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Great internship, with real hands on experience, and with an organization that has a friendly and casual environment.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Intern - Actuarial Intern in Northbrook, IL
Current Intern - Actuarial Intern in Northbrook, IL

I have been working at Allstate as an intern

Pros

Everyone I work with is very nice and very helpful. Allstate has a culture of being very friendly, casual, yet, productive. I really enjoy with the working environment here at Allstate. I also got a lot of first hand experience on real projects related to my career path.

Cons

Since Allstate is such a large organization, it is easy for interns to fall through the cracks, especially at the beginnnng.

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Positive Outlook
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Absolutely horrible employer that fails on every conceivable criteria.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Northbrook, IL

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

    Pros

    The Home Office in Northbrook is the country club with a strictly laid-back 9 to 5 hour work day because nobody cared about putting in extra effort to get ahead because it won't make any difference. Long coffee breaks in morning and afternoon and very long lunches, an hour or more as the multitudes leave for the restaurants or to catch a nooner. We used to go swimming and sunbathing in the summer. Nobody cared.

    Cons

    - Notorious for low pay, worst of all companies in the area.
    - No advancement. When potential promotion opportunity opens up they hire in from the outside.
    - Mundane, dreary, unchallenging clerical work that does not add to one's skills.
    - All employees considered expendable. Known as nothing more than a body shop.
    - Revolving door of capable people, the ones who stay are the otherwise unemployable drones, including managers and above.
    - Some offices are sweatshop: long grueling hours, salaried so no overtime, combined with low pay; while Home Office in Northbrook is the sleepy, lethargic country club
    - Bad attitudes pervade throughout entire company, especially among claims people who are evaluated on how low they can keep per-claim cost. I have had first hand experience with that as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have Allstate insurance, please don't hit my car.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A large companies with a lot of career opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Marketing Analyst Intern in Northbrook, IL
    Current Intern - Marketing Analyst Intern in Northbrook, IL

    I have been working at Allstate as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -You get real projects and gain valuable experience
    -You can network with full-time employees across the company
    -Competitive pay
    -Lots of resources for career growth

    Cons

    -Getting to Northbrook is a bit of a trek
    -The workload varies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue refining your internship program

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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