At Hagerty, 89 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 672 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.49. It was published on Mar 27, 2018. 26768 Visitors

What Employees Say

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

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; Golden, Colorado US Employees: 863
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: Employee development has always been at the core of our strategy. The Hagerty culture and core values provide an environment that encourages each of us to improve every day. We take pride in developing leaders in a variety of ways; the Mentor Program, leadership-focused curriculum, executive coaching and more. In 2017, Hagerty introduced the Leadership Intensive Program which provides new leaders a comprehensive and interactive learning experience on the fundamental competencies needed to lead. The 6-month experience incorporates assessments, classroom practice, on-line lessons, mentor-led forums and case studies in small group and independent learning assignments. We designed our leadership competencies so all employees can “Take the Wheel” and drive their own development so they are prepared to be our future leaders for key succession positions.
  • Hagerty University: Our Corporate University, Hagerty University, is the main learning platform which provides experiences, training and forums that cultivate individual and organizational learning. Employees can participate in over 60 different programs that support their development in role-specific skills, collector car knowledge and expertise, core business practices, insurance, leadership and personal well-being. Hagerty has internal Subject Matter Experts supporting its vast curriculum, including executives, managers and technical experts.  70% of our curriculum is developed internally, which allows us to customize content to employee and business needs. 75% of employees complete the core curriculum within the first 18 months of employment. This is a reflection of the quality of training and commitment to growth, professional success and success of the organization!  Hagerty recently made great advancements by transitioning much of our instructor-led content to online learning - over 40% of our offerings can now be accessed anywhere.
  • Automotive Enthusiast Certification Program: Hagerty launched the Automotive Enthusiast Certification (AEC) program in 2017. This program supports employees in their pursuit of automotive knowledge and experiences. The program uniquely positions employees as authentic in the eyes of our clients while discovering their individual automotive passions and interests. The certification classes include: Automotive History, Automotive Industry Trends and Values, Engine Mechanics, Performance and Uniqueness, Automobile Makes and Models. What makes this program unique is the depth and breadth of the requirements and experiences. For example, the Employee Car Club events where employees have the chance to see and drive employee-owned classic vehicles of various makes and models. Our CEO holds a recognition ceremony for all employees who have passed the exam and personally awards them a certification pin.
  • Hagerty Wellness: Our culture supports and encourages employees to pursue personal well-being in all aspects of their life to include physical, mental and lifestyle wellness. We have a fully equipped fitness center at our largest office where employees can participate in boot camps, spinning, yoga and Pilates classes or work one-on-one with trainers and nutrition coaches. Employees participate in daily mediation and stretch sessions, on-site massage, wellness coaching or other wellness workshops such as food demos, intro to sports, gardening, mindfulness and ergonomics. Additionally, we provide an annual reimbursement towards wellness-related programs, as well as up to three race entry fees per year.  If an employee chooses to commute to work by bicycle, Hagerty reimburses employees up to $240 per year for bike maintenance.
  • Phased Return to Work for New Parents: Working families are a very important part to our workforce and culture. In order to help new mothers transition back to work, Hagerty offers a phased return to work benefit. Following the leave period, the employee may return with full compensation and benefits with the following schedule: Week 1 and Week 2: 24 hours each week, Week 3 and Week 4: 32 hours each week, Week 5 and Week 6: 36 hours each week, Week 7: return full time. In addition to a phased return, Hagerty established a new mother mentor program where seasoned Hagerty moms pair with new moms to assist in the transition. Also, Hagerty offers monthly learning opportunities to new parents such as pre/postnatal yoga, budgeting for baby and perinatal nutrition classes. Hagerty also offers two weeks of paid spousal leave that may be taken any time, in any increment in the first year of the newborn's life!
  • Adoption Assitance: 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.
  • Hobby Related Perks: The Employee Driving Experience offers employees the opportunity to learn the basics of operating a manual transmission vehicle and understand the unique aspects of classic cars – all while behind the wheel of vehicles from Hagerty’s car collection to include a 1930 Ford Model A, 1964 Ford Mustang, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS and other select Hagerty-owned vehicles. This unique experience connects our employees to the hobby in a hands-on, interactive way. Hagerty also hosts a unique event for employees and local residents called “Cars and Caffeine” every Friday morning during the summer months. Employees are encouraged to bring their classics, enjoy a cup of coffee and share the history, significance, and restoration information about their vehicle. We’ve had as many as 50 vehicles attend this Friday morning event! Employees can also take part in the various restoration projects where they participate in different stages of a classic vehicle’s restoration process at our own Hagerty Garage.
  • Overdrive: Overdrive is Hagerty’s unique employee recognition program, where managers and peers give points and shout-outs based on high performance in our core values. Also, employees are recognized for major milestone years with Hagerty. Employees redeem points for gift cards to local or national establishments or Hagerty gear. They can even use collected points to donate to a nonprofit of choice!  In 2017, 13,386 recognitions were awarded between Hagerty employees!
  • Hagerty CARes: Hagerty CARes is our employee volunteer program. We work with purpose and energy toward the goodwill and economic vitality of our communities. Employees receive paid time off each year to serve any nonprofit and many employees volunteer is through our Annual Nonprofit Partner program, which matches Hagerty with a local nonprofit, providing hands-on and pro bono support as well as a $25,000 financial gift. Additionally, employees can participate in hosted donation drives throughout the year gathering items such as food, home goods and classroom supplies for our community. Hagerty participates in the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s Annual Week of Giving, hosts quarterly blood drives and provides opportunities for organizations across the globe. Since the program’s inception, Hagerty employees have given more than 80,000 hours in the communities in which we live.
  • Tuition Assitance: 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.


100% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 4% of salary92% Company-paid health coverage for employees
85% 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
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19 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 9 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
19 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment 9 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (60% use it)
  • Telecommute option (12% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (4% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (85% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Fully equipped on-site fitness center - fitness classes and nutrition counseling, on-site massages, personal travel assistance/discounts, caf and coffee shop)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 30 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
55 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)10 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


  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

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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?

Candidates 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 and 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 the hobby. 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

75 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 30% Job Growth
19 Average applicants per opening 3,853 Total job applicants
28% New hires by employee referrals 32% Openings filled by current employees
30 Recent graduates hired 8% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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