Allstate

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A company at a crossroads

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Current Employee - Agency Owner in Kansas City, MO
Current Employee - Agency Owner in Kansas City, MO

I have been working at Allstate

Pros

They are agressive at managing their risks which makes them more financially stable, in the long run, than many of the other property casualty insurers. They seem to have an idea of where they want to be positionsed for the future. They are strongly encouraging their strongest agents to grow.

Cons

Because of their conservative nature it causes them to struggle on the pricing side and while other companies are buying business Allstate refuses to play that game. It means that you have to be able to sell service and unique products instead of price. This becomes difficult to do under current situations. They continue to push the costs on the agency force without offering more competitive products or additional compensation.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you continue to increase costs for your "business owners" without increasing rewards you will not find new "business owners." Risk vs Reward you should know well from being in the risk management business.

Recommends
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    Llooking for an opportunity for a diverse career, Allstate is a great company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    Fast paced and innovative. Excellent pension, fully funded plus 401K/Profit Sharing. Career opportunities within your department and in other departments for those interested in meeting / exceeding goals and willing to relocate. Higher education is reimbursed and encouraged. Technology has enhanced training and meetings. You will learn the business the right way, lots of checks and balances. Management receives employee feedback in surveys, encouraging timely and effective communication. Diversity and ethics is a major focus, culture is supportive. Respect and dignity is part of the culture.

    Cons

    Flexibility in work hours and balance of work and family is hard to achieve depending on department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the fantastic work, focus on being the best in customer service, efficiency through technology and open communication will keep the company profitable and meeting the challenges in the current economy and in the future.

    Recommends
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    Friendly work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Unix Systems Administrator in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Unix Systems Administrator in Northbrook, IL

    I worked at Allstate

    Pros

    It is a large company with a lot of opportunities to advance and move around if you aren't happy with where you are. There are also a lot of management communications to make sure that employees know what is going on in the higher levels of the company and what the managers think about the direction of the company and the department. It is a large company with a lot of opportunities to advance and move around if you aren't happy with where you are. There are also a lot of management communications to make sure that employees know what is going on in the higher levels of the company and what the managers think about the direction of the company and the department.

    Cons

    A lot of the managers are not very technical or knowledgeable about the departments in which they are managers. Many managers move around between units and have no real knowledge about the underlying jobs of the people who they manage.A lot of the managers are not very technical or knowledgeable about the departments in which they are managers. Many managers move around between units and have no real knowledge about the underlying jobs of the people who they manage. A lot of the managers are not very technical or knowledgeable about the departments in which they are managers. Many managers move around between units and have no real knowledge about the underlying jobs of the people who they manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be more personal and understand what your employees are doing on a day to day basis.

    Approves of CEO
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