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Allstate Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
1,429 Reviews
3.4
1,429 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.  

    Be careful which agent you choose to work for.

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    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
  2.  

    Aweful Financial Associate positions

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Associate
    Former Employee - Financial Associate

    I worked at Allstate full-time (more than an 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
  3.  

    Work life balance is a joke

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
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  5.  

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

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    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
  6.  

    Friends don't let friends sell insurance.. at least not at this Allstate

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    Former Employee - "Sales" in Peekskill, NY
    Former Employee - "Sales" in Peekskill, NY

    I worked at Allstate full-time

    Pros

    Absolutely none at this location. Nothing.

    Cons

    Absolutely everything at this location. Recommend if you really want to work for Allstate that you choose another location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop raging. Stop cursing. Treat your employees and your customers with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I'm surprised how it happened !

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    Former Employee - Quality Improvement in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Quality Improvement in Northbrook, IL

    I worked at Allstate

    Pros

    I cannot name anything good about this company.

    Cons

    I was a contractor there for 5 months. A mid manager had got the permission to hire some contractors and she was incompetent and junior for the role that all five contractors left after a few months. Just to give the clear image, we were five contractors between 5 to 9 months working there and all in 6 figure salaries and during this time non of us had a single task to do or any deliverable . I am just shocked that how come in such a big organization a junior person gets this much authority to hire very expensive staff to do nothing. Her objective was to make territory by having a team an d at the end it didn't happen because no one stayed with her.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know you have a big organization, but have a look to your lower levels and see what's happening. You'll savee a huge amount of money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Don't apply

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    Former Employee - Customer Insurance Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Insurance Representative in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Allstate

    Pros

    They have a gym downstairs

    Cons

    Horrible pay, inconsistent time keepers, incorrect 0aychecks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Allstate hates their employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Claims Service Adjuster in Fishkill, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Claims Service Adjuster in Fishkill, NY

    I worked at Allstate

    Pros

    Decent [ay if you put in the time & lots of paid time off.

    Cons

    The company hates the claims department. The managers hate the employees. If a manager has an idea you must agree that it is great. An employee with the same idea is ignored. Management makes employees work late & weekends, but managers don't have to be there. They are constantly trying to fit 2 gallons of water in a 1 gallon jug & there is no excuse for not being able to fit 14 hours of work into an 8 hour day. Management tells employees on a daily basis that they can and will be fired for anything they feel like & if someone is fired, the employees are not allowed to ever mention the former employee in the office again, or they too will be let go. Everyone walks on eggshells. A horrible place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees & stop expecting them to blindly follow your lousy leadership. Sit in the employee shoes for a week & PROVE you can do the job you expect us to do

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Allstate Agency Owner

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    Former Employee - Agency Owner in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Agency Owner in Boise, ID

    I worked at Allstate as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to get some experience in insurance sales. Agency owners also get the chance to get a feel what it's like to run your own business.

    Cons

    Bweware, although they classify agency owners as Independent Contractors and say you own your agency, you do not. Agents are at the mercy of the company and they still dictate what business you do, how you do your business, when you do business, and who you can hire. They can terminate you (your contract) at any time. They don't care because it's not their money invested, their name is not on the lease, and it's actually benefits the company because they own all your policies. If you truly want to own an agency, going Independent is the way to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest when recruiting Agents. Classify Agents as employees again, because they really are. Stop regulating what type of policies agents have to sell, just provide them with policies that the public want. Stick with what you do best,....insurance......stop trying to tap every market like securities, banking, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Not the company it was when I started 25 years ago, horrible.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible schedule. Decent pay, above average PTO time. Still has an employer funded pension and company matching 401k

    Cons

    Does not care about employees or customers. Sends work overseas with disastrous results and leaves it there & continues to send more. Management is a bunch of liars. They will lie to your face & not think twice about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put quality of service and work above saving a dime. Doing things the ethical way can only help in the long run. And teach management that bold face lying is never acceptable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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