The Allstate Corporation is a holding company of Allstate Insurance Company. The Companys business is conducted principally through Allstate Insurance Company, Allstate Life Insurance Company and their affiliates (collectively, including The Allstate Corporation, Allstate). Allstate is primarily engaged in the personal property and casualty insurance business, and the life insurance, retirement and investment products business. It conducts its business primarily in the United States. Customers can access Allstate products and services, suc...
1. Tell me about a time you have failed at a project in your life.
I would not use the word "failed" but rather reworked an issue. I had dreamed of writing a book and after 7 years of spending hours every day writing the perfect novel, I completed it. Just as I began the daunting task of finding an agent, my mom became 100% disabled and bedridden. I decided that I needed to postpone my agent search to completely care for my mom. I cared for her for 2 years and during that time I often felt that I would never get the chance to get my book published. I told myself that I would eventually reach my goal but when my mom passed away, I realized that my ultimate goal of getting my book published was not my true goal. I learned that I was not ever interested in the actual publishing but rather the feeling of accomplishment just be writing my book. I no longer beat myself up for putting my dreams on hold and relished in the reality that not only did I get to have 2 wonderful years with my mom, but I still had my novel to pass on to my children.
I have always took my projects through to completion.
Bodybuilding, started when I was 16, wanted to do a show, worked hard for a year but lost motivation and gave up.
I have always tried to follow through with any projects to full completion and resolution.
I have had a few failures in business, which ultimately became valuable lessons to help me achieve success.
2. Why should we hire you?
I have excellent Communication skills. I currently work as a Manufacturing Technician and I communicate well within the Team and at Team meetings. I am an Excellent team worker and work within a team every shift. I am a reliable person who arrives at work early and doesn't take any unneccesary days off. I am a Quick learner and I enjoy learning new processes E.g I work on any machine accross the spinning area with all machines being different. I am a dependable person who can be relied upon to complete tasks on time. E.g I completed It reports to meet deadlines.
Ican look at a car and I know what kind of damage is involed.What is the next step without the computer telling me.
I've been gifted with communication skills. I have experience as a member of teams and as a team leader. Given my math background I have an analytical, problem-solving mindset along with a learning mindset, I am at the company's disposal to mold for any position.
With 20 years working on cars i.
I have excellent communication skills and I am also a good listener. I work well with a team as well as on my own. I am reliable, punctual and detail oriented.
3. What do you know about Allstate?
I know Allstate Corporation is the Leading pubicly owned personal line insurance company. It is a Global company and was estabished in 1931.
Allstate sells life auto and home insurance.
Allstate are a global company who sell insurance.
They are a global insurance provider with an excellent reputation of superior customer service.
I know they sell insurance and is a top growing company.
4. Explain how you would be an asset to this organization.
I am a reliable person and arrive at work early and don't take any unneccesary days off work. I am an excellent Team worker and I have previously worked as a member of an IT team for two and a half years. I have excellent communications skills which i have developed at university by giving presentations for final year projects and I have strenghthened these skills at work by communicating within teams and within Team meetings. I have excellent Probem solving and Analtyical skills which I have developed at University by Completing final year projects. These skills have been furthured at work by complteting Reports and designing front ends for databases. I am a responsible person and I can be depended upon to complete tasks and meet deadlines. I am enthusiastic and Passionate about It and would like to demonstrate this at your organisation.
I worked on cars so I can tell right away what needs to be done.I can see what is behide the damage with out taken it apart to get strated writen.
I am able to follow directions clearly. I also love to learn new things and share my knowledge with others. I think in doing so I would be a great asset to develop my skillsets.
I have a strong sense of urgency, I like to get things done.
I am a reliable individual who is a hard worker and quick learner who is dedicated to providing superior cust service in all aspects.
5. What was the very first product Allstate sold? Hint: Its not insurance.
I built a collision center for Toyota which became very successful and trusted them to be fair and was not compensated for my time or expenses .I fail by not further pursuing them to put it in writing . And left the company.
6. Are you willing to work overtime, nights, weekends?
Yes, I currently work Shifts as I work as a Manufacturing Technician. My work rotates from Nights to days ands I Often work Overtime.
Yes, I am very flexible with my schedule.
Absolutely, I am very flexible with my available work hours.
Yes. I am willing to work any schedule that ensures the job gets completed.
