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Allstate Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
1,476 Reviews
3.4
1,476 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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  1.  

    Work/Life balance all they have going for them

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2.  

    Terrible pay , work place, and hostile environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Watch who you work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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  5.  

    LOW PAY

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Risk Assistant in Hudson, OH
    Former Employee - Risk Assistant in Hudson, OH

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

    Pros

    The benefits were nice, the people were friendly and the atmosphere overall was pretty positive. The PTO was excellent.

    Cons

    low, low, low pay. The hours were also terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the pay to a LIVING WAGE in the RMBC. It is absolutely ridiculous how low the pay is in that department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Need to Get Competitive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Auto Claims Aduster in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Auto Claims Aduster in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Time Off: 25 days off and 5 could be purchased with payroll deduction. This is the main reason people will stay in this job -- time off.

    Cons

    Workload completely unmanageable -- one claim taken from the list and another one pops up. I can't believe that this company treats employees this way. Salaries are at least $12K below competition for far more work as adjuster is responsible for all tasks and some tasks are not de-centralized to assist with work flow. Morale is horrible. The office is made up of people who have simply given up on improving their lives. 8 people in my unit left in the last year. Extreme politics in play.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come into the new age and pay employees more for there very hard work. Take action on the annual VOICE employee survey where it is abundantly clear that all of my comments are true. Reassess what you think is "good" performance -- there are many more things that people bring to the table than "metrics".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company don't care about employees

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

    I worked at Allstate

    Pros

    Great training
    Great people
    That's it.

    Cons

    Pay doesn't equal the work
    The employees on the phone work every week but management has weekends off. Weekend ratio on the weekend 1:30.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should work when there time works.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Be careful which agent you choose to work for.

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

    I worked at Allstate

    Pros

    A chance to work with good people. Make a difference in peoples lives by insuring them properly. Learn about the insurance industry.

    Cons

    Same as anything in life. Be careful who you trust. I worked for a vile, contemptuous, arrogant, condescending, deceitful human being who lied about every aspect of the position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    May the Lord have mercy on your soul.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Aweful Financial Associate positions

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

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

    Pros

    None I can speak about.

    Cons

    Terrible process
    Unrealistic expectations
    Poor Planning
    Bloated Agents with very little motivation to create new business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire all management and replace

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Work life balance is a joke

    • 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

    nice building, parking lot, variety of restaurants to eat at

    Cons

    if you have kids, they'll pretend to care but not really. you'll get moved down the ladder if you have to take any personal time off. they expect you to bend over backwards and work crazy hours if your a salaried employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care more about your employees and maybe theyll try to work harder

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I work in the claims department. Not what I expected. Alot of pressure

    • 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

    You have PTO and decent health and dental insurances

    Cons

    You get an occurrence for being a second late. You can only use a certain amount of PTO in beginning of year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more understanding

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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