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Pekin Insurance Is Officially One of the Best Places to Work in Illinois

Posted by Pekin Insurance on May 23, 2019

See for yourself why Pekin Insurance was named one of the Best Places to Work in Illinois.

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It’s easy to come up with a mission statement. Living up to a clearly defined company vision?
That’s not so easy.

We say we go Beyond the expected® at Pekin Insurance and recently we did just that by being named one of the 2019 Best Places to Work In Illinois.

But what does this mean to you?

You’re probably here because you want something different. Maybe that “something different” is a better work-life balance, opportunities for advancement, or more career stability.

Pekin Insurance offers all of these things and more. Continue reading to find out what makes us one of the Best Places to Work in Illinois.


We think our employees make Pekin Insurance one of the Best Places to Work in Illinois...but these benefits are nice perks, too: 

  • Flex time
  • Summer hours
  • Paid parental leave for mothers and fathers
  • Remote work/telecommuting
  • Paid volunteer time
  • Bonuses for completing career-enhancing courses
  • Continuous online and in-office training
  • Wellness program with onsite health screenings
  • Financial assistance for adoptions
  • Premium discounts for auto and home coverage
  • Personal computer loan program
  • Service awards to recognize longevity
  • Onsite café

 Best Place to Work in Illinois Award Winner


A Stable and Evolving Career Field

Take a second to think about everything you can insure:

  • A house
  • An apartment
  • A car
  • A life
  • A business

To put it simply, people need insurance. It’s a stable and established industry.


Pekin Insurance offers positions for professionals in the following fields:

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial
  • Claim
  • Enterprise Security
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Underwriting
  • And more

The world of insurance is constantly evolving, and we change as the industry changes.


Flex Time and Summer Hours

Pekin Insurance wants you to thrive in and out of the office. That’s why we offer flex time and summer hours.

Here are some flex schedule examples:

  • Working from 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. four days of the week.
  • Working from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Working any combination of days and hours that works for you, your department, and your manager. 

We offer a summer schedule that lasts from Memorial Day to Labor Day. During that time, most employees work from 7:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Monday through Thursday but work on Friday from 7:00 a.m. to noon.


Parental Leave

The arrival of a new child is magical and wonderful. We want you to enjoy it! 

Pekin Insurance offers paid parental leave to all benefit-eligible employees after the birth of an employee’s child or the placement of an adopted child in an employee’s home. 

Employees receive five consecutive work days of paid time to adapt to their new family situation and bond with their child.


Volunteer Policy 

Community involvement is a big part of who we are. Every year, Pekin Insurance employees get 16 paid volunteer hours to spend at a charity or organization of their choice.

We are proud of our work in local communities, and we’ll continue to support the following charities (and more):

  • Boys & Girls Club of Pekin
  • Midwest Food Bank
  • St. Jude Runs
  • Susan G. Komen
  • United Way of Pekin



How to Apply
Pekin Insurance is one of the Best Places to Work in Illinois, but we also have offices in Arizona, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, and Wisconsin. We’d love for you to join our team and see why we’ve earned this honor.

Go here to see our job openings and apply.


More About Best Places to Work in Illinois
The Best Places to Work in Illinois awards program began in 2006 and is promoted by The Daily Herald Business Ledger in partnership with the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, MRA-The Management Association, the Small Business Advocacy Council, and Best Companies Group. 

This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best places of employment in Illinois, benefiting the state's economy, workforce, and businesses.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Illinois. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation.

The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Illinois and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final ranking.




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