Posts by Shannon Smedstad

Math degree + insurance industry = job opportunities

By on November 20, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Wondering how to use your love of numbers after graduation? Curious about what career opportunities there are for math majors? If you haven’t thought about a career in insurance, maybe you should. Insurance is a complex industry overflowing with all sorts of numbers:  loss frequency and severity, underwriting ratios, expense ratios, costs, profits, losses, rates […]

Posted in: Working at GEICO


IT @ GEICO: Women of IT, Part 1

By on October 25, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Welcome back to GEICO’s tech series! Here, we’ll introduce you to some of our IT pros so that you can learn more about how we use cutting-edge technologies. In this first of a two-part article, you will meet two exceptional women working in IT @ GEICO. Alex S., programmer analyst 3 – digital design & […]

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GEICO: a community, inside and out

By on May 2, 2013 at 3:18 PM

When you hear the name GEICO, most likely you think: big company, auto and property insurance, the lovable Gecko and our quirky commercials. Behind our marketing and brand name, there are nearly 28,000 associates working hard to deliver on GEICO’s promise to “be there” for our customers.  Additionally, our team strives to responsibly give back […]

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From representative to regional VP: Executive Q&A with Rick Hoagland

By on April 26, 2013 at 9:09 AM

The second post in our “Executive Q & A” series features Rick Hoagland , a graduate of The College of William and Mary with a finance degree. Like many members of our leadership team, Rick started at GEICO in an entry-level position, as a telephone claims representative. He progressed through various claims and manager-level positions, […]

Posted in: Claims, Working at GEICO


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Meet our team: What it’s like working in sales

By on April 18, 2013 at 9:09 AM

As part of this new blog series, we’ll introduce you to some of our associates to learn first-hand about what it’s like working in various GEICO departments. Our second post in this series is all about working in our sales department, in which you’ll meet Breanne.   Breanne M., sales representative in Macon, Ga. GEICO […]

Posted in: Sales and Service, Working at GEICO


And the Best Music Video Award goes to GEICO!

By on April 11, 2013 at 8:51 AM

American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance and America’s Got Talent … they don’t have anything on us! GEICO’s associates are not only a talented workforce, they also have some serious pipes and dance moves.  For many years, we’ve produced an annual music video to accompany our largest, internal corporate meeting. Why our videos […]

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IT @ GEICO: Meet two mobile team pros

By on March 15, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Welcome to our newest blog series! Here, we’ll introduce you to some of our information technology associates so that you can learn what it’s like working in IT @ GEICO. In the first of this series, you’ll meet Carolyn and Dave … bright, driven members of GEICO’s cutting-edge mobile team. Carolyn T., lead application systems […]

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Meet our team: What it’s like working in claims

By on March 8, 2013 at 4:25 PM

As part of our newest blog series, we’ll introduce you to some of our associates to learn first-hand about what it’s like working in various GEICO departments. Our first post in this series is all about working in our claims department, where you’ll meet Michael and Bonnie. Michael D., liability claims in Marlton, N.J. GEICO […]

Posted in: Claims, Working at GEICO


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Love is in the air at GEICO

By on February 12, 2013 at 2:25 PM

There’s a long history of love and marriage at GEICO. It goes way back to our earliest days; our founder, Leo Goodwin, and his wife Lillian worked side-by-side to get GEICO up and running. Today, more than 75 years later, Cupid’s arrow continues to strike, as some associates are finding more than just careers here. […]

Posted in: Odds & Ends, Working at GEICO


Executive Q&A – Jan Stewart, vice president, human resources: ‘We need to hire more’

By on January 29, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Our new “Executive Q & A” series kicks-off with an interview with Jan Stewart, vice president of human resources. Jan joined GEICO in 2002 as the Corporate Secretary and moved into her current HR leadership role in 2006. I sat down with her to talk about GEICO, plans for 2013 and more. What exciting things […]

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