At Elephant we believe in working hard, but having fun while doing so. We want to make our customers the heart of everything we do and we look for people who also believe this. At Elephant we want you to be yourself and express your ideas, helping us continually to improve our customer service.


Ever since opening its doors for business in 2009, Elephant has consistently been recognized as an employer of choice in Richmond, Virginia.

Senior staff celebrates 200,000 vehicle milestone

Who we are.

Elephant, backed by the one of the UK’s largest insurer, Admiral Group plc, was set up in 2009.  Elephant wants to provide low-cost car insurance with a commitment to providing reliable coverage and excellent customer service.

We are different.

We believe people who like what they do, do it better. Henry Engelhardt, founder of the Admiral Group, explains why.

Our culture – 4 pillars

Our success goes hand-in-hand with having a strong culture. We simply believe that happy people make happy customers and happy customers help increase profits. So our philosophy is a simple yet an 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 we work hard, have rewarding careers and fun is integral to the working day.

1st pillar - communication


To help keep communication open and transparent everyone sits together and there are no offices. Managers frequently meet with staff to hear what we can do to improve the business and the customer experience.

2nd pillar - Equalilty


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.

3rd pillar - Fun


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.

4th pillar - Recognition


We encourage people to regularly celebrate achievements and successes.  We hold Employee of the Month celebrations, Quarterly Awards and take part in the Group’s, Best Departments to Work, culminating in an Awards Ceremony in the UK.

Elephant employees participate in local 5k event!

Perks of the Herd

Elephant believes that people who like what they do, do it better.  We want our employees to enjoy their jobs and we work to provide an environment with a variety of employee benefits and perks. Some special benefits that our employees enjoy include our 22 days of PTO, 401k match up to 5%, Buy a Book program, and stock plan shares.  Additional perks include ‘Elephanteering’ opportunities and a fitness incentive program called Run Elephant Run. To learn more, check out Perks of the Herd!

Community Sponsorship

Elephant Insurance is proud to partner with local organizations in the communities in which we conduct business.

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