At Hagerty, 94 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 565 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.64. It was published on Jul 11, 2016. 6762 Visitors

What Employees Say

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

What They Do

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

We make the experience of owning classics better with insurance, valuation tools, an award-winning magazine and more. We are for people who love cars.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Financial Services & Insurance
US Headquarters: Traverse City, Michigan US Sites: 3
Major Locations: Traverse City, Michigan; Denver, Colorado US Employees: 749
Employees Worldwide: 786 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 1984

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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 at Hagerty is a leader. We take pride in developing leaders in a variety of ways. We offer a Mentor Program and Situational Self Leadership courses. We have a monthly forum where we have specialized training and outside experts come and lead discussions on best practices. Recently 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 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 major 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 or even bring back toiletries from work trips. Hagerty also participates in the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation and their annual Week of Giving. All told, Hagerty employees gave more than 15,000 service hours in 2015.
  • Wellness – Fitness Center, Wellness/Race Reimbursement, Bike Benefit: Healthy employees is a focus of Hagerty, where employees can be reimbursed up to $150/year towards a gym memberships or fitness classes. Want to run a 5k or participate in a bike race? Hagerty will also reimburse an unlimited amount of race fees. If an employee chooses to bike year round instead of drive to work, Hagerty will reimburse up to $240/year towards the maintenance of the bike. Traverse City employees have access to an on campus fitness center at free or reduced costs. It is a fully staffed gym with equipment, classes such and fitness and yoga, and free meditation classes. Financial health is also a priority so employees are encouraged to participate in workshops on buying a home or reducing debt.
  • 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.
  • 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 certifications/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.
  • 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. With over 60 classes and learning experiences, Hagerty U is an individual and organizational learning, knowledge, insight and performance learning platform.
  • Overdrive: Overdrive is Hagerty’s unique employee recognition program where managers and peers give shout-outs – and are even 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!
  • Octane Book Club: The Octane Book Club encourages all employees to read and discuss timely business and personal leadership topics such as global business strategy, market and consumer trends, innovation, organization best practices and employee and leadership development. Each quarter, a 20-person group of front line managers and high potential employees are invited to a discussion focused on the book’s theme with the sponsoring executive. This forum provides the opportunity for employees to connect with senior leadership and peers while sharing their insights.
  • Cavallino Cafe: Hagerty operates a café on campus 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. 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% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 4% of an employee's 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 College Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401(k)
  • Pre-tax savings account


  • Free snacks during the day
  • Subsidized lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • Fitness classes
  • Free beverages during the day
  • Free breakfast foods on a regular, daily basis
  • Weight watchers meetings
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18 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 9 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
5 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 3 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (60% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (4% use it)
  • Telecommute option (10% use it)
  • Phased retirement planning (1% use it)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave30 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
10 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)10 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$5,000 Adoption benefit60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents
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. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


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


  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)


  • Cholesterol tests
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness center (only at headquarters)
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Complete biometric screening
  • Subsidized offsite gym memberships

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

16 hours Paid time off to volunteer


  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Executive Diversity

Rollout BBQ


Old Town Car Show

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?

Our authentic, respectful, and proactive people here are the reason we succeed. We believe it’s the Hagerty Way, a seven-point aspirational formula that permeates the work we love to do. Successful applicants are able to demonstrate how relevant aspects of the Hagerty Way have been apparent in their former roles: We take care of each other first. We focus on doing the right things the right way. We invest in making Hagerty a world-class company, culture, and brand. We fuel our member's ownership and engagement, and promote the cultural value of collecting. We are good partners. We are good and visible citizens in our communities.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Our current employees are our best recruiters. We value their judgment when it comes to prospective colleagues, so an employee referral holds weight during the hiring process. Other indicators of a good fit include: Extensive knowledge about Hagerty and the collector vehicle market, insurance knowledge/background, curiosity about the business, our community, and our worldview.  For college students: Former or current Hagerty internship experiences and a sincere interest in living and working in Traverse City.    

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

We are always looking for a large number of production-focused candidates (Licensed Sales Agents, Underwriters, and Claims Adjusters.) We are also focused on recruiting Information Technology, analysts and specialized insurance candidates. Hagerty is also looking to hire more car enthusiasts, aficionados and valuation experts. 

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

Hagerty and its business are an open book, so interested candidates have plenty of online information at their fingertips. If you have a Hagerty connection, we highly encourage contacting that person. A meeting or phone call is a great way to learn what it’s like to work here and be a part of our special culture. Hagerty recruits at many colleges, including those with auto-related and insurance programs. They also use industry associations, employee referrals and social media to find candidates who demonstrate the Hagerty Way. Of course, classics are at the heart of Hagerty, so a passion or some background in this area is a plus.

hiring Outlook

120 Job openings forecast for coming year 13% Job Growth
19 Average applicants per opening 1,929 Applications received
211 Positions filled in past year 22% New hires by employee referrals
40 New positions created 90 Jobs filled by current employees
Yes Recruits on college campuses 20 New graduates hired
7% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 86% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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