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Philip P.
Annuity Group
Cincinnati, OH

As an internal wholesaler in the Annuity Group, I work with a talented and supportive team. While we each have individual goals, the friendly, open work environment makes it easier for all of us to meet those goals because we learn so much from one another.

When I joined the company two years ago, I was surprised by how many employees have been here for decades. At most companies, the sales team is like a revolving door, but my co-workers have stayed longer than anywhere else I’ve worked. It is a testament to how Great American promotes a healthy work-life balance and provides benefits employees value.

One of the benefits I value at Great American is the focus on professional development. We are encouraged to continue our education by completing professional certifications each year. I’m grateful that the company invests in our development with the Education Reimbursement Program. Not only does it make us more knowledgeable, it also helps us develop our career path and provides us financial incentives along the way.

Great American is also committed to our physical and financial well-being. VitalityTM, the company wellness program, offers annual health screenings and Vitality Points that employees can earn from daily physical activities. The program is a great incentive to stay physically active while also being rewarded. The profit-sharing program is also great, especially when we hit our business goals. It confirms how we contribute to the company’s success.

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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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Gloria P.
Republic Indemnity
Encino, CA
Chad S.
Annuity Group
Cincinnati, OH

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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Alexis F.
Great American Custom
Los Angeles, CA
Wendy B.
Summit Consulting LLC
Lakeland, FL

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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Yolanda G.
Ocean Marine Division
Orlando, FL
Laronda E.
Annuity Operations
Cincinnati, OH

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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Elyse W.
Specialty Human Services
Chicago, IL

The best words to describe working at Great American are career empowerment because the company provides employees the building blocks they need to manage their own careers.

Not only are we given on-the-job training, we also have access to Great American University, which provides learning opportunities for employees at all career and skill levels. From instructor-led programs and online courses, to early career development and financial assistance to pursue professional designations and degrees - employees have so many opportunities to grow professionally. As an associate underwriter, I currently provide account support and manage small accounts and renewals. My career goal is to become a senior underwriter and manage my own book of business. I am grateful for the educational resources available to help me reach it.

Great American not only has benefits to help you succeed in your career, the company also provides benefits to help you invest in your retirement. I am able to save money for my future by contributing and receiving a company match to my 401(k) Retirement and Savings Plan and health savings account. I can also purchase our parent company stock at a discounted rate through our Employee Stock Purchase Plan, which makes me feel I have a personal investment in Great American and can contribute to its financial success.

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Sarah S.
Bond Division
Cincinnati, OH

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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John N.​
Specialty Human Services
Cincinnati, OH​
Madeline B.
Alpharetta, GA

While searching for a job during my senior year in college, I was intrigued by Great American Insurance Group's focus on niche markets.

I was specifically interested in the company’s agricultural-related divisions because of my passion for riding horses. I have been riding competitively since I was six years old and even secured an athletic scholarship to college to compete on my school’s equestrian team. Working in claims for Great American’s AgriBusiness® Division is a great fit for me because I use my interests and background to uncover facts and information that are essential in the decision making process. I also enjoyed being part of the LEAD (Learn/Excel/Achieve/Develop) Program, which gave me the opportunity to learn about all areas of the Agribusiness® Division, including processing, underwriting, claims and product development.

What I like about working at Great American is that I am able to incorporate my childhood passion as part of my profession in an industry that is so vital to the success of society. Insurance is needed in all aspects of life - from your car and home to your health and retirement. It is also essential in allowing businesses and individuals to prosper. I am proud that I am a small part of an industry making such a huge impact.

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