placing an importance on open communication and transparency. We want each employee to feel their ideas matter, and communication is always highly encouraged. Even though employees work within different teams in our 20+ locations, the company operates with an overarching teamwork mentality. Teams and departments work with and support one another by sharing knowledge, resources, and opportunities, and the company fosters a championship rather than MVP mentality. We actively participate in and applaud each other's individual achievements while also leveraging our collective strengths as a valuable asset. In any B&R office you walk into, you will feel a strong sense of collaboration and camaraderie.
Brown & Riding consistently invests in its people, and our long-term goal is to remain independent. We firmly believe our independence best serves both our employees’ and our clients’ needs and that our continued future success is furthered by investing in our staff. We support employee career goals by offering designation bonuses, paying for educational courses, materials, licensing, and more. With a commitment to employee development, the company offers equal, merit-based opportunities for advancement. Our long-term perpetuation strategy offers top professionals meaningful ownership opportunities, and we’re continually working to develop our firm’s future generations of leadership, ensuring greater levels of stability and continuity. Over 50 Brown & Riding employees own 100% of our company, and we are committed to remaining fully independent.
Being a flat and transparent organization. We have structured our company to have a very open policy when it comes to communication. Everyone is directly available to one another, from assistants all the way up to each member of our Executive Leadership Team. Any employee can genuinely pick up the phone or send an email and directly communicate with the CEO, CHRO, CFO, COO, etc. with questions, comments, concerns, or ideas. At Brown & Riding, we treat everyone with dignity and respect, and B&R has built a culture where employees feel supported and are empowered to thrive. No one is a number at Brown & Riding.
Offering a range of resources and programs to facilitate their growth, such as designation bonuses, our internal mentoring program, and annual reviews. We also invest in employees’ professional development by covering the costs and providing opportunities for training and skill enhancement. We also support the importance of work-life balance by offering flexible schedules to accommodate personal commitments. Additionally, our wellness program helps prioritize the overall well-being of employees and offers premium discounts for participation. We also provide an extensive benefits package to minimize out of pocket medical expenses. Through these initiatives, we empower our employees to thrive both personally and professionally.
We truly abide by our values and look to hire those that want to grow their career. We firmly believe our employees are our greatest asset, and we always look for people who embody our values of teamwork, quality, and professionalism. Employee well-being and morale are paramount, and we believe our strong focus on building a positive culture has resulted in high job satisfaction. We are grateful and honored that our employees have consistently rated us as one of the Best Places to Work in Insurance and as one of the Top Insurance Employers. We remain dedicated to investing in our employees and are committed to providing resources and opportunities to develop and further their careers.
opportunities and encouragement to get to know each other and to have fun. Our monthly "Meet & Greets" provide new employees with a chance to connect with multiple members of leadership, so they can gain a comprehensive understanding of our organization and each department's role. This initiative kickstarts their employment by facilitating meaningful connections across the company. Our company also knows how to celebrate and have fun! From holiday parties and happy hours to luncheons and other events, we provide occasions for employees to forge personal connections, foster a sense of belonging, and enjoy quality time together. We also make sure employees know they are appreciated via milestone service awards, annual merit-based bonuses, and employee appreciation gifts.
embodying our core values of Teamwork, Quality, and Professionalism. He actively promotes collaboration and fosters teamwork through open communication and being dedicated to collective success. His commitment to quality is evident in his unwavering insistence on high standards and in his dedication to continuous improvement. He leads with professionalism by setting a standard that supports diversity and inclusion, and he constantly insists on integrity and accountability. He consistently aligns his actions with our core company values, and he is always advocating for all employees to embody these principles in their work.
We offer referral bonuses and designation bonuses. Designations serve as formal recognition that an employee has earned a high level of expertise and competence in a specific education area, enhancing their professional credibility. We pay for the courses employees need to earn professional designations, and as further incentive, we give the employee a bonus once the designation has been earned. We also have a highly comprehensive medical plan, which includes a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) debit card where Brown & Riding funds the entire deductible to help virtually eliminate out-of-pocket medical expenses for our employees. B&R provides salary continuation for those who are unable to work due to a condition qualifying under FMLA, and the company has a rich PTO policy with the potential to earn up to unlimited PTO for certain positions.
Brown & Riding was founded in 1980 and is a national wholesale broker and managing general agency, providing a fully diversified array of products and services in the excess and surplus lines marketplace. Our core company values are Teamwork, Quality, and Professionalism. We truly love what we do and foster a culture of working together to deliver the best results for our customers and to help our employees grow. The company’s mission: “To achieve the best results for our clients, business partners, and employees by remaining a fiercely independent firm that is continuously raising the standard of excellence for the wholesale insurance brokerage industry.”
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