Allstate

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Amazing experience and a great place for an internship, especially your first one.

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

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

Pros

Company values people greatly, both customers and its own, therefore people are incredibly friendly and understanding of your needs. Great work/life balance and opportunities to take initiative and grow. In my experience, this is not stereotypical paper filing and coffee retrieval, but you are actually a full member of the team for 12 weeks.

Cons

The Allstate "nice" culture can actually work to become a negative. People are so friendly that this often leads to passive aggressive behavior and lack of communication when an issue arises.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Ensure interns have regular check-ins with their managers with emphasis placed on consistent communication and feedback.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Absolutely horrible employer that fails on every conceivable criteria.

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    • 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 for 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.  

    sled dog

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims
    Current Employee - Claims

    I have been working at Allstate full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    free coffee,water and use of micro wave

    Cons

    at least in CLAIMS, they work you like a sled dog until you drop in the traces and then hire another dog to take your place at minimal salary...raises almost non existent...incentives ? if your unit does really well they may let you wear your Bears Jersey to work on friday... think the movie "Office Space" but without the laughs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you cant serve 3 masters...return shareholder value,give your policy holders honest compensation and pay your employees fairly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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