At ACUITY Insurance, 96 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 1016 employee surveys, with a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 0.90. It was published on Aug 21, 2015. 48399 Visitors

What Employees Say

We have special and unique benefits here.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
People celebrate special events around here.
I believe management would lay people off only as a last resort.
Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.

What They Do

We asked ACUITY Insurance to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

ACUITY is a regional property and casualty insurer headquartered in Wisconsin. Listed on Ward’s 50 Best-Run Companies for the past 15 years, ACUITY generates $1 billion in annual revenue through over 1,000 independent insurance agencies in 24 states. 

About this Company

Website: US Headquarters: Sheboygan, Wisconsin
US Sites: 2 Major Locations: Sheboygan, Wisconsin; Milwaukee, Wisconsin
US Employees: 1110 US revenues: $1242.97 million
Worldwide revenues: $1242.97 million Founded: 1925
Industry: Financial Services & Insurance


ACUITY Holiday Party at the Milwaukee Public Museum

Perks and Programs

We asked ACUITY Insurance to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Magic Happens Gossip Line: Each month, 20-30 employees are recognized in the Magic Happens program. When employees receive positive feedback from a customer, agent, or colleague, the comments are posted on a bulletin board outside ACUITY’s cafeteria. Each month, one employee is drawn out of that group, and the feedback is shared over a voicemail message that all employees company-wide receive. This recognized employee then receives a $100 cash gift card. ACUITY acknowledges and rewards efforts that go above and beyond expectations!
  • Lunch with an Officer: Every few months, employees are invited to have lunch with an officer. This lunch typically includes 10-15 employees and an officer of a different area of the business. By the time an employee has been with the company for about two years, he or she will have had the opportunity to have lunch with each officer of the executive team. In these lunches, employees are welcome to provide feedback or suggestions or simply take the time to get to know one another better. ACUITY believes that this supports a culture founded on open communication!
  • Wellness Programs: ACUITY is a strong supporter of employee wellness! On-site is a 9,800-square-foot fitness facility that offers fitness classes at no cost to employees. Employees can use the facility 24/7. ACUITY has massage therapists on-site three times per week. ACUITY’s A-Team club offers the chance to participate in local races or athletic events in the area. There is also an outdoor walking path that many employees take advantage of during their breaks and after-hours. ACUITY hosts a Weight Watchers at Work program, where employees get together once per week and are reimbursed at 25% of the cost if they attend 50% of the meetings. There are plenty of ways to stay well at ACUITY!
  • 5 Year Club: All employees who have been with ACUITY for fewer than five years are invited to special social events that range from happy hours and kayaking trips to bean bag tournaments, NCAA March Madness competitions, and other events that encourage our employees to get out and explore the community of Sheboygan. These “5-Year Club” events are not only fun, but also a great way for new employees to network with like-minded people from all areas of the business.
  • Generous Benefits: ACUITY’s 401(k) program features an 8% contribution to all employee accounts, regardless of their personal contributions. Employees benefit from a profit-sharing bonus as well. One portion of the bonus is typically given in the form of a check and the other in the form of an additional contribution to 401(k) accounts. In the last several years, employees have received a 10% total contribution to their 401(k) on behalf of the company.


85% Company-paid health coverage for employees 85% Company-paid health coverage for dependents


  • 401(k) or 403b plan
  • Pre-tax savings account


  • Free snacks during the day
  • Subsidized lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • Massage therapy
  • Fitness classes
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free beverages during the day
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Weight watchers meetings
  • Banking
Gamer's Club Tournament Champs!


22 days Holidays & vacation days after one year of employment 30 days Job protected maternity leave
5 days Paid leave for adoptive parents


  • Flexible schedule
  • Compressed work weeks
  • Elder care resources
  • Telecommute option
  • Lactation room(s)


  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care


  • Flu shots
  • Subsidized offsite gym memberships
  • Fitness center
December Town Hall Celebrations



Proud employees posing with ACUITY's 5,000lb piece of art!

How to Get Hired

We asked ACUITY Insurance for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

At ACUITY, we align our hiring strategies with the company’s core values. Those cores values include developing and empowering people, acting with integrity, having fun, driving excellence, innovating, working as a team, having open communication, and respecting and trusting others. By ensuring that candidates have the capacity to uphold these values, we are confirming that they will be a “cultural fit” to the organization. We value a positive attitude and willingness to learn as well as aspirations to serve as a leader. This hiring strategy allows us to recruit and retain those with potential to become the future leaders of our organization. 

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Prospective employees that approach us with general familiarity of ACUITY as well as a genuine interest in establishing a career with us are the ones who attract our attention. We appreciate it when candidates take the time to demonstrate how their past experiences will be transferrable into the position they are applying for. Whether we talk to candidates in person or read a cover letter submitted online, we appreciate hearing about their abilities to establish lasting relationships with others and how they have proven themselves to be reliable colleagues in the past. A professional follow-up via email, a handwritten note, or a voicemail is a great way to stand out from the other applicants. 

Are there any unusual or especially rigorous steps of your hiring process that candidates should be aware of?

ACUITY’s hiring process does not have any unusual or rigorous steps. Each part of the interview process has been developed to evaluate a candidate’s competencies and how he or she might fit with our corporate culture. Throughout the process, candidates have the opportunity to meet with a representative from Human Resources and management.This allows for effective information sharing and determination of whether a candidate is the right match for ACUITY. Our Human Resources team makes many efforts to have open communication with the candidate throughout the entire process. ACUITY strives to be the easiest insurance company to do business with, and we carry this same philosophy into our hiring initiatives by being an easy company to talk to and interview with. 

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

ACUITY has plans to hire 100-150 employees each year for the next several years. These hires will include both entry-level and experienced positions. However, a major focus of our recruitment initiatives will include the addition of staff to our underwriting and claims departments. As mentioned earlier, we first ensure that candidates have the capacity to uphold ACUITY’s core values. We believe that this in turn will continue to foster the culture that we have become so proud of, even in times of outstanding growth. ACUITY is also in the process of expanding upon specific segments of our business, such as in the trucking and manufacturing industries. We recently expanded our marketing department by adding a “branding” team composed of employees who focus on ACUITY’s brand in the insurance industry and beyond. As ACUITY continues to grow, so too will these different segments of the business. 

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Those interested in pursuing employment with ACUITY have many different avenues of connecting with us. First and foremost, we encourage candidates to visit our website at in order to learn more about our company culture and the opportunities we have to offer. We encourage candidates to formally submit an application and cover letter online. They are also welcome to reach out via email, LinkedIn, or voicemail for professional follow-up. As mentioned earlier, the Human Resources team attends job fairs and we encourage you to approach us so that we can get to know you better.

hiring Outlook

13% Job Growth 26 Average applicants per opening
2% Total voluntary turnover of full-time employees in the past year 6143 Applicants in past year
235 Openings in past year 27% New hires by employee referrals

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