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Good Opportunity, Management will only help you for the first year

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Current Employee - Exclusive Financial Specialist in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Exclusive Financial Specialist in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Allstate full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

A good environment if you connect with the right people. The trips and incentives are great but it is a full commission based job. Their technology is finally catching up and supports the field well.

Cons

The management will work hard to help you succeed for the first year and then they will try and replace you. The best thing you can do is build strong relationships and be successful selling. Don't expect any help after they get paid for your one year start up.

Advice to Management

I think it would be wise to create an environment that supports your long term growth. It's easy to create quick sales but the difficult thing is creating a system that creates consistent sales, I wish that I saw more support for long term processes.

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  1. Years ago it was a good place to work, now it can only provide a recognizable company name on a resume.

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    Former Employee - IT - Whatever They Needed in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - IT - Whatever They Needed in Northbrook, IL

    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

    I worked for Allstate for 20 plus years and for the first 10 years it was a very good place to work. Initial pay, benifirs and raises "were" all very good. Also became exposed to many new technologies. Along with the other companies on my resume, Allstate is very recognizable so if you are a college "Fresh Out" consider Allstate as a starting point to get recognizable company names on your resume - but do not even consider making a career out of the place.

    Cons

    When Sears spun Allstate off as a separate company than leadership adopted a myopic view. Other than outsourcing work to foreign companies and annual RIFs there were no long term plans. Short term plans such as "Bigger, Broader, Better", "1st in 10", etc. were simply tactical busy work that were goals for less than a year before ReInsurance and Lincoln Life, and the Allstate Bank, were sold off. Agent workforce has been cut by 1/3 over the years and while at one point Allstate was a close second to State Farm they are now about half their size and about to be passed by Geico.


  2. Work-Life Balance Virtually Non-Existant

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    Former Contractor - Business Analyst/QA Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Contractor - Business Analyst/QA Analyst in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Allstate as a contractor (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Secluded campus with walking trails, intense environment for those who want to challenge themselves

    Cons

    Unclear direction, unrealistic expectations from employees, philosophy of "negative attention is better than no attention"

    Advice to Management

    Respect employees and contractors when mistakes are made; senior management has made tremendous mistakes and rank and file are silenced


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