Allstate
3.1 of 5 1,038 reviews
www.allstate.com Northbrook, IL 5000+ Employees

Allstate Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.1 1,038 reviews

                             

44% Approve of the CEO

Allstate Chairman, President, and CEO Thomas J. Wilson II

Thomas J. Wilson II

(537 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The work life balance is ok in some departments and under good managers"
    in 115 reviews
  • "Good benefits including pension and 401K with company match after 3 years"
    in 49 reviews
Cons:
  • "This position is VERY stressful and it is hard to maintain a work/life balance"
    in 16 reviews
  • "Performance review is predetermined based on force ranking by upper management"
    in 31 reviews
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The civil service of the local IT companies

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Belfast, Northern Ireland

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

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementReplace desktops with laptops; invest in video conferencing; reduce bureaucracy.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Consultant (Former Employee)
Belfast, Northern Ireland

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

ProsCarrer progression and work life balance

ConsNone really, great people, great culture

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Employees Well-Intentioned--Mgmt Not So Much

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Northbrook, IL (US)

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

ProsOpportunity to work on many varied projects. Benefits are good.

ConsPersonal agendas undermine project goals. Seems mgmt is only concerned with protecting their ASS-ets in case the project doesn't deliver. Happens all the time. Not isolated.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees regarding past campaigns. Every new mgr revisits the same issues with the same approach that didn't work previously. Of course, the results are the same. Apply definition of insanity here...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Allstate

ProsGreat company to work for. Excellent facility. Good benefits.

ConsThere is nothing that I can think of as now.

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Challenging job

Medical Pay Inside Claims Trainee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsAllright pay for someone straight out of college, reasonable hours, benefits.

ConsVery high traffic in phone-calls, lots of training needed, mandatory insurance license

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great time off. Expensive Benefits.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Hudson, OH (US)

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

ProsPromotions are easy if you know someone, or if the right person is in your corner.

ConsIf the right people don't like you, it takes forever to change that image.

Advice to Senior ManagementUse common sense. It will pay off.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company over all

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Allstate

ProsAllstate is a good company for work family balance, hours are flexiable. Most jobs are ok

ConsManagment, lots of Process, directions are not always clear.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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great company

Finance (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

Prosgreat company for employees and good working environment

Consno doubt for cons. great company

Advice to Senior Managementnone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not A Bad Place To Work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat time off. 20 paid vacation days for 1st year. 401K and other retirement plans.

ConsNot a great wage and raises aren't much.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake quicker promotions

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Could have moved toward Excellence

Field Trainer (Current Employee)
Jacksonville, FL (US)

I have been working at Allstate full-time for more than 5 years

ProsCurrent direct report is empowering

ConsLimited and slow growth for career enhancement

Advice to Senior ManagementEngage open hearts, Encourage seekers, Equip followers, and Empower leaders

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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