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Allstate Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
1,318 Reviews
3.4
1,318 Reviews
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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 156 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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  1.  

    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

  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5. 2 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
  6.  

    Allstate - Customer Service Representative

    • 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

    Pros

    Great Products. Very competitive auto pricing

    Cons

    Little room for growth at the agency level

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    I work for an Allstate Agency

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

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

    Pros

    Potentially good salary and benefits. If your able to stick it out you will be a valued employee.

    Cons

    Long hours and a very stressful work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The agency I work for struggles with organization and employee retention.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Gengarry Glen Ross Leadership Lives

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

    I worked at Allstate full-time

    Pros

    The sales force are good honorable people who want and appreciate supportive coaching and leadership.
    Pay is good.
    Bonus opportunity tends to be good.

    Cons

    Sales Leadership is oppressive and lacks talent.
    Bullying and disrespect not just allowed but encouraged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your agents and front line sales managers with respect and dignity. Train and support them versus whipping and threatening.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Allstate Sr Analyst

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

    I worked at Allstate full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very big company to work for. Really "Old boys network" if you are in you are good. If not, well then you are not.

    Cons

    No carreer advancement track too.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not all bad but avoid GAAP Reporting

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

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

    Pros

    A large company and all the benefits that come with it. Opportunities available at all levels and room to grow. Provide food when you have to work late.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy. I worked in the GAAP Reporting department on their investment side and it lived up to its awful reputation. Horrible work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If multiple people are saying the same thing about the same person, listen!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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