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Acuity Insurance Overview

Sheboygan, WI
1001 to 5000 employees
1925
Company - Private
Insurance Carriers
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
We are a mutual insurance company headquartered in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. We are trusted to protect over 100,000 businesses, 300,000 commercial vehicles, and nearly 500,000 homes and cars.

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Mission: Our mission is to protect and enhance the well-being of individuals and families by helping them manage risk and rebuild shattered lives when disaster strikes. This is demonstrated in our commitment to customers, agents, employees, and the community.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2020 (#97)

Company Updates

  • As a result of strong business growth, we plan to hire 100 employees in the next year. “We are increasing our staff not just to respond to our strong growth, but as an investment in our future,” Ben Salzmann, Acuity President and CEO. “We need to have all the resources in place to serve a growing customer base and to fulfill our mission of rebuilding shattered lives, propelled by innovation, grounded in relationships.”

    Acuity to Hire 100 in 2020

    Acuity announced that as a result of strong business growth, it plans to hire 100 employees in the next year. The insurer has increased its staff by nearly 50 percent over the past seven years.

  • We are proud to have earned the ACORD Millennial Women's Insurance Advancement Award and the ACORD Case Study Award. "Acuity focuses on creating a workplace culture that promotes growth and advancement of employees of all ages, genders, and backgrounds," Ben Salzmann, Acuity President and CEO. "Our workplace initiatives have had a significant impact on staff recruitment, development, and retention, including millennial women."

    Acuity Earns ACORD Awards for Millennial Advancement and Business Process Improvement

    Accepting Acuity's ACORD Millennial Women's Insurance Advancement Award from Bill Pieroni, President and CEO of ACORD (far left) and ACORD Board of Directors member Tony Mattioli (far right) were Margaret Stanskas, Commercial Lines Underwriter (center left) and Tricia Tienor, Manager -Information Systems. Tricia is one of Acuity's youngest managers, and Margaret is a recent college graduate who had worked as an intern at Acuity before becoming a full-time employee last year.

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Acuity Insurance – Why Work With Us?


Started in 1925, Acuity is a property-casualty insurance company based in Sheboygan, WI. We have a strong belief that insurance is more than a piece of paper—it’s a promise to our customers. We strive to make insurance less confusing so customers can live confidently. We focus on delivering friendly service and a top-tier claims experience.

As a growing company, we are looking for innovative and inquisitive people who are great teammates, driven to accomplishment, and committed to continuous learning. People who start or expand upon their careers here match the hallmark of our culture and bring a hardworking mentality to their work.

Check out what current employees say about our career opportunities: 

A Day in the Life: Business Systems

A Day in the Life: Commercial Processing

A Day in the Life: Claims

A Day in the Life: Underwriting

At Acuity, our culture is built on our core values of developing and empowering people, acting with integrity, having fun, driving excellence, innovating, working as a team, having open communication, and respecting and trusting others. We understand that a good work environment involves a hardworking attitude with the ability to let loose, which has helped us grow as a team and company.

We are regularly recognized as a workplace that is inviting, innovative, and fun, creating a climate where employees achieve excellence for themselves, the company, and our customers.

  • Named to the Forbes list of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers, the Best Employers for Women, and the Best Employers for Diversity
  • Our Employee Activity Committee organizes dozens of events each year, enhancing Acuity’s unique culture
  • On-site facilities include a fitness center, mothers’ room, rock-climbing wall, employee gardens, and more
  • Quarterly companywide meetings keep employees up to date on all areas of the company
  • A true open-door policy is maintained by all managers and executives
  • Strategic planning involves all levels of the company

We have a proud history of corporate philanthropy and hosting charitable events at our headquarters. Guided by the Acuity Charitable Foundation, we are dedicated to enriching lives through social stewardship, capital investment, and support of education.

  • Acuity employees are empowered to decide how to distribute a year-end donation of $500,000 among several charities.
  • The Acuity Health Challenge is an annual community event that raises thousands of dollars for worthy local causes.
  • We host several drives throughout the year to help deliver items to those in need. During our annual holiday gift drive, we donated over 1,500 toys, clothes, and household items for children and adults throughout Sheboygan County, as well as over $750 in cash and gift cards.

We understand that healthy employees are happy employees. Acuity offers a state-of-the-art 27,000-square-foot fitness facility for our employees that includes weekly fitness classes put on by athletic trainers. Employees also have access to our 40-foot climbing wall and several miles of outdoor walking trails as an added fitness benefit.

Acuity is looking out for employees’ financial wellness, too. A career at Acuity provides generous health coverage—Acuity pays 85% of premiums and contributes generously to employee health savings accounts by matching the deductible, minimizing out-of-pocket expenses. Acuity also contributes 8% to each employee’s 401(k) regardless of the employee’s contribution.

Employees are the CEOs of their careers. We truly believe that each employee’s work impacts the mission and vision of the company. Employees are proud of the contributions they make. To them, this isn’t just a job but a meaningful career.

We strive to promote from within, and 10% of employees experience promotions each year. In addition, we offer continued training and unlimited education reimbursement that all employees can take advantage of.

Acuity Insurance Reviews

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    Current Employee - Senior Field Claims Adjuster in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Field Claims Adjuster in Milwaukee, WI
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    I have been working at Acuity Insurance full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are the usual things, good pay, flexible work hours and the autonomy to do my job but there is a culture at Acuity that sure we have a job to do but we can make it fun; Acuity wants me to succeed at my job but also at life. Many companies will tell you that there number one asset is their people, here, it comes from the very top and they mean it. With retirement a couple of years away, it will be hard to leave. I equate it to leaving a team that wins the Super Bowl or World Series every year, something I think will be difficult. It is fun to be on a winning team.

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

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Acuity Insurance Photos

Acuity Insurance photo of: Two employees pose at an all company event.
Acuity Insurance photo of: An employee grabs a sweet treat at one of our celebrations.
Acuity Insurance photo of: Employees take a break to play some ping pong.
Acuity Insurance photo of: Cubby work stations create great meeting spaces.
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Acuity Insurance Interviews

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  1. Featured Interview

     

    Programmer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sheboygan, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Acuity Insurance (Sheboygan, WI) in May 2015.

    Interview

    The in person interview was long (about ~4 hours), but it was very relaxed. They started by giving me a tour of the building, followed by an interview with the HR specialist who was very straight forward and honest with me. I then met with 2 separate groups of GMs and Managers, who were again very open about company. They were certainly interested in my qualifications, but also cared to learn about me as a person. They seemed to care as much about culture fit as my qualifications for the position. After meeting with the GMs/Managers I met with the VP of IT for about 5 minutes. This was followed by two timed tests. A math test and a logic test. Neither test was very difficult, just basics that any computer science major should know. After the interview it took about 2-3 weeks for them to respond.

    Interview Questions

    • How can you apply your course work to real world situations.   Answer Question
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Acuity Insurance Awards & Accolades

  • Best Employers for Women, Forbes, 2018
  • America's Best Midsize Employers, Forbes, 2019
  • Best Employers for Diversity, Forbes, 2019
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2017
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2016
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Pledges & Certifications

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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