Yes I often work extended hours at my current job even with short notice.
7. Do you enjoy working with people?
Absolutely, I enjoy feeling as if I have helped someone.
Yes, I developed a love for working with people while working in the service industry in college.
Absolutely I enjoy feeling as if I helped someone.
I work very well with people because I am open to new ideas and meeting new people. The reason Allstate is my top choice is because I enjoy the friendliness and the warm environment.
Yes, I definitely do. I think a strong team is the backbone of any organization and I have worked in customer service related fields since I began working at the age of 16 because I enjoy interacting with the public.
8. How would you build your supervisor's confidence about yourself?
I would demonstrate my reliability by arriving at work early. I would demonstrtate my ability to work on my own Initiative by for example completing reports on time. I have excellent Communications skills and I communicate well within a Team and in Team meetings. I am an enthusiastic person and passionate about IT. I am a quick learner and have demonstrated this at work by my flexibility in working on any machine in the Spinning area with all machines being different.
I not just do what I'm asked to do but try to do more. Not just doing the job to get by.
Teamwork, Honesty along with Commitment and Dedication.
DO everything they ask me to do ahead of schedule, be reliable.
I will put forth my best efforts to make my workplace productive and be efficent in my daily goals.
9. Tell me about the history of Allstate?
Allstate was strated in the 1930's out of Sears. On June 30 1995 they became indenpent.
Allstate strated in the 1930's out of Sears in chicgo. June 30 1995 it splite with Sears.
Allstate was strated in the 1930's Chicgo out of Sears.
Founded in 1931, went public in 1993, is an extremely diverse place to work.
They started as small insurance company and have grown to be a worldwide insurance provider and leader in the industry.
10. Why do you want to work for an insurance company?
I knew damage cars so I would be able to explain to the custmer in a way they would understand.
Allstate is part of its communities and I want to join that alliance. Giving back is a wonderful thing. Allstate does that everyday with enriching their customers lives.
Allstate has as proven record of a positive fast paced working environment and a very family oriented workplace.
Everyone needs insurance. There will never cease to be a need for the product. It is a stable industry, and one the will do nothing but grow.
11. What continuous steps do you take to improve your experience and value of yourself?
I am always looking to furthur myself. At work I have moved from a Operator to a Tier Two Technician. I am currently preparing for a ISEB software testing exam. I keep myself updated with the latest IT Applications and Technologies.
I try to do the best job I can to help customers and coworkers.If I do that I will improve in all knew levels on and off the job.
To work hard and to do the best job i am able to.
The steps to improve would be joining this company.I worked on cars for 20 years and know what to look for when there is damage.
Continue to learn on the job, learn from mentors, learn what not to do as well as what to do.
12. What experiences do you have with other cultures? In other words, how have you prepared yourself to work in this global environment?
I am prepared to use the necessary resources I have to offer to accomplish company goals.
Yes that is not a problem. I currently work with other cultures and have previously interacted with other cultures.
Working with a diverse group of people at dynomax.
I spend time taking classes online, where people from a wide variety of nations participate. Through communications with other students online, I have come to understand how different cultures work and how they compare to our own culture. One has to understand not only languages, but how other cultures work to fully understand the global environment they participate in.
I have worked with a variety of customers. I am prepared to treat every customer with respect and indivually.
13. If hired by us at Allstate, what would your career plans be with us?
Become a great sourcer/recruiter. Also, become an agent some day? I have had a slight interest in becoming an insurance agent since I learned to drive and it might be fun to get into some day.
To fully complete all duties and responsbiltys to provide myself with personal and buisness growth oppertunitys.
I would work towards moving up in the company to other positions that may interest me.
To grow with the company, to keep my skills updated through training or classes, and to eventually retire from the company.
I would learn all aspects of the claims handling procedures and policies. Then seek a supervisory position within the company to grow my career.
14. What is our current advertisement slogan?
Strive to your best because your best will be your greatest.
Allstate. Your in good hands.
The good hands people or a variation of.
Connecting people and the world.
You are never too old to reinvent yourself.
15. When you look at a part that is damaged do you know what it is and what it does or where it goes?
Depends on whether I have experience with it or not.
It would depend on my experience and knowledge of part.
Sometimes. I guess it just depends where the part has come from.
It depends on my experience with whatever the part came from.
Yes, My construction background has been very helpful in my claims career.