At Hagerty, 90 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 567 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.87. It was published on Mar 29, 2017. 16591 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
People celebrate special events around here.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
People care about each other here.
Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.

What They Do

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

Hagerty is a resource for all automotive enthusiasts. Through membership, insurance, content, valuation, events and advocacy, Hagerty fuels the automotive lifestyle.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Financial Services & Insurance
US Headquarters: Traverse City, Michigan, 49684 US Sites: 3
Major Locations: Traverse City, Michigan, 49684; Golden, Colorado, 80401 US Employees: 795
Employees Worldwide: 836 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 1984

Employee Car Club Friday

Perks and Programs

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

  • Leadership Development: At Hagerty, building leaders is a priority—everyone is a leader. We take pride in developing leaders in a variety of ways. We offer a Mentor Program and courses in Situational Self Leadership to build a coaching culture. We have a monthly forum where we have specialized training and invite outside experts to come and lead discussions on best practices. We redesigned our development and leadership competencies so all employees can “Take the Wheel” and drive their own development within Hagerty. All these opportunities help shorten the learning curve of key leader competencies and business acumen. We are able to expedite career development and leader progression. This prepares our future leaders for key succession positions.
  • Hagerty CARes: A key tenant of the Hagerty Way is being good and visible citizens in our communities, and the Hagerty CARes program is how we give back. Employees receive paid time off each year to serve with any nonprofit of their choosing. A key way in which many employees volunteer is the Annual Nonprofit Partner program, which matches a local nonprofit with hands-on and pro bono support as well as a $25,000 financial gift. Additionally, employees can participate in desk-side volunteer opportunities, donate food, clothing and other daily needs. Hagerty also participates in the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation and their annual Week of Giving. All told, Hagerty employees gave more than 13,000 service hours in 2016.
  • Wellness: Healthy employees are a focus of Hagerty. We provide reimbursement towards gym memberships or fitness classes, as well as up to three race entry fees! If an employee chooses to commute to work by bicycle, Hagerty reimburses employees up to $240 per year for bike maintenance. Additionally, there are opportunities to participate in community wellness programs, such as maintaining a garden plot in the community garden and having CSA shares delivered right to work! To top it all off, Traverse City employees have access to an on campus fitness center. It is a fully equipped gym and offers classes, including boot camps, yoga and meditation. An instructor from the wellness team leads daily departmental micro breaks encouraging movement throughout the day.
  • Hobby Related Perks: Want to learn how to drive a classic car? Hagerty teaches employees how and gives them the opportunity! Want to restore a classic car but don’t have one? Employees can head on over to the Hagerty Garage to get down and dirty like our clients! Hagerty offers opportunities to get immersed in the collector world—from free roadside assistance to Historic Vehicle Association Membership to a subscription to the Hagerty magazine publication. Hagerty even has its own employee car club—Cars and Caffeine! Every Friday morning employees gather with their cars to share in coffee and conversation. Club members also go on local tours together or meet to work on their cars at the Hagerty Garage.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Hagerty offers Tuition Reimbursement up to $1500 per calendar year. The program is designed to support employees that wish to continue their education and grow within their professional careers. Approved college coursework and certification/accreditation expenses are reimbursed through this program.
  • Adoption Assistance: Hagerty recognizes that families are formed in a variety of ways. To support employees who want to adopt children, we offer adoption assistance to all eligible full-time employees. Adoption related expenses cover up to a limit of $5,000 per child. Employees may also contribute to a Flexible Spending Arrangement through payroll deduction, allowing use for child care expenses.
  • Hagerty University: We believe a knowledgeable, credible, passionate and client-focused employee drives our success. So we work hard to provide opportunities, give feedback and connect our employees to things that nurture these traits. How? There’s Hagerty University. Many companies have a training platform, but at Hagerty we tailor to our employees’ needs. We have a unique offering called The Automotive Enthusiast Certification Program that supports employees in their pursuit of automotive knowledge, skills and experiences. This uniquely positions them as credible and authentic in the eyes our clients and partners. Hagerty encourages employees to discover their individual passion for cars.
  • Overdrive: Overdrive is Hagerty’s unique employee recognition program, where managers and peers give shout-outs. Employees are provided with a quarterly allotment of points to recognize coworkers who go above and beyond. Employees redeem points for things like gift cards to local or national establishments or Hagerty gear. You can even use your collected points to donate to a nonprofit of your choice!
  • Cavallino Cafe: Hagerty operates a café within our building where employees can purchase healthy meals, gourmet coffees, snacks and grab-and-go lunch items at discounted rates. The café is open to the public, so friends and family are also welcome for a lunchtime treat or midday coffee break. The staff regularly collaborate with our fitness trainers to provide healthy options as well. As with all of the Hagerty spaces, this one is decked out in automobilia! You will find our employees doing work, holding small meetings or grabbing a latte in this popular, sunny spot.


100% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 4% of salary79% Company-paid health coverage for employees
75% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 79% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $1,500 Average Tuition Reimbursement
$1,500 Maximum Tuition Reimbursement
Employee Driving Experience


  • Flexible schedule (60% use it)
  • Telecommute option (12% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (4% use it)
  • Subsided On- or Off-site Fitness (85% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Fitness Center with Open Gym & Classes, free meditation classes daily, stretch breaks, Breakfast, onsite cafe, massages once/quarter, financial counseling, monthly new parent classes)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 30 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
60 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
10 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)7 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$5,000 Adoption benefit60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)
10 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. Not all employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

Community and Environmental Impact

16 hours Paid time off to volunteer Yes Sustainable commuting program
Yes Recycling program Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Employee Restoration Program


Race Cars

How to Get Hired

We asked Hagerty 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?

Folks who demonstrate the Hagerty Way and live our culture are valuable to us. Hagerty is for people who love cars and want to fuel our communities. We look for candidates who are able to demonstrate the aspects of the Hagerty Way in their previous roles. We look for candidates who are authentic, inclusive, passionate, empathetic and leaders.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

We appreciate all candidates, and we look for a genuine interest in Hagerty in our candidates. Knowledge of Hagerty and the collector vehicle market as a whole, insurance knowledge/background, and curiosity about the business and our community are indicators of a good fit. We also seek high performing interns with the opportunity to become future full time employees.

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

We continue to look for a large number of production-focused candidates (Licensed Sales Agents, Underwriters and Claims Adjusters). We also continue to focus on Information Technology, Analysts and specialized insurance candidates, as well as web-based and digital roles. We are car people working for car people, so automotive enthusiasts are always encouraged to apply.

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

Our Careers site is the place to start if you are interested in opportunities with Hagerty. Check out our current openings there, as well as our video to find out what it’s like working at Hagerty. We also have The Hagerty Way on Instagram, Facebook with and a careers site on LinkedIn. Hagerty recruits at many colleges, including those with auto-related and insurance programs. We welcome referrals, so if you have a connection at Hagerty, we encourage you to contact that person.

hiring Outlook

100 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 20% Job Growth
14 Average applicants per opening 2,271 Total job applicants
40% New hires by employee referrals 35% Openings filled by current employees
14 Recent graduates hired
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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