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Allstate Reviews

Updated November 22, 2017
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Pros
  • The paid time off allows for work life balance if you use it appropriately (in 387 reviews)

  • Opportunity to work from home in certain positions (in 77 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance / On call support/ No process followed (in 92 reviews)

  • Little advancement, no room for growth (in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Special Investigator"

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    • 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

    Pension and 401K/ Large personal time off bank/

    Cons

    Work and life balance is lacking. Health insurance plan provided could be stronger or better for premium paying customer.


  2. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good colleagues, good hours, good pay for high school student

    Cons

    Poor system for cold calling

  3. "Independently owned Allstate office"

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    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Good sales experience.

    Cons

    Dinosaur company. Faxes and rude people at corporate.

    Advice to Management

    Don't open an Allstate


  4. "Under paid Producer"

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    Former Employee - Licensed Sales Producer
    Former Employee - Licensed Sales Producer

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

    Pros

    Reputable Company. Stay up to date with Technology. Easy systems. Decent products.

    Cons

    Producer does the work Agent reaps the benefits. Very low pay. No renewals. Producer Responsible to field all calls cutting into sales calls and appointments. Trending toward no face to face interaction. Only way to make money is making 100 calls a day from a cold calling list that rarely has a decent prospect. At the discretion of the agent, forced to punch a clock. No benefits. First month in wrote over 20k in premium and received 2k in compensation. A 90/10 split doesnt quite seem as a fair compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Just because its a trend doesnt necessarily mean its the only way to get things done. Your producers make you the money and the agents are nothing but managers. Compensate those that make you money. Dont get away from face to face interaction as this is key in this business and for retention.


  5. "Good starter job but thats it."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good learning experience to get your foot in the door.

    Cons

    Allstate keeps you handcuffed. They dont insure in Florida. Too many restrictions. No growth potential. Learn what you need and get out.


  6. "Agency Owner"

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    Former Employee - Agency Owner in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Agency Owner in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to run your own business

    Cons

    Allstate use to be a wonderful company to work for. Over my 21 years with the company, I saw a change in the culture where all they cared about was profit. The customers were just a number and management figured they could just replace them with new ones. Same mentality with the Agency Owners. Your customers and agents are the ones who made this company what it was. You should take care of both of them!

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the customers and agents. Stop giving incentives to customers to switch to Allstate and then going up on their rates every year! This is a bad business model and will eventually destroy this once wonderful company.


  7. "Corporate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Big name that people recognize

    Cons

    Too big of a company.

  8. "Very Cliquey and Political"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allstate full-time

    Pros

    They provide many amenities for employees to enjoy in the downtown Chicago office. (Ping pong tables, free breakfast, etc.)

    Cons

    Promotion decisions are almost entirely based on political reasons and many managers are incompetent as a result.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on thinking more objectively instead of being biased toward or against employees due to how well you like them socially.


  9. "Claims service specialists"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allstate full-time

    Pros

    Amazing, fair and good benfits

    Cons

    A lot of time spent there


  10. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Agent in Lancaster, CA
    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Agent in Lancaster, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Weekends off and major holiday's.

    Cons

    No overtime and community events


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