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Allstate Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
1,257 Reviews
3.4
1,257 Reviews
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Allstate Chairman, President, and CEO Thomas J. Wilson II
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work life balance is ok in some departments and under good managers (in 141 reviews)

  • My current department offers work from home once a week which is great (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • The work/life balance is sorely out of wack for exempt personal (in 19 reviews)

  • upper management likes the best (usually a friend or family member) (in 34 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    workin at the office

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    Current Employee - LSP  in  Lakewood, CO
    Current Employee - LSP in Lakewood, CO

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

    Pros

    The people are nice and friendly. Its good to work with a few people you like at an agency. You become close to the people around you because you spend all day, everyday with them.

    Cons

    Because it's so small to work for an agent, there are times its very much not flexible. There's little movement for upward growth within an agency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider creating an environment to allow for personal and professional growth as well as things to keep up employee morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    production, production, production

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allstate full-time

    Pros

    If you have an existing book of insurance and financial clients and can add new general liability clients for property causality agents you will likely get a good start. Little to no supervision. If you love to work hard, there is opportunity.

    Cons

    P.C. agents have new financial producers introduced to them almost every week. You are told you can work with as many different P.C. agents as you like, but due to jaded agents (high turnover of financial reps), good luck getting any business referred to you. Two or three financial guys get 95% of all the business. It is VERY hard to get referrals. So, you are basically doing all your own production at half the comp. you would earn if you were independent.
    In addition, just because someone has general liability insurance doesn't mean there are good candidates for life, disability, long-term care or financial services. Remember you are in a sophisticated business. Anyone can buy general liability insurance.
    Horrible technology systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you advertise your P.C. insurance on every television channel, billboards and publications available; why not financial services?

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    If your lucky you get great trainers, if your not your out of business

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    Current Employee - Agency Owner  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Agency Owner in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Best Insurance company around bar none...

    Cons

    Very weak training, no support, Captive contract

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flow e-surance leads to the agency owners to follow up with when you don't sell the product in that arena.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Business Insurance Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL

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

    Pros

    Bonus money is pretty good.

    Cons

    Terrible working environment. Doing the training process, enough information is not provided to ensure success in your position. The communication with the agents in the field is terrible and mostly bad information is supplied to you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Easy work, but not enough pay.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Harrisonburg, VA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Harrisonburg, VA

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

    Pros

    Work hours, easy work, get a discount on insurance

    Cons

    not enough pay, can be boring work,

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

    Unprofessional management tactics. Manage by FEAR and THREATS.

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    Former Employee - Exclusive Agent  in  West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Exclusive Agent in West Chester, PA

    I worked at Allstate as a contractor for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Its a large successful company but they seem to be on the down slide as they struggle to compete.

    Cons

    incompetent field sales managers, most of whom have no real experience in the field. They become an agent for a short period of time, maybe 4-6 months, so they can say they were successful in the field once they become a manager.
    What is done while they are in the field is writing policies for all their families and friends and themselves. to be fair they do write policies on the public as well.
    This is not real world experience, so in effect they don't know how to manage the agency force.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They know the score.....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Good working environment, poor income potential

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    Current Employee - Licensed Sales Producer  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Licensed Sales Producer in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    It depends on your agency owner, but in all, the people are nice and professional.

    Cons

    For lower level sales personnel (LSP), the income potential is very limited. Usually a tiny base plus commission. You can only get ahead if you buy an agency, but the opportunities are limited--good old boy network. Most other P&C businesses are the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic and recognize that your management model isn't working anymore. Market like Geico and you'll do much better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    You have to kiss a lot of feet,, and even that won't help, if you don't sell a lot.

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    Former Employee - Bilingual Customer Service Representative  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Bilingual Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    If you like to go to work at 3pm and get out midnight,this is the job for you, can make money, if you sell policies to customers that call for changes or complain. If you get fired, go apply for unemployment benefits, you will get approved, IF you kept a record of ALL INTERACTION WITH MANAGEMENT AND TIME KEEPING ,and ABSENCE ISSUES.

    Cons

    If you want to work for this company, WRITE DOWN OR PRINT SCREEN EVERYTHING. They will fire you without any notice, just call you to a little office and won't even let you go back to your desk, someone will put your stuff in a white box, which will be waiting by the lobby area, next to security guard,when you get done listing to your manager explain why you got fired, it will always be some computer time keeping software, that says you are out of time. By the way they will bad mouth about you to potential future employers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat Employees with Respect and Dignity, FIX YOUR TIMEKEEPING SOFTWARE, AND STOP USING IT AS AN EXCUSE TO FIRE EMPLOYEES THAT YOU NO LONGER WANT, OR GOT SICK DUE TO WORKMAN's COMP ISSUE, BUT YOU FIRED THEM ANYWAY WITH THAT EXCUSE.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Frustrating. I work in a fairly new agency. Not many people call in for quotes.

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    Current Employee - Licensed Sales Producer  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Licensed Sales Producer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Challenging and gaining a wealth of knowledge. Consistent schedule. Comfortable office environment. Day goes by fast. Team based job.

    Cons

    Low pay. Very stressful. Goals are difficult to reach. No health benefits. Rude customers. Low morale. Boring office environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    claims service adjuster

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    Current Employee - Claims Service Adjuster  in  Macon, GA
    Current Employee - Claims Service Adjuster in Macon, GA

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

    Pros

    paid time off, benfits, training

    Cons

    appreaciation , work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stay professional. dont pick favorites

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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