Allstate
3.1 of 5 1,042 reviews
www.allstate.com Northbrook, IL 5000+ Employees

Allstate Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.1 1,042 reviews

                             

44% Approve of the CEO

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

Thomas J. Wilson II

(538 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 129 reviews
  • "Good benefits including pension and 401K with company match after 3 years"
    in 55 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work/Life balance can be tough, especially for single mothers"
    in 17 reviews
  • "Performance review is predetermined based on force ranking by upper management"
    in 31 reviews
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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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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

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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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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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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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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Good place to work.. good learning opportunity and possible great prospects

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

Pros1) Growth prospects are good in Bangalore Allstate, since its a new set up and is growing rapidly.
2) Good work-life balance, free cabs morning 9:15 - 6.15pm :- No one stares at you if you leave at 6pm.
3) Senior management is open to employee suggestions and encourage employee friendly policies.
For example: Company had "formal" work attire policy. Due to employee feedback, they recently revoked the policy to allow casuals throughout the week.
4) Good infrastructure : Honey comb structured cubicles. Loads of cubicle space. refreshment breakout tables and chairs provided close to workplaces. Actual "Ergonomic" chairs provided. everything is the same as in the US home office.
5) Nice work culture as of now :- hope it stays the same. No politics encouraged as of now.
6) Good salary offered :- given the requirement, they are ready to pay well for good resources.

Cons1) Food :- No good food available. 98% people rely on carrying their lunch boxes.
2) Since its a new facility, it would take time to get everything in place and up and running.
3) No onsite opportunities, since the home office folks are already part of same organisation.
4) Variable pay :- Paid in full 100% or more. But cycle is from Jan- Dec, and they pay in March(quite late). Note: - Even if you put ur paper down on March 30th , you dont get paid 1 full year's VP. If you put your papers on April 2nd, you serve notice and get out after 2 months. So u miss out "minimum" Jan- May end (5 months) variable pay. Basically dont count the variable for a year, if you resign.

Advice to Senior ManagementVariable pay policy needs to be changed. This is the only unfair thing in Allstate Solutions Private limited now.

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

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Great Company

Licensed Sales Producer (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

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

ProsCoworkers, Allowed to be creative

ConsCustomers were constantly difficult to deal with

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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