Allstate Northern Ireland

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Allstate Northern Ireland Reviews

Updated September 24, 2014
Updated September 24, 2014
41 Reviews
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  1.  

    A learning experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Derry, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Derry, Northern Ireland (UK)

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

    Pros

    Very Flexible and friendly company

    Cons

    Maybe not the best for salary but the flexibility makes up for that

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    No much to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allstate Northern Ireland

    Pros

    Good benefits, Flexi hours, work life balance.

    Cons

    Java developer need to work on AS400.

  3.  

    Opportunities are there

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Project Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Project Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

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

    Pros

    Lots of career paths, upward mobility is there with promotional opportunities but be prepared to take on a lot of projects. Office wise it is easy going but busy overall.

    Cons

    Training could be better, turnover is heavy and there is a lot of stress due to so many people coming and going.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in training your own people rather than people from outside the industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not so challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Time for family.

    Cons

    Not much growth opportunities. Not good salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about an employee's career path.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do not work here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pays the bills until you find a job with proper career progression. Work life balance is not to bad. Used to like it but its on the decline.

    Cons

    Pay is way below market rate, some team members do nothing while others work hard and they get away with it. Favouritism in the teams. Time to leave. Place is going downhill fast.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not for the ambitious

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pays the bills
    Work with some nice people, sport and social club is good.
    Flexi time and remote working available if you are lucky
    If you have a US managers they are much better than local management
    If you get on the right team you can do virtually nothing (if you want that).
    Good for non IT graduates if you want to break into IT (or at least it was)
    Some people have been there a very long time so somebody must like it

    Cons

    If you're on the wrong team you can expect long hours due to being consistently under resourced, frequently asked to work evenings and weekends even when its pointless, work life balance is on paper only except for management.

    Some of this is caused by the terrible communication and the excessive bureaucracy in the organization caused by empire building by management in admin type teams trying to justify their existence.

    No promotion or rotation opportunities:
    - you will be put on any team where there is a billable position irrespective of what your skills are and once you are put on a team you are stuck there for years unless the team downsizes.
    - No training will be given for that position leading to teams where virtually nobody knows how their system works when the people who are any good leave out of frustration making it even less likely you can move on.
    - Senior management can and will block all job applications advertised internally
    - Jobs are frequently advertised externally that aren't available to existing employees even when the skills exist to do them internally.
    - People recruited from outside come in on higher salaries and frequently perform worse than existing staff, partly due to no knowledge of the business and systems which they are working with because no induction or training is provided.
    - If by some miracle you do get a promotion don't expect a pay rise, but do expect a lot more responsibility. If your role is later reassessed to a lower grade you will get a pay cut.

    All the new work is going to ASPL as they have better training and skills and are cheaper, managements obsession with billable hours and nothing else has lead to teams that can't deliver and work being lost. Unless there is a culture change the company is on its way down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company isn't the cheap option anymore for Allstate, ASPL has better skills and is cheaper per billable hour, (and is getting all the work) need to invest in training for existing employees to be able to compete on skills not just by trying to be cheaper than the US. Properly reward hard work and results so that good employees don't get frustrated and leave. Properly resource teams so some people aren't working long hours while others are sitting doing nothing. Provide training to new starts to at least give some grounding in the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Allstate Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Professional in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

    I have been working at Allstate Northern Ireland full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good global team organisation and works with teams in different locations

    Cons

    Management is not efficient. Need to take care of employees better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in more processes into the work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    The modern day equivalent of factory work.. unreachable targets and strict processes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allstate Northern Ireland full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You can wear your own clothes and that was about it. It's in strabane and the people are all great so you make a lot of friends in the town.

    Cons

    If you aspire to leave Strabane then this is not the place for you unless you simply cannot get a job and need money. That is the only reason you should apply here. If you get a chance at another job take it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Senior Programmer Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

    I worked at Allstate Northern Ireland full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, great co-workers, great benefits, salary ok
    I really enjoyed my time there

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about Allstate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Developer in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

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

    Pros

    flexible working, social, good training, interesting work (depending on team) awesome wok life balance

    Cons

    personal growth is limited, career progression is limited, goals and scoring are totally subjective, based on team leader, but pay rises are global and based off the score.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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