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Allstate Reviews

Updated October 31, 2014
Updated October 31, 2014
1,324 Reviews
3.4
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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 159 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 24 reviews)

  • upper management likes the best (usually a friend or family member) (in 36 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Claims Rep

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    I love working for Allstate!
    An excellent company to work for and retire from. They offer a 401k, profit sharing with company match up to 5% and 100% company paid pension plan

    Cons

    It is very hard to advance in the company. Not enough room for growth and development

  2.  

    claims

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Service Specialist in Horsham, PA
    Current Employee - Claims Service Specialist in Horsham, PA

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

    Pros

    job security, help with career path, ethical,

    Cons

    health benefits are expensive, work load is impossible

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its a revolving door policy here, financial rep

    Former Employee - Financial Representative
    Former Employee - Financial Representative

    I worked at Allstate full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They are not honest, but then you only find that out after you start and then what can you do

    Cons

    That you are just another agent who has been preceded by many others before you and by that time yes you may have the best intentions but no one believes you and soon you will be gone

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top Heavy IT Department

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

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

    Pros

    - Large, stable company
    - The ability to work with a wide array of technologies
    - No shortage of work to be done
    - Pay / compensation is great
    - Ability to move to different jobs internally

    Cons

    - There are two options for working with the technology that Allstate has: you can either be pigeonholed into a certain technology or set of technologies, or you can work on a wide array of technologies with no training.
    - Like a lot of companies, advancement is based on who you know, not what you can do.
    - The onboarding process at Allstate is, without a doubt, the worst I have ever experienced. They'll sit you at a desk, and that's about it.
    - Senior management within the technology realm is absolutely out of touch. They get involved in everything without understanding the problems at hand, but will brow beat those that do understand. Decisions are completely politically motivated.
    - Everybody is too busy to help new employees. When questions are asked as to why things are a certain way, the number one response is "Welcome to Allstate", followed by knowing silence.
    - The processes and procedures within IT are: not documented, change on the fly (almost daily), and cannot be explained. In addition, non-adherence to these unknown processes will subject one to public ridicule by senior management.
    - Your weekends and nights are assumed to be expendable at a moment's notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The IT organization needs to be analyzed, and probably re-vamped. It seems as though this particular area of the business does not fully align with the stated company values of Allstate.

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

    Perspective

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Dayton, OH

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

    Pros

    Ability to control some of income.

    Cons

    Always chasing down new clients

  8.  

    Watch out for Cannibalism

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Allstate Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Allstate Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Allstate full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Solid company, but rates fluctuate too frequently.
    Great football asvertising

    Cons

    Esurance will grab customers from agencies.
    Cannibalism will harm their business model unless they do what State Farm is doing.

    Life Insurance quotas are getting tougher

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop life rates to give Agents a chance if retention is truly the goal. Allow agencies to inherit online customers at a lower commission rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Disorganization incarnate combined with incompetence abound.

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

    I worked at Allstate full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great facilities. Benefits were decent. Good food in on-site cafeteria. People were nice (to your face).

    Cons

    One of the most terribly organized Fortune 500 companies in existence... they 'fired' ~20% of the company in an effort to "resuscitate and consolidate" business (me not included), as well as decreasing/negatively impacting the pension benefits for employees who had already put in 20+ years!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employment

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and opportunity for lateral moves to different departments. I was given the opportunity to change departments and gain experience besides claims. I also enjoyed the relationship with my mentor.

    Cons

    No profit sharing and raises are low. I believe salaries are not competitive with other P&Cs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on better work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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