For Indianapolis Associate Kevin Ochs, "GEICO Allowed Me to Be Me and Thrive in My Professional and Personal Life"
GEICO's Indianapolis Office Hiring 350
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., May 4, 2021—GEICO looks to add to its robust workforce in Indianapolis by hiring as many as 350 new associates as soon as possible in the fields of customer service, claims and sales. GEICO offers competitive salaries and great benefits.
GEICO offers competitive salaries and great benefits.
Indianapolis associate Kevin Ochs, who started at GEICO in January 2019, applied after hearing of the benefits and work-life balance.
Like so many associates, Ochs had spent years working in the hospitality/retail field but grew frustrated at the lack of opportunities for advancement.
With a growing family, Ochs had been looking for a more stable job for 6 months, applying to more than 50 places. When a former co-worker came into his restaurant, she mentioned that she currently worked at GEICO and encouraged him to apply.
Ochs was still on the fence. "I didn't know anything about insurance aside from having a policy. The industry just didn't excite me," Ochs said.
But, after hearing about the benefits and the stable work schedule, Ochs decided to give it a try. He went on the hiring website and looked at all the opportunities and settled on a liability claims position.
Still, Ochs wasn't sold on GEICO being his long-term employer. However, on his first day, he felt something different.
"At previous jobs, I didn't get to express myself fully and I didn't get to utilize the skills and leadership qualities that I knew I had. From day one at GEICO, I was encouraged to try new things and grow," Ochs said.
"The Indy office shares similar qualities with the region," Ochs notes. "I quickly realized that a lot of my colleagues were similar to me. Our office has a great culture that is accepting and inviting—a true midwestern/Indianapolis flavor."
Additionally, Ochs enjoys the possibilities for advancement GEICO affords him. "There is an abundance of opportunity," he says enthusiastically. Within a year, Ochs was promoted to a training role.
"There are so many leadership programs and trainings—all of which help GEICO associates grow professionally, but also personally. The culture makes you a better worker but also a better person. I know that, as I apply myself, I'll succeed more and more," Ochs said.
This sentiment is shared by many of Ochs's Indianapolis colleagues, according to Assistant Vice President Lona Montgomery. "Just like Indianapolis, GEICO is thriving. We are thankful to be able to hire right now and grow our Indianapolis family. And, as a promote-from-within company, we're dedicated to ensuring you advance your career," said Montgomery.
A member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, GEICO is a stable company that was founded more than 80 years ago and has steadily risen to become the nation's second-largest auto insurer. The company's Total Rewards benefits package includes health, dental and vision coverage, paid vacation and holidays, parental leave, and continuing education and tuition reimbursement.
When asked what he tells people about GEICO, Ochs answered: "If you join GEICO, you'll feel welcome on your first day. If you're in the hospitality industry, you'll find your skills translate really well. Since starting at GEICO, I have been able to improve my credit and buy a house that fits our family of 5. Our family enjoys our free time more because we aren't pinching pennies and working odd hours. On top of that, you get great benefits and have opportunities for promotion and bonuses."
Applications are being accepted now at GEICO.jobs/Indianapolis.
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company), the third-largest auto insurer in the U.S., was founded in 1936 and insures more than 27 million vehicles in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. A member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, GEICO employs more than 38,000 associates countrywide. GEICO constantly strives to make lives better by protecting people against unexpected events while saving them money and providing an outstanding customer experience. Along with personal auto insurance, commercial auto and personal umbrella coverages are also available. Homeowners, renters, condo, flood, identity theft, term life, and more coverages are written through non-affiliated insurance companies and are secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, LLC. Visit geico.com for a quote or to learn more.