Allstate

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Ever trying to reinvent the wheel. Places individuals without functional experience and knowledge into leadership roles.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Northbrook, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL

I have been working at Allstate full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Allstate in general is a good place to work. They have tried to make the physical location at Home Office a more productive and pleasing environment. Many friendly people there and the work can be challenging

Cons

While constant improvment to move the company ahead should be encouraged, having leaders who do not have functional experience making decisions on process improvements just does not work. While Allstate talks the talk, they do not walk the walk and actually commit and follow through on things. Allstate always seems half hearted in their efforts whether it is employee engagement, diversity, recruitment or any real commitment. Does not think long term. The ROI on any venture must be immediate or they do not think it is worth it. Some things take time and commitment and it seems that Allstate is not willing to put in that time. Unlike State Farm and some other liek companies who can look forward and plan 10, 20 or 30 years in the future, Allstate only looks ahead quarter by quarter. Mutual versus Public I suppose. The pay is also lower in the market for similar work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Commit to things and follow through. Invest in the long term with your employees and your community as it will equate to increased business and revenue in the future.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allstate full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Salary Benefits and good people to work with

    Cons

    Heavy workload and no career tracks to be promoted to management. Positions are not always posted and favorites are chosen for most positions. Very political place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote people on their merit rather than favoritism

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Allstate Response

    Mar 15, 2013Employment Branding Consultant

    Thanks for the feedback - curious if you've investigated our Enterprise Talent Market (ETM) program which encourages internal mobility throughout the organization? This is a relatively new program ... More

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    All are not equal

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allstate for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some divisions of Allstate are great to work in a treat and pay everyone fairly for work. Benefits at this company are a good reason to work and stay here.

    Cons

    Some divisions do not get the same care taken as others. As in many corporate environments life is like high school , very cliquey its who you know not how hard you work. Pay in some areas barely minimum wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay based on experience and education even in the entry level jobs. This will lead to an adult work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
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