Arbella Insurance Group Honored as One of Boston Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” for Tenth Consecutive Year
QUINCY, Mass., June 18, 2018 – The Arbella Insurance Group (“Arbella”) today announced that it has been named one of the Boston Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” for 2018 in the extra large business category, marking the tenth year in a row the company has been selected. The award program honors businesses with high levels of employee satisfaction and positive workplace cultures.
“As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, we are thrilled to be selected as one of the Best Places to Work for the tenth consecutive year,” said Ellen Mann, assistant vice president of human resources at the Arbella Insurance Group. “At Arbella, our employees come first and play a vital role in the success of our business. Over the past three decades, we have constantly looked for new ways to support them professionally, collaboratively and personally, and we are excited to continue to build an environment in which our employees thrive.”
The Arbella Insurance Group is a mutual insurance company that employs more than 1,000 workers in the state of Massachusetts and is affiliated with a network of approximately 500 independent insurance agents across New England. Arbella is deeply committed to providing employees with both professional and personal support. The company offers flexible work-life balance options along with a variety of educational and professional development programs. It also provides extensive onsite health and wellness activities, including personal training, nutrition classes, counseling and support for new moms transitioning back into the workforce after maternity leave.
These investments in employee well-being and growth have resulted in a positive workplace environment and impressive employee retention and referral rates. Fifty percent of the employees hired in 2017 came through employee referrals. Additionally, on average, employees stay with Arbella for 10 years and 10 percent of the current workforce has been with Arbella since it was founded 30 years ago.
Arbella strives to foster a hardworking, collaborative and charitable culture beyond the office. Through the Arbella Insurance Foundation, the company and its employees support a wide variety of nonprofit organizations, from disaster and hunger relief to cultural and educational initiatives. In 2017, the Arbella Foundation donated more than $2.5 million to support a range of causes, and Arbella employees contributed 2,396 hours to volunteering for nonprofit organizations throughout New England.
“I am finally at a company that genuinely wants what is best for me from a work-life balance and career perspective,” said Keisha Pierre, senior IT business analyst. “I've learned so much and continue to grow at Arbella while building so many great relationships with my co-workers. I'm grateful to come to work every day knowing that I love where I work and what I do.”
The Boston Business Journal’s annual “Best Places to Work” program recognizes 80 extra small, small, medium, large and extra large sized businesses whose benefits and unique initiatives put them ahead on the employee satisfaction curve. To select the winners, employees from Massachusetts-based companies participate in an anonymous survey that asks about company benefits, atmosphere, values and loyalty. The results are analyzed by a third-party research firm, and the winners are broken down into five categories based on size.
The 2018 “Best Places to Work” rankings will be released at a June 20 event at Symphony Hall in Boston.
About the Arbella Insurance Group
Established in 1988, the Arbella Insurance Group (www.arbella.com) is a company with more than $800M in revenue with approximately $1.5B in assets, headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts. Arbella is a customer-focused regional property and casualty insurance company, providing personal and business insurance in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and business insurance in Rhode Island and New Hampshire. The Arbella Insurance Group founded the Arbella Insurance Foundation in 2004. Recognized as one of the Boston Business Journal’s “Top Charitable Contributors” for ten consecutive years, the mission of Arbella’s Foundation is to engage in activities and to support not-for-profit organizations that have a significant positive impact on the people and communities served by Arbella.
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