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Assurance Agency, Ltd.

#17 - Best Small Workplaces

INDUSTRY: Financial Services & Insurance
LOCATION: Illinois
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The 265 employees at this independent insurance brokerage believe that Assurance really means it when they say they are a “people first” culture. With practices such as an elaborate hiring process that measures for culture fit, extensive usage of flexibility and telecommuting, and a “Shared Success” bonus plan that accounts not just for business performance metrics, but cultural objectives like sending thank you notes and participation in wellness initiatives, Assurance puts its money where its mouth is. Employees at Assurance experience real pride and passion around what they accomplish, with a fun, annual theme for employees to rally around, and an open house where clients share stories of how working with Assurance has benefited their businesses.


Every summer, Assurance celebrates its employees with their very own Appreciation Day, where they enjoy fun activities such as a private beach party on Chicago’s famed North Avenue Beach.

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Assurance employees taking part in the company's own Olympic competition, which is one of the nearly 100 wellness opportunities offered throughout the year.

An Assurance employee spends her volunteer day off work at a local retirement home helping residents with art classes and other activities.