At IMA Financial Group, Inc., 90 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 416 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.53. It was published on Jul 27, 2016. 3216 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
96%
 
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
95%
 
Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.
94%
 
People celebrate special events around here.
93%
 
People care about each other here.
93%
 

What They Do

We asked IMA Financial Group, Inc. to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

IMA is a diversified financial services company with a mission to protect assets and make a difference. It is one of the largest independent insurance brokers in the country.

About this Company

Website: www.imafg.com Industry: Financial Services & Insurance
US Headquarters: Wichita, Kansas US Sites: 18
Major Locations: Denver, Colorado; Wichita, Kansas; Dallas, Texas; Overland Park, Kansas; Mt. Pleasant, Michigan US Employees: 681
US Revenues: $137.7 million Worldwide Revenues: $137.7 million
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1974

IMA Financial Group, Inc. has been awarded:

Best Workplaces for Working Parents 2016 (ranked 46)


Across the country IMA associates dedicate one day where they all come together and give back to their communities.

Perks and Programs

We asked IMA Financial Group, Inc. to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Employee Ownership: The biggest, most differentiating perk at IMA Financial Group is its employee ownership. It establishes IMA's culture, provides incentives to see the company succeed and regularly outpaces other investment options.
  • Private Starbucks: IMA has the country's first private Starbucks free to employees and their guests. This allows IMA associates to break the ice with clients and partners to help build meaningful relationships.
  • Time to volunteer: IMA provides time to volunteer for the philanthropic activities employees are passionate about. It creates channels to give their expertise, which creates more rounded, engaged employees.
  • Community engagement opportunities: IMA provides opportunities to engage its community through regularly scheduled food trucks and tickets to the zoo. IMA believes its employees should be engaged in the community.
  • Lifebalance PTO: IMA has a progressive personal time off policy that does not track from a dedicated pool of hours or days. Instead, IMA believes its associates can take as much time as needed to maintain an appropriate work-life balance.
  • Sabaticals: Upon completing a certain threshold of years, IMA associates are given a paid four-week sabbatical to refresh, reflect and recharge.
  • Dream Coach: After one tenured associate completed his sabbatical, his reflection led him to identifying and creating IMA's dream coach position. The dream coach helps associates talk through their goals, ambitions and concerns in a private setting to help them discover and uphold their inspirations.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

75% Company-paid health coverage for employees 75% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
75% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers 20 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Long-term care insurance to employees
  • Employee stock ownership plan

PERKS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER

  • Free snacks during the day
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Weight watchers meetings
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free beverages during the day
  • Massage therapy
  • Fitness classes
  • Convenience store
  • Subsidized public transportation
IMA associates are a competitive bunch. The Kansas City office recently competed to see which associate could show the most team spirit.

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

Unlimited Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 11 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Unlimited Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 4 weeks Paid sabbatical after 15 year(s)

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule (25% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (5% use it)
  • Telecommute option (5% use it)
  • Phased retirement planning (1% use it)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

60 days Job-protected maternity leave60 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
50 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave
60 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)40 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents60 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.

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

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

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

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

ONSITE HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Breast cancer screening
  • Cholesterol tests
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness center (at some locations)
  • Prostate cancer screening
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Complete biometric screening
  • Subsidized offsite gym memberships

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

$717,000 Philanthropic donations in last year $250 Total company-matched employee donations in last year

Diversity

  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
To support the IMA Foundation, IMA annually hosts an outdoor ping pong tournament with nearly 400 participants as a fundraiser for area nonprofits.

Demographics

 
IMA recently participated in Denver's Bike to Work Day and recruited twice as many participants.

How to Get Hired

We asked IMA Financial Group, Inc. 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?

The most critical key characteristics are whether or not they are a good fit for our strong culture at IMA. We have a group approach to interviewing, and once a candidate makes it to the final stages in the process we score the candidate against the cultural focus areas to ensure a good long-term fit.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

We believe the most important things for us in evaluating whether to talk to someone are two-fold.To determine whether they have the passion to serve our customers and prospects in a way that truly makes a difference, and for them to display a true sense of appreciation for what it means to be an employee owner. Relationships are also extremely important to us. Being authentic and genuine and investing in other people is part of what defines IMA.  

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

Due to our expansion and rapid growth, we are looking to hire at all levels of the organization.

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

Individuals interested in IMA can go to our website at IMAfg.com and visit our career site to determine whether there are opportunities or roles they would have an interest in pursuing.  They can submit a resume online to our Human Resources group through the career site.

hiring Outlook

60 Job openings forecast for coming year 6% Job Growth
7 Average applicants per opening 350 Applications received
50 Positions filled in past year 80% New hires by employee referrals
12 New positions created 40 Jobs filled by current employees
Yes Recruits on college campuses 15 New graduates hired
9% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 1% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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