Allstate
3.1 of 5 1,162 reviews
www.allstate.com Northbrook, IL 5000+ Employees

Allstate Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.1 1,162 reviews

                             

46% Approve of the CEO

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

Thomas J. Wilson II

(601 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The work life balance is ok in some departments and under good managers"
    in 134 reviews
  • "Good benefits including pension and 401K with company match after 3 years"
    in 57 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work/Life balance can be tough, especially for single mothers"
    in 18 reviews
  • "upper management likes the best (usually a friend or family member)"
    in 32 reviews
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    Good Opportunity

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOpportunity to learn the basics

    ConsGetting stuck in a position

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

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    Management played favorites, rewarding people who brown-nosed and ignoring hard-working staff.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits and time off bank.

    ConsManagement treatment of staff - unfair treatment

    Advice to Senior ManagementEvaluate staff fairly and get to know your staff

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat opportunities for upward movement in the company. Great environment to work in.

    ConsGreat opportunities for upward movement in the company. Great environment to work in.

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

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    Gained work experience on Multiple projects like Claim application, Insurance Quotes System and Policy Administration

    Business Analyst/QA Analyst (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsI was involved in all phases of Project life cycle, starting from Gathering Requirements to Test closure. Team are very friendly with each other starting from project manager, Team Manager, Developers and Testers. Every one has focus on project, positive attitude.

    ConsImplementing Testing Standards, Procedures and Practices.
    Implemented Fish Bone diagram o ensure the coverage of testing, Testing Metrics.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI am a BA /QA Analyst with extensive experience in Business Requirements Gathering, Analysis, Feasibility and Gap analysis, Documentation, Use cases and UML for CIBC. I have 5+ years of experience in Developing and maintaining Test scripts, analyzing bugs and interacting with development team members in fixing the defects and actively participated in project status meeting and Involved in all phases of the SDLC from Requirements analysis, Test Strategy development, Test case development, Test case execution, Defect Management for System testing ,UAT Testing.
    I feel that my creative process will benefit both QA team and BA team

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

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    Great benefits!

    Direct Sales Professional (Current Employee)
    Charlotte, NC

    ProsPension, 401k, tuition reimbursement, opportunities to move up if you work hard to better yourself professionally, raises every year, and work groups for all walks of life (young professionals, LGBT, African American, etc)

    Consdiminishing bonus structure, not necessarily a "con" but it's good to know upfront that management won't hold your hand to advance, you have to work hard to stand out in a building of 1000 people.

    Advice to Senior Managementbetter the work-life balance. Yes, the CCC is there to help the local agents, but working both Saturday and Sunday can quickly wear you down. I'm excited to see if this changes with the hiring of these next few classes. Another thing - please bring Sodexo back :(

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

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    Insurance Agent (Current Employee)
    Orlando, FL

    ProsExcellent opportunity and income potential

    ConsStressful and only for motivated individuals

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous (Former Employee)
    Northbrook, IL

    ProsGreat PTO, friendly people, good work life balance, nice amenities, can be a great or terrible experience based on the department. Each group has its own culture.

    ConsOverall the company is good, but I was in a terrible group. 5 people out of 10 were fired or quit. Had a terrible manager who was not liked by anyone, but was friends with her boss. Made my life very difficult, and I was forced to take a job elsewhere. HR just had a 50 percent reduction and was too busy to listen to any feedback, or provide any training to managers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure you listen to employees, people will leave the company if they are not respected and appreciated.

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company provides lots of support

    ConsIt was hard to balance work life

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to have better work life balance.

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

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    Excellent Career

    Exclusive Financial Specialist (EFS) (Current Employee)
    Bridgewater, NJ

    ProsGreat compensation and at one point great Employer

    ConsTreated their long term workers ( use to be employees) TERRIBLY!!!!!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat the long term workers ( use to be employees) with respect. This allows you to keep your job!

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

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    Great company!!

    Senior Claims Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat support from management. Work load is reasonable. Great benefits and PTO.

    ConsI can't really think of any.

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

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