Allstate Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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Allstate Chairman, President, and CEO 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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1,622 Employee Reviews

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  1. Don't Do It!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Property/Casualty/Life Health Insurance Producer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Property/Casualty/Life Health Insurance Producer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Allstate full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The best thing I can say about working for Allstate was our office was closed on weekends. On days over 90 degrees we were allowed to run the AC.

    Cons

    The computer system was embarassingly outdated. While I was there they eliminated the loyalty discount. Who does that ? They literally cancelled a discount from clients who had 5,10,20, some had 30 years of loyalty, paying Allstate's overpriced premiums. Plus how can you sell policies to your friends when you know they can save 20-30% with the competition?

    Advice to Management

    Cut back on the lame commercials and lower your rates to make them competitive. Don't give your agents such unreasonable goals which can lead to shady behavior.


  2. Setback to career

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Allstate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    WOrk life balance
    Location of office

    Cons

    No policies
    False promise at the time of joining
    Bad pay and benefits
    No career path
    No opportunity to learn or grow

    Advice to Management

    Please improve the policies


  3. Manager

    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Close to home, was a good working environment (development, growth opportunity etc.) until about 2001, then began outsourcing creating tension and job-competitiveness

    Cons

    Very little hope for growth. Perfomance reviews are based on bell-curve, so lower half of any team are put on waivers or eliminated.

    Advice to Management

    Great the CEO and Sr. Leaders get their bonuses (said sarcastically)


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  5. claims

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

    I worked at Allstate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The hours are very good

    Cons

    workload, management, pay, work environment


  6. Corporate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Corporate in Bothell, WA

    I worked at Allstate (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good van pooling and coworkers. Pay was fair.

    Cons

    Leadership was sub-par and very "sales driven". Goals were expanded to glorify leadership, and resources were very limited. This resulted in high turnover and "creative" metrics. Overall, there were some good coworkers, but not worth career choice.


  7. Corporate Offices stink

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Allstate part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The work schedule
    Getting to know your regular customers
    Helping people

    Cons

    Constantly working against the corporate office and their ever increasing demands
    The focus on only one type of policy sales no matter how well you are doing in other policy sales

    Advice to Management

    Help your agents more and they will work better for you

    Allstate Response

    Jun 3, 2015Employment Brand Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. Your input in helping Allstate continue to grow and improve is valued. We continue to look at ways we can best support our agents through a variety of feedback channels ... More


  8. Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL

    I have been working at Allstate full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    May be Flexibility other than that i don't see any benifit

    Cons

    Politics, instability in organization structure

    Advice to Management

    Grow up


  9. Helpful (1)

    Claim Department

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Claim Consultant in Hauppauge, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Claim Consultant in Hauppauge, NY

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

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

    Pros

    They provide heat in the office in the winter, air conditioning in the summer - that's about it.

    Cons

    Inept "leadership" throughout the organization; organizational bias against employees over 50 years old; male employees treated with contempt; local management more preoccupied with pets, weekend pub crawls and reality TV than the technical demands of the department.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to treat their employees at every level with some respect; ISIS management style endemic within the organization prohibits innovative problem solving. Complete claim department reorganization including staffing and reconsideration of counter intuitive NEXTGEN claim system would serve company well long term.


  10. Exclusive Financial Specialist

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Exclusive Financial Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Exclusive Financial Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Allstate full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Be your own boss, set your own hours, choose which days to work, etc. Upside potential is unlimited. Many levels of recognition available.

    Cons

    Platform is that you are partnered with property & casualty agents to increase their life insurance / financial services penetration by referring existing clients. Problem is, these agents are tracked on so many different metrics that obtaining the minimum is what 90% of agents strive for. If they don't meet their monthly requirement the P&C agents pay is reduced by 10%, which means that they will refer you just enough to write one policy that has $300 per year in premium. I have 7 agents that I work with, and small policies like these don't even cover my bills, let alone allow me to have a comfortable lifestyle. Recruiter told me that first year EFS's make $70k, and that the average EFS makes $180k. This is extremely incorrect, the first year $70,000 selling point is actually your goal for production credit not what you get paid. If you sold $70,000 in your first year your pay would be about $45,000. Same thing with the $180,000; if you produced $180k annually you would make $120,000 which isn't bad, but it definitely is not $180k in your pocket. The "average" EFS production of $180k is also skewed, there are mega-performers here who have been set-up with the only good agents in the state who produce $400-900k in production credit that make the average anything but. The true "average" EFS" does about $120,000 in production credit and makes about $80k per year. Not a bad living, but for the amount of work / stress / etc. it is not good as they offer you no benefits, no 401k match, no health, dental, NOTHING. The recruiter makes it seem as though it doesn't matter that you receive no benefits because you will be swimming in money, but thanks to Obamacare, my high-deductible monthly premium is $750.

    Advice to Management

    The "flavor of the month" initiatives get old really fast. Stay consistent. Be honest in the recruiting process. Actually offer training / assistance to new / existing employees. Any issue we come across is basically handled by saying "figure it out".


  11. Better Options

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allstate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Allstate has a huge advertising budget. Great Claims

    Cons

    I was an agent a long time and Allstate just kept hiring more and more agents. Commissions continued to be cut. I sold my independent agency and my biggest competition was all the Allstate Agencys that were for sale.

    Advice to Management

    Make the agent position more sales friendly.



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