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Do your Due Diligence before opening an Allstate Agency

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Agency Owner in Boise, ID
Former Employee - Agency Owner in Boise, ID

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

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

Pros

The company catagorizes it's agents as "Independent Contractors," or business owners. It is a good learning experience if you strive to be an entreprenuer. Each agency is responsible for hiring, training, and paying their staff (if approved by Home Office.) Highly recommend selling Allstate as an Independent Agent, not as an Exclusive Agent.

Cons

Allstate sets very high agent premium expectations, and if not met, they can terminate your contract. They classify their agents as Independent Contracts, but it only for their financial benefit. Agents can only sell Allstate Products, they own all the policies, if you decide to sell your agency-they have to approve it, they have you sign a 2 yr non-compete contract, they own your phone lines, and they can terminate your contract at anytime. They will hire just about anyone because they are not investing any money, if hired you have to invest your money and sign leases. If they terminate your contract, your still responsible for lease and due to the contract you can not open another agency for 2 years.

Advice to Management

Stop lowereing commissions and increasing production requirements. Let the agency owners "run" their own business, or classify them as employees. Stop requiring "life insurance, annuity, and variable annuity" premium production as a means to terminate agents contracts. Let agencies own their own phone lines.

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  1. Great Hands for training

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Allstate full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    This is a wonderful place for development and leadership training.

    Cons

    Lacks race and gender diversity at the senior levels

    Advice to Management

    Need to understand your customer base


  2. "I love the people at Allstate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

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

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

    Pros

    People are very friendly and easy to get along with. It is very laid back and a good work environment. They take work/life balance very seriously and care about your well being.

    Cons

    The compensation starts off very low. You can be doing the same thing with another company and make two times more money. The workload doesn't match the compensation for some positions.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the salaries


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