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Allstate Reviews

Updated October 31, 2014
Updated October 31, 2014
1,324 Reviews
3.4
1,324 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 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 adjuster

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Gengarry Glen Ross Leadership Lives

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    • 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
  3.  

    Allstate - Customer Service Representative

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • 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
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  5. 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not all bad but avoid GAAP Reporting

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    • 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    just okay company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    benefits start on day one

    Cons

    working on every weekend no time to spend with family work life balance sucks

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic Opportunities

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

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

    Pros

    For an entry level job, in today's economy, this is great. The pay isn't the most, but it sure isn't the least. Management has actively coached and groomed employees here for success. The learning never stops. There are weekly classes that we attend to continue to review and learn new topics. Our VP came to our office a few weeks back and just sat and talked with us about what we did and didn't like. How often do you get your VP to come hangout while wearing jeans and just say whatever you feel? I would imaging, not very often.

    Cons

    I honestly can't say one bad thing about Allstate. I am not saying it is perfect and it's the best. However, if you sit and think about what work could be like, versus what it is actually like, I see no reason to complain. My worst day at Allstate is worlds better, than my best day at previous jobs. Be humble, work hard, and you will do great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue cultivating a wonderful environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good place to start

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

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

    Pros

    Continuing education, good benefits and work/life balance

    Cons

    You have to watch your back and protect your clients/contacts. You can't rely on management for support. Watch your earnings very carefully.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be shady. Your employees notice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company, top brand and recognition, the name sells itself.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Allstate Insurance Agent in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Allstate Insurance Agent in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    Very good compensation schedule, high level training, quality products for your clients.

    Cons

    If you are an insurance agent, you are captive, compensation structure for agents is a higher percentage the first few years of contract then decreases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to innovate and stay cutting edge with marketing and brand recognition. Add bonuses to compensation throughout the contract, especially for new business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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