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Allstate Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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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. "Allstate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allstate full-time

    Pros

    Great career opportunity across the organization

    Cons

    Pay can be low compared to other opportunities but they make up for it in other areas like work life balance and benefit offerings


  2. "Field sales manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Allstate full-time

    Pros

    Company car, bonuses paid time off

    Cons

    No training. Micromanagement at a whole new level. Senior management poor leadership and in it for themselves. Manage through intimidation lots of meetings about meetings. Three managers over you asking same questions and putting you on daily trial.

    Advice to Management

    Let the professionals you hire contribute their unique skill sets and show productivity with results instead of answering emails.


  3. "Exclusive Agent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Exclusive Agent in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Exclusive Agent in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong national brand, big product offering including investments, company benefits for your customers along with protection for personal risks.

    Cons

    When the company has pricing concerns it can be difficult to add polices in the core home and auto business.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify the compensation to agents and loosen the guidelines for agents office space to include multiple level office buildings rather than strip malls.


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  5. "Good first job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    well known company, lots of opportunity if willing to relocate, great coworkers

    Cons

    Overworked - expected to work until late at night. leaving before 5 was considered being a bad analyst

    Advice to Management

    Workload varies a lot based on location - this should be addressed (there should be more consistency across the company). Please promote to management people that can actually manage


  6. "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Salaried Professional in Pocatello, ID
    Current Employee - Salaried Professional in Pocatello, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been with Allstate for over 5 years and have received 3 promotions along the way. There are opportunities for advancement and it is a great place to work. The company promotes healthy habits, work/life balance and bringing your full self to work everyday!

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  7. Helpful (1)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Allstate Auto Claims"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Auto Claims Adjuster in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Auto Claims Adjuster in Dublin, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Allstate full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Paid time off was good after 15 years.

    Cons

    Management is not the best. Advancement can be difficult. Benefits decrease every year. It's not very progressive.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Help them develop. Work harder to improve.


  9. "Uncertain future with the company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Licensed Sales Producer
    Current Employee - Licensed Sales Producer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Weekends off. Base salary. No limits on bonuses if you perform well. Lots of agencies to work for. Nice coworkers for the most part but high turnover.

    Cons

    Allstate auto in my area is so expensive it's rarely competitive with Geico and Progressive. Sometimes two and three times the premium. Lots of micromanaging. If I sell lots of homeowners and flood it's not enough because they want the auto too but it's all about the lowest premium. No multi policy discounts for auto because we use expanded market carriers. Many agencies in my area have closed and agents opened independent agencies.

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up on the micro management. Nobody like that and most will leave. Allstate corporate needs to find ways to get the auto premiums down to be competitive.


  10. "Best Place to Work in Idaho"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mid Level in Pocatello, ID
    Current Employee - Mid Level in Pocatello, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay, great benefits, lots of opportunity, and the company really cares about the employees.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to report

    Advice to Management

    Keep working to provide additional advancement opportunities to employees.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Started well, but quickly going downhill"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers, good 401(k) match and pension, intermittent competent management, ample PTO (that is becoming very difficult to use).

    Cons

    The company’s compliance with the FLSA overtime rules have been a nightmare for new hires and employees with only a few years of tenure. Essentially, Allstate recently classified employees below a certain salary band as non-exempt. This means that they’re restricted to a 40-hour workweek.

    The problem is that the company never revised the production or quality goals for non-exempt employees. We’re still expected to do the exact same work, in the exact same amount, and at the exact same quality levels, as exempt employees who are free to work overtime to complete their assigned tasks. Realistically, very few claims employees are able to complete their assigned work in 40-hour week. Good luck reaching the production and quality goals the company sets forth if you’re non-exempt.

    Raises, promotions, and, in some cases, job security, are directly tied to the amount, the quality of work, and (historically) tenure with the company. This makes non-exempt, relatively new employees significantly less competitive than exempt employees, even though they're doing the exact same job in many cases. If you’re new, expect small raises to uncompetitive pay rates, limited chances of advancement. This is all because the company doesn't allow you the resources necessary to complete your goals.

    In addition, non-exempt employees recently lost the ability to telecommute. As of 2017, the company only offers high-deductible health plans. Don’t break your leg unless you’re joining with a fully funded HSA or are independently wealthy. Vacation scheduling is based on seniority. In subrogation, only 20% of employees can take PTO on any given day, including Thanksgiving and Christmas/Hanukkah. Good luck spending any holiday with your family unless you’ve had 20+ years with the company, especially if they live far away.

    Advice to Management

    The costs of working at Allstate have begun to outweigh the benefits. For a company that places such a high importance on tenure, you’re doing a great job making a long-term career at Allstate as unattractive as possible. This is especially true compared to competitors inside and outside the industry. Consider revising goals for non-exempt employees since we’re no longer playing on level field compared to our exempt peers. Finally, vacation scheduling is a much more equitable process if it’s first-come-first served rather than based on tenure.



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