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GEICO Overview

Washington, DC
10000+ employees
1936
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Insurance Carriers
$10+ billion (USD) per year
GEICO is second-largest private passenger auto insurer in the U.S., thanks to their low rates, clever marketing and great service. As a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway -- led by renowned Warren Buffett -- GEICO offers new hires career advancement in a stable, supportive and ... Read more

Mission: GEICO's seven operating principles help create a workplace in which their associates can thrive.

1. Respect, support and provide opportunity for all associates.
2. Be fanatics for outstanding customer service.
3. Be the ... Read more


Glassdoor Awards

Highest Rated CEOs: 2014 (#47)

Company Updates

  • In Macon, GEICO’s largest regional office, they often prove they might also have our largest hearts. Generous – and skilled – crocheters in this office often make and donate mats using yarn made from recycled plastic bags to give homeless Georgians a clean and warm place to sleep. #geicocares

    Mats with a Mission - GEICO Careers - Medium

    by Stephanie Levis At first glance, the mats you see here appear to be made from a natural material, like wool or plant fibers. Now look closer. These unique mats are actually made from plastic grocery store bags?-?600 to 800 bags per mat, depending on the stitch and length.

  • Robby, one of GEICO’s Auto Damage Adjusters, literally goes to great lengths when it comes to his professional and personal goals. While assisting customers with their claims can be a test of endurance, it doesn’t compare to the 50-mile-long Ultramarathons he runs in his spare time. #CareersUnexpected

    He's Going the Distance - GEICO Careers - Medium

    by Stephanie Levis You've seen the car bumper stickers displaying race distance achievements: 3.1, 13.1, 26.2. Auto Damage field supervisor Robby Watson recently added a lesser seen number to his bumper sticker collection. The Birmingham, Alabama resident completed his first 50 mile ultramarathon, and he's got his sight set on doubling it next year.

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GEICO – Why Work For Us?


We know you know GEICO, but we want you to know that with us, you’ll find a rewarding career no matter which path you take. Our over 98,000 associates have been unexpectedly delighted to find that their jobs have turned into successful, illuminating careers. You know us for insurance. Get to know us for careers, too. Visit us at http://www.geico.jobs for more!

Just the Stats on GEICO

  • Second-largest private passenger auto insurer in the U.S. (A.M. Best)
  • One of the fastest-growing major auto insurers in America
  • Employs more than 39,000 associates
  • 16 million auto policyholders (and growing)
  • GEICO insures more than 20 million vehicles
  • Provides 24-hour service, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

The Berkshire Hathaway Connection

In 1996, GEICO became a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, led by Warren Buffett, one of the most successful investors of the 20th century. For the past several years, FORTUNE magazine has named Berkshire's property-casualty insurance operation the most admired in the country. Time Magazine named Warren Buffett one of the most influential people in the world in 2012.

Locations Across the Country*

  • Tucson, Arizona
  • San Diego, California
  • Lakeland, Florida
  • Macon, Georgia
  • Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Coralville, Iowa
  • Chevy Chase, Maryland (HQ)
  • Marlton, New Jersey
  • Buffalo, New York
  • Woodbury, New York
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Houston, Texas
  • Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • Virginia Beach, Virginiaa
  • Seattle, Washington

* We also employ associates in auto damage and staff counsel field offices throughout the United States.

Our benefits package will help insure your future.

As a full-time GEICO associate, you'll be offered a Total Rewards Program that includes:

  • 401(k) and profit-sharing plans
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Paid vacation, holidays and sick leave
  • Performance-based promotions
  • Career advancement and job stability
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Training and mentoring programs
  • Business casual dress
  • Associate clubs and volunteer activities
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Family scholarships for associates' children
  • On-site fitness and dining facilities (at most locations)
  • Associate auto insurance discounts (where applicable)
  • And more!

 

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GEICO associates thrive in our promote-from-within culture. Many new hires start their careers at the representative-level and then advance to coach, trainer, supervisor, manager and beyond.

Nearly 80% of our management team started their GEICO careers in entry level jobs, and our associates average two promotions within the first three years!

In many locations, you can start in:

  • Inside Sales - Auto & Property
  • Customer Service - Auto & Property
  • Claims
  • Auto Damage
  • Leadership Programs
  • Summer Internships

GEICO's #TechUnexpected

You'll join GEICO's tech pros who are top notch at changing people's lives. Don't believe us? Just ask Forrester and Dynatrace-Keynote, who awarded our teams with top honors in web and mobile development. Maybe you could ask Kate, our first virtual insurance assistant using artificial intelligence and cognitive computing to improve our customer service procedures. Or you could ask one of the hundreds of tech pros who make all these amazing features come to life. We're making great strides everywhere – and we want you to have a part in it.

At our corporate office, we're hiring:

  • Actuarials Assistants
  • Modeling Analyts
  • Product and Business Analysts
  • Programmers and Developers
  • Legal Counsel
  • Summer Interns
  • And More

At GEICO, you'll meet many successful people who have built rewarding, long-term careers ... and who've had several different careers along the way. 


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GEICO's Seven Operating Principles define our culture.

Our ability to incorporate these values into our culture and business activities has been the basis for some of our greatest achievements.

