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Top 25 Allstate Interview Questions
Question 1 of 28
Tell me about your post-secondary experience and how it prepared you for a career with Allstate?
"Every valuable piece of knowledge gained from my Bachelor of Business Administration Degree will be applied to my work with Allstate. My University experience was a positive one. I was able to apply myself wholeheartedly and graduate top of my class. In addition to the knowledge gained, I also developed strong organizational skills and a keen ability to multitask; additional skills that I look forward to bringing to Allstate."
The interviewer would like to know that the knowledge you gained during your post-secondary studies is going to be applied here, if you are hired. Assure the interviewer that you have gained transferable knowledge and that you are prepared to apply that knowledge.
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List of Allstate Interview Questions
  1. Tell me about your post-secondary experience and how it prepared you for a career with Allstate?
  2. Do you consider yourself a creative thinker in the workplace or do you prefer to follow a predetermined set of rules?
  3. Have you obtained any Insurance related certifications or licenses?
  4. When it comes to Insurance, would you rather work face to face with clients, or in the background in a research and analysis based role?
  5. At Allstate we prefer to hire individuals with longevity in mind. Where do you see your career 5 years from now?
  6. Do you prefer to work with clients on their business/commercial insurance needs, or health/life insurance needs? Why?
  7. The Insurance industry boasts new trends and developments quite frequently. How do you stay on top of these changes?
  8. How do you feel globalization has affected the Insurance industry?
  9. Since beginning your career in Insurance, what do you feel has been the most significant industry change?
  10. In your most recent position, what was the size of your client portfolio? Was that manageable for you?
  11. Insurance contracts can be detailed and lengthy. How do you help your clients to understand their Insurance contract?
  12. Within Allstate many of our positions require a Bachelors or Masters Degree. Have you considered furthering your education in order to advance your career?
  13. How do you like to be recognized for your accomplishments?
  14. Tell me about a contribution you made to the last team you worked on.
  15. When have you had to think quickly in response to sudden change?
  16. When planning, how often do you create alternative scenarios to help you adjust to changing situations?
  17. Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.
  18. Tell me about an error or mistake you made because of a breakdown in communication from you or one of your team members.
  19. What do you know about the culture at Allstate?
  20. How would you describe your relationship with your customers or clients?
  21. What leadership qualities do you possess?
  22. How do you respond to feedback?
  23. What causes you to feel dissatisfied on the job?
  24. Do you think honesty is always the best policy?
  25. When have you shown great integrity at work?
  26. What are your salary expectations?
  27. Do you feel performance should be rewarded over experience?
  28. How often do you take work home with you?
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Allstate is headquartered in Northfield Township, IL. The company has been in operation since 1931 and has yearly revenues of 34 Billion with approximately 40,000 employees. Allstate is a publicly traded company, trading under the symbol ALL. Follow Allstate on Twitter at @allstate. To get an even further insight into Allstate, check out their Blog. Read about the company culture, corporate mission, and discover any job openings at Allstate, by visiting their Career Page. If you need help finding more information about Allstate, visit their Website.
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Question 1 of 28
Tell me about your post-secondary experience and how it prepared you for a career with Allstate?
"Every valuable piece of knowledge gained from my Bachelor of Business Administration Degree will be applied to my work with Allstate. My University experience was a positive one. I was able to apply myself wholeheartedly and graduate top of my class. In addition to the knowledge gained, I also developed strong organizational skills and a keen ability to multitask; additional skills that I look forward to bringing to Allstate."
The interviewer would like to know that the knowledge you gained during your post-secondary studies is going to be applied here, if you are hired. Assure the interviewer that you have gained transferable knowledge and that you are prepared to apply that knowledge.
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Question 2 of 28
Do you consider yourself a creative thinker in the workplace or do you prefer to follow a predetermined set of rules?
"In the workplace, I naturally lean towards my preference of straightforward rules and expectations. From there, once I am comfortable in my knowledge base, I can start to think outside of the box. So - to answer your question - I would say I bring a healthy balance of both."
Most organizations prefer to hire candidates who can apply creative thinking when needed, but can also follow protocol and guidelines. Assure the interviewer that you are an individual who can achieve both.
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Question 3 of 28
Have you obtained any Insurance related certifications or licenses?
"In 2009 I completed my Certificate in General Insurance through the Insurance Institute of America (IIA). I am currently completing my Associate in Insurance Services (AIS) certificate. Are there any other certificates or licenses required to work in this role?"
Some positions within Allstate will require you to hold special certification or licensing. These requirements may be different depending on the State that you are working in as well. Talk to the interviewer about any additional certifications you may hold and be sure to ask about their expectations and needs.
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Question 4 of 28
When it comes to Insurance, would you rather work face to face with clients, or in the background in a research and analysis based role?
"I am more of an analyst type and do prefer to be in the background, making the numbers happen. With that said; I am still a people person and would always put my best face forward in any customer facing situation."
After researching Allstate, do you feel that they have a strong reputation based around customer relationship? Talk to the interviewer about your preference around number crunching vs. customer facing. No matter your preference, be sure to highlight your ability to be a proud face of the company.
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Question 5 of 28
At Allstate we prefer to hire individuals with longevity in mind. Where do you see your career 5 years from now?
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Do you prefer to work with clients on their business/commercial insurance needs, or health/life insurance needs? Why?
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The Insurance industry boasts new trends and developments quite frequently. How do you stay on top of these changes?
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How do you feel globalization has affected the Insurance industry?
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Question 9 of 28
Since beginning your career in Insurance, what do you feel has been the most significant industry change?
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In your most recent position, what was the size of your client portfolio? Was that manageable for you?
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Question 11 of 28
Insurance contracts can be detailed and lengthy. How do you help your clients to understand their Insurance contract?
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Within Allstate many of our positions require a Bachelors or Masters Degree. Have you considered furthering your education in order to advance your career?
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How do you like to be recognized for your accomplishments?
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Tell me about a contribution you made to the last team you worked on.
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When have you had to think quickly in response to sudden change?
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When planning, how often do you create alternative scenarios to help you adjust to changing situations?
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Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.
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Tell me about an error or mistake you made because of a breakdown in communication from you or one of your team members.
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What do you know about the culture at Allstate?
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How would you describe your relationship with your customers or clients?
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What leadership qualities do you possess?
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How do you respond to feedback?
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What causes you to feel dissatisfied on the job?
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Question 24 of 28
Do you think honesty is always the best policy?
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Question 25 of 28
When have you shown great integrity at work?
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What are your salary expectations?
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Do you feel performance should be rewarded over experience?
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How often do you take work home with you?
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