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Allstate Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
1,381 Reviews
3.4
1,381 Reviews
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Allstate Chairman, President, and CEO Thomas J. Wilson II
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a huge emphasis on work/life balance in most departments (in 164 reviews)

  • Good benefits, good work-life balance, flexible work arrangements (in 69 reviews)


Cons
  • working on every weekend no time to spend with family work life balance sucks (in 26 reviews)

  • upper management likes the best (usually a friend or family member) (in 40 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work awesome people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Northbrook, IL

    I worked at Allstate

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to learn new and innovative techniques. Great people. awesome campus.

    Cons

    if you live south of O'hare its a bit of a headache

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Market Sales Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Management in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Management in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Allstate full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Quality Products
    Extraordinary quality Service
    Excellent Management Training Program
    Excellent Benefits
    Leadership was in bread
    Focus on Affirmative action Unfair at times

    Cons

    Compensation below market value,
    Affirmative action was an over kill and did not allow non minorities fair chance for upper management positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay for performance Uncapped salary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Application Testing Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Test Manager in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Applications Test Manager in Northbrook, IL

    I worked at Allstate full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company, great culture, good opportunities and great for work life balance.

    Cons

    Too many layers to navigate through to try and get something done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time understanding what your employees are working on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst - Professional in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst - Professional in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and people are great to work for..

    Cons

    If you live in the city the commute to Northbrook is far

  6.  

    Product Operations Analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Operations Analyst in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Product Operations Analyst in Northbrook, IL

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance is great. Mangers are very understanding that you have a life outside of work.
    Always offering classes to further education concerning you job.
    Benefits are great.

    Cons

    Pay is mediocer
    Personal growth seems to really depend on yourself. You really need to bring up your future with managers. They tend not lead you unless you bring it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Satisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internal Audit in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Internal Audit in Northbrook, IL

    I worked at Allstate full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Updated campus, work/life balance, ergonomics, volunteer opportunities

    Cons

    Slow progression for performance, benefits, budget constraints

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Northbrook, IL

    I worked at Allstate full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work Life balance
    Lot of benefits

    Cons

    Nepotism
    Managers need to focus more on employee skills rather than leveraging vendors

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Corporate environment with much bureaucracy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Northbrook, IL

    I have been working at Allstate full-time

    Pros

    Provides work from home opportunities and has a lot of Paid time off. May be used as a stepping stone to a better organization.

    Cons

    Political environment. Career paths don't exist for the most part. Good luck finding your way. If you are looking to build skills on the job good luck on that one too. Opportunities are scarce. Human resources that won't help you in your quest to grow. They are good at screening you out for positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being full of yourselves and stop calling yourselves leaders until you actually lead.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Continually looking over your shoulder.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Northbrook, IL

    I worked at Allstate full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and working from home options.
    Co-workers are friendly making for a pleasant work environment.

    Cons

    Reductions if force (RIF) occur at least every two years.
    More and more jobs are outsourced to offices in Ireland and India.
    Except for recent grads, career advancement is almost an impossibility.
    Excessive workload results in many employees not being able to use their vacation days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan better so that business improves to the point where these continual RIFs end.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for, people are really nice, easy to move up.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Allstate full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Allstate allows people to easily to move up in the company. Everyone that works there for the most part is really nice. The culture is very good, with a great work life balance.

    Cons

    There seems to be a lot of nepotism. Also, sometimes the analysis you do isn't used at all. It seems like your progress stagnates after a few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More manager training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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