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Allstate Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
1,376 Reviews
3.4
1,376 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    interesting

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Licensed Sales Producer in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Licensed Sales Producer in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Allstate

    Pros

    Good training program
    Thats it nothin else

    Cons

    Agents usually dont provide benifits
    Some Agents are hard to deal with
    Commissions for Agents change frequently thus changing what the staff gets paid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more stability for agents and lsps

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work awesome people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Northbrook, IL

    I worked at Allstate

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to learn new and innovative techniques. Great people. awesome campus.

    Cons

    if you live south of O'hare its a bit of a headache

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Nice company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allstate

    Pros

    coworkers, office culture, professional organizations

    Cons

    long hours working claims, minimal pay increases, promotions based not based on experience

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  5.  

    Good Entry Level Position

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Representative in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Salary, training and people who work there are supportive and friendly. Great place to go for a job without a degree and sales experience, or for someone fresh out of college.

    Cons

    They like to talk about how many opportunities there are to move up or around in the company, but you must be known and in the back pocket of some managers in order to do so. (Kissing butt is a good quality). The hours are terrible mostly 2nd shift and always working weekends. Their attendance policy is stricter than any company I've ever worked for. It sucks being hired near the holidays as well with little to no PTO given for new employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about your employees lives. There isn't any balance for life/work. Make more opportunities for better shifts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Insurance sales

    • 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

    Flexible schedule, good office environment.

    Cons

    Hard to get good leads. Customers are flaky.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more freedom to sales staff to go sell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Allstate hates their employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8.  

    Great company and coworkers!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Uniondale, NY
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Uniondale, NY

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

    Pros

    Upwardly mobile, recognition for high performance, positive environment and great salary.

    Cons

    Workload can be extremely intense and work-life-balance can be an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more claims handlers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    O.k.

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

    I worked at Allstate

    Pros

    Decent pay, nice people. some stability.

    Cons

    There is a tough work/life balance. Workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lessen the workload.

  10.  

    Challenging but rewarding

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate
    Former Employee - Corporate

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

    Pros

    Value Proposition of representing name brand

    Cons

    Not the most competitive auto rates for all prospects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue doing what your doing and if possible do more to be competitive on a wider range of auto prospects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    challenging but a good place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Specialist in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Claims Specialist in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    Handling claims can be very challenging. Allstate has good training, great benefits and decent pay

    Cons

    Sometimes workload can be very overwhelming and has a tendency to micro-manage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust the employees that you hire that they can and will do the job.I'm pretty sure 25+ year employees know what they are doing. You will get better results without micro-managing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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