Allstate Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Allstate Chairman, President, and CEO Thomas J. Wilson II
Thomas J. Wilson II
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Pros
  • This provides for a great work life balance (in 164 reviews)

  • Good benefits for remote employees (in 69 reviews)

Cons
  • Flexible time but hard work life balance (in 26 reviews)

  • Many reorganizations in upper management (in 40 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Allstate Internship Program

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Integrated Marketing Communications Intern in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Integrated Marketing Communications Intern in Northbrook, IL

    I worked at Allstate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Real-world business application
    Competitive hiring process
    Hands-on work
    Interns are treated like they are full-time employees instead of just being there to staple papers

    Cons

    Overall, the experience was nothing but beneficial for me. I learned in-depth about the business and developed as a professional.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide interns with the opportunity to work on real projects. The accountability is important for development of employees.


  2. A nice place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Northbrook, IL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible,Good work-life balance,good team, well-diversified,lot of internal job opportunities, transparent Management

    Cons

    At times, I feel, the resources are under utilised.

    Advice to Management

    More aggressive management would strengthen the company and make it more competitive


  3. Solid but it's a call center.

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

    I have been working at Allstate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's decent money and easy work.

    Cons

    Management is weak and ever changing.


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  5. Senior Manager

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

    I have been working at Allstate full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great vacation policy. Friendly people. Interesting work (most of the time).

    Cons

    It seems lately that newly hired leaders don't give current employees enough credit. Seems that there is a strong bias to want to hire external candidates without even considering internal candidates for positions.

    Advice to Management

    It should not be an negative when looking for advancement internally that someone has been with the company for several years.


  6. Great company with alot of glass ceiling between intermediate level and management.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Great work life balance and compensation.
    -Helpful team members.
    -Very intelligent staff.
    -The company really promotes good health initiatives.
    -Great community service programs.

    Cons

    -Workers tend to stay in roles way longer they should and promotions are hard to come by in accounting.
    -Too much group think mentality. Middle managers rarely speak up for their team.
    - Deadlines and processes sometimes conflict or overlap one another.

    Advice to Management

    Provide professionals that are hungry for supervisory roles the opportunity to move into those roles. It should not take 15 to 20 years to work your way into management. Someone with 5 to 8 years of finance and accounting experience should be able to manage two or three direct reports.


  7. Front Desk Receptionist

    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Lawrenceville, GA

    I worked at Allstate (More than a year)

    Pros

    There was a lot of Flexibility

    Cons

    I worked with a bad boss


  8. Receptionist/Clerical

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Support Representative in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Enjoys working with people and I am hard working

    Cons

    Monday to Friday preferred don't mind some weekends.

    Advice to Management

    I have a beautiful English accent and this would be a plus to your Company


  9. CSR III

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Typical work hours 9 to 5, holidays off

    Cons

    Incompetency at its best! Highly disorganized structure, little to no training, high school buddy buddy environment, hiring manager lied,

    Advice to Management

    Do better otherwise high turnover will continue


  10. great place to work

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

    I have been working at Allstate full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great people, 401 and pension

    Cons

    I have no cons


  11. Sales Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Libertyville, IL

    I worked at Allstate (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Development Opportunities
    Education
    Benefits
    Culture
    Great on site campus

    Cons

    Bureaucratic at times
    Crowded Parking/building
    Hire from outside in Sr positions



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