Allstate

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Good people to work with, but I feel like a hamster on a wheel.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Licensed Sales Producer
Current Employee - Licensed Sales Producer

I have been working at Allstate

Pros

Good people, friendly people.
For me, location is close to home.
Professional. Other people know the company name, has a brand.
Steady salary, steady work hours.
Beats working in 100 deg + heat in summer.

Cons

Upper management changes the product so often that you're spending all day dealing with retention instead of getting new business.
Although I think steady work hours is a good thing, for me they are really steady-- can't work from home, can't take a day off, can't work flex time.
Many colleagues are not adept enough at technology so I spend a lot of time doing things the old, slow way, like printing instead of scanning and emailing, looking up paper files in a filing cabinet.
Many agents are older so they don't know new systems, leaving me to do all quoting, looking up policies, or any other computer-based work which means we spend twice as much time to do a task than if they just did it themselves.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I do not mention where I work to friends and family because I don't want them as clients. It is embarassing to increase their rates every six months and have them give me evil looks or for them to talk to me at every family gathering and town function and for them to tell the story of how they could not stay with me.

Gripes are not with agent but with upper level. Changing rates every few weeks wastes time because every change actually takes a two years to process because renewals happen throughout year. We end up taking a whole year every day talking about rate changes, then people will call the second year because they forgot to call the first year, and in the meantime there will be a rate change again. We are hamsters on a running wheel.

Disapproves of CEO

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    Inside property adjuster

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    good amount of paid time off, decent benefits, and great co-workers

    Cons

    only lateral movements are available, large amount of favoritism

  2.  

    Good Place to start a career

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

    I worked at Allstate full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Learn about the insurance industry. Great place to start a career. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Salary is low. Not comparable to other insurance companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Excellent local management!! Home office not sure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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