Two reasons GEICO is a ‘Best Place to Work’

By on May 17, 2013 at 3:05 PM

Posted in: Working at GEICO

Best Place to work Virginia logoGuest Blogger: Jaime T

This special guest post is written by an employment specialist working in our Fredericksburg, Va., regional office. Jaime joined GEICO as an entry-level claims representative and was promoted to a liability claims representative before transitioning to human resources in 2011.

After nearly seven years of working at GEICO, I can still say that every day that I’m proud of the company I work for. I hand out referral cards on a regular basis and make sure to let everyone know that, not only does GEICO have great insurance rates, but it was also named one of the 2013 best places to work in Virginia by Virginia Business. And, without fail, someone always asks me, “What’s so great about working for GEICO?”

I just look at them with a big smile and ask, “How much time do you have?”

GEICO has great benefits:  medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan, paid vacation and sick leave. While those are all fantastic, they’re very similar to what you might find at a variety of other employers. Two things that I think makes GEICO unique are its dedication to employees’ personal and professional growth, and its commitment to give back to our local communities across the country.

Each major GEICO office has a team responsible for organizing activities that support various causes. In April, my office holds a raffle to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk. My Virginia Beach colleagues raise money for March of Dimes by hosting a bake sale and “Zumba Battle.” The list of causes and charities that GEICO supports is long! It’s great to see our associates get involved because when giving is part of your work culture, it can become part of the way that you live your own life.

Also, when it comes to educational opportunities, GEICO’s tuition reimbursement and industry-leading training program are hard to beat! Tuition reimbursement is available to full-time employees who have successfully completed their initial orientation period. It provides reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year, plus up to 75 percent of textbook costs.

For associates looking to further develop their insurance-related skills, GEICO offers courses through the Insurance Studies Program for which the company covers the costs. You can learn more about our educational opportunities on geico.jobs.

I feel lucky to work for a company that continues to grow, despite an unsteady economy, and I want to want to make sure we continue to prosper. I’m always on the lookout for great people who exude excellent customer service, so I can encourage them to apply for a position with GEICO!

Are you looking for a growing company that gives back to the community and supports the development of its employees? GEICO is hiring in 14 major offices across the country, as well as for adjusters to work in most states.