Here at Elephant we believe in working hard, but having fun while doing so. Elephant is a casual work environment where you can be yourself and express your ideas. We help out others not only in the office, but in the community as well.
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Who we are
We’re a passionate, profitable, and fast-growing financial services company, specializing in providing low cost car insurance with a commitment to providing reliable coverage and excellent service at affordable rates.
Ever since opening its doors for business in 2009 Elephant has consistently been recognized as an employer of choice in Richmond, Virginia.
The accolades that Elephant has received include:
- HYPE Richmond Young Professionals Workplace Award - 2014 Winner in the Large Employer Category
- RichTech - 2013 Emerging Company Winner
- Stevie Awards - 2012 Bronze Winner: Sales Department of the Year
- Achiever's 50 Most Engaged Workplaces - 2012 and 2011 Winner
- Henrico Business of the Year - 2011 Winner
- Richmond SHRM and Times Dispatch Sterling Workplace Awards - 2010 Employer of Choice
Elephant launched October 2009 and has been growing ever since. Elephant is part of Admiral Group plc, which has over 20 years of experience in auto insurance and nearly 4 million customers worldwide. We are in seven countries and have over 7,000 employees, who are right at the heart of that success.
Admiral Group is the third largest auto insurer in the United Kingdom and operates a direct-to-consumer business model, serving customers via the phone and internet. Admiral Group plc is consistently listed among the top places to work for by UK and EU national publications.
What we do
In simple terms, we provide car insurance. We help to limit the risks faced by each and everyone one of our 3.7 million customers worldwide. And in spite of a challenging market, we’ve continued to grow from strength to strength. Our approach has been driven by innovation, hard work, and collective capabilities of our talented workforce. We continue to look at the challenges our customers face and find solutions to help them and keep us successful.
Our success goes hand-in-hand with having a strong culture. Put simply we believe that happy people make happy customers and happy customers help increase profits. So our philosophy is a simple yet effective one: People who enjoy what they do, do it better. We put a lot of effort and investment into making sure that Elephant is a happy place to work, where challenge and career development are encouraged and fun is never frowned upon.
Our culture rests on four key pillars
At Elephant, we see these four principles as essential to our success as a business.
To help keep communication open, transparent, and two way, there are no offices in the Group and managers regularly meet with staff from across the business.
Everyone contributes to the business and so everyone is equal, regardless of seniority or length of service; we don’t believe in company cars or executive rooms.
We encourage employees to have a good time in work, staff satisfaction is important to us; we want people to feel they can truly commit to a career at Elephant.
All employees receive pay based on performance and across the Admiral Group we hold regular award ceremonies to celebrate achievements.