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3 days ago

Senior Data Scientist

Allstate Insurance Menlo Park, CA

We are looking for a collaborative, innovative, analytical problem-solver with the ability to apply quantitative skills to develop business decision… Allstate Insurance


17 days ago

Data Scientist

Allstate Insurance Menlo Park, CA

This is an opportunity with Allstate Silicon Valley for a creative data scientist to use mathematical, statistical, and machine-learning techniques… Allstate Insurance


23 days ago

Data Analytics Engineer

Allstate Insurance Menlo Park, CA

The Research Data Infrastructure Data Analytics Engineer team is responsible for working with clients to create scaled out business solutions using… Allstate Insurance


23 days ago

Claims Inside Liability Determination Adjuster Internship

Allstate Insurance Livermore, CA

During this 12-week internship you will spend between 15 - 25 hours per week in the Golden Gate Market Claim Office gaining an overall understanding… Allstate Insurance


14 days ago

Entry Level Inside Auto Liability Adjuster

Allstate Insurance Livermore, CA

As an Allstate Auto Liability Claim Adjuster, you will play a vital role to ensure we deliver on our promise to help restore peoples lives after they… Allstate Insurance


23 days ago

Inside Auto Liability Claim Adjuster

Allstate Insurance Livermore, CA

As an Allstate Auto Liability Claim Adjuster, you will play a vital role to ensure we deliver on our promise to help restore peoples lives after they… Allstate Insurance


22 days ago

Senior Legal Assistant

Allstate Insurance San Francisco, CA

• Provide varied administrative support to two or more attorneys and others in a high volume insurance defense office. • File pleadings, prepare… Allstate Insurance


2 days ago

Regional Account Manager - San Francisco, CA - Allstate Dealer Services – new

Allstate Insurance San Francisco, CA

Regional Account Manager will become a retail product and participation program expert that aids Nissan Motor Acceptance… Allstate Insurance


8 days ago

Field Auto Technical Adjuster

Allstate Insurance San Francisco, CA

In this role, the Auto Technical Adjuster will be responsible for evaluating and estimating auto physical damages in the field or in body shops… Allstate Insurance


24 days ago

Agency Process Associate

Allstate Insurance San Francisco, CA

The Agency Sales division helps develop business policies, processes and programs as well as provides a broad range of support designed to help over… Allstate Insurance


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    Decent learning experience and eye-opening wastes of manpower (Updated 3/8/2014)

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    Former Employee - Intern in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Allstate as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - You may find yourself doing some really unexpected tasks, but they will be fun. These will also help diversify your working knowledge and background for subsequent positions.
    - So much potential to just dive in and get to work on different projects and the R&D process.
    - At meetings or even the R&D sessions, you will feel like you are really making a difference.
    - Work contributions are taken seriously and implemented if they make sense and show positive results consistently.

    Cons

    - You may find yourself doing some really unexpected tasks or working on a project that clearly has no future in its current state.
    - Communication issues in teams. Supervisors have difficulty conveying accurate feedback. Sometimes will provide contradictory statements as feedback and expect you to know how to walk the line.
    - Because projects start so quickly, sometimes getting consumer insight is completely skipped, and when it is sought out, it is usually too late to stop anyway.
    - Controlling managers and supervisors will demand that work be done their way to the point that they may just reach over your shoulder and commandeer your keyboard.

    Update:
    - Watch your finances with them. They hired a debt collection agency to come after me 6 months after the end of the internship to claim a debt. I have no idea what it was for since there are no details, but rather than let it damage my credit score, I just paid it in full and let their strong arm push me around. The only thing I can think of that this would be for would be for accidental overpay, so I am fine with returning the amount. But honestly, Allstate should be on top of this before it becomes a hassle for their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before embarking on huge projects or new products, consider pilot testing the idea with some focus groups. Having a focus group early in the process and then again part way through for fine tuning is fine, but you can't afford to just do one focus group right before release. And then pay attention to the data you get from these groups. You cannot afford to just blatantly disregard your consumer feedback because "you know they really like it even if they aren't saying it."

    Update:
    Rather than looking into a debt collection agency to go after an intern for a mistake you made, contact the intern directly yourself. You have the contact info on file. Is it really that much of a hassle to speak directly to me? Or is it really just easier to provide a collection agency with all my info and set up a debt file? I would have gladly spoken to any financial worker at Allstate to sort this out (and so I have a better idea of what I am actually paying for).

    As a result of this recent occurrence, I have to set my rating to 1 star. Debt claims and collection can have vast impacts on an intern during a time period when establishing and maintaining good credit is important. I sincerely hope you do not do this to any of your other interns. Unless things change, I would no longer recommend any internship with this company.

    And one more important note, that I should have added earlier... Managers need to be solid communicators for their fellow workers. You can't afford to give a person feedback suggesting that we need to follow directions exactly as given then in the next breath give feedback suggesting that we exercise our own discretion on project editing rather than following directions exactly.

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