Allstate Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    A place with many opportunities. Great Work/Life balance. Strong company that's only getting stronger.

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

    I have been working at Allstate full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work/Life is best in the industry. People are in general very happy at Allstate. Many employer sponsored events. Summer hours will generally be very flexible. Holidays and benefits are better than I have seen at many other companies. Allstate is a favorite of people with families and soon to be moms.

    Cons

    Management really tries to create opportunities for further advancement but there are times when there are none. If in an situation, your team/department is going through organizational changes, there is a big possibility you might have to quickly move on/out or you could either be put in somewhere or will have to leave. Very rarely does this happen though.

    Allstate Response

    Apr 6, 2015Employment Brand Manager

    Thank you for your input. Employee feedback helps us continue to grow and improve. Keep it coming! ^Jessica

  2. Best internship experience

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

    I worked at Allstate as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company culture is second to none. Everyone is so friendly and the intern program itself is a great way to network and learn.

    Cons

    Unless you are selected for their Leadership Development Program, they don't care too much about hiring their interns, even if they have outstanding reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in interns

  3. Storage Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Storage Engineer in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Storage Engineer in Northbrook, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance is very impressive. Recognition Events are hosted quite frequently. Very friendly atmosphere and management. Full benefits including 401k and pension

    Cons

    Siloed teams, slow adoption and implementation of new capabilities, compensation should be more competitive as it is difficult for a large pay bump unless moving to a new role or via a promotion

    Advice to Management

    Increase speed of delivery and remove some of the red tape around change management. Advance the high performing employees quickly and hold the under-performing employees accountable.

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  5. Manager

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

    I have been working at Allstate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Wonderful opportunity to move from one business group to another to explore and make career change

    Cons

    Very hierarchical. IT Directors are seen like "gods" here.

    Advice to Management

    Promote diversity in leadership position

  6. Helpful (1)

    Flexible, but lots of after-hours work and poor management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Northbrook, IL

    I have been working at Allstate full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    In most IT areas, you can work from home twice per week if you like. Your office hours are extremely flexible (7-3,8-4,9-5, whatever works). ATO has a very good recognition program. It's like being part of a community at Home Office. More PTO than you could ever use. There are some really genuine, nice folks that have been with the company for a long time.

    Cons

    Extreme amounts of after-hours work. IT services are most definitely heading in the direction of Ireland/India. Health benefits are still costly and are OK. 401K matching went down while I was with the company. Vertical movements within the company are hard to achieve. Chaotic organizational changes that occur every 6-10 months. Salary schedule is very buckled down. A lot of bad apples seem to find their way into the door of this company.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more in home office, stop hiring fully remote workers, and put candidates through a more effective interview process. Read the internal management feedback and actually do something about the bad apples.

  7. Director

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great team work among employees. Healthy environment and good work life balance are the pros.

    Cons

    Leadership flexibility is an issue and not many minorities in upper leadership.

  8. Good company but growth is limited

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fair benefits
    Great people
    Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Tough to navigate political realm
    Slow to grow in career
    Too much focus on who you know to get work done

  9. Decent work atmosphere

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

    I have been working at Allstate

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly managers and good benefits

    Cons

    Little growth opportunity, hard to work with pushy customers

    Advice to Management

    More understanding of worker's issues

  10. Allstate Project Manager

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, competitive pay, solid benefits. The company is big enough that there are many opportunities, and they seem to care about their employees. They also encourage lateral department moves which can help get you out of a "funnel"

    Cons

    Slow work pace, many people around for too many years slow advancement of company and efficiency. There are many people at Allstate who are making decisions on technology, etc that have no proficiency with technology. While this is only one area, it effects the efficiency of the entire company. There is also no accountability for people to grow with the business as far as technical acumen, so many people who have been there too long can get by without improving.

    Advice to Management

    There are many people at Allstate who are making decisions on technology, etc that have no proficiency with technology. While this is only one area, it effects the efficiency of the entire company. There is also no accountability for people to grow with the business as far as technical acumen, so many people who have been there too long can get by without improving.

  11. No pressure, pleasant company with the best work-life balance for a Fortune 500 in America.

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

    I have been working at Allstate full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Vacation days are incredible- 5 weeks PTO minimum; Vested pension; Matching 401k; peaceful easy feeling at work; employees are incredibly friendly and nice. Family comes first so therefore plenty of telecommuting allowed or flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive at all; Bonuses and merit increases aren't very good either; plenty of horizontal opportunities to apply for and encouraged but limited vertical growth and opportunity. People tend to have a lot of meetings where they constantly babble. Words speak louder than action. Everything is theoretical, nothing practical.

    Advice to Management

    Rebuild your leadership program and allow fresh blood to engage and become a part of the next generation. Increase compensation so that talent, especially from the city, will be attracted to make the trek up to Northbrook.

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