Managed three insurance agencies that served over 5,000 policyholders
Agency Principal (Former Employee) – San Ramon, Fairfield and Livermore – 8 December 2012
A typical day included meeting with clients in person and on the phone performing policy reviews and cross selling. I focused primarily on financial services products and my staff focused on the auto and homeowner sales. I learned patience and persistence with clients and mastered the art of the follow up! I refuse to lose sales simply because of a failure to follow up and ask for the business. The hardest part of the business was losing clients because of conflict outside my control (claims) that may have been with me for years.
flexible schedule and unlimited income potential.
explaining rate increases to people who never had a claim
Business Development Agent (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 24 August 2017
I did not do enough research into Allstate before I accepted this position. Allstate no longer runs an operation in which an agent can "own" their book of business. Once a sale is made the chance of you talking again to that client are very slim. Turned into a call centre with the occasional walk in.
Business Analyst (Current Employee) – Markham, ON – 21 June 2017
A great place to work. The people are great and they offer work from home which is great. The foCus system is unique and like no other. It is complex and the billing is even more complex and hare to learn. What you learn about this system cannot be used anywhere else, as most other Insurance companies are using Guidwire. I enjoy the work from home part of the job the most.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 11 June 2017
A typical day consists of faxing classified documentation to lawyers and medical offices, scanning important medical files, Extended Healthcare Benefits, OCF's, and motor vehicle accident claims, and uploading to classified folders. I learnt how to manage my time efficiently and complete required tasks with accuracy.
Senior Business Development Agent (Current Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 15 April 2017
Allstate is a good company to work for. They give you opportunities to make a great income, while providing tools to succeed. Allstate has a strong company culture that provides you with a good atmosphere to work in.
Market Performance Integration Specialist (Current Employee) – Markham, ON – 22 March 2017
My current manager is not my preferred type of boss. He replaced a great manager, so it is easy to see where he lacks skills. The upper management are wonderful. Allstate has a great work from home commitment. Allstate has a great benefit package and cares about their employees. I am on the JHSC, United way team, 1st aid team and the health and wellness team. Allstate is aware that a 'work / life' balance is key to a happy employee.
Amazing VP's and Directors
Managers should take note of higher management performance and try to mimic
Licensed Insurance Advisor (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 3 February 2017
Busy high pace job multi tasking 3 weeks paid vacation wonderful managers pay needs some work-low pay bracket in my opinion great lunches and breaks no mico managing they push you and educate you on a monthly basis
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AGENT (Former Employee) – Kitchener-Waterloo, ON – 9 November 2016
A typical day at work for a new advisor is 100% cold calling. To be honest it was a struggle day after day--I was advised that there would be a fair bit of inbound and in office traffic which was not the case. I learned how this industry works and how employees are expected to succeed. I wasnt able to find an enjoyable part of the job other than the conversations with co-workers--I was advised it was coming but every month turned out to be the same disappointing result.