Meet two of GEICO’s future business leaders

By on October 16, 2013 at 1:56 PM

Posted in: Claims, Working at GEICO

In this article, we’ll introduce you to two of our associates to give you an inside look at what it’s like being involved in our leadership programs. Let’s meet Jonathan and Sean, who work full time in our Fredericksburg, Va., office.

Jonathan D., Management Development Program – Claims Track
GEICO associate since 2012

MDPJonDJonathan graduated from the University of Florida with a major in marketing and minor in entrepreneurship. Not only did he work hard in the classroom, but he also played running back for the University of Florida football team. Following his academic career, he was looking to establish a long-lasting career. GEICO’s Management Development Program presented an opportunity to join a growing company in a stable industry.

Tell us about your experience with the Management Development Program.

The Management Development Program has far exceeded my expectations on all fronts. Since I’ve joined the program, everyone is eager to share their knowledge about our business operation. Each associate seems to have a true desire for me to succeed.

I’ve been especially impressed with our senior management, and the amount of time they spend developing each leader in the program. With great expectations for each MDP candidate, they’ve gone above and beyond to ensure we are equipped with the tools we need to be successful business leaders.

What’s the best piece of career advice you have received?

Learn more about people than you do your product or your service, and you will become unusually successful. The more you know about people, the better you become at communicating and building relationships. Everyone has a story, and learning about others will build a team atmosphere that produces successful results.

What is your favorite GEICO commercial?

The “GEICO Spelling Bee Commercial” (featuring Old MacDonald). The “Dagnabit” gets me every time!

Sean L., Management Development Program – Sales Track
GEICO associate since 2012

MDPSeanPrior to beginning his career at GEICO, Sean graduated from Radford University with a double major in management and psychology. Today, he’s in our Management Development Program in Fredericksburg.

Tell us about your experience with the Management Development Program.

The Management Development Program provides you an opportunity to understand from the ground up, the area you will one day work in.  From agent to supervisor, you are taking part in projects that help you network and increase your visibility within the company.

What do you like most about GEICO?

The atmosphere in the office, people are laughing and smiling.  Even when the work gets tough, the attitude is constantly positive.

What is your favorite GEICO moment?

Coordinating the “millionth policy celebration” here in Fredericksburg was a great opportunity. Seeing everyone smile when the millionth policy celebration took place was, by far, my favorite GEICO moment.

The Management Development Program is made up of bright, driven graduates. This fast-track management training program will provide you with opportunities to learn all about our business, gain hands-on experience, receive mentoring, interact with management and prepare to one day lead a team and much more! If you’re interested in learning more about our leadership programs, please connect with a recruiter and review the job requirements at geico.jobs/oncampus.