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Regional Support Office of Allstate Insurance Company

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

Pros

Good people, many, many long-term employees 25+ years supporting a strong agency force. Financially stable, profitable company. Flexible work hours. Short term development opportunities to work at H/O in Northbrook. Feels like a family.

Cons

Even with flex start times, many exempt employees regularly work 10-12 hour days with no allowance for comp-time. As a result,work/life balance suffers. Always looking to trim expenses, educational opportunties/tuition reimbursement are often not approved. Workforce reduction over the last 5 years in the agency force as well as the regional support office has hurt morale. Salaries are average or to below average for the Seattle area. Senior management displays cliquish attitude.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't overlook loyal employees and look for ways to mentor, develop and challenge them. Be aware of a significant lack of work/life balance due to cuts in staffing Too many are being required to do the work of 2 or 3 people. Keep in mind that employee satisfaction and recognition is critical to your success. Look for ways to encourage employees to represent and advocate the Allstate brand.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

Other reviews for Allstate

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Transforming an old giant into a leaner and more agile company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Northbrook, IL

    Pros

    The people are very welcoming and friendly. There are an unlimited number of opportunities to be creative, innovative and help the company grow.

    Cons

    The downside to Allstate is that they think about career progressions very linearly. If you are hired as a financial analyst, you will follow the same career path that countless others have followed. They lack the HR wherewithal and creativity to identify or validate the true value in peoples' abilities outside of prescribed position requirements.

    If you want mobility at Allstate, make sure you are hired into the area that you truly want to work in long-term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create better practices for identifying internal talent. The old ways still get the same results.

    When will you goofs learn that it's more important to have someone who want to kill it at the job than someone who has the specific knowledge?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great for some - but the company is not growing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager  in  Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Northbrook, IL

    Pros

    - Great work-life balance
    - Development opportunities if you perform well
    - Good benefits

    Cons

    - Pay doesn't keep pace with responsibility
    - With the company shrinking, opportunities will likely decrease

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do whatever it takes to grow the business - if that means cuts in the short-term, fine. The current strategy simply means a long slow decline.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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