At Erie Insurance, we offer home, auto, business and life insurance through independent agents in 12 states and the District of Columbia. We are based in – and named for -- our lakeshore city home, Erie, Pennsylvania.
How to Get Hired
We asked Erie Indemnity 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?
Many of the variety of characteristics we look for come right from our CEO’s message in the opening of our Employee Handbook.
The key characteristics we seek in a prospective Employee are:
Outstanding service mentality
Act with integrity
A continuous learner
Treats others with dignity and respect
Dedicated and Loyal
Driven to succeed
Adaptable and values diversity
Accountable for results
Friendly and professional demeanor
Demonstrated leadership ability
We believe our people and our culture are our competitive advantage. Some call these ERIE's “secret sauce," and we don't take them for granted. It is often said that we can teach a new employee insurance, but we can’t teach integrity – or the other personal and professional values that embody a good fit at ERIE.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
A prospective ERIE employee should do their homework. They should show us that they researched our company thoroughly and have an understanding of our culture. Those that do, stand out. Throughout the hiring process, a prospective employee should demonstrate that they not only can do the job, but show us why they fit ERIE and how they could add value. We look for candidates who have consistently outperformed their peers. Candidates that have exhibited creative and innovative approaches to solving problems are intriguing. We are also drawn to candidates with proven leadership abilities, both professionally and personally. Potential employees must demonstrate a strong moral compass and a commitment to ethical behavior.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We are fortunate that our recent growth has outpaced the industry. To continue to deliver on our Above all in Service® commitment, we have been adding to our customer service, claims, field sales, underwriters, data analytics specialists, IT talent and project managers to support our growth, expansion and technology needs.
Employee development is a foundation at ERIE, which is why we have had greater concentration on our training programs. We hire for programs that include: District Sales, Claims, Underwriting, Risk Control and IT. This “build” talent approach has proven to be a great way to attract top talent to ERIE.
Our Future Focus Internship Program has proven to be a very valuable way to find premier talent. Due to its success, we have expanded the program to extend across the entire organization. Many students from our program will be hired into one of the training programs listed above.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Interested candidates can visit our newly refreshed web site at www.BecomeAnErieEmployee.com to learn more about what it’s like to work for ERIE by exploring the history of our company and our service reputation. Candidates read about ERIE’s office locations; our Corporate Office in Erie, PA and our offices throughout our territory. The site includes a page dedicated to our competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Testimonials from employees tell the story of working at ERIE. The site includes the ability to review common job positions, search current job openings and apply. We also actively utilize social media to promote careers at ERIE - LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Our ERIECareers social media sites are utilized to provide a prospective employee with a well-rounded awareness about: our company and our insurance industry position career opportunities and advice our company culture community service events