WASHINGTON, D.C., December 12, 2011 – In recognition of GEICO’s efforts as a top employer in the state, Virginia Business and Best Companies Group have named GEICO one of the 2012 Best Places to Work in Virginia.
"GEICO is proud to be named one of the best places to work in Virginia," said John Izzo, regional vice president of GEICO’s Fredericksburg office. "Our associates are what drive the company forward, and we make a strong effort to ensure they get as much out of their hard work for GEICO as they put in."
GEICO has more than 25,000 associates companywide, with close to 5,400 in Virginia-roughly 3,000 in Fredericksburg and roughly 2,400 in Virginia Beach. GEICO is the second-largest private passenger insurer in the state of Virginia, with close to 550,000 policyholders.
"Being recognized by Virginia Business is a true testament to GEICO’s commitment to providing a supportive and satisfying work environment," said Joe Thomas, regional vice president of GEICO’s Virginia Beach office. "We are always on the lookout for associates that are interested in not only contributing to GEICO, but also in developing skills and advancing their careers."
The Best Places to Work in Virginia survey and award program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Virginia, benefiting the state's economy, its work force and businesses. The ranking of the 2nd annual Best Places to Work in Virginia will be unveiled and published in the February 2012 issue of Virginia Business.
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the third-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 12 million private passenger customers and insures more than 18 million vehicles (auto & cycle).
GEICO's online service center helps policyholders take care of policy sales, policy changes, claims reporting and to print insurance ID cards.
GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for boats, life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.
For more information, go to www.geico.com.