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Allstate Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
1,486 Reviews
3.4
1,486 Reviews
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Allstate Chairman, President, and CEO Thomas J. Wilson II
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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company, wonderful people to work with and lots of vacation days

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

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    The people at work are very helpful, you are appreciated for bringing in new ideas and improvements in processes are seen big.

    Cons

    Lots of work and overtime, constantly changing environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to give employees a break..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Agency Owner

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Exclusive Agent in Fredericksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Exclusive Agent in Fredericksburg, VA

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with my clients, formed lasting relationships, developed own marketing plan, use of own computer systems, addition of products and services

    Cons

    lack of communication from upper management, policy item count too high especially when the economy was not doing well, placing unrealistic expectations on the agency no matter the size, some managers only paid attention to the agents that were expected to hit their numbers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to all of the agents, not all of the agency work the same, not all agencies operate the same way and by making them do so can cause problems, have an agent hotline number so that if there is a possible contract termination an agent can have a valid concern addressed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good hands. Great work. Awesome opportunity!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    Excellent Employee Benefits, Awesome Employee Culture, a great palce to worka nd thrive.

    Cons

    Hallways have many blind corners, constantly bumping into people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    This company is a good company to work for and has many advantages for their employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Lots of vacation time, good people, cooperative work environment

    Cons

    The people who work, work very hard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I worked at Allstate

    Pros

    Reputable company. Good pay. Helpful area managers that will train Or help in any way to help you meet quotas

    Cons

    Meeting the life insurance quota since there are financial specialist that actually go through the sales process so If life specialist is slacking with the business you bring to them it falls back on not meeting your monthly quota

  8.  

    A Great Place to Serve and Prosper

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Counsel in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Staff Counsel in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    This is a company that rewards excellence and innovation and puts customer satisfaction as a top priority. Emphasizes the importance of ethical behavior and recognizes the advantages of diversity in the workplace. It has been my privilege to serve Allstate as a staff counsel in the field for 17 years and I look forward to many more years of satisfying the legal needs of its customers. Compensation, comprehensive benefits and a genuine recognition of the need for work-life balance.

    Cons

    Only those common to a corporation of its size,, mainly bureaucratic in nature.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Sales Producer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensed Sales Producer in Buda, TX
    Current Employee - Licensed Sales Producer in Buda, TX

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    The freedom to sell and building a book of clients.

    Cons

    Micromanaged a lot and agency owners are free to do what they please.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give sales producers more freedom to sell life and financial products.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    i recommended working here if you love sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensed Sales Producer in Allen Park, MI
    Current Employee - Licensed Sales Producer in Allen Park, MI

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

    Pros

    easy to earn commission, awesome sales hours

    Cons

    hourly rate stay the same, not benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Was Happy Until.....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Exclusive Agent
    Former Employee - Exclusive Agent

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

    Pros

    Loved begin able to work my way up from being a licensed support staff associate to an agency owner, working one on one with my clients, being able to develop my own marketing plan, loved my fellow agents

    Cons

    Changes to compensation annually, Agent sales requirements changes annually that were unrealistic especially when the economy was not healthy, Company stressed too much on financial products instead of its bread and butter of P&C products, Failure to listen to their agents

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs to really listen to their agents because believe it or not they do know what they are talking about. Home Office should investigate the termination practices on some of the agencies to determine if the contracts were terminated with merit. There needs to be a arbitration hotline for employees and/or agents who want to request an investigation of their contract termination.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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