  1. Respect, support and provide opportunity for all associates.
  2. Be fanatics for outstanding customer service.
  3. Be the low-cost provider.
  4. Operate with uncompromising integrity.
  5. Maintain a disciplined balance sheet.
  6. Make an underwriting profit while achieving optimum growth
  7. Invest for total return.

We're a community, inside and out.

Through GEICO Corporate Community Citizens, our associates contribute to and participate in a variety of socially-responsible activities.

  • Contributed more than $3.9 million to the United Way and other charitable causes.
  • Associates and friends volunteered more than 27,758 hours and attended 801 events.
  • Donated $175,250 to the Wounded Warrior Project.
  • Gave more than $105,000 to Hurricane Sandy, Moore, Okla. Tornadoes and other disaster relief funds.
  • Provided nearly $1.1 million in scholarship funding.
  • More than 2,900 associates took the pledge not to text and drive.

Celebrating Diversity at GEICO

One of GEICO's strengths is the diversity of our associates—it infuses our company with energy and new ideas, and helps us meet the needs of our millions of policyholders. At GEICO, every individual is valued for his or her unique skills and perspectives. We hire the best people, and help them develop their talents and abilities, and then work together to achieve outstanding results for customers and the organization.

We ensure that all associates have an equal opportunity to achieve their full potential.

 

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GEICO is more than just an insurance company. We're a career company where many people join our team soon after college. Virtually all of our management team began at the entry-level and worked their way up... including our CEO.

Launch Your Career with a Growing Industry Leader

  • Leadership Programs
  • Insurance Operations Careers
  • Analyst & Actuarial Careers
  • Information Technology Positions
  • Summer Internship Programs

Many Career Paths. Unlimited Possibilities.

You've worked hard in college to earn your degree. Take the next step in your career path at GEICO. We recruit grads with all sorts of majors, including:

  • Business, Management, Marketing
  • Finance, Economics, Accounting
  • Math, Statistics, Actuarial Science
  • Computer Science, MIS, IST, Computer Engineering
  • Liberal Arts, Psychology, Sociology

 Do More Than Just Work Here

GEICO associates are active volunteers--volunteering more than 27,000 hours last year and giving back to more than 400 causes. They participate in sports, cultural events, team celebrations and contests.

Many associates enroll in GEICO University classes and attend career development workshops. There many ways to get involved and make a difference in our company, community and yourself!

Connect With A College Recruiter

Check out our calendar for upcoming events, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

GEICO Achievement Awards

For years, we have offered the GEICO Achievement Award Program. This long-standing tradition supports some of our country's most outstanding undergraduates. Visit geico.jobs/oncampus for more information.


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#TechUnexpected

IT has helped to make GEICO an insurance industry giant. 

With more than 2,000 associates working in information technology, we're one of the Washington, D.C. area's largest IT employers. Whether you're interested in careers in architecture, networks, mobile technology or web development, we have IT opportunities to challenge and inspire you.

What We Do

We are utilizing emerging technologies to drive results, enhance our customers' online experiences and impact bottom-line results. As a proven online and mobile industry leader, our teams use .NET, C#, Java, Oracle, iOS and Android platforms, and more.

Our contributions, from the GEICO App to the online auto quote application, have a direct impact on each of our 15 million (and growing) policyholders.

Work near the Nation's Capital

Most of our tech pros work in our corporate office. Our 26-acre campus is located in a bustling Washington, D.C. suburb and is within walking distance of the Friendship Heights Metro station. Occasionally, there may be IT jobs available in our Macon, GA or Fredericksburg, VA locations.

Are you ready?

Join GEICO in our exploration of cutting-edge technologies and be a part of an innovative company that's defining the way an industry uses technology!

 

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    Pros

    Geico is overall a good company. If you work hard, you will be rewarded in the form of raises, more favorable shifts, and promotions. At the entry level, each supervisor is assigned to about 9 employees, so you can have more individualized attention. With that being said, there are also sup's all over the floor so if yours is busy, another is happy to help. The environment is friendly, often having parties and contests to boost office morale. Pay is good, benefits are excellent

    Cons

    Very micro managed, very strict metrics (but everything is layed out in front of you so its not unexpected) some unfavorable shifts. Not a lot of work/life balance, you clock in and go go go until you clock out, can be stressful.

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GEICO Photos

GEICO photo of: After completing claims training, these new adjusters celebrated with a Gecko cake!
GEICO photo of: Following Hurricane Harvey, our Woodbury office held a fundraiser for our Houston office!
GEICO photo of: Our Virginia Beach associates have worked hard all summer with Habitat for Humanity to build a house (and donate a car!) to a local family in need.
GEICO photo of: We know that our Interns provide valuable insight during their time on our team, so we make sure to welcome them in style.
GEICO photo of: For our first set of Careers Unexpected commercials, we featured associates like Kenny to talk about their experiences at GEICO!
GEICO photo of: GEICO associates are so lovable, even dogs get a lick out of us!
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GEICO Interviews

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GEICO Awards & Accolades

  • Top Workplaces, Indianapolis Star, 2015
  • Iowa's Top Workplaces(Mid Sized Company), The Des Moines Register, 2014
  • Top Company to Work for in Arizona, CareerBuilder, 2014
  • Glassdoor's Highest Rated CEO's 2014, Glassdoor, 2014
  • Best Places to Work in Virginia, Virginia Business, 2014
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