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Allstate Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
1,323 Reviews
3.4
1,323 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
  • There is a huge emphasis on work/life balance in most departments (in 159 reviews)

  • Good benefits, good work-life balance, flexible work arrangements (in 66 reviews)


Cons
  • working on every weekend no time to spend with family work life balance sucks (in 24 reviews)

  • upper management likes the best (usually a friend or family member) (in 36 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Nice company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Northbrook, IL

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

    Pros

    Work Life balance
    Lot of benefits

    Cons

    Nepotism
    Managers need to focus more on employee skills rather than leveraging vendors

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Insurance Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Insurance Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    9-5 job very set hours

    Cons

    need to own a agency to make money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Csr

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    You learn as you go hands on is better than being in a class

    Cons

    No benefits whatsoever if you work in a agency you have to negotiate big time with your agent

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Claims Service Specialist ll

    • 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

    Work life balance and stability

    Cons

    Career advancement is difficult and slow to come.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advancement is difficult because management has limited knowledge of what it takes to complete our jobs. They are too focused on the end results.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for, people are really nice, easy to move up.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Allstate allows people to easily to move up in the company. Everyone that works there for the most part is really nice. The culture is very good, with a great work life balance.

    Cons

    There seems to be a lot of nepotism. Also, sometimes the analysis you do isn't used at all. It seems like your progress stagnates after a few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More manager training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Watch out for Cannibalism

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Allstate Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Allstate Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Solid company, but rates fluctuate too frequently.
    Great football asvertising

    Cons

    Esurance will grab customers from agencies.
    Cannibalism will harm their business model unless they do what State Farm is doing.

    Life Insurance quotas are getting tougher

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop life rates to give Agents a chance if retention is truly the goal. Allow agencies to inherit online customers at a lower commission rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Claims Adjuster interview

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    Got an email to set up an interview. Lady was real nice basic questions.

    Cons

    Have not heard back yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

  9.  

    Working for Allstate is really fun and rewarding.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensed Sales Producer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Licensed Sales Producer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    My office has a very laid back atmosphere and I get to work with people all day!

    Cons

    The hours are not flexible. You have to be at work Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm (at least). It's much later most days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Perspective

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at Allstate full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ability to control some of income.

    Cons

    Always chasing down new clients

  11.  

    Top Heavy IT Department

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

    I have been working at Allstate full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Large, stable company
    - The ability to work with a wide array of technologies
    - No shortage of work to be done
    - Pay / compensation is great
    - Ability to move to different jobs internally

    Cons

    - There are two options for working with the technology that Allstate has: you can either be pigeonholed into a certain technology or set of technologies, or you can work on a wide array of technologies with no training.
    - Like a lot of companies, advancement is based on who you know, not what you can do.
    - The onboarding process at Allstate is, without a doubt, the worst I have ever experienced. They'll sit you at a desk, and that's about it.
    - Senior management within the technology realm is absolutely out of touch. They get involved in everything without understanding the problems at hand, but will brow beat those that do understand. Decisions are completely politically motivated.
    - Everybody is too busy to help new employees. When questions are asked as to why things are a certain way, the number one response is "Welcome to Allstate", followed by knowing silence.
    - The processes and procedures within IT are: not documented, change on the fly (almost daily), and cannot be explained. In addition, non-adherence to these unknown processes will subject one to public ridicule by senior management.
    - Your weekends and nights are assumed to be expendable at a moment's notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The IT organization needs to be analyzed, and probably re-vamped. It seems as though this particular area of the business does not fully align with the stated company values of Allstate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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