We have been in business for over 100 years and are a leading provider of property and casualty insurance products. We sell our products solely through over 6,200 independent agencies in 26 states.
How to Get Hired
We asked Auto-Owners Insurance Company 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?
A prospective Auto-Owners associate would be a great cultural fit if we believe they will make our Company better and their personal values align with our Company Core Values. Candidates should have a passion for learning, a spirit that makes us believe they would be engaged in fulfilling our goals and a desire to provide outstanding customer service.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Prospective associates should submit enough information with their employment application that we can see the skills and talents they could bring to our organization to make us better. We invite all applicants to submit a video interview if they choose. We recommend doing this as it helps us see an applicant’s communication style and give us more information about them based on how they answer the video interview questions. Communication skills and the ability to form relationships are essential to being an effective member of our team. Prospective associates need to demonstrate they can learn and have an interest in continuing to learn. We want them to enjoy challenge and be willing to challenge the Company.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We hired over 600 new associates last year and expect we will continue hiring about that same number this year. We are a growing company with new positions being added as well as openings being created because current associates are earning new opportunities. We are always hiring for entry-level positions such as an Associate Underwriter or an Associate Claim Representative in numerous geographic locations. We also have several openings in technical areas such as IT, Actuarial and Accounting. We hire both people right out of college and people with many years of experience. We hire people with many different backgrounds and majors – the important thing is that the prospective associate has good communication skills, good logical reasoning skills and be an agile, lifelong learner.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
To get started, we suggest a candidate go online to our Auto-Owners Insurance Career Center at www.auto-owners.com/career-center. Candidates will have the ability to set up a profile and apply to one or more of our open positions. Candidates can also apply to a general position which will be reviewed by a Recruiter to determine which open positions may be a good fit for the applicant based on their education, skills and experience. We also welcome candidates to come into our offices for a screening interview. In our Home Office in Lansing, MI, candidates can just walk in during normal business hours and a Recruiter will meet with them. In other locations, an appointment can be scheduled for a similar screening interview.