Allstate Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Good benefits and great workplace

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hudson, OH
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hudson, OH

    I have been working at Allstate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get rewarded if you work hard

    Cons

    there are no real cons

  2. Exclusive Office Agent of Allstate Insurance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent in Houston, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Learn the Insurance Business top to bottom. Good training and place to start and learn about sales.

    Cons

    Allstate Office on every corner in America, your own Company Agents are your worst competition.
    Agents who have been there a long time get to bend the rules; a lot of Corporate Office Politics.
    They only hire you if you can show you have several thousand dollars to "invest" in your (their) Business and high turnover rate of Agents

    Advice to Management

    None= They don't listen to anyone!

  3. Ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    The company is a decent company to work for. They do recognize hard work.

    Cons

    The pay is way too low. The PTO is not enough accumulated in a year. And if you have no PTO you get penalized for being sick. God forbid an emergency arises at home. No sick days and not enough PTO is tough to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to make theirselves more available. Being able to earn More PTO days would be nice, if we cannot accumulate more PTO then do not penalize employees for being sick.

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  5. Claims Repr

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Allstate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits, good location, great start for college graduates

    Cons

    Work requirements, goals not feasible for 40 hours/week. More like 50-60 hours.
    Does not blend with single mother if impromptu time needed to leave work.

    Advice to Management

    Please adjust goals to 40 hour/week work week. Unrealistic goals will not be recognized if most employees stay late, work from home or come early.

  6. Worked for Independent Agency at Allstate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Licensed Sales Producer in La Verne, CA
    Former Employee - Licensed Sales Producer in La Verne, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Continuing training from corporate on updated DOI news and company structure. You have constant support from corporate and management is helpful on helping you succeed. Brand recognition. The company name is well known if you sell P&C. Most independent agencies will sponsor your P&C test and exam materials and some may offer company benefits (Health, vision, 401k match, dental). Most agencies offer bonus plans at end of the year (if you hit your goal) and they offer salary and commission structure.

    Cons

    Working for an independent agency minimizes your growth and salary. Most agents may be trapped in the complacent work environment. No pay raise in 2 years.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Flexible, but lots of after-hours work and poor management.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Northbrook, IL

    I have been working at Allstate full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    In most IT areas, you can work from home twice per week if you like. Your office hours are extremely flexible (7-3,8-4,9-5, whatever works). ATO has a very good recognition program. It's like being part of a community at Home Office. More PTO than you could ever use. There are some really genuine, nice folks that have been with the company for a long time.

    Cons

    Extreme amounts of after-hours work. IT services are most definitely heading in the direction of Ireland/India. Health benefits are still costly and are OK. 401K matching went down while I was with the company. Vertical movements within the company are hard to achieve. Chaotic organizational changes that occur every 6-10 months. Salary schedule is very buckled down. A lot of bad apples seem to find their way into the door of this company.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more in home office, stop hiring fully remote workers, and put candidates through a more effective interview process. Read the internal management feedback and actually do something about the bad apples.

  8. Good company, no complaints

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allstate

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Rapid advancement for growth.

    Cons

    Hours can be consuming.

  9. Director

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Northbrook, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great team work among employees. Healthy environment and good work life balance are the pros.

    Cons

    Leadership flexibility is an issue and not many minorities in upper leadership.

  10. Claim Representative

    • 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

    Financial Sound company with great benefits.

    Cons

    Limited career advancement for women.

  11. Overall good company

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

    I worked at Allstate

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They offer good pay as well as excellent benefits. Worked there for 7 years and decided to leave for semi minor reasons

    Cons

    Work - life balance is no existent depending on the department that you work in. If they would change that I would definitely go back to the company.

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