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5 Reasons You Should Choose a Career at Pekin Insurance!

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Apr 13, 2017

You’re choosing your major in college.  You’re thinking about a change in careers.  You’re relocating to a new area and need to find a job.  Have you thought about working in the insurance industry?

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Sure, there are lots of options to choose from.  Large carriers, small carriers, P&C companies, health insurance companies, etc.  The list goes on and on!

Pekin Insurance has been a stable force in the insurance industry since 1921 and continues to be a reputable company as we transition into the future.  Covering multiple lines of insurance such as life, property, auto, general liability, business auto, funeral preplanning, and many others, we offer many opportunities for candidates to choose a career that best fits their skills and interests.


But, why Pekin Insurance?  Why choose a mid-sized insurance company that started in a small, Central Illinois town?


Family-friendly culture

At Pekin Insurance, we have nearly 1,000 employees located in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Wisconsin, and several other states.  It is important to Pekin Insurance that all employees feel welcome and included no matter what state they collect their paycheck in.  We offer company-sponsored events that all employees and their families are welcome to attend, such as Easter Egg Hunts, Peoria Chiefs baseball games, pictures with Santa, and trick-or-treating events.  We also offer events for adults only, such as golf outings, wine and paint nights, and our fun annual events that typically include live music!  The company will even go as far as to show their appreciation of all employees by having work time dedicated to just them!  That’s right … the company shows employees how much they value their dedication with a relaxed dress code, free food, giveaways, and exciting activities!


On-site cafeteria

For over 40 years, our on-site café has obtained awards of excellence in food service.  Our café is strictly a benefit to our employees; it is not there so the company makes a profit.  The excellent staff provides a combination of healthy and savory options for breakfast, lunch, and snack time.  They also provide catering services to the company for large meetings or events.


Summer hours & flex time

Pekin Insurance has always offered some form of flexible working arrangements.  For many years, the company has offered a “summer hours” schedule to allow employees more time with their families in warmer months.  From Memorial Day to Labor Day, most employees’ work schedules shift to working 7:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. on Monday – Thursday, but then we only have to work on Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m!  In addition to that, the company recently started offering flex time arrangements to all employees.  With manager approval to ensure coverage in all areas, employees can choose a work schedule that fits with their lifestyle as long as their work days cover our core hours of 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Stable career field

Pekin Insurance offers many different opportunities for employees to get their foot in the door!  The insurance industry will always be around.  People will always have claims, need policies, and have to pay their bills.  Once an employee is here, we have career paths created to help them advance in their career and to meet any goals they have set for themselves.  Career paths are created for Commercial Lines Underwriting, Personal Lines Underwriting, P&C Claim, Marketing, Accounting, Information Technology, Life Claim, and several others!  Our managers work with their employees to determine where they see their career leading and then take action to make that happen by providing training opportunities and discussing education and certification requirements.  Career goals are definitely attainable if you show the desire to advance your career!


Volunteerism policy

Community involvement is important to the overall culture at Pekin Insurance.  Many of our employees are encouraged to get involved with local charities and organizations in order to give back to the community.  We even encourage our summer interns to get involved with volunteering!  Because this is such a key part of who Pekin Insurance is as a company, we began offering paid volunteer hours for our employees.  Employees have the benefit of 16 hours of paid volunteer time so they can dedicate a portion of their schedule to a charity or organization of their choosing during work hours!


Although we could go on for hours about all of the reasons why you should take a chance on Pekin Insurance, this is just a small taste of what work life is like here.  Our company is doing great things, so now is the perfect time to get involved!  What are you waiting for?   


Check out our available positions: http://www.pekininsurance.com/careers/


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