By Greg Marsh on March 20, 2013 at 12:01 PM
Posted in: Working at GEICO
It’s a pretty good feeling to work for a company that comes to people’s aid when they’re in dire straits. But sometimes, events occur that make me even prouder of GEICO than I usually am. For example, after Superstorm Sandy left the Long Island and New Jersey coastal areas in shambles, GEICO associates arrived on the scene immediately afterward to take care of our customers. I heard some firsthand accounts of those events from our associates and our customers that were truly heartwarming.
Another extraordinary event occurred this week, when GEICO announced plans to open a new sales and service facility in Indianapolis. Within a year, we expect to hire 400 new associates, and ultimately will employ more than 1,000 there. That is great news for GEICO, certainly, but that’s not really why it puts a smile on my face.
I think back nearly 30 years to Jan. 9, 1984 – my first day working at GEICO. I didn’t know a lot about the company at the time, and little did I realize then what a critical moment that was in my life. GEICO has given me a great career and allowed me to provide the wife I would marry later that year and the three sons we now have with a comfortable home and a pleasant lifestyle.
Thanks to the Gecko, the 400 people we’ll be hiring in Indianapolis probably know a bit more about GEICO than I did when I was hired. What they probably won’t realize for some time is how GEICO is going to change their lives for the better. And who knows? Thirty years from now, one of them might be writing a little essay just like this one, about another new GEICO office opening. And that person will probably be just as proud of GEICO as I am right now.
Interested in a career with GEICO? Submit your application online through GEICO’s career site.