Allstate
3.1 of 5 1,047 reviews
www.allstate.com Northbrook, IL 5000+ Employees

Allstate Reviews

Updated Apr 20, 2014
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3.1 1,047 reviews

                             

44% Approve of the CEO

Allstate Chairman, President, and CEO Thomas J. Wilson II

Thomas J. Wilson II

(543 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "The work life balance is ok in some departments and under good managers"
    in 129 reviews
  • "Good benefits including pension and 401K with company match after 3 years"
    in 55 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work/Life balance can be tough, especially for single mothers"
    in 17 reviews
  • "Performance review is predetermined based on force ranking by upper management"
    in 31 reviews
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I great place to work.

Exclusive Financial Services Representative (Former Employee)
Daytona Beach, FL

I worked at Allstate full-time for more than a year

Prosthe loyalty, leadership of the agents, and the products available, are amazing

Consnot enough unified software to run each office in a timely manner.

Advice to Senior Managementcreate a universal platform for marketing, pulling reports, and supporting staff.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fair company, warm culture, make your own way for advancement

Service Manager (Current Employee)
Northbrook, IL

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

ProsAllstate has a very warm corporate culture. I genuinely like the people I work with, & I believe that the company cares about the long term success of its employees. Allstate has many long term employees, & to advance up the ladder you have to do things differently. Flexible work schedules, remote working, & over 20 days of PTO are great perks as well.

ConsMany people struggle to advance at Allstate. You have to know people, impress the right people, & network effectively. The culture can vary a lot from department to department. You could work in one department & have complete work from home flexibility, then have it forbidden in another department where the work is identical.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got. Look around at the departments that are innovating & have a 21st century mind-set.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Employees Well-Intentioned--Mgmt Not So Much

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Northbrook, IL

I have been working at Allstate full-time for more than 10 years

ProsOpportunity to work on many varied projects. Benefits are good.

ConsPersonal agendas undermine project goals. Seems mgmt is only concerned with protecting their ASS-ets in case the project doesn't deliver. Happens all the time. Not isolated.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees regarding past campaigns. Every new mgr revisits the same issues with the same approach that didn't work previously. Of course, the results are the same. Apply definition of insanity here...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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great company

Finance (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Allstate full-time for more than a year

Prosgreat company for employees and good working environment

Consno doubt for cons. great company

Advice to Senior Managementnone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Challenging job

Medical Pay Inside Claims Trainee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsAllright pay for someone straight out of college, reasonable hours, benefits.

ConsVery high traffic in phone-calls, lots of training needed, mandatory insurance license

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great time off. Expensive Benefits.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Hudson, OH

I have been working at Allstate full-time for more than 10 years

ProsPromotions are easy if you know someone, or if the right person is in your corner.

ConsIf the right people don't like you, it takes forever to change that image.

Advice to Senior ManagementUse common sense. It will pay off.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not A Bad Place To Work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Allstate full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat time off. 20 paid vacation days for 1st year. 401K and other retirement plans.

ConsNot a great wage and raises aren't much.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake quicker promotions

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Could have moved toward Excellence

Field Trainer (Current Employee)
Jacksonville, FL

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

ProsCurrent direct report is empowering

ConsLimited and slow growth for career enhancement

Advice to Senior ManagementEngage open hearts, Encourage seekers, Equip followers, and Empower leaders

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Company

Licensed Sales Producer (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

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

ProsCoworkers, Allowed to be creative

ConsCustomers were constantly difficult to deal with

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Allstate full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe company has a great reputation in its industry...each one is given a tremendous opportunity to excel and grow both professionally and financially

Consthere were no challenges that I could not handle, as I was completely focused and involved in my position...benefits were great...however, the evolution of those at the top? wellll, not so good? different company, once they became a public company

Advice to Senior Managementnone, they would have to figure it out for themselves

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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