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Allstate Reviews

Updated 5 March 2015
Updated 5 March 2015
1,489 Reviews
3.4
1,489 Reviews
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Allstate Chairman, President, and CEO Thomas J. Wilson II
Thomas J. Wilson II
738 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    The civil service of the local IT companies

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.  

    Allstate is a great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and a lot of internal job opportunities

    Cons

    A bit hierarchical and conservative

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Satisfaction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Specialist in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Specialist in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    Great Team Environment. Great management support

    Cons

    Constant Compensation Change. Lack of Personal Financial Security

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to improve compensation satisfaction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company, wonderful people to work with and lots of vacation days

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    The people at work are very helpful, you are appreciated for bringing in new ideas and improvements in processes are seen big.

    Cons

    Lots of work and overtime, constantly changing environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to give employees a break..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Allstate Response

    Mar 05, 2015Employment Brand Manager

    Thanks for your feedback, positive and constructive. Your input here and in employee surveys will help us continue to improve. Keep bringing new ideas! ^Jessica

  8.  

    Good hands. Great work. Awesome opportunity!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    Excellent Employee Benefits, Awesome Employee Culture, a great palce to worka nd thrive.

    Cons

    Hallways have many blind corners, constantly bumping into people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Allstate Response

    Mar 05, 2015Employment Brand Manager

    Thank you for your input. Employee feedback helps us continue to make Allstate a great place to work. See you in the hallways. ^Jessica

  9.  

    Agency Owner

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Exclusive Agent in Fredericksburg, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Exclusive Agent in Fredericksburg, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with my clients, formed lasting relationships, developed own marketing plan, use of own computer systems, addition of products and services

    Cons

    lack of communication from upper management, policy item count too high especially when the economy was not doing well, placing unrealistic expectations on the agency no matter the size, some managers only paid attention to the agents that were expected to hit their numbers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to all of the agents, not all of the agency work the same, not all agencies operate the same way and by making them do so can cause problems, have an agent hotline number so that if there is a possible contract termination an agent can have a valid concern addressed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    ABI (Allstate Business Insurance)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Agency Support Representative in Northbrook, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Agency Support Representative in Northbrook, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Certain areas have experience managers that will empower the team to move forward and closer to their professional goal.
    Good benefits overall.

    Cons

    Company-wide policies are sometimes ignored in some departments.
    Strong micro-management presence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegate, cross-train and put down in writing the responsibilities/limitations of each position open to other employees. There's a lot of confusion with that generating extra work in every department involved and frustration on the agent/customer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A Great Place to Serve and Prosper

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Counsel in Memphis, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Staff Counsel in Memphis, TN (US)

    I have been working at Allstate

    Pros

    This is a company that rewards excellence and innovation and puts customer satisfaction as a top priority. Emphasizes the importance of ethical behavior and recognizes the advantages of diversity in the workplace. It has been my privilege to serve Allstate as a staff counsel in the field for 17 years and I look forward to many more years of satisfying the legal needs of its customers. Compensation, comprehensive benefits and a genuine recognition of the need for work-life balance.

    Cons

    Only those common to a corporation of its size,, mainly bureaucratic in nature.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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