Allstate Megastar: Vishal Srirama

Allstate Megastar: Vishal Srirama.

Product Manager, ASPL

When I was a child, they would say growth comes with age. I disagreed and often when I would be staring deep into the surrounding Vishakhapatnam ocean, I would seek inspiration to think big.

From doing my Masters at the Monash University, Australia, to completing the Business Leadership Programme at IIMB, I always wanted to be someplace where I could accelerate my growth. I finally found that place in Allstate where my growth graph has been an upward curve since six years.

The culture, work, and collaboration at Allstate is so positive that even at the end of the most hectic days, I get the motivation to be even more diligent and be the first one to get back to work. And this zeal to work comes from the infectious energy across all levels of the organization. I have worked with a number of MNCs but nowhere have I seen such an unmatched work culture that is always open to new opinions and ideas.

If I were a poet, I would say, Allstate is like a white canvas and the multifarious avenues is the rainbow colour palette. It is me, the artist, who decides on how to paint the picture of a better future.

As a technology expert, I've had the opportunity to both, broaden my knowledge and engage at various events that Allstate sponsors and participates in. But the most notable was the NASSCOM India Leadership Forum earlier this year, where I didn't just learn a lot about the latest industry happenings, but also got a chance to meet Deepika Padukone.

What I also like about Allstate is that there is an unrestricted and unregimented access to leadership as execution is one of the main qualities for excellence. And time and again, Allstate applauds the efforts of its employees with various accolades such as the Reach for the Stars or the Great Manager Award, which I also earned in 2017. More importantly, Allstate places its utmost attention to the well-being of its most valuable asset — its people.

Yes, I love my work and I love Allstate. But that is mostly because Elon Musk's words play on repeatedly in my head, "I could either watch it happen or be a part of it." There is always something exciting happening in Allstate.

And since my memories of Vishakhapatnam are always fresh on my mind, whenever nostalgia creeps in, I inform my department, hop on my bike and off I go to explore far off places with my reliable companion — my phone.

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