GEICO's Katy office named a top workplace by the Houston Chronicle

HOUSTON, TX, Nov. 10, 2015 – Just 18 months after opening, GEICO's office in Katy, Texas, has been awarded a 2015 Top Workplaces honor by the Houston Chronicle. GEICO opened its Katy office in 2014 with a workforce of 360 people to support claims operations around the country. It now employs some 600 associates and plans to double its staff in the next few years.

The Houston Chronicle names Top Workplaces based on employee feedback surveys that measure several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection.

GEICO was highlighted for its opportunity for advancement, pay benefits, workplace flexibility, communication and opportunities for management development.

"The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it's all about fancy perks and benefits," says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. "But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees."

"Being named one of the top places to work in Greater Houston is a significant achievement and a big honor for us," said Tara Carthew, assistant vice president of GEICO's Katy, Texas location. "Our associates are our greatest asset and we are committed to providing a fulfilling work environment conducive to fun, professional growth and career advancement."

GEICO has a long-time connection to the Lone Star State. The company was founded by Leo and Lillian Goodwin in Texas in 1936 to provide auto insurance for federal employees and members of the military. GEICO has maintained a regional office in Dallas since 1986 and has more than 2,200 associates supporting the regional operation there.

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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.

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