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Allstate Reviews

Updated 23 October, 2014
Updated 23 October, 2014
1,318 Reviews
3.4
1,318 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 156 reviews)

  • Good benefits, good work-life balance, flexible work arrangements (in 66 reviews)


Cons
  • working on every weekend no time to spend with family work life balance sucks (in 24 reviews)

  • upper management likes the best (usually a friend or family member) (in 36 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Leadership Development Program
    Former Employee - Leadership Development Program

    I worked at Allstate full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunities helped me realize uncapped potential.

    Cons

    Very fast paced and demanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always emphasize continuous learning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    No management structure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Adjuster in Markham, ON
    Current Employee - Assistant Adjuster in Markham, ON

    I have been working at Allstate part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Can take a breather sometimes between calls.
    Offered good hours, 12-8.
    People can get sometimes nice at work.

    Cons

    No management around to make sure everybody does their work.
    Poor training and expectations are not clear.
    Support from management is poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider dividing work more evenly amongst employees.

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

    Friendly, Caring, Co-operative, Relaxed Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Accountant in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Allstate full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good middle management
    Good colleagues
    Allows additional vacation time (tax-free) or cash (taxable) in lieu of HSA balance

    Cons

    Benefits are OK. Life insurance is self paid and mandatory.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Gained work experience on Multiple projects like Claim application, Insurance Quotes System and Policy Administration

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst/QA Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Business Analyst/QA Analyst in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Allstate full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I was involved in all phases of Project life cycle, starting from Gathering Requirements to Test closure. Team are very friendly with each other starting from project manager, Team Manager, Developers and Testers. Every one has focus on project, positive attitude.

    Cons

    Implementing Testing Standards, Procedures and Practices.
    Implemented Fish Bone diagram o ensure the coverage of testing, Testing Metrics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am a BA /QA Analyst with extensive experience in Business Requirements Gathering, Analysis, Feasibility and Gap analysis, Documentation, Use cases and UML for CIBC. I have 5+ years of experience in Developing and maintaining Test scripts, analyzing bugs and interacting with development team members in fixing the defects and actively participated in project status meeting and Involved in all phases of the SDLC from Requirements analysis, Test Strategy development, Test case development, Test case execution, Defect Management for System testing ,UAT Testing.
    I feel that my creative process will benefit both QA team and BA team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Alright

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allstate full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Helping customers understand and save money on their insurance

    Cons

    Making 80 to 100 cold phone calls per day
    Rigid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow reps some flexibility in how to build business

    Recommends
  7.  

    A great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Claims in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to advance, employer is very supportive of Training / Self Development

    Cons

    Need to be more proactive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue on the current course.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Balanced work-life environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Markham, ON
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Markham, ON

    I have been working at Allstate full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good for work life balance. average salary in the IT sector. Good bonus compensation each year but was better a few years back.

    Cons

    Still struggling to identifying low and high performers. average salaries with mediocre benefits. Rush hour traffic congestion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    50 best employers?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Underwriter
    Current Employee - Underwriter

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

    Pros

    flexible time management, opportunity to work from home, fun people to work with

    Cons

    lower pay scale, no bonus based on performance, little recognition, little opportunity for advancement, does not encourage strong work ethic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    encourage people to shine and reward that work ethic. encourage customer service to staff and customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company terrible executive team.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allstate

    Pros

    Good location, good coworkers, decent benefits

    Cons

    Poor vp structure, mostly US folks passing through, too much control by HR

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to shine

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Training was great, management not so great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, not easy to move up

    Cons

    Working in a small business environment with only 7 co workers. Manager manages two offices. Not there when you need them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a manager for each agency.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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