Allstate Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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Allstate Chairman, President, and CEO Thomas J. Wilson II
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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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  1. Featured Review

    2 people found this helpful

    A place with many opportunities. Great Work/Life balance. Strong company that's only getting stronger.

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    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Work/Life is best in the industry. People are in general very happy at Allstate. Many employer sponsored events. Summer hours will generally be very flexible. Holidays and benefits are better than I have seen at many other companies. Allstate is a favorite of people with families and soon to be moms.

    Cons

    Management really tries to create opportunities for further advancement but there are times when there are none. If in an situation, your team/department is going through organizational changes, there is a big possibility you might have to quickly move on/out or you could either be put in somewhere or will have to leave. Very rarely does this happen though.

  2. Meh

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    Long hours and cold calling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More involved in employees needs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. I worked at Allstate

    Pros

    none. Constant loss of benefits.

    Cons

    They will tell you you are independent to do as you want. They control you and set ridiculous sales goals with the worst rates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Does not offer any job or position security

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allstate

    Pros

    Large company with a lot of different career options, good benefits.

    Cons

    Career and job security are sorely lacking. Reduction in force movements (RIFs) are done twice a year, at minimum, hitting various areas of the company. Company loyalty and hard work are not valued as those with these attributes are the most likely to be cut in RIFs. Outsourcing is abundant - offshore and onshore - and appears to increase each year to the point that the workforce can hardly be looked at as American...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen with your ears and not your own managements' ear and direction. Get some backbone!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Use for training if entry level to insurance then jump to a company that will pay you appropriately.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Claims Service Analyst
    Former Employee - Claims Service Analyst

    I worked at Allstate full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great training. Good support. Excellent co-worker assistance. Good tools to get the job done right. Good vacation time, 401k, pension.

    Cons

    Cheap company. Overworks employees. Too cheap to hire the appropriate amount of employees and does not pay competitive salary for positions. Hierarchy plays favorites and likes to enforce policies through fear tactics. No real opportunity to move up unless you relocate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to change your hierarchy for NY corporate office. Market claim managers completely disconnected from their frontline employees. Sooner or later the numbers will fall and truth will rise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. This may not be your best alternative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A large company with many opportunities, if you can last here long enough, and if you can make your manager look good that is, that is really what counts here

    Cons

    The managers are managers only because they outlasted everyone else and now or only hoping to hang on long enough to retire, which of course does not mean they are qualified to manage, and yes your right they aren't. There is a lot of infighting going on here. You are only a pawn here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Survival of the fittest, which is the motto you seem to believe in may not be the people you should be rewarding or the people who are best qualified to manage

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Don't let the branding fool you, there is no prestige in working for a company that exploits it's workforce.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Payment Processor - Allstate Roadside Services in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Data Payment Processor - Allstate Roadside Services in Northbrook, IL

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

    Pros

    Allstate does a great job with it's internal PR and propaganda. They have mastered the art of double speak with their employees.

    Cons

    A too big-to-fail company - Poor leadership, no career path, non-salaried employees are treated like dirt, and senior leadership could care less about talent retention. If you are at boot level, you will be exploited and tossed out. You will hear management talk about the working, lower class, and underemployed with disdain. You have been warned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are short sited, penny wise and pound foolish. STOP using Kelly Service contractors like they are employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Work/Life balance all they have going for them

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pricing Technician Analyst in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Pricing Technician Analyst in Northbrook, IL

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

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance and fellow employees are the only thing Allstate has going for it.

    Cons

    Every year the benefits cost more, especially out of pocket expenses. Starting pay is average but raises are a joke, don't even keep up with the increasing cost of benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try instead of promoting managers to same job new title with extra pay, try promoting the employees actually doing the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Terrible pay , work place, and hostile environment

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    Current Employee - Licensed Sales Producer in Wadsworth, OH
    Current Employee - Licensed Sales Producer in Wadsworth, OH

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

    Pros

    Great Products
    Great customers
    Corporate office is beautiful

    Cons

    Woking for a boss with and ego, treats you like dirt.
    Not paid commissions due to "charge backs"
    Scammed out of $300 for licensing which they promise you will get back after working there six months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont quit your day job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. Watch who you work for

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    Former Employee - Licensed Sales Producer in Cincy amf, OH
    Former Employee - Licensed Sales Producer in Cincy amf, OH

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

    Pros

    Mainly office work can make huge commissions no driving all across the city

    Cons

    The agent i worked for was a scam artist the agency owner i worked for one of two in the Western Hills area used a loop hole in my contract to cheat me out of my salary and a part of my commission what a jerk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please listen to agents who work for these agency owners when they tell you about them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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