Allstate Reviews

Updated April 1, 2015
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  1. Awesome company but management needs improvement

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allstate

    Pros

    Large company, small offices, interactive

    Cons

    Management rules prevent growth, don't honor and reward agents like they used to

  2. The Good Hands are Highly Political

    • 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

    While the company overall is a good organization. The tuition reimbursement is fair, family day, that type of thing. The office has been newly remodeled, so that's nice as well.

    Cons

    The good hands are highly political. The compensation structure is less than average. Maybe on the way in they will pay market rate, but once you are on board is it difficult to move up. Don't expect a development plan. The way to the top is more based on you likability by the right people versus your performance on the job. Get on the inside with senior leader you are golden. If you are not accepted by the "in crowd" , you could spend a decade in the same role with a meager 1 - 2% annual raise.

    While they tout a work life balance, dependent upon your area, it is likely to be more work than life in my experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the annual review process to concentrate on business outcomes rather than the employees ability to do administrative work. While I know that's a bit harder to track than "metrics", but in the end I think it would be better for the business and for the employee. Something to think about.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Good Company, expects to much growth with little input.

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

    I worked at Allstate full-time

    Pros

    Worked with you to get you committed and in the door.

    Cons

    All the promises from pre employment fell through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more upfront as to the expectations and don't sugar coat reality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Not bad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement are good

    Cons

    Medical Insurance could be better

  6. Very rewarding and eucational

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Claim Service Adjuster in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Claim Service Adjuster in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The training and the co workers

    Cons

    The managers and supervisors are inept and on a power trip especially a woman manager over a male employee. I was there over 10 years and told by a female manager who had no experience doing my job that maybe this wasn't right for me ----that makes a lot of sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not be on a power trip and belittle employees treat employees better and with more respect,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Allstate is a great company to work for

    • 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

    Great work/life balance and a lot of internal job opportunities

    Cons

    A bit hierarchical and conservative

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. An organization who's only concern seems to be their stock price.

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

    I have been working at Allstate full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strong name recognition which may help you when getting a job with another company.

    A good amount of vacation days, however sick time is included in them and you do not get the national holidays that most other employees get. We do get a company provided vehicle that we are able to use when not working, this is my favorite benefit of the job.

    Cons

    Senior management that has little respect for claims employees who are actually the heart of an insurance company as they are the ones dealing with the policyholders and settling the claims. The company recently changed adjusters from hourly to salaried employees with the exception of the state of CA. This really hurt claims adjusters as we are now often working 50+ hour work weeks and only being paid for 40.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that your employees are overworked and often underpaid and have lives outside of Allstate. There has to be a better way to balance the needs of the business while maintaining a good quality of life for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Release manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    understanding of the big picture, visibility, influence, building relationships. Management of a large deliverables and budget

    Cons

    overwhelming about of work for one person. too many processes and duplicating deliverables. a lot of micromanagement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reconsider process and tools, set clear expectations and provide more support vs. micromanagemnt

  10. 'Overall Rating

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allstate

    Pros

    renowned company,' Overall Rating

    Cons

    low pay, Overall Rating

  11. Typical carrot on a stick.

    • 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

    Be your own boss. If you pick the right location you will have a good chance of making the cut.

    Cons

    Insert typical burnt out sales employee complaints. Takes money to make money and now let's micro manage the situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be a better line of communication and explanation of rate increases. What are the reasons we have to keep raising prices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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