Allstate Reviews

Updated March 17, 2015
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  1. Featured Review

    2 people found this helpful

    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.

  2. 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)

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. ABI (Allstate Business Insurance)

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

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

    Pros

    Certain areas have experience managers that will empower the team to move forward and closer to their professional goal.
    Good benefits overall.

    Cons

    Company-wide policies are sometimes ignored in some departments.
    Strong micro-management presence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegate, cross-train and put down in writing the responsibilities/limitations of each position open to other employees. There's a lot of confusion with that generating extra work in every department involved and frustration on the agent/customer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great opportunities to grow with the company

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

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

    Pros

    Diversity, challenging, growth opportunities, great benefits

    Cons

    Some of the management personnel are difficult to work with

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Good to work for, until...

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

    I worked at Allstate

    Pros

    Worked in IT for 21 years...good job stability until times got tough for the corporation. Promotions within were good, pay was good, benefits were expensive but good.

    Cons

    Promotions usually went to those that presented themselves well...not always to the best workers that provided results. Management not always interested in your career desires. Laid off after 21 years of dedicated service. My career was over after a 10 minute meeting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to get rid of good employees over money. Pay and keep the performers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    too much politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Pros

    There are good people there.

    Cons

    managers are like robots, no one wants to stick their neck out and make a decision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on some meaningful goals and get everyone in the organization working together to achieve them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Good company for 2nd income

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

    I worked at Allstate

    Pros

    Good work life balance and 20 PTO days in your first year. Hard to beat the amount of vacation days

    Cons

    Very political. Best people not rewarded for their efforts. Not a big incentive to work hard since people who don't work hard will get rewarded all the same

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow people to progress quicker who are ready. Don't bring whole groups of people up the ladder together

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Senior Auditor

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

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

    Pros

    Lenient work from home policy. Very flexible with PTO. Mentorship program is great too.

    Cons

    Salary is below average for the amount of work. Lack of career roadmap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees closer to industry standards. Work with employees to progress their career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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