Allstate Reviews

Updated August 2, 2015
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  1. Agency Owner

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

    I worked at Allstate

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

    Pros

    Great training on site and in Illinois at their headquarters. Access at all times to regional person and lots of promotional material. Plus you get a salary at the start

    Cons

    Insurance is a commodity and when i ws involved from 2008 etc the market then and now just wnats the best price so i was not competittive.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more on the policies, getting 10% or less on policies adds up very slowly. I know it takes years to establish your base, but its hard when you work for days on a policy for home and auto to come up with rates, meet with clients, etc and then you get $100 in commission!


  2. Hard work + Mobility = Growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Allstate full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Learning different AOR's / Benefits / Pension / 401 K

    Cons

    Too little empowerment, too many hands involved at times


  3. sales

    Current Employee - Senior Sales Associate in Plymouth, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Associate in Plymouth, MN

    I have been working at Allstate (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    great work life balance- good pay

    Cons

    not much room for growth


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  5. Insurance Producer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Insurance Professional in Woodridge, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Insurance Professional in Woodridge, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Many different work schedules. Good bonus structure.

    Cons

    Typical Call Center environment. Work on Saturday and Sunday


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    Agency Owner

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You own the "economic interest" in your agency, which allows you to sell it to another individual...as long as Allstate approves that person.

    Cons

    Captive agent...the vast majority of your sales are within the Allstate companies. It is becoming increasingly difficult to compete on price.

    Advice to Management

    Cut combined ratio by focusing on corporate overhead, which is killing local agents competitive position.


  7. FSL

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

    I have been working at Allstate full-time

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

    Pros

    Great people, lots of opportunity

    Cons

    Slow moving since its such a big company

    Advice to Management

    search more into what your employees desire, help them grow


  8. Pros and cons

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

    I worked at Allstate full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Starting pay is quite nice. Lots of room for advancement if you will relocate. Benefits start day one. Lots of events always going on.

    Cons

    Since the company is so big there is often something missing between the higher management and the local management. HR doesn't seem to care about people and only push their rules.

    Advice to Management

    Show you really care about your employees. I've seen and heard about so many HR related issues where the actions show you won't go out of your way to help your employees. The rules are ALWAYS black and white with them.


  9. Good Hands? Sort of.

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

    I have been working at Allstate full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good work life balance and vacation time.

    Cons

    Low salary, very little room for advancement, no focus on employee training and development. RIFs seem to come around like clockwork.

    Advice to Management

    Work on morale and retaining employees. "Brain Drain" is rampant with the finest employees moving on to other opportunities.


  10. Good company but hard to make any real money

    Current Employee - License Sales Producer in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - License Sales Producer in Franklin, TN

    I have been working at Allstate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Name recognition, large portfolio of insurance products

    Cons

    rates too high compared to other carriers. Technology was lacking

    Advice to Management

    More product training


  11. A nice place to work

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

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible,Good work-life balance,good team, well-diversified,lot of internal job opportunities, transparent Management

    Cons

    At times, I feel, the resources are under utilised.

    Advice to Management

    More aggressive management would strengthen the company and make it more competitive



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