GEICO named 'Top Company' in Arizona; hiring efforts continue in Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz., July 2, 2014 – If you're looking to build a career at a top company in Arizona, GEICO is the place to be. Need more convincing? For the second consecutive year, CareerBuilder has selected GEICO as a Top Company to Work For in Arizona.

"We are honored to be recognized as a 'Top Company' in Arizona," said Martha Furnas, GEICO's regional vice president in Tucson. "The culture here at GEICO is unique; the environment is challenging, but it's rewarding and supportive at the same time."

GEICO's regional office in Tucson, which already employs more than 1,440 associates, continues to grow; the region added more than 100,000 policies in force in 2013 and is on pace to reach similar growth in 2014. As a result, the Tucson office is seeking qualified applicants for more than 230 new positions by the end of the year in entry-level sales, customer service and claims service. The company is also hiring college graduates for liability claims customer service positions as well as for the Management Development Program (MDP), one of GEICO's leadership programs.

"The professionalism and work ethic of our associates here is phenomenal, and we're looking forward to adding more enthusiastic, bright folks who are eager to provide outstanding customer service," Furnas said. "GEICO truly is a place where you can build a rewarding career. More than 78% of our management team started their career in an entry level job, and that's something really rare for a company."

GEICO's Tucson office opened for business in 2003 with fewer than 50 associates. Since then the office has rapidly expanded because of strong growth and a reputation for being an outstanding place to build a career. GEICO was also named a CareerBuilder Top Company to Work for in Arizona in 2013.

GEICO offers competitive starting salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, continuing education, career growth opportunities, community engagement opportunities and a friendly, supportive workplace.

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 14 million private passenger customers and insures more than 23 million vehicles (auto & cycle).

Using GEICO's online service center, policyholders can purchase policies, make policy changes, report claims and print insurance ID cards. Policyholders can also connect to GEICO through the GEICO App, reach a representative over the phone or visit a GEICO local agent.

GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), boats, travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for 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.