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3 Reasons Why UFG Insurance's Culture is Great

 January 12, 2023     UFG Insurance    We are UFG  Read Time: 3 min

When you’ve been in business as long as we have — 76 years, to be exact — you learn a thing or two about what it takes to accomplish big goals. Part of that is really smart, motivated people and the other part is creating a great environment that empowers them to do their best work.

Here at UFG Insurance, we’re proud to have one of the best workplace cultures in the industry, as recognized by those in the know. We most recently made our sixth appearance on The Des Moines Register’s Top Workplaces list in 2021 and were named one of the Best Places to Work by Business Insurance magazine in 2019.

But how does our culture stand out from others in the insurance industry? Here are three notable ways.

1. We have great people who care about one another.

UFG’s founder, Scott McIntyre Sr., instilled a belief in our company that insurance is a people business and we’re proud to have some of the best people in the business.

Our more than 1,100 employees across the country work hard every day to serve their customers and colleagues through exceptional service, partnerships, innovation, respect, integrity and trust.

In return, we’ve made a company-wide promise to support our employees through a culture of inclusion and empowerment. That includes achievable paths to success through career development, continuous learning, leadership and philanthropic opportunities, and work-life balance. Employees are encouraged to study new skills, donate their time to charitable causes and focus on their personal well-being.

The result is a dedicated workforce focused on keeping UFG’s other important promises—to policyholders, agents, shareholders and the communities we call home.

2. Anyone is allowed to make a difference.

Here at UFG, innovation is encouraged from within. No matter your role or department, your feedback and ideas are welcomed with enthusiasm, whether that’s an update to an existing process or a bigger idea that hasn’t been done before. We know innovation takes collaboration and risk, and our leaders and managers support those ready to surpass their goals.

To foster a growth mindset at UFG, we offer a variety of learning and development opportunities, including tuition reimbursement, leadership development programs and over 1,100 courses covering both technical and soft skills. In 2022, our people earned more than 85 certifications or degrees, and we've invested more than $1.8 million in our continuing education program since it was established in 1995.

We invest so heavily in education because it’s critical for our future. Our strategic plan, “One UFG: Boldly Forward,” lays out performance-improving initiatives that require energized employees at all levels if we're going to be successful. The only way we can accomplish that is with skillful, empowered employees.

3. We value doing what’s right.

Our founder, Mr. McIntyre, built UFG on a foundation of ethics and we’re proud to continue his example today. We approach every business interaction with the utmost integrity and respect for one another. Our vision is to always deliver on our promises to our UFG stakeholders, and we believe that starts with a great culture.

Of course, it’s easy to say that—how do we back it up? We can mention our strong financial ratings or introduce you to our inspiring Go Beyond award winners, but some of the strongest evidence comes from our partners. About a third of our agency force has partnered with UFG for 20 years or more, with our longest-standing partnership stretching past 75 years. 

People do business with good people, and we believe that the longevity of those relationships speaks to the types of people we attract to UFG.

If you’re looking to grow personally and professionally as part of a success-driven team, we want to talk to you. View our open positions, read about our many employee benefits and submit an application to start your journey today.

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