Allstate Reviews

Updated 24 April, 2015
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Allstate Chairman, President, and CEO Thomas J. Wilson II
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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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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    A place with many opportunities. Great Work/Life balance. Strong company that's only getting stronger.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Northbrook, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Northbrook, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Work/Life is best in the industry. People are in general very happy at Allstate. Many employer sponsored events. Summer hours will generally be very flexible. Holidays and benefits are better than I have seen at many other companies. Allstate is a favorite of people with families and soon to be moms.

    Cons

    Management really tries to create opportunities for further advancement but there are times when there are none. If in an situation, your team/department is going through organizational changes, there is a big possibility you might have to quickly move on/out or you could either be put in somewhere or will have to leave. Very rarely does this happen though.

    Allstate Response

    Apr 06, 2015Employment Brand Manager

    Thank you for your input. Employee feedback helps us continue to grow and improve. Keep it coming! ^Jessica

  2. Great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Leadership Development Program
    Former Employee - Leadership Development Program

    I worked at Allstate full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities helped me realize uncapped potential.

    Cons

    Very fast paced and demanding.

    Advice to Management

    Always emphasize continuous learning.

  3. Easy going team

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Staff in Markham, ON
    Former Employee - IT Staff in Markham, ON

    I worked at Allstate full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    A lot of people in this organization are celebrating their 30th year milestone with the organization and some even longer. This tells you that people have stuck around for some very good reasons.

    Cons

    Not many cons to speak of. A few bullies who get promoted because you have others in strategic positions who use the bullies to do their dirty work, Life goes on.

    Advice to Management

    If you think you can get the bullies to do your dirty work, its not a good idea.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    No management structure

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    • 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 a year)

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

    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 Management

    Consider dividing work more evenly amongst employees.

  6. Friendly, Caring, Co-operative, Relaxed Environment

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    • 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

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

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    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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

  8. Helpful (2)

    Alright

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allstate full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Helping customers understand and save money on their insurance

    Cons

    Making 80 to 100 cold phone calls per day
    Rigid

    Advice to Management

    Allow reps some flexibility in how to build business

  9. Helpful (1)

    A great place to work

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Need to be more proactive.

    Advice to Management

    Continue on the current course.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Balanced work-life environment

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

  11. Helpful (1)

    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)

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

    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 Management

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

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