Building a long-term career
"Why have I stayed at ABRC for over 27 years? I have been successful, and that has created opportunities and offers from elsewhere, but I have stayed at ABRC primarily because of the people I work with. Both personally and professionally, they have supported me and helped me remain successful. They genuinely care about me and our customers and have an internal desire to do good work. The culture and resources help keep good people here and sustain the job satisfaction and success that I consider essential."
— Mardi Burns, SVP, senior benefits consultant
Finding a better job and a roadmap to success
"I was five years into my career out of college and had seen some success in my first job, but I felt there had to be more out there. One thing that attracted me to ABRC was their reputation for developing their employees, and specifically their consultants. I did not fully comprehend the amount of effort and resources they dedicate to this area until I was hired. They do an excellent job of showing you the roadmap to success and giving you all the resources you need to succeed. You simply need to be willing to follow the map and do the work. If you are a driven individual looking for a fast-paced, entrepreneurial work environment, I encourage you to consider ABRC."
— Ryan LeBeau, CEBS, benefits consultant
Associated Benefits and Risk Consulting internship program
"The internship program at ABRC was a great experience. The culture was – and it remains – very welcoming. It was easy to approach my colleagues and ask questions. In fact, the whole organization was accessible and friendly, making it an incredible opportunity for someone just entering the workforce. Having the opportunity to work alongside all of the departments of ABRC allowed me to learn a lot about the business world, and also truly made me learn a lot about myself and what I want to do with my future. I would highly recommend this internship."
— Kyle Hansen, benefits consultant and 2013 intern
Achieving work-life balance and job satisfaction
"After my daughter was born, I needed a more flexible work schedule, and my supervisor was very supportive. Now I work from home two days a week and switch to flexible hours on other days when I’m needed at home. This arrangement means more to me than you might think – more than helping balance my work and home duties. The trust it shows – in my work ethic, my competence and other good qualities – gives me a lot of pride and satisfaction. An employer that trusts me inspires me to give back."
— Lynn Franklin, senior financial analyst
Do you have a passion for excellence
"Joining ABRC was a monumental career choice for me – and the best one I have ever made. As a licensed attorney, I was at a point in my career where I needed to choose between staying in the traditional law firm route and an in-house opportunity where I could levereage not only legal background, but also more of my professional skill set. I chose the latter because ABRC presented unlimited opportunities for me. ABRC provided me with an opportunity to utilize a more proactive and solutions-based approach with our client as opposed to the more reactive consulting you see in law firms. Most notably, I discovered that my colleagues at ABRC and I shared a passion for excellence and desire to go that extra mile for our clients. This passion for excellence is part of the culture at ABRC and what sealed the deal for me. The passion is something you see and feel when you work with my colleagues and specifically my team. I am proud to say my team has tremendous ‘bench strength’ when it comes to both legal and practical solutions based approaches to solving problems, which range from dealing with an ever changing legal and regulatory landscape to how best to help our clients maintain positive cultures and high employee engagement. The regulatory challenges employer encounter can be immense, but between the six of us we have yet to encounter a problem we cannot solve through our collective resources and knowledge. Having this bench strength is a powerful feeling, and our ABRC colleagues and clients thankfully reap the benefits from it. My colleagues and I are also constantly learning and growing. We love what we do and who we do it with and for – that is what makes AFG such a great place to work and reinforces daily my decision to join AFG."
— Ragan Cheney, VP, HR consultant
Following a career path while finding out what you love to do
"In 2005, I was hired by Associated Bank as a personal banker, and after a couple of years I changed my career path – while staying within the organization. There are so many opportunities here. I started working with ABRC as an account manager for the business insurance division and received all of the training and support that I needed, including my CISR designation. My original Associated Bank manager was very supportive of my decision to transition to ABRC knowing I had found my true passion. It’s great to work for an employer who helps you figure out what you love and are good at, and then helps you achieve your goals."
— Lisa M. Wasley, CISR, senior account manager