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Allstate Corporate Life = Misery

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Northbrook, IL
Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Northbrook, IL
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Benefits (PTO Days/Holidays) 401k/Pension Employee "Appreciation Events" (e.g: incentives to keep employee's happy) Visibility to Senior Leadership Work/Life Balance

Cons

Employee morale is low due to highly visible favoritism Sr Leadership in Finance Dept needs leadership training as well as etiquette on speaking with non-leadership staff - they often speak with demoralizing demeanor Corporate life becomes very gruesome when fighting for budget dollars and headcount - they act like it is the end of the world and become nasty to work with. Not a place for people who get their feelings hurt easily. Stop the finger pointing and work together to get the work done.

Advice to Management

Be fair to your employee's, do not use favoritism for promotions or assigning projects. Treat your employees with respect, no matter what the circumstance is, always have corporate etiquette. Non finance leadership staff should have finance training to get a better grasp on financials, especially to be promoted to higher sr leadership positions.

Other Employee Reviews for Allstate

  1. Helpful (2)

    Trade off career advancement for a great work-life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Analyst in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Analyst in Northbrook, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work-life balance Great benefits Growing teams expose individuals to exciting and challenging projects, otherwise you risk being caught in mundane daily tasks

    Cons

    Great mystery around promotions Career advancement is nil-to-none Senior Management including Director and VP lack necessary team leadership skills Croynism

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee concerns if you truly care about how much they can contribute to Allstate's growth. Remove the mystery around raises promotions


  2. Allstate Is Being Manged into the Ground

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Northbrook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Your co-workers are for the most part really nice folks Family Day is a very nice event pension plus 401(k)

    Cons

    Senior management has lost sight of the things that made Allstate a great company Senior leadership has no long-term focus -- there is no plan for a future further out than 6 months to a year -- the only time in the last 10 years that they had a longer term (3 year) vision (Increase Customer Loyalty to become #3 in 3 years), they abandoned it after about 20 months when it was clear they would not make their goal. Then instead of analyzing the failure and learning from that experience, the program was never broached again The organization is Reactive instead of Proactive Changes are made without thought as to what the measure of success should be and how to measure that success; as result, these changes are tossed as soon as someone comes up with something newer Too much outsourcing; the wrong outsourcing partners are chosen or the partners are not given time and resources to come up to speed and to train their personnel Essential Business and Technological knowledge has been deliberately jettisoned in the interest of constantly cutting costs Mediocre employees, who tend to keep their mouths shut, have been retained while excellent, highly-knowledgeable and motivated employees, who tend to be more critical of bad decisions, have been laid off or driven out Allstate Technology leadership simply defers to non-technical leadership without advising them intelligently

    Advice to Management

    Develop a realistic 5 year plan for the business and technology and stick to it even if goals are not met in order to learn from mistakes Define the measures of success and develop the metrics to be gathered; then assiduously measure those metrics Involve all employees in the 5-year plan Listen to employees concerns, not just their acceptance of the plan When an emplyee asks a question answer it specifically -- for instance, when my technology area was transitioning to an AOC model and I asked how leadership what the measures of success were, I was told simply that there was a plan. This told me that there was a nebulous goal set but no way had been devised to determine whether that goal was ever, in fact, accomplished.


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