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1 day ago

Product Design Lead – new

Allstate Insurance Menlo Park, CA

Your role is to enable the creation of products and services that address key consumer problems or needs. As such, you must have a solid… Allstate Insurance


15 days ago

Senior Administrative Assistant

Allstate Insurance San Jose, CA +2 locations

• Provide administration support to one or more attorneys, and provide assistance, as required, to others in the staff counsel office, clients and… Allstate Insurance


24 days ago

Regional Sales Manager

Allstate Insurance San Jose, CA

Allstate Benefits has an exceptional career opportunity for a Regional Sales Manager in the Western… Allstate Insurance


30+ days ago

Field Auto Technical Adjuster

Allstate Insurance San Jose, CA

Allstate Insurance Company has an exceptional career opportunity for an experienced Field Auto Technical Adjuster in San Jose, CA! Combine your… Allstate Insurance


12 days ago

Experienced Field Auto Adjuster

Allstate Insurance Livermore, CA

Diversity, balance, innovation and providing an environment where employees can thrive. These are all core values at Allstate and we have the awards… Allstate Insurance


9 days ago

Inside Auto Liability Adjuster

Allstate Insurance Livermore, CA

The Claims Department is here to restore peoples’ lives after the unexpected has happened. We work to deliver compassionate service that is fast… Allstate Insurance


30+ days ago

Claims Auto Field Service Adjuster

Allstate Insurance San Francisco, CA

. Allstates Enterprise Talent Market was developed with that in mind, to help you reach your full potential. Encompass Insurance has an… Allstate Insurance


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Allstate Chairman, President, and CEO Thomas J. Wilson II
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    Decent learning experience and eye-opening wastes of manpower (Updated 3/8/2014)

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    Former Intern - Intern in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Menlo Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allstate as an intern (Less than a 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 Management

    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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