Rural Mutual Named Best Places to Work in Madison

2022 Best Places to Work by Madison Magazine

Rural Mutual Insurance is proud to be named to Madison Magazine’s 2022 list of Madison’s Best Places to Work. The only way to be named to this list is by a vote of confidence from its employees in the form of an anonymous survey.

“Since Rural Mutual Insurance is a Wisconsin-focused property and casualty insurance company, all premiums paid in Wisconsin stay in Wisconsin”, says Dan Merk, Vice President and CEO. “Our agents and claim specialists are your neighbors. It’s our responsibility to help keep Wisconsin strong.”

”The company’s values extend to employees”, says Mark Schuster, Vice President of Organizational Development. “Work-life balance, flexibility, an open-door policy and family-like environment are also part of the people-focused work culture.”

Merk says that while they may not have a pool table in the break room, the compensation and benefits packages are top-notch and people appreciate having the flexibility to handle family obligations outside of work, as noted by one employee in a recent company survey.

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The Best Places to Work survey was done by an independent third party, Quantum Workplace, utilizing ten key factors: team effectiveness, trust in senior leaders, feeling value, manager effectiveness, compensation, benefits, individual contribution, trust in co-workers, job satisfaction, and retention.

Once data collection was complete, Quantum conducted a rigorous security audit to verify all surveys. The results were compiled and analyzed to determine which organizations have the highest levels of employee engagement.