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Updated April 29, 2017
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Allstate Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Thomas J. Wilson II
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  • There isn't a real work/life balance (in 80 reviews)

  • Constant infrastructure changes, Talent Acquisition leaves something to be desired, Limited room for growth, (in 31 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Company, great for millenials"

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

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

    Pros

    -Allstate has excellent opportunities for young people to excel personally and professionally.
    -The company makes an conscious effort to develop each employee and provides unmatched on the job training and development.
    -Lots of very intelligent and brilliant people working in Home Office. Great people to learn from.
    -Employee Resource Groups and Intramural Sports are fun, educational, and great networking opportunities
    -Allstate cares a lot about giving back and making a difference. Many companies "say" this, but Allstate sticks to its word and makes it a centerpiece of their culture.
    - The company has great leadership at the executive level. They are competitive and really want the company to be world class.

    Cons

    - Some people are attracted to higher salaries at competitors, but anyone will tell you they usually end up coming back to Allstate.
    -Driving from Chicago to Northbrook can be a difficult commute sometimes, but it's honestly worth it. I've made more career progress at Allstate than any other company I've worked at before.

    Advice to Management

    The recent focus on innovation and building the 22nd century corporation has been really impressive for the company. Continue to develop employees as you have been doing.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allstate full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family/work life balance, career development, benefits

    Cons

    None to speak of here


  3. "It's not for everyone, but for the right fit at the right time it can be great."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Agency Owner in Montgomery, AL
    Current Employee - Agency Owner in Montgomery, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good contract, ownership of the financial interest in the book, etc. You have to recognize the positives of the contract and take advantage of it. If you are going scratch/NOBIT...remember that enhanced comp runs out quick. Spend money and work like a devil for 36 months, and hope you dont catch a bad market. If you think you are going to run it on a shoestring and make it work, you are wrong. Be properly funded at the start, and dont get attached to your book. Buying and selling/swapping is common...if you plan on this from the start it works. If you get attached and are unwilling to move, it doesnt. High risk, and potentially very high reward. Take advantage of the EFS relationship. Lots of opportunity in life/financial that most agents dont get. Corporate culture is great...award trips are unreal awesome. 3m+ books cash flow well.

    Cons

    It's captive. Decent brokering options, but mother Allstate gets the first right of refusal...and brokering is really just for preservation of relationships. You are not going to get new business on price. If you have to be the cheapest to sell and cant grasp value add, go independent.

    Advice to Management

    Generally speaking, good company with good management. But not all field sales leaders are created equal. Some are allstars....some are more concerned about how the agency their wife owns is growing.


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  5. "Great Company with Opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Care Associate in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Care Associate in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allstate full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great manager and co-workers in AskHR. Starting with 20 days of time off per year. Find information about benefits while you are interviewing by visiting www.allstategoodlife.com. Lots of opportunities if you know where you want to go in the company. Great culture and values.

    Cons

    Making the health benefits very expensive that pushes employees towards the high deductible plan.


  6. "Allstate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, PTO, Location, CI, Internal employee movement, Consistant growth, Innovation, Leading fortune 100 company. Allstate is diversified company that also puts as much emphasis on community programs as it does insurance claims.

    Cons

    Very intense and heavy work loads.


  7. "Satisfied with company"

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

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

    Pros

    Generous total compensation package including 401k with company match and front-loaded PTO, ability to grow as a contributor to the organization

    Cons

    Tuition reimbursement is discretionary; not many other cons. Many programs exist to allow the individual contributor to become a productive team member and team leader


  8. "CSR Rep"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative Representative in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative Representative in Kansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allstate full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice workplace. Good management. Decent hours. Nice incentives. Friendly environment.

    Cons

    I really did not find any.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to offer - they were fine.


  9. "Sr Administrative Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodridge, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodridge, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ther are too many Pros to list, excellent place for single moms to work, very generous with PTO days

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  10. "Agency Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Allstate Insurance Agency in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Allstate Insurance Agency in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allstate full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company, competitive salary, great benefits, great training program

    Cons

    No policy discount for agency staff


  11. "Owner/financial and P&C and commercial producer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Insurance Office Manager in Moncks Corner, SC
    Former Employee - Insurance Office Manager in Moncks Corner, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allstate full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great support staff and employees to share personal and work time with. Excellent clients to work with. Great office locations.

    Cons

    I don't feel that there are any cons as to associating with Allstate and it's corporate staff or the support system.


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