I would describe GEICO’s work environment as very upbeat. Very competitive, it’s very energetic. It’s very family oriented. The people here are friendly. It’s a very serious organization, but at the same time, we like to have fun here. If someone were to ask me, “Should I work at GEICO?” It’s an emphatic yes. We do ask you to work hard, but when you think about the stability that we have, when you think about the compensation we have, the benefits that we have, the environment, this is a great place to start your career and it’s going to be a great place to end your career. I have made many friends here and I have seen the friendships really come through during hard times, and during good times, too. Sheer joy just to, to be here, to be part of it! The friendships at GEICO makes me love coming to work every day. I whistle coming into work! And that’s part of the reason why I really love my job! We are, we come here every day and we realize we have a job to do and we do it. We do a really, really good job of it! But, in addition to that, it helps me enjoy working here at GEICO, and, you know, perform the way I do! I have all these wonderful people here who are always eager to support me and we support each other, we motivate each other. We’re one big family. We’re one big team. You know, when people have rough days, I always come behind them. I’m like, “Look, it’ll be okay.” And they kind of take that, and like, “Thank you!” You know, it makes their day better just like we do with our customers. We’re not only friends here at work, we’re also friends outside of work, as well. I love my friends here at GEICO. I’ve found some relationships that I think are going to last a lifetime. You know, having worked in a number of different departments, I’ve developed a lot of friendships. Being able to go down to the lunchroom each day, seeing people I used to work with, and, of course, the best one of all: my wife. I met her while working here at GEICO, as well! Typical day at GEICO is coming in, saying hello to my friends, getting them hyped up and excited to get their day started. I talk to a lot of customers throughout the day, sell them a great product so we can make sure that we’re saving them money, and have fun throughout the rest of the day. Well, there’s a lot of ways we have fun! We have contests, we have top performance recognitions with our associates. We also have what we call goodie tables here on a regular basis. If there’s an event going on, we decorate our cubicles. We want to try to have as much fun as possible to keep our associates motivated. The dunking booth. You’ve been in the dunking booth! -Yeah, I suppose I have.
-He put me in a dunking booth! Yes, not real smart. I didn’t know what was gonna happen. I believe GEICO, you know, is a company where we care about everybody. I started out on the phone as a sales rep nine years ago. Within the first two years, I was already a supervisor! They also gave me the opportunity to move within the company to different departments to learn more about the insurance industry. I don’t think I ever thought that I would be working here 40 years. Next thing, you wake up one morning and it’s 40 years and you, you say, “What a wonderful career!” You know? When I started here fourteen and a half years ago, I never knew that it could be this fun and that my actual personal life could develop the way it has. I was able to buy a home because of GEICO. I have a daughter who works here as well. Because GEICO was such a great company, she was able to move out of my house because of it. I love GEICO! I know it sounds cliche, but, I live, eat, sleep GEICO. I mean, this is, this is what I do every day and I love it. When you think about the benefits that we’re provided, health insurance, so forth, for not only us, but for our kids! We have a very nice lifestyle, because we come here and we work very hard and they provide well for us. You set the standard as to where you can go within the company. I encourage anyone who’s out there looking for opportunities, to fulfill their dreams and I would certainly encourage you to join the GEICO team.