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Allstate Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
1,238 Reviews

3.4
1,238 Reviews
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Allstate Chairman, President, and CEO Thomas J. Wilson II
Thomas J. Wilson II
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work life balance is ok in some departments and under good managers (in 141 reviews)

  • My current department offers work from home once a week which is great (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • The work/life balance is sorely out of wack for exempt personal (in 19 reviews)

  • upper management likes the best (usually a friend or family member) (in 34 reviews)

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  1.  

    Irrevocable mistake

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Omaha, NE

    Pros

    You do get flexibility in what hours you are at the office. Of course. you have mandatory office hours from 9 to 5 or something similar. If you do not keep those hours, you are terminated.

    Cons

    You do not own business. Your commission rate is 50 percent less than what they pay independents. You can be terminated without cause with a 90 day letter. The company approves or disapproves who you sell your "economic interest" to, do you can imagine the stress. You have to forward your phones when you leave the office, the national call center can retrieve your quotes and sell to your prospects. Guess who gets the better part of the deal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat captive "employee agents" like independents.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    anti diverse old timer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager  in  Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Northbrook, IL

    Pros

    9-5, baby boomer friendly, women don't have a chance [pun intended], your manager is nice but is constantly being nit-picked by their own and hence unhelpful.

    Cons

    Unethical, non-diverse, sick work environment, not women friendly, Lame management is incompetent, aggressive men oriented [wild west]. Watch out after you leave they will try and spoil your prospects everywhere else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pre-school days are over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Allstate is a true Nightmare!!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are really no good reason to work with Allstate anymore. But you are unemployed take the offer BUT NEVER stop looking for some thing better.

    Cons

    Work load, local management and Sr. management don't care about the employees anymore and they LIE. Allstate has become the company from h*ll. Wages are very very very very low, benefits are ok but could be better. If you are new with the company you can forget about having Thanksgiving or Christmas off. Allstate just SUCKS!!!! oh and did I say wages are VERY VERY VERYLOW!....yep. So some may ask why am I still there? Well don't think I'm not looking every single day. When I started with this company the employees seem happy the employees really took pride in the company and what they do......Now you just trying keep your cool until 5:00 and hit the nearest BAR!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper Management need to spend more time talking with the employees to get a true understanding of what is truly going on the offices and get your noses out the the shareholders butt!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Recognition in name only

    Former Employee - What Ever Was Needed  in  Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - What Ever Was Needed in Northbrook, IL

    Pros

    The best reason to work for Allstate is its name recognition on your resume when the short honeymoon is over and you need to start looking

    Cons

    I've worked for 4 Fortune 150 corps in my life and Allstate changed from being good and on par with the rest to simply being the worst. When the CEO has to bring an older employer out on stage to show that there are older people who've not been let go or RIF'd (Really no reduction in force - just jobs offshored) you know not to stay hoping to retire from there. If you are young consider going there, getting 1 - 2 years experience and then put it on your resume and get out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To the good Managers that I know are still employed, network, keep your skills current, and get out. To the rest of the managers still there take the hint that Geico has passed you in yearly auto premium to either get better or get out.

    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    I would not recommend working there.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales  in  Brimfield, OH
    Former Employee - Sales in Brimfield, OH

    Pros

    Getting licensed would be a good idea and they let you study for your test while working.

    Cons

    The employees use real rough language all day long, and talk about college parties. The owner is never there and almost always forgets to pay commissions. The manager has a bit of an inferiority complex in that she fires people who are more educated and/or experienced than her. They fire people pretty quick. I witnessed the employees swearing in front of customers and not even realizing it. I think they party on work times. The hours are long, and the owner does not communicate well at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the book of business.

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

    Just when you think it can't get worse it does!!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster

    Pros

    Current unit manager flexible. Great co/workers

    Cons

    More & more work expected, Pay cuts ,pension cuts , sick leave cuts , weekend and late duty long term employees are being fired as company has no loyalty to those Only wants young low paid employees All the focus is on raising stock price at all costs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Happy employees = good customer service. Stop micromanaging , get technology that actually works and give employees a raise !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do what your told and get fired

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    Pros

    Great pay, which helps but read below!

    Cons

    Do as your told and get both commended and fired from upper management with no warning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more clear to employees about what you want and what you don't want.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Customer Service/Insurance Sales

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    No weekend work required. Work place close to home.

    Cons

    Very boring, repetitive job. Other staff was not very friendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  10.  

    The worst place to work in the NW

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

    Pros

    There are none to speak of. I would never suggest anyone to this type of environament.

    Cons

    Other than a huge lack of professtional. No career advancement. Employees treated like 2nd class citizen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a lot to learn and the management needs to replaced with forward thinking people. All I see is YES men and bowing down to VP that has no compoassion or empathy for his employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    If you are not condidered a high potential employee or in the top 25% watch out.... your job is in jeopardy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fair pay and Benefits
    Good entry level jobs

    Cons

    - Do more with less and do it faster, you have to work at least 60 hrs a week on a regular basis just to keep yourself above water - and you better be available for your manager phone calls and email requests on the weekend - otherwise watch out... your services are no longer needed .
    - If you are not in the top 25% then leadership does not care about you and your job could be cut tomorrow.
    - Although leadership says they support work and family balance - watch out... if you truly use your personal time off - your job could be cut tomorrow.
    - Leadership prides itself in women and minority representation of employees - that is true in the entry level and 2nd and 3rd levels - however once you get to mid-level positions and specially bonus positions band E and above - that is no longer the case - if you don't believe me next time you go to an all department meeting or town hall meeting - look around and you will see the truth behind the numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you continue focusing on the top 25% employees you will disengage and miss out on the other 75% of employees of which at least 90% are solid, loyal employees that will leave for a better company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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