Get to know
Sarah Nicol

Big Data Developer:
Published: September 14, 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 Sarah Nicol, Big Data Developer, Allstate Northern Ireland.

Where has been your favorite travel destination and why?

SN: Japan — it was so different and beautiful, and the people were helpful and really welcoming.

Do you have any hidden talents or hobbies?

SN: I love most things craft! I sew, knit, and can make clothes.

What show are you currently binge-watching?

SN: Silent witness — I went back to the start and am ploughing through 25 seasons! and stranger things.

What's your idea of a perfect day?

SN: Up at 9ish, light breakfast and some good coffee, do a bit of crafting and then go for lunch, go for a walk on a beach, nice home-made dinner, watch some tv and then bed.

A bit boring but I like to keep it simple.

What skill would you most like to learn?

SN: How to build a network and maintain it long term.

What's your most-used productivity hack?

SN: Things to do lists! This allows you to concentrate on what you have to do at the moment without forgetting what else there is to do. Try to organize it in priority order.

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

SN: Don't overload yourself, it is nice to say yes but if you do it too often you will stress yourself out.