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Allstate Northern Ireland Reviews

Updated 14 June 2018
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  • "Very little room for career progression" (in 11 reviews)

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

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  1. "Grand!"

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    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!


  2. "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

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good Benefits, Poor Work"

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    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.


  4. "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.


  5. 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


  6. Helpful (5)

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

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    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.


  7. "Fine"

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    Former Employee - QC Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Former Employee - QC Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allstate Northern Ireland full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Could sit around and do nothing all day if you wanted to, but day just drags in then like any other company. Flexible enough with time. Even the management usually only done about 6 hours a day....

    Cons

    Same as with every other corporate job. Management don't know anything and nearly everyone else too lazy

    Advice to Management

    Keep getting as much money out of the parent corporation as possible (like you have always done) but try to value your good employees more too.

  8. "Good package, light on the salary"

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

    I have been working at Allstate Northern Ireland full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Packages and benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    Salaries are not competitive or attractive

    Advice to Management

    If you expect greater than average performance from staff, don't aim your payscales at the industry average.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "No Future"

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

    Central Location and close to central station

    Cons

    Doesnt use any of the latest technologies, uncompetitive pay, no training, no career progression and poor culture


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Not for me"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working
     Good Training
    Good social nights

    Cons

    Poor pay
    PM role was more a coordinators role. Small cog in a big machine
    Too many people taking it easy

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the dead weight and get lean and agile. I hear you have done this with Arity.


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