SHEBOYGAN — Acuity Insurance claimed 9th place in the 2017 Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For” list.
For the third straight year, Acuity has ranked among the top large employers for its workplace and corporate culture.
“We are honored to be named among the best employers to work for across all industries, and the credit for this accomplishment goes to everyone at Acuity,” said Ben Salzmann, Acuity President and CEO. “The largest component of our recognition as a great place to work is what coworkers say about each other and the workplace.”
The Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For” list recognizes businesses that have exceptional workplace cultures.
“Everyone at Acuity plays an important role in building our great workplace,” said Joan Ravanelli Miller, General Counsel/Vice President – Human Resources. “We all share in our success and we are grateful to all our colleagues for making it happen.”
In compiling the annual ranking, Great Place to Work evaluates companies based on employee ratings of their workplace culture, including the level of trust they feel toward leaders, the pride they take in their jobs, and the camaraderie they experience with coworkers.
“Congratulations to the 100 Best,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “These leading companies are at the vanguard of a new business frontier, where organizations know they have to develop the full human potential of all their employees. They are working to build great places to work for all, which are better for business, better for people, and better for the world.”
Being a best workplace has enabled Acuity to outperform other companies in the insurance industry. Acuity has grown its customer base and policyholder surplus several times faster than the industry over the past 17 years. A great workplace has also contributed to Acuity’s remarkably low staff turnover, helping build stronger relationships with customers and independent agents.
In addition to a high level of trust, Acuity’s great workplace recognition reflects the company’s outstanding employee benefits, career opportunities, and involvement of staff in strategy and decision-making. It also recognizes Acuity’s strong charitable giving and a unique, fun, and celebratory corporate culture.
Acuity, headquartered in Sheboygan, is a property and casualty insurer that operates in 25 states, generates over $1.3 billion in revenue through 1,000 independent agencies, and manages $4 billion in assets. Acuity employs over 1,200 people.