A typical day at Allstate
- Start with daily status meetings and determine what needs to be accomplished that day.
- Work with stake holders and BA's to develop requirements
- Coding, testing and preparing packages to handed of the the SQA team.
- Projects could range from 1 -2 weeks to several months.
Allstate uses a third party programming package that is only used by Allstate, so learning the language very quickly was challenging but accomplished.
IT Management was always under intense pressure to meet next to impossible deadlines which had a negative effect on the culture and made if difficult to maintain a work/life balance.
The other IT staff all worked well together and for each other was definitely a positive impact on the culture
There were regular social outings which played a positive on the morale of the staff