Employee photo of Elyse W.

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.