At Hagerty, 95 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 495 employee surveys, with a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.21. It was published on Jul 1, 2015. 13439 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
People care about each other here.
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
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.

We provide insurance for classic car and boat owners and we fuel our clients love of the hobby through tools, services and resources, including Hagerty Classic Cars magazine and the Hagerty Price Guide. 

About this Company

Website: US Headquarters: Traverse City, Michigan
US Sites: 3 Major Locations: Traverse City, Michigan; Denver, CO
US Employees: 662 Employees worldwide: 693
Founded: 1985 Industry: Financial Services & Insurance

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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.

  • Employee Vehicle Restoration Projects: Hagerty believes it's important to provide all its employees with the true experience of restoring a classic vehicle. Every employee is invited to sign up to help restore the current vehicle in progress. They could end up doing anything from stripping paint to assembling seats. Employees are encouraged to blog about their experiences on the company intranet, Gearbox.
  • Time Off for Community Service: Part of Hagerty's philosophy is to focus on the community. All employees are provided with 16 hours of paid time off per year for community service, which can involve any type of volunteer work or working with any philanthropic organization. Employees can take time off during their regularly scheduled hours or be paid for hours that are outside of work time.
  • Health and Wellness Initiatives: Hagerty offers reimbursements for health and wellness activities in three categories. The first is a wellness reimbursement up to $150 annually for any type of wellness activity, such as gym memberships, fitness classes and weight loss programs. The second is an event/race reimbursement, and the third is a $240 bike-to-work reimbursement for employees who choose to ride a bike to work for a full year. Hagerty also has a subsidized full-service onsite gym with treadmills, ellipticals, weights, Total gym machines and more. Classes and personal training sessions are available at a fraction of the cost of other area gyms.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Hagerty offers tuition reimbursement to support employees who wish to continue their education and grow within their professional careers. Hagerty will reimburse up to $1500 annually expenses incurred through approved college coursework and certifications/accreditations.
  • Adoption Assistance: Family is important to Hagerty—after all, it is a family run company. Hagerty recognizes that families are formed in a variety of ways. To support employees who strive to be adoptive parents, Hagerty provides a $5,000 reimbursement per adoption to cover associated costs of adopting a child. 


100% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 4% of an employee's salary 90% Company-paid health coverage for employees
75% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 30 hours Weekly hours at which part-timers receive health care coverage
$1500 College Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401(k) or 403b plan
  • 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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17 days Holidays & vacation days after one year of employment $5,000 Adoption benefit
60 days Job protected maternity leave


  • Unpaid sabbaticals
  • Telecommute option (9% use it)
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Flexible schedule (60% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (4% use it)


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


  • Cholesterol tests
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness center
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Complete biometric screening
  • Subsidized offsite gym memberships
Denver 5K


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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 nine-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 Great Place to Work®. We invest in making Hagerty a world-class company and brand. We expect measurable, best in class results. We fuel our client’s ownership and engagement. We promote the fun aspects and 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 unusual or especially rigorous steps of your hiring process that candidates should be aware of?

We know that hiring the right people requires using a best-in-class assessment tool. Work/Style Assessments help us clarify candidates’ work styles, understand their core drivers, and recognize patterns of behavior that impact performance.

For many roles, we include a day of interviews with many people in the business, including a team lunch.

Hagerty uses an interview methodology that is unique to our business and culture. This process can be rigorous, as we review each job the candidate has had from college to present day, and we ask extensive questions about each experience. We also ask behavioral questions, and we include hiring managers in all interviews. We expect candidates to be thorough in their knowledge of our business, what we believe, and what we do, and each candidate’s references are thoroughly reviewed.


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 this year.

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

11% Job Growth 40 Average applicants per opening
6% Total voluntary turnover of full-time employees in the past year 1200 Applicants in past year
100 Openings in past year 10% New hires by employee referrals

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