Thread regarding Allstate Corp. layoffs

Good move

So announced today (although heard from another business unit) is Tom and Glen are laying off 60 some bloated middle managers. My question.... what took so long?

I’m asked to complete feedback surveys I misrepresent because I like company and first line supervisor who sits across from me 1) watches movies 2) plays video games 3) chats with family then walks around like a subject matter expert. And yes I could document will cell phone but NOT MY JOB

Allstate you have a GIANT group of worthless middle managers. And those who retire and pipe in be happy — u were prob one of them because NOW u actually have to work every day! U can’t show up and collect and defined benefit pension.

In b4 bitter but u wouldn’t know what that means people with skills and abilities beyond your HS degree and “20 years on job” wow are struggling to pay your legacy costs.

Don’t go away mad. Just go away rolfmao.

(Oh no! Was my syntax incorrect somewhere! That invalidates my whole point on informal forum)

Jagoffs

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@11E3U6G6-2dhg

Only way a customer would be on this board is if she he is an employee also. Wound is this roving English syntax id–t who thinks it will trigger when they never address any comments or arguments? It sounds like that toilet paper English degree you got is really paying off since this appears to be your repressed wish to grade papers lol.

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Post ID: @10LQhWXl-Xpcp

What about the ABO total loss salvage dept?

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Post ID: @10LQhWXl-4puv

There have been few or no announcements about this on the frontlines in Irving. Most of us heard it from someone who heard it from someone and so on. It's highly doubtful this is the last round of layoffs in 2019; they're still heavily pushing the "expense year" rhetoric."

I don't have high expectations for 2020 as there is potential for some major overhauls. (PTO hierarchy to be production/metric based instead of tenure, shifting entire band levels across the org to non-exempt, etc.)

I like my job, and I LOVE my fellow Allstaters, but this company is quickly grinding wonderful people into dust.

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Post ID: @10LQhWXl-3pnj

“Knows good enough English “ ? Why don’t you learn first, and then get back to us ? I’m a customer, and I don’t want to deal with you until you learn.

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Post ID: @10LQhWXl-2iff

Allstate is sending thousands of jobs to India. Not surprised. But as someone who is insured by Allstate, I better be expecting someone who knows good enough english.

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Post ID: @10LQhWXl-2tak

When Glen shapiro came on board from Liberty Mutual, he hired on other executives from Liberty Mutual. No one batted an eye. Not only did customer service plummet with the various initiatives started by Shapiro (look at the overall number of customer surveys in auto) but so did the employee morale in various auto units across the country, especially California. Shapiro tried implementing many of the same initiatives that State Farm did 5 years ago (which costed them millions in losses) but no one cares because everyone is too busy listening to the problem (opps, i mean, Shapiro).

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Post ID: @10LQhWXl-2jzu

It wasn't just leaders. It was also people who were associates. Low man on the totem pole. It's sad that people that have lower titles and make the least amount of money are the ones to go. The ones making the bucks and have the higher titles who do jack sh** walk around like peacocks. On their phones with family, taking vacations at the worst possible times when their departments are being gobsmacked with work. The big boys upstairs need to check into some of these people.

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Post ID: @10LQhWXl-1mgp

What department (s) will be impacted ? They wouldn’t have announc d the reduction of 60 leaders companywide.

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Post ID: @10LQhWXl-1rgg

Sorry posted on phone and fumble fingers there. I meant to say I feel sorry for anyone layed off. I have had friends lose their jobs with this company over the past 10 years and it's never easy no matter who it is. People have lives, families, responsibilities. It's always a very hard thing I don't care what your job is. Anyway, the two i know I trust and hope will go on to better things the rest of their lives. God Bless them and their families.

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Post ID: @10LQhWXl-1lfm

I know two of those losing ttheir jobs. They are both hardworking and very good peeps. They will be missed. Feel bad for snyoneckayed off.

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Post ID: @10LQhWXl-1vge

Over the span of my lengthy career, I have reported to many managers at various levels. None truly had a clue as to the depth of my knowledge and skills. Generally speaking, they mostly just wanted the equivalent of executive summaries of functions that I perform. Only during major production outages would they be willing to listen. This, of course, was due to their immediate need to be able to communicate details to their superiors. Sad indeed...

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Post ID: @10LQhWXl-1hxg

Agree. I work and see so many levels of worthless mgt do work or GO

And btw I’ve been manager analyzing cost accounting sheets and having “pep talks” (oh sorry huddles) is nonsense.

Hire workers fire rest

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Post ID: @10LQhWXl-jro

He’s right you know ^ lol

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