Competition between workplaces means good things for employees. Not only are the best agencies more visible, but they’re also having to step up their game to keep their staff. For insurance agents just now coming to the field, we have a comprehensive list of the best agencies to seek employment from, and exactly why you’d want to work for them.
For an overview, this list reflects the working conditions in these agencies. Overall, they scored high because they focused on benefits, wellness programs, and flexible work hours.
This agency features an employee-first attitude, which probably was the biggest factor in Higginbotham topping the list. The company started 70 years ago, and since then has grown into one of the most influential independent insurance agencies in the US.
They also have a robust charity, with $1.8 million donated so far. Their CEO, Rusty Reid, emphasizes the service quality of the insurance industry, and that people should always be put first.
Ironside Insurance Group
While younger than the previous agency, Ironside has a reputation for growth. Employees pushed this company forward on the list through anonymous surveys. From the start, Ironside is a company focused on filling a need. The founders, Ryan Kent and Joshua Shotts, saw an opportunity in the insurance industry and leaped on it.
Prioritization here comes from two things: empowering employees and encouraging feedback. Without them, the company founders don’t think they would have gotten very far.
The Bulow Group
The Bulow Group believes in going against the grain. With a small group of 13 employees, every person can get their voice heard. Besides this, the company puts emphasis on communication so that every person gets a chance to succeed. These values are also encouraged with their customer interactions.
The Bulow Group has a reputation for thinking outside the box and strong teamwork. Stemming from a work/life balance and a focus on support, all the employees here feel the community.
Hotchkiss’ employees enthusiastically nominated their company. These positive thoughts center on the agency’s focus on career growth and providing an engaging atmosphere.
“When our employees grow, we grow,” is the sentiment felt from the CEO’s words. They even have their own structure for employee behavior called “The Hotchkiss Way.” Employees have a weekly meeting, and they all address concerns and update their behavior to provide a solid system for interaction.
Like most of the other agencies on this list, Acentria works hard to have the employees feel like family. Most employees cite that their managing team members show genuine care for them as people.
This is amazing considering how large the company is, with over 500 employees in 50 locations. With a commitment to growth and open doors, it’s no wonder Acentria claims its “small business” feel.
Snapp & Associates Insurance Services
The people at Snapp & Associates don’t mess around when it comes to excellent benefits. The company provides full education reimbursement and medical assistance.
This agency’s claim to a top spot is hiring fresh eyes to the industry and one hundred percent supporting their growth as agents. Agents claim they had no experience before, and within a few years, became competent, successful employees
All of these places had a few things in common: support, encouragement, and most had community service. It goes to show that supporting your employees and communication truly sets a company apart. When one succeeds, all succeed.