Six years ago I was working in a dead-end job for a company that was starting to show signs of decline. Bad benefits, little vacation time, outdated computers and uncomfortable chairs (which prompted visits to the chiropractor) had got me to start thinking that it might be time for a new job. If you’re picturing a computer lab from 1990, you’re pretty close to my working environment back in 2005. I came across an Office Assistant opening with R&R, mulled it over for a couple of days, and then filled out an application with a little apprehension. After all, being with a company for six years can make a person quite comfortable (or uncomfortable in my situation). I was soon asked to complete a personality survey, phone screen, come in for an interview, and then finally a second interview. I had never been put through such an extensive hiring process before. Then again, I had never applied at such a reputable company before, who put such thought and consideration behind each hire, to ensure a perfect fit for the job. Needless to say, I was hired and just recently surpassed my six-year anniversary with the agency.
3 Reasons Why I Love Working at R&R Insurance
R&R offers awesome advancement opportunities! Within three years of working for R&R, I was promoted to HR Coordinator. Nearly every person that is hired into an entry level position within the company, and wants to climb the ladder here, does. It all depends on what openings become available, but advancement within R&R’s walls is quite common!
2. Education Reimbursement!
Within two years of working at R&R, I was enrolled to get my degree focusing on Human Resources. R&R’s Higher Education policy helped to keep my grades up and my tuition down. All full-time regular employees who have completed 12 months of service in good standing are eligible to apply for educational assistance. This benefit, along with R&R’s supportive nature, inspired me to get my degree.
Currently, 16% of R&R’s employees work less than the 37.5 core hours per week, or work an altered schedule. R&R is flexible and endorses a healthy work/life balance. When returning to work after the birth of my daughter, I was no longer available to work the same hours. I met with my manager to create a new schedule that would be beneficial to all. For this, I am forever grateful, as it let me be home for my daughter when I needed to be.
Advancement, education reimbursement and flexibility are just three of the many things that make working for R&R a truly rewarding experience!
To find out more about R&R’s culture, check out R&R: A Great Place to Work.