Allstate - Ever trying to reinvent the wheel. Places individuals without functional experience and knowledge into leadership roles. | Glassdoor
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"Ever trying to reinvent the wheel. Places individuals without functional experience and knowledge into leadership roles."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Allstate in general is a good place to work. They have tried to make the physical location at Home Office a more productive and pleasing environment. Many friendly people there and the work can be challenging

Cons

While constant improvment to move the company ahead should be encouraged, having leaders who do not have functional experience making decisions on process improvements just does not work. While Allstate talks the talk, they do not walk the walk and actually commit and follow through on things. Allstate always seems half hearted in their efforts whether it is employee engagement, diversity, recruitment or any real commitment. Does not think long term. The ROI on any venture must be immediate or they do not think it is worth it. Some things take time and commitment and it seems that Allstate is not willing to put in that time. Unlike State Farm and some other liek companies who can look forward and plan 10, 20 or 30 years in the future, Allstate only looks ahead quarter by quarter. Mutual versus Public I suppose. The pay is also lower in the market for similar work.

Advice to Management

Commit to things and follow through. Invest in the long term with your employees and your community as it will equate to increased business and revenue in the future.

Other Employee Reviews for Allstate

  1. "Enjoyed my time there"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allstate full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to move up if you are willing to relocate and take lateral positions at times.

    Cons

    It is easy to get bogged down in a position.


  2. "Wonderful company, just don't think for yourself."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allstate full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The salary and salary increases were very competitive, and recognition for outstanding customer service was always given. Other small monetary or item-driven rewards were given out as well to boost employee morale.

    Cons

    There are not a lot of health care choices with Allstate. And if you interpret the steps in company policy differently than another coworker or a supervisor, you are severely reprimanded.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes strict adherence to a policy can be severely detrimental to an employee, or even the company in general. More factors and thought, in general, should go into employee retention decisions


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