Allstate was founded in 1931 as part of Sears, Roebuck & Co., and became a publicly traded company in 1993. At the time, the initial public offering of Allstate was the largest in U.S. history. On June 30, 1995, it became a totally independent company after Sears divested its remaining shares to Sears stockholders.
Allstate, based in Northbrook, Illinois, is one of the nation's leading insurers in urban areas and has supported auto and highway safety reforms including seat belts, air bags, and teen driver education. The company has won numerous awards over the years for its philanthropic and employee volunteerism efforts.
Allstate offers a comprehensive total compensation package. In addition to base pay, Allstate employees also enjoy competitive time away from work policies, health and dental benefits, the Allstate Retirement Plan and the Savings and Profit Sharing Plan of Allstate Employees (401k). Our work/life policies seek to provide the flexibility that employees need to balance both work and personal commitments.
As an industry leader, Allstate values the innovation from its employees. The following highlights some of the accolades we’ve recently received.
Top 20 Web Sites – Property & Casualty Insurance – kasina, a strategic management consulting firm.
Award Winner in 2001.
#1 Insurance Web site – eMarketer, a provider of Internet statistics and online business information. Award Winner in 2001.
One of the 'best places for Latinos to work' – Hispanic Magazine
Award Winner in 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996.
100 Best Companies for Working Mothers, Top 10 – Working Mother magazine
Award winner in 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1990.
Diversity Elite – America’s Best 50 Companies for Minorities – Fortune magazine Award winner in 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998.
50 Best Companies for Latina’s to work – Latina Style magazine
Award Winner in 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998.
Top 10 Companies – Minority MBA magazine
Award Winner in 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998.
Top 50 Companies for people with disabilities – Careers & The disAbled magazine Award Winner in 2001, 2000, 1997.
Top 25 Companies for Executive Women – Working Woman magazine
Award Winner in 2000.
Five Model Companies for Asians – A. Magazine
Award Winner in 1999.
The Diversity 100 – The Next Step magazine
Award Winner in 2001, 2000, 1999.
World’s Top Fifty Companies – Forbes magazine
Award Winner in 1998.
Recognized for the organization’s efforts in supporting family friendly policies in the workplace – The Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women in Illinois.
Recognized in 1998.
Below are some of the reasons why the Allstate workplace was honored in 2000 and 2001.
Allstate Center for Assistive Technology (ACAT) allows Allstate to identify and meet the needs of individuals with disabilities.
Dependent care supports including an on-site child care center at headquarters, three near-site child care centers, and discount programs.
Opportunities for advancement and education.
Flexible work arrangements.
Conveniences such as on-site dry cleaning, oil change, postal and catering services.
Diversity Balance – minorities comprise 21 percent of officials and managers working at Allstate.
Gender Balance – women make up 40 percent officials and managers.
Over the past five years, Allstate has doubled its number of minority executives.
Recruiting efforts, minority business initiatives and funding efforts for scholarships, grants and organizations are significant.
For valuing diversity and supporting Hispanic causes by publishing Spanish-language material, targeting U.S. Hispanics, aggressively recruiting Latinos for upper management positions and fostering Hispanic employee organizations.
Education programs such as on-site undergraduate, MBA and professional courses; ConSern Education Program, offering access to education loans for employees and their families.
Establishing an environment that promotes a balance of work and personal life.
For seven decades, Allstate has built its reputation on promising to be there when customers need help to protect their lives, families, property and communities. Our long heritage of caring and commitment is expressed through partnerships, volunteerism, grants, investments, safety and market initiatives. Our history is a testament to our culture: Allstate is a company of people who care.
Shaped by employees and agents at the local, grass-roots level, our relations in the community are intimate and sustained. They are designed to help ensure future markets. Together, all 53,000 Allstate employees and agents are making an enormous difference in the lives of residents in those communities where we live, work and do business.
At Allstate, we commit our financial and human resources where they can make the most impact, while helping to advance our strategic and cultural goals in carefully focused support areas: Personal Safety and Security, Community and Neighborhood Revitalization, Financial Planning and Education, Youth Development and Volunteerism. Significantly, Allstate was named one of "America’s Most Generous Companies" by The American Benefactor magazine and each year, The Allstate Foundation funds more than 1,000 grants with a multi-million dollar budget. The Foundation’s financial impact is amplified many times in concert with Allstate’s Helping Hands volunteers, the company’s community-giving arms and legs.
From our early and persistent support for air bags, to helping rebuild urban communities, to the compassion of the many employees involved in Helping Hands volunteer programs, we have focused on activities that address serious social issues that affect our customers, employees, shareholders and the larger community.
The caring people of Allstate recognize that the most meaningful professional and personal investments we make are those that impact the lives of families and children in positive ways.
Allstate is a great place to work! Allstate is a place of advanced technology, innovative products and unlimited opportunity. With more than 20 million customers, Allstate is the largest publicly held property and casualty insurance company in the nation. We have tremendous opportunities for those self-starting people who are looking for challenge, and ready for change.
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If you like a fast-paced, high performance work environment, consider Allstate. You’ll work with a diverse team of employees who value your ideas and are committed to integrity, caring, initiative and innovation. You’ll find growth opportunities including education, training, recognition that will develop your skills so you can be a top performer.
Our business is one that is built on caring - a value that has been at the core of our relationship with customers, employees and agents for more than 70 years.
This value is evident in The Allstate Partnership - a set of mutual expectations between the company and employees. The Partnership describes what employees can expect from Allstate as an employer and what, in turn, the company expects from employees.
The Allstate workforce and the company's culture of inclusion are evidence of our long-standing commitment to diversity. Our high performance work environment encourages individual accountability, innovative thinking and continuous learning and improvement.