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Allstate Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
1,429 Reviews
3.4
1,429 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Career Progression at Non-Bonus Levels

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

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

    Pros

    Many levels at non-bonus levels allow for many opportunities to improve position and salary. Still "pay for performance" and I am OK with that.

    Cons

    Once you get to the first bonus level that opportunities are few and far between as the organization continues to flatten to flatten out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allstate will lose it's top performers if the company does not offer opportunities at the upper levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    great company to work for. It has a lot of perks and the pay is also good. The people are fun to be arouns

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

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    great retirement plan, perks are amazing, it is a very relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    a lot of positions to report to

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Big company, lots of opportunities if you apply yourself

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

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

    Pros

    If you apply yourself, willing to take on projects and moving within the company...you have growth opportunities. Very stable company. Great vacation benefits, work life balance was good

    Cons

    Large company. Lots of bureaucracy and red tape. HR limits ones personal financial growth. Salary bands are so flat nowadays that one my only see 2-3 promotions in their career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees more opportunities for promotions. It costs a company little, but promotes a healthy environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience

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

    I worked at Allstate

    Pros

    Great company with friendly people

    Cons

    Repetitive work make job boring at times

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    'Let's get ready to....'

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

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

    Pros

    Management is caring, benefits are very good, work life balance, everyone wants to help others succeed. Never thought people could be so nice. If you aren't making the grade they will give you every chance even offer a different position.

    Cons

    Pay is below par/but benefit help compensate. High claim count, hard to manage. Whatever you do going in don't have any personal concerns. You will need ALL your focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more to compensate when people move up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great Companyy

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

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    Great support to complete the job and training is provided.

    Cons

    Ability to write all types of commercial insurance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Marketing is key

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great Company To start a career in finance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Exclusive Financial Specialist in Las Cruces, NM
    Current Employee - Exclusive Financial Specialist in Las Cruces, NM

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    good training for life insurance
    good management
    no micro managers

    Cons

    focus mainly on life insurance
    relationship with some EAs can be hard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great time to be an Allstater (corporate)

    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Company is growing like a weed due to some really positive business practice changes in recent history.

    It's nearly impossible to get fired; this makes it a great company for someone who doesn't have a ton of experience but is a hard worker. Failing is seen as process of learning.

    Allstate is transforming from a 'gut-feeling' decision company to data-driven decision company. This means younger/fresher minds making big decisions.

    Great benefits.

    New senior managers are superior to those they are replacing. This company has a great future.

    Cons

    Old company that is stuck in its ways. Many of the managers were successful 20-30 years ago and have held on to their comfortable job for the pension. These managers don't want to rock the boat or risk their career on a new project, so things move very slowly.

    The top 25% of talent is not adequately compensated for their abilities. The top 5% of talent is promoted very quickly through the very limited management spots at Allstate. The next 20% of talent occasionally gets an analyst promotion (~10% pay increase and no new responsibilities) and maxes out their annual merit increase (~7% per year). This group could make substantially more at a start-up-style company.

    The best workers don't have much work-life balance, but the typical 9-5 employee does not progress in their career. At Allstate, you really have to choose between the two.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be less management layers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience and supportive sales team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Producer in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Producer in Glendale, CA

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

    Pros

    Pretty liberal and supportive environment, get to meet a lot of people

    Cons

    There is a lot of servicing involved, not much training done by the company much of it is done in house and self training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be more official training offered by management, that way much of the questions could be taken out of the equation and really could just focus on producing, rather than learning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Good Place for work

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

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    Easy work, nothing is really complicated.

    Cons

    There is no real movement for promotions when working in an agency.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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