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Allstate Chicago Reviews

Updated February 3, 2017
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Allstate Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Thomas J. Wilson II
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  • Pay can be low compared to other opportunities but they make up for it in other areas like work life balance and benefit offerings (in 75 reviews)

  • You're an independent contractor so there are no benefits, though Allstate does offer some more affordable packages for their agents to purchase (in 67 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "It's a great company ....."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allstate (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    After a long tenure with the company, I can state from a ton of experience that Allstate is a great company! Interest in employee development and enrichment is one of the top priorities for the company.

    Cons

    I don't have any to share!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  2. "Great Company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allstate full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing people. Great company culture.

    Cons

    Benefits need an upgrade. Employees pay too much for health insurance.


  3. "Allstate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ABO - Process Administration - Research & Response Analyst in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - ABO - Process Administration - Research & Response Analyst in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Pension, Employee discounts [internal & external], Work-Life Balance, PTO, Atmosphere, Development, Advancement Opportunities, Cafe Cusines & lifestyle options, Fitness, Pharmacy, Childcare, Sponsored Events, Free Allstate Arena tickets

    Cons

    Constant infrastructure changes, Talent Acquisition leaves something to be desired, Limited room for growth,


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  5. "Senior Management Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allstate (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - good work/life balance
    - good environment
    - lots of formal training opportunities

    Cons

    - advancement opportunities limited in certain groups
    - commute


  6. "Good Company to work for .."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good interesting work. Work/ Life balance is good

    Cons

    too much process. Leader provide no direction .

    Advice to Management

    Hire some good leaders who makes good decision and stick to them and don't run away. Employee will work if you have given them proper direction


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Management Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Management Consultant in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Management Consultant in Northbrook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Allstate full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are average to a bit above average. With a decent manager work challenge and opportunities to improve skills is good. Company wants to improve in multiple ways, but entrenched senior leaders and too many "yes-men/women" impede it.

    Cons

    Leadership opportunities are limited to younger candidates. With the wrong manager it can be nearly impossible to develop or get a fair rating. Evaluations are pre-determined before meeting with manager. Raise from evaluations are set before evaluation meeting.... Scope of responsibility is sometimes limited, for example a DBA at another company would do all the work as a DBA, but at Allstate one sets up databases and maintains them and someone else sets up the instances and configures the environment to optimize performance. Offshoring with captives in India and Ireland has gone way too far at the expense of the onshore economy and commitment to deliver high quality for customer, company and stockholders.

    Advice to Management

    While you try to change and innovate remember that younger is not an absolute and entrenched leaders and "yes-men/women" abound for a reason... they have become gun shy.... Those that operate that way have been taught to do so, senior leaders need to walk the talk, be the example of change agent and be excited to innovate and accepting of those that try, fail and are not afraid to try again, verses recoiling


  8. "Senior Internal Auditor"

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    Current Employee - Senior Internal Auditor in Palatine, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Internal Auditor in Palatine, IL

    I have been working at Allstate (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Allstate has good work life balance.

    Cons

    Allstate's benefits packages are not as good as they once were.


  9. "Call Center Customer Service"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in South Barrington, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in South Barrington, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits even if you are a part time employee.

    Cons

    hard to schedule time off due to having a shortage of staff


  10. "Customer service"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay very competitive in the market place

    Cons

    Lots of work always overtime needed to keep up with wk load


  11. "Allstate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allstate full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    excellent culture; home office has great amenities; opportunities and networking across the company are great

    Cons

    salary is low and development opportunities leave something to be desired, at least on my team



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