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.
Where do you see yourself at Elephant? Find out about our unique and diverse departments on our bio page.
What makes working at Elephant unique?
Elephant CEO Henry Engelhardt stopped by the Virginia this Morning studio to share his thoughts on what exactly makes working at Elephant so unique.
Training and Development at Elephant Insurance is designed to enhance the professional and personal growth of all employees. We strive to provide employee training for excellence in both current positions as well as in leadership development opportunities.
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.
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One of the most appealing benefits for Elephant staff is our free stock plan operated by the company. All members of staff receive up to $5,000 of free shares every year. Admiral Group floated on the London Stock Exchange in 2004.
Elephant’s Head of People Services, Louisa Scadden : “We want people to feel like they own part of the company. The best way to do this is to give them part of the company to own. Everybody in the organization gets the same number of shares, no matter what you do or how long you’ve been here, because every job is important at Elephant. We all work together to make Elephant a successful company.”
Know someone currently looking for a job? Elephant’s head of People Services, Louisa, sat down to provide her insights on what makes for a great candidate and Elephant Auto Insurance employee. Whether you are looking for your first job, or your next career opportunity, Louisa offers easy to follow tips on how to set yourself up for success.
Elephant Insurance is proud to partner with local organizations in the communities in which we conduct business.