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"Transforming an old giant into a leaner and more agile company"

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Former Employee - Project Manager in Northbrook, IL
Former Employee - Project Manager in Northbrook, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Allstate full-time

Pros

The people are very welcoming and friendly. There are an unlimited number of opportunities to be creative, innovative and help the company grow.

Cons

The downside to Allstate is that they think about career progressions very linearly. If you are hired as a financial analyst, you will follow the same career path that countless others have followed. They lack the HR wherewithal and creativity to identify or validate the true value in peoples' abilities outside of prescribed position requirements.

If you want mobility at Allstate, make sure you are hired into the area that you truly want to work in long-term.

Advice to Management

Create better practices for identifying internal talent. The old ways still get the same results.

When will you goofs learn that it's more important to have someone who want to kill it at the job than someone who has the specific knowledge?

Other Employee Reviews for Allstate

  1. "Regional Support Office of Allstate Insurance Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Allstate full-time

    Pros

    Good people, many, many long-term employees 25+ years supporting a strong agency force. Financially stable, profitable company. Flexible work hours. Short term development opportunities to work at H/O in Northbrook. Feels like a family.

    Cons

    Even with flex start times, many exempt employees regularly work 10-12 hour days with no allowance for comp-time. As a result,work/life balance suffers. Always looking to trim expenses, educational opportunties/tuition reimbursement are often not approved. Workforce reduction over the last 5 years in the agency force as well as the regional support office has hurt morale. Salaries are average or to below average for the Seattle area. Senior management displays cliquish attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Don't overlook loyal employees and look for ways to mentor, develop and challenge them. Be aware of a significant lack of work/life balance due to cuts in staffing Too many are being required to do the work of 2 or 3 people. Keep in mind that employee satisfaction and recognition is critical to your success. Look for ways to encourage employees to represent and advocate the Allstate brand.


  2. "Reputable company with customer service that is second to none"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Life Producer in Gadsden, AL
    Current Employee - Life Producer in Gadsden, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Allstate is a solid company with a firm foundation-they treat their employees very well. There are plenty of opportunities to earn trips and incentives for which Allstate spares no expense. There is opportunity for unlimited growth-that is , there is no "ceiling".

    Cons

    Working in sales requires a great deal of self discipline and time management. Sales have down periods-so you have to manage your income accordingly.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more incentives and bonuses to boost sales

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