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Allstate Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
1,310 Reviews
3.4
1,310 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 155 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 22 reviews)

  • upper management likes the best (usually a friend or family member) (in 35 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work but you'll likely not move up.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bodily Injury Claim Adjuster
    Former Employee - Bodily Injury Claim Adjuster

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

    Pros

    This is a great place to work most of the time. The recession Era changes were bad and they threw away employees but otherwise it is a really good and stable place. Customer focus is huge and you're given a lot of freedom to do what's best for the customer.

    Salaries grow based on a percentage increase. Newer employees aren't going to make a lot at first but as you stick around, you're salary can really grow.

    Cons

    There are numerous employees with 10, 20, 30 years in. That speaks volumes on how they generally treat employees. But, if you want to move up, you'll have to wait for someone to retire. Or, plan to move around the country chasing your next advancement opportunity.

    Customer service is huge which means that you'll work Saturday's and Sunday's as well as late duty on a rotating basis. Work life balance can suffer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus less on what Wall Street thinks about how the company is doing and more on how the employees think.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not Recommended if youa re in the Regional Home Office

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    My brother worked for allstate Claims in the Northeast and loved it. I worked in a regional home office in Atlanta and my experience was at much variance.

    Cons

    Hostile backward environment. Non-progressive types hired to work there; had an envy and seemed to feel threated by younger, better educated employees, particularly if you were from the north. Harrassment; unprovoked agressiveness toward you which usually means envy and jealousy. No responsiveness from management; in fat, overarching attempts to cover it up. Much lack of diversity in this office. I could say more on that topic but won't. (Much more). Most minorites stayed a short time and left. In general really not a professional environment. Major "title inflation." Youw ere given a fancy title but your job was nothing but clerical work. Desks were all in one bull pen, end to end. No privacy and managers sat and stared at you all day which I found uncomfortable and it made ti difficult to relax and feel comfortable and concentrate on your work. Overall a tremendous backwardness which manifested itself in myriad ways. Inexperienced managers who really should not have been managers. People were set up to have more than one boss which is a bad idea at the outset. The culture supported harrassment of certain employees; there was no punishment for people who conducted themselves that way meaning this was a culture problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move away from hiring non progressive unsophisticated types; appreciate persons with better more modern education and background; learn not to feel threated by them. work on diversity - attitudinally and structurally (if you can with the types of peopel who proilferate in the office. It will not be easy, I admit.)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    current employee - 10 yrs

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

    I have been working at Allstate full-time

    Pros

    Independence, in depth training program, excellent benefits packages, 401(k) match, excellent support from fellow teammates, relaxed work environment, upper management seems to be making attempts at more forward thinking instead of being old fashioned

    Cons

    compensation seems to be on the lower side of other insurance companies. even though some changes have been made to the promotion and career opportunity structure, it still seem like they still promote based on favoritism, work/life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great !

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Service Adjuster in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Claims Service Adjuster in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    Co-workers, advancement, job security, benefits

    Cons

    I do not have any cons to put in this section, apply now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Claims adjuster

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Claims Service Adjuster in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Claims Service Adjuster in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Got along great with coworkers

    Cons

    Management tends to change the rules halfway through so you're destined for failure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Micromanagement isn't the way to go

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

    office employee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    freedom in the work you do

    Cons

    can only advance so far

  8.  

    Great place to start your career

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

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

    Pros

    Large company with endless work/life benefits and well-being perks... Flexible work schedule, working from home options, plenty of personal and professional development opportunities to advance yourself and your career.

    Cons

    With such a large corporation, change is a long and slow process. Its hard to feel like you are truly getting anything done. The workforce, while diverse in age, has many older folks who are not as keen to adopt modern work mentalities like those of the millennials.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work!

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

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

    Pros

    Career advancement, corporate culture, great benefits

    Cons

    Compensation tends to be slightly lower than the rest of the market but it is counter-balanced by the benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Insurance Auto Damage Adjuster in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Insurance Auto Damage Adjuster in Winston-Salem, NC

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, lots of paid time off, reasonable work hours.

    Cons

    I cant think of any

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I wish I had known years ago how great being an insurance agent would be.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - LSP in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - LSP in Vancouver, WA

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

    Pros

    Generous pay, minimal micro managing, pretty much make my own schedule, when you help people they love you.

    Cons

    Insurance isn't the most interesting subject, obtaining a license is hard, training is confusing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better discounts to employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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