Allstate

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Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Allentown, PA (US)
Current Employee - Sales Representative in Allentown, PA (US)

Pros

Brand name, good claims service.

Cons

Low commissions, unusual quota systems from company.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Allstate

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great company trying to repair several years of key mistakes

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

    Pros

    Brand is #1. Work life balance. New culture work is helpful to holding Sr leaders more accountable for their decsions, employee development and results. Financially solid. New President seems to understand how to turn the company around.

    The CEO has done a nice job managing the investment portfolio and the Company has stayed strong throughout the recession.

    Cons

    Sr leaders have have made some strategic blunders in the past 10 years. It will be interesting to see if new President <Matt Winter>, can successfully execute on his vision and strategies.

    By the way, if you are a minority, specifically Hispanic or Afro American, you will not go past a certain level in the Company, The Company is dominated by White Sr leaders and does not seem to care about diversity in relation to the SR leadership ranks.

    We have been going through a period of hiring Sr leaders from the outside who look great on paper but they have not been successful. The ones that have been successful have come with good industry experience. A Northwestern MBA and a few years with a consultant firm does not translate into success at a Company like Allstate despite the CEOs best wishes.

    Technology is inefficient and outdated. The Company needs to invest heavily in upgrading infrastructure. While they say they encourage innovation, there is little budget and tolerance for testing and devolving cutting edge solutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Give Matt Winter the authority to do what he says he wants to do.
    2. Fix your agency relationships. if necessary consider a bigger independent agent footprint
    3. Invest in technology and innovation.
    4. Promote from inside or from the industry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    I could no longer be proud of the company I worked for.

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    Current Employee - Senior .NET Developer  in  Irving, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior .NET Developer in Irving, TX (US)

    Pros

    Allstate as a company encourages employees to take care of their families and is head and shoulders promoting a diverse workforce.

    Cons

    Promoting a diverse workforce and promoting on an agenda are competing ideologies.
    Many qualified\competent and experienced candidates for promotion are actively overlooked based upon an agenda of being diverse no matter what the cost. Many culturally\racially diverse individuals who are promoted without being vetted are unprepared and unqualified for the leadership positions they are placed in, this causes friction in a company that is also actively outsourcing much of it's skilled positions oversees. The company's future is unsure and ultimately they are shedding experienced and talented people much faster than they can replace them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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