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Allstate Reviews

Updated 20 August 2014
Updated 20 August 2014
1,245 Reviews

3.4
1,245 Reviews
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Allstate Chairman, President, and CEO Thomas J. Wilson II
Thomas J. Wilson II
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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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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

    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

    Pros

    Carrer progression and work life balance

    Cons

    None really, great people, great culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work before they became obsessed with the stock price and outsourced everthing but claims overseas

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    Former Employee - Computer Operations Specialist  in  Irving, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Computer Operations Specialist in Irving, TX (US)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at Allstate and would have never left if I was not outsourced out of my position. The people are great, and the technology was constantly evolving. Initially it was equally focused on the Customer, Stockholder, and Employee, and it was fun to work there, as there were frequent employee activities, rewards, and recognition. Regretably that changed to focus on just the Stockholder, and much of the fun dried up.

    Cons

    First came downsizing, and then offshore outsourcing, those who remained were double and triple tasked. Told their motivation to do a good job was to keep their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership from the Director level down is terrific, they listen, and care. Upper level management should be aware that if you value quality service for your customers, then you need employees that are invested in your success and not contracted outside the company overseas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Management leadership culture training

    Cons

    Benefits and coworkers are sub par

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Changes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Enjoyed working at Allstate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Provided great exposure to Project Management

    Cons

    Nothing specific. I have enjoyed working at Allstate

  7.  

    Great Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Northbrook, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL (US)

    Pros

    I was an intern at Allstate. I could not have asked for a better group of people to work with. All of my co-workers took time to help me learn and show me the ropes of the business. The work was interesting and the company has a great work/life balance.

    Cons

    None, great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader  in  Birmingham, AL (US)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Birmingham, AL (US)

    Pros

    Decent Salary, great benefits, Wonderful Recognition
    Great culture for the most part

    Cons

    No Real Bonuses but everything else was great

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    satisfying,rewarding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Total Loss Adjuster  in  Richardson, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Total Loss Adjuster in Richardson, TX (US)

    Pros

    good pay, good training,good people to work with

    Cons

    too much repetition,training should include actual meaning of tasks assigned

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need merge some the tasks together,a lot of repetition

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Licensed Senior Sales Agent

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    Former Employee - Senior Agent  in  Erie, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Agent in Erie, PA (US)

    Pros

    It was a fantastic work enviroment, with unlimited possiblitites, and they (Allstate) were ery god on training, and eithics, conflict of Interest. Tim Allen, and Julie Parker were agency owners, and I cant say enough good. Fantastic company!

    Cons

    80% commissioned, better salary, to make sure income, with trailers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A place with many opportunities. Great Work/Life balance. Strong company that's only getting stronger.

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Northbrook, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Northbrook, IL (US)

    Pros

    Work/Life is best in the industry. People are in general very happy at Allstate. Many employer sponsored events. Summer hours will generally be very flexible. Holidays and benefits are better than I have seen at many other companies. Allstate is a favorite of people with families and soon to be moms.

    Cons

    Management really tries to create opportunities for further advancement but there are times when there are none. If in an situation, your team/department is going through organizational changes, there is a big possibility you might have to quickly move on/out or you could either be put in somewhere or will have to leave. Very rarely does this happen though.

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