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Allstate Reviews

Updated 29 January 2015
Updated 29 January 2015
1,438 Reviews
3.4
1,438 Reviews
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Allstate Chairman, President, and CEO Thomas J. Wilson II
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a huge emphasis on work/life balance in most departments (in 164 reviews)

  • Good benefits, good work-life balance, flexible work arrangements (in 69 reviews)


Cons
  • working on every weekend no time to spend with family work life balance sucks (in 26 reviews)

  • upper management likes the best (usually a friend or family member) (in 40 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 (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.  

    Dire

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland

    I worked at Allstate full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pays the bill's, Office looks flashy on the 4th floor.

    Cons

    Poor Management who mostly come from a non technical background.
    HR inept, hired for one thing thrown into a none role.
    Get out when you can.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shape up before Allstate ship out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Former Employee - Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland

    I worked at Allstate full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Carrer progression and work life balance

    Cons

    None really, great people, great culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Career Progression at Non-Bonus Levels

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Program Manager in Northbrook, IL (US)
    Current Employee - IT Program Manager in Northbrook, IL (US)

    I have been working at Allstate full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many levels at non-bonus levels allow for many opportunities to improve position and salary. Still "pay for performance" and I am OK with that.

    Cons

    Once you get to the first bonus level that opportunities are few and far between as the organization continues to flatten to flatten out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allstate will lose it's top performers if the company does not offer opportunities at the upper levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Draper, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Draper, UT (US)

    I worked at Allstate

    Pros

    Location, Time schedule, Pay was great. good benefits

    Cons

    There are no cons whatsoever in this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    There were very nice people that worked here. It was kind of like a family even though my time was very brief.

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    Former Employee - Telemarketer in West Columbia, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Telemarketer in West Columbia, SC (US)

    I worked at Allstate part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I got to make my own hours, met some nice people, I helped a lot of people, and talking with people was fun as well.

    Cons

    I cannot really think of any cons except that I wish I was not let go from this company. I really had a good time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think of ways to keep the little people around because they may become valuable to your company in the future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I loved working for Allstate insurance.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant

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

    Pros

    Very great at welcoming you as family.

    Cons

    The customers can be rude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None whatsoever, I loved it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Always something to do

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    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Livermore, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Livermore, CA (US)

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    Great training, good management, never be afraid to ask questions, and room for growth. Friendly environment and there is always something to do.

    Cons

    Job can be repetitive, cliques, favoritism, some mangers like quantity over quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I didn't know that walking around and not doing your job results in raises, awards, and promotions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great time to be an Allstater (corporate)

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

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

    Pros

    Company is growing like a weed due to some really positive business practice changes in recent history.

    It's nearly impossible to get fired; this makes it a great company for someone who doesn't have a ton of experience but is a hard worker. Failing is seen as process of learning.

    Allstate is transforming from a 'gut-feeling' decision company to data-driven decision company. This means younger/fresher minds making big decisions.

    Great benefits.

    New senior managers are superior to those they are replacing. This company has a great future.

    Cons

    Old company that is stuck in its ways. Many of the managers were successful 20-30 years ago and have held on to their comfortable job for the pension. These managers don't want to rock the boat or risk their career on a new project, so things move very slowly.

    The top 25% of talent is not adequately compensated for their abilities. The top 5% of talent is promoted very quickly through the very limited management spots at Allstate. The next 20% of talent occasionally gets an analyst promotion (~10% pay increase and no new responsibilities) and maxes out their annual merit increase (~7% per year). This group could make substantially more at a start-up-style company.

    The best workers don't have much work-life balance, but the typical 9-5 employee does not progress in their career. At Allstate, you really have to choose between the two.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be less management layers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great opportunity to learn about insurance

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Licensed Sales Producer in Libertyville, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Licensed Sales Producer in Libertyville, IL (US)

    I worked at Allstate

    Pros

    Hours, customer interaction, great coworkers

    Cons

    No benefits such as medical or dental, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits would be a huge plus

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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