Allstate Insurance
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Hi im sales agent at Allstate, I do like the company I was recruited for a role that I didn't get, but i thought well the company seems great and I applied elsewhere and got lucky..so i think that says a lot, ALLSTATE is a great company. Recently lots of changes and we are trying to be more innovative and better to met modern changes. That alone can be stressful, but who said sales are easy. There are lots of resources and it's a great place to start a career in Insurance.
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cake on b-day, so much learning resources
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can be stressful, b2c can be tough not everyone understands insurance
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Very stressful days, not enough time to work on the tasks, and the deadlines are unrealistic. Management does not care about your needs. People end up leaving because management always agree to do something about their work structure but they don't do anything to help the teams. As much as you want to help customers they make it very hard for you to provide the right service.
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Great benefits
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You will work over time and will not be paid for it, and the workload and deadlines are unrealistic/ very stressful job, not worth the money
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The work environment is extremely stressful. Customers are very hard to deal with and I often work overtime to finish the work. Management gives a lot of pressure, not support, in order to meet their targets.
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Good salary
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High stress
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The job is competitive. There is a friendly competition between agents. Targets are really high in some locations. You get paid on time. Benefits are really good.
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Pretty good management, the management is really good and are always available as support systems to agents. Personally, just think there should be more support, not enough support for agents.
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Good Management
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Rough customers
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Taking inbound calls for Insurance quotes, Home and Auto. Reviewing customers existing policies to make sure they were adequately covered for risk. Prospecting outbound calls to give potential customers insurance quotes. Handling existing customer needs.
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Productive and interesting place to work at. Collaborative efforts supported.Work-life balance is encouraged and office work environment is practical and comfortable.
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Stuck in current ways, clique like environment. Workplace culture is toxic most enjoyable is the ability to work from home No clear vision or task outline
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The focus is all about your network and your activity level in this role. If your sales numbers are low they place a lot of pressure on you to sell. Drivers are rated on a tier system and this makes closing a sale difficult.
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Waste of tome and energy, Earn nothing and zero opportunitied. I need to input another 50 characters but I really have nothing else to say so I'll just blah blah blah
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A very friendly work environment; and easy to interact with co-workers across the organization. Upper management in IT encourages IT folks to learn new tools and technology.
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Many programs are evolving. There have been many changes organizationally in recent years, departmentally and with senior leadership. Like any company, some areas adapt better than others.
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Its great to work at AllState Insurance company they offer a great work life balance. Their training is detailed and they make sure you are ready for the role you are in. hey do offer a work from home option for employees.
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Created team building program contributing to first ever platinum award for team metrics on two consecutive quarters. Helped launch new satellite office in Collingwood.
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Change in benefits/retirement benefits results in long term employees (over 10 years) seeing a significant financial loss. These are the same employees who have contributed to the company's current financial success. Senior leadership has yet to address why their longest serving employees must bear this cost. But seeing the company's current financial success it's easy to figure out the answer - corporate greed.
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There was too much in-fighting and favouritism amongst department members with no support from management. Work was not distributed equally, while some did too much work and some too little again with no consequences.
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Leadership team does not value long term dedicated employees, very poor levels of employee engagement, ineffective management, high employee turn over and unrealistic work demands producing stressful and unhappy work environment.
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Great place to work and lots of opportunities for advancement. Recognized as both an individual and as part of a Team. Hardest part of the job for some would be cold calling clients.
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LOTS of opportunity and support from EVERYONE.
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None
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It was very difficult to build and maintain sales momentum due to tight underwriting guidelines and unwillingness to compete on price even for top-tier clients. With that said, agents in larger centers can perform very well. If you can sell 200% or more to your premium plan consistently, Allstate's commission structure can be very rewarding.
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A typical day includes lots of phone calls, preparing quotes,and following up with Underwriting. And then follow up with Underwriting again. Customers WILL omit things, thinking they can get away with omissions. Hardest part of the job is working on a policy only to have underwriting kill it. Prospecting is horrendous, the general public perception of receiving a non-solicited phone call is not very good, so make every effort to make personal contact if you can.
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a lot of employees worked there for over 10 years, very clicky, no advancement, judgmental management. Everyone that I worked with has left. a supportive environment is much needed!!!
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