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Allstate Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
1,277 Reviews
3.4
1,277 Reviews
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Allstate Chairman, President, and CEO Thomas J. Wilson II
Thomas J. Wilson II
655 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a huge emphasis on work/life balance in most departments (in 154 reviews)

  • Good benefits, good work-life balance, flexible work arrangements (in 65 reviews)


Cons
  • The work/life balance is sorely out of wack for exempt personal (in 20 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company, comfortable work place, better employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent  in  Clinton, MS
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent in Clinton, MS

    I have been working at Allstate full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Its a very rewarding experience, plus it opens a lot of doors for later on in life

    Cons

    Soliciting isn't my thing , but I make it work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think everything is fine .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Love this place

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

    I have been working at Allstate full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Incredible 20 days of vacation to start
    The pay is very competitive

    Cons

    Insurance isn't super sexy
    It is really tough to live in the city and commute out to the suburbs everyday
    Need more work from home opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CSS  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - CSS in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Allstate full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    PTO, Helath Benefits, Incredible training, Engaging co-workers, managers. etc. Allstate is a great company.

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative to say about the company. I will admit that the hourly pay rate could be better but the overall compensation package is great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Contine to do what you are doing. You are creating a fantastic work environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for, but when leaders change, it really shakes things up and put us all behind

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great opportunities to move around if you can develop the right relationships. Good work-life balance...

    Cons

    Too many leadership changes. Every time a new leader gets transferred into a department they want to make their mark and end up changing too much. Leaders never stay in one place long enough and the employees suffer. Impacts efficiencies, and progress...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the rotations. If you continue to rotate, get to know what the departments direction is before making changes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Job Security for lower pay

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

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

    Pros

    Laid back environment, culture depends on your manager and average growth if you play the politics

    Cons

    Less then average pay, possibility for working remote depending on your area and manager

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Allstate is a wonderful company to grow with

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

    I worked at Allstate

    Pros

    They appreciate their customers and employees by acknowledgement

    Cons

    It can be very stressful

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Direct Sales Manager  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Direct Sales Manager in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth available if you have a career path in mind and are driven.

    Cons

    Salaries may not be as competitive as most managerial positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Allstate EFS role

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allstate

    Pros

    - Lots of flexibility with your time.
     - Ability to work off of agents' books of business.

    Cons

    Your success is dependent upon an agent doing their part to introduce you to their clients. Otherwise, it's just a cold call. And my experience was that most agents didn't support the program, so they didn't introduce you and that made it a challenge to make an impact and to make a good living. It wasn't that they weren't willing, my experience was that they just weren't good managers of time, weren't good business owners.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers responsible to develop agents should make introducing the EFS to the clients a priority as, doing so, creates success for the agent, the agency, and the EFS!

  10.  

    Nice Place to Learn about Insurance But I wouldn't Recommend Staying Long Term

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Insurance Sales Producer  in  Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Insurance Sales Producer in Kirkland, WA

    I worked at Allstate full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    My employer paid for my insurance school courses and for my P&C & Life insurance license exams. Allstate has a popular brand. I got to get out in the community and work with local folks. Allstate has good resources when it comes to sales training. They offer online training and sales producer university. I received sales leads.

    Cons

    When you work for Allstate you work for a captive carrier which means you only sell Allstate insurance products. If the rates go up it's tougher to compete with other carriers. This was one of the reasons I quit and went to work for an independent agent. Allstate requires agents to forward all the office phones at the end of the day to their free customer service line. Good if your customers need assistance after hours, but on the flip side you have to unforward the phone lines every morning by 9 am. If you come in late even by a minute the company will notice and black list you. Big brother style management. Sales pressure was a given (another reason I went independent). Commisions were paid only new business, not the renewals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Our territory manager always talked to my boss when she stopped by. She never took time to get to know me. I hope management will get rid of this gap in communication between themselves and the sales force. Allow the producers (not just the agency owners) to receive commissions on renewal polices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Allstate is a financially sound company to work for . There is lots of money to be made as an agent.

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

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

    Pros

    There is lots of money to be made

    Cons

    there is no where to go, you have to purchase a store in order to move up. Becoming an Allstate employee is hard, as most are "subcontractors"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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