Get to know
Conor McCloy

Application Security Engineer
Published: November 2, 2022

Great people are the driving force behind great business. That's why at Allstate we pride ourselves in hiring and nurturing the best people at all levels of our organisation.

Get to know Conor McCloy, Application Security Engineer, Allstate Northern Ireland.

Where has been your favorite travel destination and why?

CMC: Las Vegas — my wife and I headed out here to get married at the Red Rock Canyon, brilliant weather and best trip ever!

Do you have any hidden talents or hobbies?

CMC: This summer I have got into sea swimming, I also enjoy playing football and I am a keen gamer!

What show are you currently binge-watching?

CMC: These shows have been released on a weekly basis so I haven't been able to binge them, but Kenobi and Better Call Saul have been phenomenal for me.

What's your idea of a perfect day?

CMC: Over summer a perfect day for me is a day off with good weather to enjoy the sea and then followed up with a BBQ and some beers with family or friends.

What skill would you most like to learn?

CMC: A skill I would like to pick up would be to learn how to make my own beer, after having my interest peaked by visiting some local breweries over the summer.

What's your most-used productivity hack?

CMC: Probably getting up early when the pressure is on to give myself time to think and accomplish tasks without interruptions.

What piece of advice would you give yourself at the beginning of your career?

CMC: Don't be too hard on yourself or afraid to ask questions, we will never know or be expected to know everything! I think coming from technical problem solving backgrounds this can initially be hard to accept for some of us.