensurate with work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work on developing people and just being a great place to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for, but when leaders change, it really shakes things up and put us all behind

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    Current Employee - ITSM Consultant  in  Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - ITSM Consultant in Northbrook, IL

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great opportunities to move around if you can develop the right relationships. Good work-life balance...

    Cons

    Too many leadership changes. Every time a new leader gets transferred into a department they want to make their mark and end up changing too much. Leaders never stay in one place long enough and the employees suffer. Impacts efficiencies, and progress...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the rotations. If you continue to rotate, get to know what the departments direction is before making changes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Job Security for lower pay

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    Current Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager  in  Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager in Northbrook, IL

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

    Pros

    Laid back environment, culture depends on your manager and average growth if you play the politics

    Cons

    Less then average pay, possibility for working remote depending on your area and manager

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Allstate is a wonderful company to grow with

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allstate

    Pros

    They appreciate their customers and employees by acknowledgement

    Cons

    It can be very stressful

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Everyone is really nice to me. Easy people to work with.

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Northbrook, IL

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

    Pros

    Nice people. The company fosters an environment of friendliness and diversity. There is a huge emphasis on work/life balance in most departments.

    Cons

    It is sometimes difficult to get reports done on time within the deadlines. It is a very deadlined-based workplace. At least where I work: Finance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your entry-level employees better. It will motivate them to perform better and more efficiently.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall a Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    Good options to learn and get trainings.

    Cons

    Less growth opportunity in some areas.

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work before they became obsessed with the stock price and outsourced everthing but claims overseas

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    Former Employee - Computer Operations Specialist  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Computer Operations Specialist in Irving, TX

    I worked at Allstate full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at Allstate and would have never left if I was not outsourced out of my position. The people are great, and the technology was constantly evolving. Initially it was equally focused on the Customer, Stockholder, and Employee, and it was fun to work there, as there were frequent employee activities, rewards, and recognition. Regretably that changed to focus on just the Stockholder, and much of the fun dried up.

    Cons

    First came downsizing, and then offshore outsourcing, those who remained were double and triple tasked. Told their motivation to do a good job was to keep their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership from the Director level down is terrific, they listen, and care. Upper level management should be aware that if you value quality service for your customers, then you need employees that are invested in your success and not contracted outside the company overseas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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