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"Great place to work for health and live balance"

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

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

Pros

Able to work from home, medical facility on campus, gym, health programs, pension and 401k

Cons

Usual bell curve for promotions - hard to get, over the last several years it seems to be much harder to get a decent raise

Advice to Management

Too much work and not enough people creates a stressful environment, benefits keep decreasing every year in some areas

Other Employee Reviews for Allstate

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Love the company, hate the job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Resolution Specialist in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Customer Resolution Specialist in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great benefits, 5 weeks paid vacation, flexible scheduling with opportunities to make up time missed instead of spending PTO, 401k. All benefits start day one, including pro-rated PTO.
    - Great work/life balance. Allstate cares about its employees and does a lot of different things to make coming to work less stressful.
    - They ease you into the job with 3 months of paid training and 60 days of on-the-floor mentorship from senior reps. If you're new to insurance this is absolutely essential.

    Cons

    - Very stressful position. Sometimes you can help a customer resolve a situation, and sometimes you have to have conversations where you're telling someone whose life depends on it that the answer is no.
    - First day of training they told us, "The only thing constant at Allstate is change." And it's true. Your processes will change on a daily basis. Things you used to be allowed to do will be taken away. 99% of things you need processed will have to be sent to a different department to get it done. And don't count on that last 1% sticking around for very long.
    - Attention to detail and organizational skills are an absolute must. You can't put anything off or you will fall further and further behind on your work.
    - Too much focus on audits, not enough focus on actually helping customers regardless of the situation.
    - While the company "supports" lateral moves or even promotions, you cannot apply for any new position during your first year of employment. On average, it takes 3-5 years to get out of the ASAP department if you are attempting to apply for other positions on a regular basis.

    Advice to Management

    Tell it like it is when you make the job offer. Let candidates sit with an ASAP rep and see what it's like to actually do this job day in and day out. Weed out the ones (like me) who would have had second thoughts if they knew what this job entails.


  2. "Good, stable environment, typical of corporate America"

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

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

    Pros

    work/life balance
    benefits
    focus on employees' well-being
    huge company with many opportunities to switch roles and/or try out different career paths

    Cons

    too much money spent on campus landscaping, etc.


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