Allstate Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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Allstate Chairman, President, and CEO Thomas J. Wilson II
Thomas J. Wilson II
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Pros
  • This provides for a great work life balance (in 164 reviews)

  • Good benefits for remote employees (in 69 reviews)

Cons
  • Flexible time but hard work life balance (in 26 reviews)

  • Many reorganizations in upper management (in 40 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Allstate Internship Program

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

    I worked at Allstate

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

    Pros

    Real-world business application
    Competitive hiring process
    Hands-on work
    Interns are treated like they are full-time employees instead of just being there to staple papers

    Cons

    Overall, the experience was nothing but beneficial for me. I learned in-depth about the business and developed as a professional.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide interns with the opportunity to work on real projects. The accountability is important for development of employees.


  2. Pros and cons

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

    I worked at Allstate full-time

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

    Pros

    Starting pay is quite nice. Lots of room for advancement if you will relocate. Benefits start day one. Lots of events always going on.

    Cons

    Since the company is so big there is often something missing between the higher management and the local management. HR doesn't seem to care about people and only push their rules.

    Advice to Management

    Show you really care about your employees. I've seen and heard about so many HR related issues where the actions show you won't go out of your way to help your employees. The rules are ALWAYS black and white with them.


  3. A nice place to work

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

    Flexible,Good work-life balance,good team, well-diversified,lot of internal job opportunities, transparent Management

    Cons

    At times, I feel, the resources are under utilised.

    Advice to Management

    More aggressive management would strengthen the company and make it more competitive


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  5. Front Desk Receptionist

    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Lawrenceville, GA

    I worked at Allstate (More than a year)

    Pros

    There was a lot of Flexibility

    Cons

    I worked with a bad boss


  6. CSR III

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Allstate full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Typical work hours 9 to 5, holidays off

    Cons

    Incompetency at its best! Highly disorganized structure, little to no training, high school buddy buddy environment, hiring manager lied,

    Advice to Management

    Do better otherwise high turnover will continue


  7. Great company with alot of glass ceiling between intermediate level and management.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant 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 and compensation.
    -Helpful team members.
    -Very intelligent staff.
    -The company really promotes good health initiatives.
    -Great community service programs.

    Cons

    -Workers tend to stay in roles way longer they should and promotions are hard to come by in accounting.
    -Too much group think mentality. Middle managers rarely speak up for their team.
    - Deadlines and processes sometimes conflict or overlap one another.

    Advice to Management

    Provide professionals that are hungry for supervisory roles the opportunity to move into those roles. It should not take 15 to 20 years to work your way into management. Someone with 5 to 8 years of finance and accounting experience should be able to manage two or three direct reports.


  8. Senior Manager

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

    I have been working at Allstate full-time

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

    Pros

    Great vacation policy. Friendly people. Interesting work (most of the time).

    Cons

    It seems lately that newly hired leaders don't give current employees enough credit. Seems that there is a strong bias to want to hire external candidates without even considering internal candidates for positions.

    Advice to Management

    It should not be an negative when looking for advancement internally that someone has been with the company for several years.


  9. Sales Director

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

    I worked at Allstate (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Development Opportunities
    Education
    Benefits
    Culture
    Great on site campus

    Cons

    Bureaucratic at times
    Crowded Parking/building
    Hire from outside in Sr positions


  10. great place to work

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

    I have been working at Allstate full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great people, 401 and pension

    Cons

    I have no cons


  11. SME

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SME in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - SME in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Allstate full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of OT available on some teams. Laid back atmosphere. Management generally okay. Benefits are good if you actually work for Allstate and not through a temp service.

    Cons

    Most of the customer service reps and claim processor jobs are through the temp service, Kelly Services. Most of these positions are strictly temporary and will not be temp-to perm. While working for the temp service there will be NO benefits and management will treat you as disposable, however if you do a good job and you repeatedly apply for positions through Allstate it is possible to get hired on.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the temp service crap out. Make all of your workforce your employees. I know you're trying to save money but you're just inviting ghetto people who do not care about the company in.



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