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Allstate Northern Ireland Reviews

Updated 4 September 2018
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  • "Very little room for career progression" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Few prospects of promotion, low pay rises" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allstate Northern Ireland full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    excellent work life balance, with option to work from home
    great career opportunites

    Cons

    none that I can think of


  2. "working at Allstate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allstate Northern Ireland (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of perks, good work life balance

    Cons

    Few prospects of promotion, low pay rises

    Advice to Management

    Encourage ambition within the company.

  3. "Local staff were great. Colleagues in states were very ego driven"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    medical, dental, flexible hours and most people working in Northern Ireland are a pleasure to work with

    Cons

    projects driven by egos of leadership rather than focus on customer and commercial benefits. lack of humility and honesty and too quick to finger point rather than solve.

    Advice to Management

    humility in senior management in US would change culture and deliver better results throughout the company


  4. "Senior Lead Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Allstate Northern Ireland full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    All the benefits of a larger employer.

    Cons

    All the issues of a large employer.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to learn from new employee expectations.


  5. "Grand!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allstate Northern Ireland full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work in.

    Cons

    None I can think of great!


  6. "Consulatant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allstate Northern Ireland full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Best place to work. Friendly environment, work life balance, work from home option.

    Cons

    None to mention in cons.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good Benefits, Poor Work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allstate Northern Ireland full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good benefits package including healthcare insurance, dental
    insurance and a yearly eye-care voucher.
    - Can work from home
    - New office so nice new equipment
    - Flexible Working

    Cons

    - Given very short and unrealistic work deadlines
    - Global model is more of a hinderance than a help
    - Progression within the company slow - have to wait a long time to get a promotion opportunity (usually have to switch teams)
    - Technologies used are not very current
    - Lower levels tend to do the same job as higher levels with similar responsibilities but paid less and treated poorly

    Advice to Management

    Trust the people you’ve hired in your team to deliver. The cost of creating a product should not be cut for speed but a good balance of speed and quality.

    Promotion opportunities need to be available to all bands and a clear progression path should be outlined when someone starts or discussed when they pass Probation.

    Interest in employee wellbeing should be constant and not when the employee hands their notice in. The lower band you are the more forgotten about you are.

  8. "Allstate Northern Ireland - Graduate Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Allstate Northern Ireland full-time

    Pros

    - Great work, life balance
    - Good benefits, similar to other tech companies in Belfast
    - Great social aspect to work life
    - Good opportunities for progression
    - Ability to work from home & condense working hours to suit your needs

    Cons

    - Difficult startup, not a good ongoing experience
    - High turnover for grads, 2 lost from September 17' intake already
    - Upper management have just given themselves a huge increase in bonuses by basing it on current wage band, the more you already earn the more you get, those on lower bands end up getting less
    - Pay for graduates is not competitive, despite what is said about benefits package, £22k starting salary is not enough compared to other tech companies in Belfast

    Advice to Management

    Management need to be much more self-aware of how those on the lower bands feel with regards to bonus changes, many have lost out. Pay your grads more because keeping them will be an issue when considering how much money is pumped into training and Allstate's own plans for the future. Many employees find it difficult to speak out on some of these issues because in doing so, might risk one's chance for progression. Set up a truly anonymous feedback channel for employees to feed into.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "About the company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland

    I worked at Allstate Northern Ireland full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, Flexibility , Benefits

    Cons

    Career progression, Salary, Technology , Opportunities


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Not enough work, poor training and no future prospects."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Former Employee - QA in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allstate Northern Ireland full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexitime, Work from Home, good benefit package such as dental and eyecare vouchers. Good work life balance as you will rarely have work to do.

    Cons

    Below average pay.
    You can go weeks with no work only to have management shrug their shoulders when you ask for some.
    Very little room for career progression.
    Training is mostly 2nd/3rd hand videos which are mainly useless, most people don't want to take the time to train new people.
    Office politics between ASPL/ANI/America makes getting any work done a nightmare people will proactively avoid helping you!
    HR don't seem interested in helping you resolve any issues.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring new people when there's no need for them.


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