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Allstate Reviews

Updated 1 October 2014
Updated 1 October 2014
1,278 Reviews
3.4
1,278 Reviews
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Allstate Chairman, President, and CEO Thomas J. Wilson II
Thomas J. Wilson II
655 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a huge emphasis on work/life balance in most departments (in 154 reviews)

  • Good benefits, good work-life balance, flexible work arrangements (in 65 reviews)


Cons
  • The work/life balance is sorely out of wack for exempt personal (in 20 reviews)

  • upper management likes the best (usually a friend or family member) (in 35 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    The civil service of the local IT companies

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland

    I worked at Allstate full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Laid back. Flexible. Lots of social activities. Easy work. Clearly defined roles & responsibilities; processes; org charts.

    Cons

    No training. Low salaries compared to other IT companies. No real career progression. Bureaucratic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace desktops with laptops; invest in video conferencing; reduce bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Former Employee - Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland

    I worked at Allstate full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Carrer progression and work life balance

    Cons

    None really, great people, great culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic Opportunities

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Claims Adjuster  in  Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Inside Claims Adjuster in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I have been working at Allstate full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    For an entry level job, in today's economy, this is great. The pay isn't the most, but it sure isn't the least. Management has actively coached and groomed employees here for success. The learning never stops. There are weekly classes that we attend to continue to review and learn new topics. Our VP came to our office a few weeks back and just sat and talked with us about what we did and didn't like. How often do you get your VP to come hangout while wearing jeans and just say whatever you feel? I would imaging, not very often.

    Cons

    I honestly can't say one bad thing about Allstate. I am not saying it is perfect and it's the best. However, if you sit and think about what work could be like, versus what it is actually like, I see no reason to complain. My worst day at Allstate is worlds better, than my best day at previous jobs. Be humble, work hard, and you will do great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue cultivating a wonderful environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to start

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Allstate full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Continuing education, good benefits and work/life balance

    Cons

    You have to watch your back and protect your clients/contacts. You can't rely on management for support. Watch your earnings very carefully.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be shady. Your employees notice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company, top brand and recognition, the name sells itself.

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    Former Employee - Allstate Insurance Agent  in  Tucson, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Allstate Insurance Agent in Tucson, AZ (US)

    I worked at Allstate full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very good compensation schedule, high level training, quality products for your clients.

    Cons

    If you are an insurance agent, you are captive, compensation structure for agents is a higher percentage the first few years of contract then decreases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to innovate and stay cutting edge with marketing and brand recognition. Add bonuses to compensation throughout the contract, especially for new business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It was a great starting point.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Arlington, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Arlington, TX (US)

    I worked at Allstate full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    My time was well spent at the agency. I learned a lot about the insurance industry.

    Cons

    Pay rate was too low for the amount of work and the there were no medical benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer a compensation and medical benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Satisfying Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Actuarial Intern  in  Northbrook, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Actuarial Intern in Northbrook, IL (US)

    I worked at Allstate as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Pays well, people are wonderful, work is challenging but manageable. Really feel like you're making a difference. The campus is a great place to work at, with many activities always going on. Great mentorship program in place so that you don't feel alone in such a large program.

    Cons

    If you're not from the Chicago area, it can be a little overwhelming.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Love It!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allstate

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement, communication, rewarding experiences. They really seem to care about each employee and getting to know them

    Cons

    Longs hours and low bonuses. But overall the pay seems to be sufficient comparatively. I liked my time here although short.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Analyst  in  Northbrook, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Northbrook, IL (US)

    I worked at Allstate full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Place to work for, Solid training program, Great benefits and pay, Volunteer opportunities through Allstate Helping Hands.

    Cons

    Some managers look at you as if you are a number and not a person.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Allstate walks the talk of work/life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Researcher  in  Northbrook, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Researcher in Northbrook, IL (US)

    I have been working at Allstate full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They provide great opportunities for professional development and networking. Decent inter-company mobility if you're looking for a change of pace. And great benefits and wonderful on-site conveniences like a pharmacy, doctors office, fitness center, dry cleaning, barber shop, nail salon, Starbucks AND Red Mango.

    Cons

    I have experienced a fair amount of frustration due to conflicting leadership styles and frequent reorganization within departments. The only constant at Allstate is change! Haha

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior leadership and individual contributors "get it." It's the middle mangers that need to be supportive of our initiatives and inclusive diversity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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