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Allstate Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
1,356 Reviews
3.4
1,356 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 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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Positive for the first three years, pure hell working in their datacenter for 5 years.

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

    I worked at Allstate full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, excellent health, vision and dental benefits.

    Cons

    Allstate's IT division runs on the good ol boys system. If you're part of the in crowd, you'll probably thrive. If you're not then you're likely wearing a target on your chest. No matter how hard you work or how well you do your job, corporate politics can absolutely destroy your career at Allstate. Human Resources gives lip service to helping Allstate's employees, but they're no longer in the business of listening nor protecting anyone from much of anything. I got fired from Allstate almost entirely because some very toxic employee decided he didn't like me and wanted to get rid of me. I was yelled at and cursed at many many times by this individual with absolutely no provocation, yet somehow I'm the one that lost my job. When I started work at Allstate, I felt like a valued team member. At the end, it seemed like everyone was just terrified for their job and trying to keep their heads down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less focus on meaningless metrics and bean counting and more focus on whether employees get their job done and do it well. Far too much focus on pointless policies and procedures and no real care for just getting things done effectively and efficiently. It is the policies and procedures that are the only reason that everything in the ATO moves at a snails pace. Today's Allstate ATO is an environment where everyone is just terrified of losing their job. Employees will never give you their best in such an environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    things are changing here, and not for the better!!

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits package, 401K match, and a pension plan

    Cons

    Work-life balance sucks! You will work each and every saturday, using your PTO days is so hard to do because almost everyday is blocked, high-volume calls even in the 4th quarter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your unlicensed reps. Offer a bonus structure or everyone else that hasn't already left for met life, will!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Continually looking over your shoulder.

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

    I worked at Allstate full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and working from home options.
    Co-workers are friendly making for a pleasant work environment.

    Cons

    Reductions if force (RIF) occur at least every two years.
    More and more jobs are outsourced to offices in Ireland and India.
    Except for recent grads, career advancement is almost an impossibility.
    Excessive workload results in many employees not being able to use their vacation days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan better so that business improves to the point where these continual RIFs end.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Allstate is Alright

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allstate

    Pros

    Flexible Hours is a plus

    Great Employees

    Cons

    Little to No training

    Pay sucks

  6.  

    Good starting point for professional career.

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to start a career for professional experience as well as a sales based job. You can take a large amount of what you learned with the company to other sales based jobs.

    Cons

    Of course in the field of sales your job is never done. If you work in a low traffic office, you are pretty much a glorified telemarketer. Allstate being an independent franchise, you are subject to the discretion of the owner. Goals periodically increase and compensation remains consistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For employees who are interested in growing, management should provide the listings for any job openings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Claims Adjustors

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

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people I worked with.

    Cons

    Too much work and not enough bodies to complete the job correctly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to remember what it was like when you worked in the trenches and don't be afraid to get your hands dirty.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Cool

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

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    Cool people great place. Good benefits. I like. It its a neat place. Cool beans

    Cons

    Management is horrid. Its like jail

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Closed us down after 12 years of working there.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allstate full-time

    Pros

    When we were doing well we were treated greatly. Great bonus', great incentives, good wages, great benefits and vacations.

    Cons

    Once they opened up locations in cheaper places with lower overhead and cost of living, things changed to the point where we were required to work both weekend days and had almost non-existant bonus' until they closed us down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest about changes coming, your employees aren't stupid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Great company benefits

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

    I worked at Allstate

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are very good

    Cons

    Constantly changing the idirection of the company

  11.  

    OK Company

    • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    My agent is the best but is selling because of the politics

    Cons

    Back office politics Not honest with Agents

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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