For people who are motivated by challenging work in a supportive environment, there’s no better place to be than Great American.
Goals are aligned with strengths, and the company promotes building on those strengths through training, coaching and support. Great American is an engaging workplace, and it’s exciting to be a part of such a creative, high-energy team that’s always looking for improvements in the way that we work and deliver customer service.
I always feel a strong sense of support from my team, with each of us working toward a common goal and doing what we can to make sure we’re successful in completing our projects. We have a company culture where unique talents and previous work experience are repurposed into strengths for our business. Great American makes you feel valued, and encourages and rewards you for your contributions.
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From the moment I joined the Company, I knew this would be a unique and rewarding place to work.
I began my career as a claims trainee with Republic Indemnity and was immediately impressed with the tools and education I received to be successful in my career. I’ve had the opportunity to participate in an early career development program that has connected me to colleagues from different offices within the Company. These connections have helped me better understand our diverse business and how my role contributes to the overall success of the Company.
I enjoy coming to work each day because I can make a difference in an injured worker’s life. Republic specializes in Workers’ Compensation insurance so I’m able to help injured workers with their claims. Being fluent in Spanish and Korean has helped me to better communicate with our policyholders, which helps build trust and a relationship with them while giving them the best service possible.
The Company is committed to investing in employees, and it feels great to be able to give back, share the Company vision and make a contribution to the Company’s success.
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Great American is the smallest large company I’ve ever worked for. I say that because everyone feels connected and you get to know other employees so quickly even those that you do not work with directly.
I love how at Great American you interact with all employees no matter their title or job. I can be in a meeting with our summer interns and then in the next meeting be sitting next to our CFO. Titles do not create boundaries here. Everyone has an opportunity to contribute and be heard. It’s like one big family.
I find my work rewarding because there are always new challenges and so many talented people to help you work through them. It’s ok to say “I don’t know” because your co-workers are willing to collaborate with you to find a solution or answer. Another great way to increase your skills is the Company’s learning and development programs. Great American University is the best corporate learning program I’ve ever experienced even for a seasoned professional like me. Many of the courses align with your job experience and focus on growing new skills and improving existing skills. Classes are designed so you can apply what you have learned to your professional and personal life.
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I joined Great American Custom right after I graduated from college. I started as an associate production underwriter and was promoted within a year to production underwriter. The Company’s learning & development opportunities are an enormous asset to my career and personal development. There are seminars that you can attend and articles that you can read on numerous topics from emotional intelligence to underwriting trends in the marketplace.
Great American is also supportive of employees having a work life balance and taking care of their health. We are encouraged to take paid time off and participate in health and wellness programs that reward us for leading healthy active lifestyles. It all goes back to encouraging employees to live a full productive and happy life.
I enjoy going to work each day. Everyone I interact with on daily basis from my boss, to my brokers, to my co-workers all add worth to my day. I have found people who mentor me, who support me, who make me laugh and most importantly who continually challenge me. I believe people make an organization great and that is clearly evident at Great American.
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One of the guiding principles our Company operates by is “We always do the right thing!” I think it is important to work for a company that embraces such a value when dealing with employees and customers. It demonstrates the Company holds itself to a high standard of conduct.
I am lucky to be able to say that I love what I do and the people I get to work with every day. One of my favorite things about working here is the growth potential and opportunities for advancement I have experienced. The management staff has always taken the time to empower and develop me every step of my career. One example is being chosen by our Vice President of Claims to speak at the WCI Convention held at the Orlando World Center Marriott last year. It was a marvelous learning experience and really made me step out of my comfort zone to speak in front of a large audience. I greatly appreciate the opportunities I have been given.
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While most kids grow up wanting to be doctors or lawyers, I always wanted to be an ocean marine underwriter.
My dad was in ocean marine insurance and seeing his dedication and intrigue for the business sparked my interest in the industry. I enjoy coming to work each day in the Ocean Marine Division because my job is thought-provoking and ever-changing. I never experience the same day twice, and I love being challenged. I feel fortunate to be working at Great American and pursuing my lifelong career dream.
Great American is a very family-oriented company that cares about my professional career and personal life. I know the Company is invested in my future with benefits that support me and my family, like the 401(k) Retirement and Savings program. Not only do employees receive guidance on managing their retirement savings, the Company also offers a match to employee retirement contributions, which goes a long way when planning for the future.
Great American is dedicated, not only to their employees, but to providing products and services we can be proud of. Employees are committed to working ethically and in the best interest of our clients who trust in Great American. I am proud to work for a company that lives up to such high standards and values their employees and clients.
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I have a real sense of purpose coming to work each day. I know I am valued and the Company supports my development to help me be successful in my role.
Learning opportunities are available to all employees regardless of their title or tenure.
As a member of the Annuity Group Management Team, I’ve had the great opportunity to attend professional development courses that have taught me to help others realize their abilities and potential. I strive to inspire and motivate my team to succeed and take advantage of all the opportunities that the Company has to offer. I also feel a strong sense of comradery with them, which is part of the family-like culture that I enjoy at Great American. That’s refreshing and rewarding.
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During my sophomore year in college, I joined the Company as an intern. From the beginning, I knew my contributions were appreciated as much as those of full-time members of my team.
It felt great to contribute to the Company, gain professional experience and see actual results. I also enjoyed being able to network with other interns and co-ops, as well as senior leadership.
My internship gave me valuable knowledge of the industry and the Company. Based on my intern experiences, I was confident that Great American was the company where I wanted to start my career. After graduation, I was fortunate to be offered a full-time position in the Trucking Division. I am now a Business Project Analyst in the Crop Division and am excited to develop my career further. Great American truly cares about its employees and their success.
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I enjoy coming to work at Great American every day because I know I’m contributing to the success of a company that has a vested interest in my future, both professionally and personally.
I started working for the Company as an Associate Underwriter over a year ago and have had the opportunity to experience many different aspects of the surety industry. These experiences include meeting with various agents and contractors and attending seminars with other industry professionals. I’ve also been encouraged to step out of my comfort zone and take initiative to build my confidence as an underwriter, while knowing that I have the support and guidance of management.
Great American provides employees with opportunities to find passion in their work as well as in their lives outside of work. The Company encourages us to achieve work-life balance by offering paid time off to take care of our bodies, our minds, and our families. We are also encouraged to be proactive with our health and obtain annual physicals, learn more about nutrition, and become more active. My office in particular has begun a weekly competition with our step-tracking devices to see who can be the most active and obtain the most steps throughout the week. We not only are incentivized by the program itself, but we can also encourage each other because we all have access to the same tools and benefits. Before joining Great American, I lost 130 pounds and the incentives offered by our wellness program have helped me to maintain my weight and stay active.
I am grateful to be surrounded by great resources within the Bond Division as well as company-wide. I couldn’t be happier to be a part of such a wonderful team and company.
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When I started with Great American as an intern 10 years ago, retirement was the last thing on my mind.
But after joining the Company full-time, I realized the importance of preparing for my future and the benefits of working for a company that provides me with the tools and education to do so. I am grateful the Company provides an impressive 401(k) retirement account benefit with a company match and discretionary contributions. I am confident Great American supports my long-term financial well-being. The Company’s investment in my future demonstrates how much I am valued.
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