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"Excellent though very challenging position"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Agency Owner in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Agency Owner in Houston, TX
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Fair, honest and progressive company. The current management team is the best that I've seen in my 27 years with the company. I am comfortable that management is working to make things the best possible.

Cons

Insurance is a volatile industry. Not just Allstate but all of them. It can be quite the roller coaster sometimes.

Advice to Management

Stay on the current course. Things feel like we are gaining ground and doing well. Keep listening to the field and making them feel that their opinions matter.

Other Employee Reviews for Allstate

  1. Helpful (3)

    "It's not "what you know" but "how you show""

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Northbrook, IL
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Generous and flexible paid time off
    Transparency with upper management
    Great, friendly co-workers
    Upper management wants to make it a good place to work
    Convenient location for suburbanites

    Cons

    Knowledge, experience, worth ethic, and accomplishments will not guarantee promotions or even pay increases that keep up with the pace of inflation
    Many people in senior management levels lack technical insurance knowledge; Some of the smartest people in the organization are the "doers" in the trenches who are not being rewarded for their contributions
    Many great employees excluded from sufficient promotional, pay increase, or recognition; Others reaping benefits of large rewards based on who they know and "how they show" (i.e., their appearance and demeanor)
    Corporation is so large that it is impossible for employees to truly understand the needs of agents and customers
    Overwhelming systems overhead makes it extremely difficult to respond to marketplace trends quickly
    Being detail oriented as an employee is detrimental to their career growth
    Way too much movement within the organization, employees never have to live with the consequence of their actions because they have already moved onto their next role

    Advice to Management

    Realize that there is more to an employee's performance and day-to-day contributions than how they present themselves in meetings
    Do not overvalue leadership skills; although they are important, it is not more important than true experience, technical knowledge, and work ethic
    Shrink the spread of merit increases. Some people who are getting 0-1% raises are just as valuable, bright, hard working, and dedicated as some of the people getting promoted every one to two years


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Not worth losing your sanity over this job!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good amount of PTOs
    Flexibility in your schedule

    Cons

    Unbearable workload, not enough hours in the day for the job
    Management is not consistent, everyone gives you a different answer
    Support from Management is almost never available
    Every step has a thousand processes and you are responsible for each one of them
    Compensation is weak, you can win gas cards for meeting the goal but they get taxed for them in your check, so you end up getting half the value of the card


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