Allstate

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The environment is very accepting and progressive, however the company methodologies are far behind.

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Current Employee - Architecture Intern  in  Northbrook, IL
Current Employee - Architecture Intern in Northbrook, IL

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

Pros

Managers typically get themselves involved with their employees, but not in an overbearing way - there is an incredible amount of room for personal growth as well as influencing the company at large. If you know what you're doing and really get involved with horizontal elements of the business you will be successful. The company has a great environment prior to getting into upper management: helpful teams, plenty of resources, and encouraging environment. I can speak for architecture/development mostly: Allstate is not a bad place to work, there are opportunities to grow and expand your knowledge in many areas you wouldn't have access to at other companies.

Cons

There is often a lack of training for business methods and development styles at Allstate - this is partially because there isn't actually a whole lot of enforced structure behind how things get done. The salary is not competitive to begin with, but if you offer assets to the company and show your worth you will not have any trouble being compensated. My last statement in the "Pros" section was about opportunity to learn: In technology, Allstate is making a shift to do things with more modern methods and implementing them the way they should have been many years ago - so while there is opportunity, there is a reason for it.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take some time to really discuss how Allstate (even if it just the group you oversee) wants to run the show, and try to cover some of the relevant points of contact a new employee might need - although these things aren't impossible to discover, it saves time if that information can be a foundation from the beginning.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    insurance producer

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    Former Employee - Insurance Sales Producer  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Insurance Sales Producer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Allstate full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very flexible with hours. Help you move up in company

    Cons

    Not enough incentives given and pay could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more programs to help workers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Amazing experience and a great place for an internship, especially your first one.

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    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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