Archive: March 2014

Memory of the Month: Racks of records

By on March 25, 2014 at 9:14 AM

Each month, we share an image from GEICO’s past and invite you to exercise your caption-writing skills. This mid-1970s photo shows how GEICO stored policy records and other company information as it moved into the computer age. These IBM 3420 tape drives held about 120 megabytes of data. But converting from paper files to this […]

Posted in: IT @ GEICO, Working at GEICO


From mail room to regional vice president

By on March 21, 2014 at 10:30 AM

By David Smith, guest blogger, corporate communications GEICO was a magnet for a young George Rogers. The eager Bethesda, Md., native grew up just two miles from the corporate office, and he began sorting mail and hustling policy files as a part-time associate in 1969, while he was still in high school. Rogers later moved […]

Posted in: Claims, Working at GEICO


GEICO receives a ‘key to the city’ of Macon for United Way fundraising

By on March 18, 2014 at 11:40 AM

By Marvel Burgess, guest blogger, community relations For 10 years, GEICO’s regional office in Macon, Ga., has been United Way of Central Georgia’s top contributor. The organization uses the money it raises to fund 31 partner agencies that serve more than 100,000 people in the community. But last year, we outdid ourselves, raising more than […]

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Safety Tips for St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

By on March 14, 2014 at 11:58 AM

St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Monday this year, but the green beer will start flowing this weekend. If you’re planning to turn Irish for a day (or longer), you’ll want to plan for the safety of yourself and others first. Here are some tips to ensure that you’re not relying on luck to have […]

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What’s ‘hump day’ really like at GEICO?

By on March 12, 2014 at 10:51 AM

By now, you have probably seen the GEICO “Hump Day” commercial. This clever 30-second ad has become a pop-culture hit with kids and adults alike, and has received more than 20 million views on the GEICO YouTube channel! These days, there isn’t a Wednesday that goes by without someone, somewhere hearing (or asking) the question, […]

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My day amongst Geckos

By on March 10, 2014 at 11:02 AM

By Samantha Motowski, guest blogger, University of Arizona student I recently had the opportunity to spend a day at the GEICO office in Tucson, Ariz., as part of the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management winter externship program. Excited to learn more about the company whose lovable characters always brighten a commercial break, I […]

Posted in: Claims, Sales and Service, Working at GEICO


Meet Deedre, a GEICO associate who makes things happen

By on March 6, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Recently, I was on a conference call with Deedre and was impressed with her level of enthusiasm for what she does at GEICO. Then when I learned about her career progression, I was wowed; Deedre has progressed from call center representative to directing hundreds of strategic marketing partnerships.                        Here is her GEICO story … Deedre […]

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