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Allstate Reviews

Updated 21 September 2014
Updated 21 September 2014
1,270 Reviews
3.4
1,270 Reviews
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Allstate Chairman, President, and CEO Thomas J. Wilson II
Thomas J. Wilson II
654 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work life balance is ok in some departments and under good managers (in 141 reviews)

  • My current department offers work from home once a week which is great (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • The work/life balance is sorely out of wack for exempt personal (in 19 reviews)

  • upper management likes the best (usually a friend or family member) (in 34 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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    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. 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start

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    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.  

    Great

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    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Allstate walks the talk of work/life balance

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    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
  9.  

    Wonderful place to work

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    Current Employee - Claims Service Adjuster  in  Suffern, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Claims Service Adjuster in Suffern, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. The office works as a big team. Coworkers are like family.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to advance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Experience in Claims, Call Centers and Underwriting

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great leaders, great work/life balance, promotional opportunities, retirement benefite, challenging work

    Cons

    Salary was not always comensurate with work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work on developing people and just being a great place to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A company that changes constantly which can be both good and bad. Lots of employee benefits and I love the flexibility.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    Flexibility, work/life balance, lots of movement and opportunities to move within the company

    Cons

    Sometimes the internal corporate politics can be overwhelming

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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