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Allstate Northern Ireland Reviews

Updated 22 Nov 2019

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3.9
74%
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93%
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Allstate Northern Ireland CEO John Healy (no image)
John Healy
22 Ratings
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  • "So difficult to progress, the band you start at and the organisation you start in has a lot to do with your career progression(in 12 reviews)

  • "Lack of presence from senior management(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Software developer working in agile team"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Software Developer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allstate Northern Ireland full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Supportive, welcoming, fun, relaxing environment

    Cons

    I cannot think of any Cons at present

    Allstate Northern Ireland2019-11-12
  2. "Fantastic place to work"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Derry, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Allstate Northern Ireland full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance is great

    Cons

    Low pay for the area

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice to management

    Allstate Northern Ireland2019-11-12
  3. "Blah"

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    Current Employee - Learning and Development Specialist in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allstate Northern Ireland full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good employee benefits package and holidays

    Cons

    Expect too much from emoloyees

    Advice to Management

    Pay better for your roles or define job roles better

    Allstate Northern Ireland2019-11-18
  4. "Wages seem to be low in comparison with other call centres."

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    Current Employee - Service Desk Support Analyst in Londonderry County Borough, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allstate Northern Ireland full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Get to learn a lot, great benefits package and friendly people.

    Cons

    The job you are required to perform is very techincal in nature. Hiring people from a non techincal background and training them up on a base wage is ridiculous. Basic IT service desk salaries or even "Support desk analyst" are not in line with current market rates. The 1st line of employees are unhappy with the rate of pay for such a technically challenging job, knowing they could get a higher rate at a less... complex job, even in the same city.

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    Advice to Management

    Raise base salary of 1st line employees to 19-21k, falls in line with current market salary research via glassdoor and payscale etc.. The salary bands need looked at and 1st line will not be happy with the current rate. Ive seen at least 5 members of 1st line already job searching, or mentioning positions within the city now available with a much better rate of pay, however, saying that; they undoubtedly do not,... or can not offer the same HR perks as allstate.

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    Allstate Northern Ireland2019-10-31
  5. ".Net Developer"

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    Former Employee - .NET Developer in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allstate Northern Ireland full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Life and work balance style

    Cons

    not a pay masters for the technology

    Allstate Northern Ireland2019-10-14
  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Executive Personal Assistant in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allstate Northern Ireland full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    HR are great, new building is fantastic

    Cons

    No parking close by, expensive if you want to drive to work.

    Allstate Northern Ireland2019-10-03
  7. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Technical Lead 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allstate Northern Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunity for personal development

    Cons

    Poor on call remuneration, needs to improve

    Advice to Management

    As Baz said, always wear sun screen

    Allstate Northern Ireland2019-09-17
  8. "Digital Product manager"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager 

    I have been working at Allstate Northern Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Great experience, and a nice group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Management transparency and decision making slowness.

    Allstate Northern Ireland2019-09-30
  9. "Allstate refuse to be transparent."

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    Current Employee - Big Data Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Allstate Northern Ireland full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work life balance great Building is very modern

    Cons

    Pay is very low compared to market price in Belfast Progression in career is terrible. You have to apply for another job on another team to progress as promotions are very difficult and unclear. They seem unwilling to promote and there is no transparency on bands and wages.

    Advice to Management

    I think the company needs to wake up that IT in Belfast is expanding rapidly and are offering better packages than Allstate. They seem reluctant to promote people making you think that elsewhere are horrible places to work in etc.

    Allstate Northern Ireland2019-08-29
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Once a great software house - now a retirement home for developers"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Allstate Northern Ireland full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work life balance, flexible working, condensed week etc Nice new building in Belfast Nice friendly staff

    Cons

    - Pay is well below market for skilled staff in Belfast - Everything is a struggle between development and the overbearing paranoid security, to the point where basic tasks take weeks and months to get done. - Little communication between departments and job roles are siloed and do nothing to encourage skill enhancement and cross skills. - Very much a "them against us" attitude to everything and political... point scoring is rife. - Technically good people carry the brunt of the work while others sit with their feet up with no consequences and still end up with the same bonus at the end of the year. - Feels very much like a propaganda machine, you dare not speak against the grain or have an opinion of your own that goes against what management are putting forward to the US.

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    Advice to Management

    - Start showing a genuine interest in your staff, Your always saying how hard it is to find good talent. - Stop throwing the word Agile around until the top down are living into agile principles. We're not agile ! - Do more to retain the good technical staff we have and stop letting them walk out the door like they mean nothing.

    Allstate Northern Ireland2019-08-24
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