Inc. Magazine Reveals Annual List of Best Workplaces for 2020

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Hippo is one of the highest-scoring businesses, with standout employee engagement

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“Having engaged and happy employees allows us to focus on our customers and their needs more closely, every single day.”

Hippo, the high-growth company that’s transforming home insurance and ownership, has been named to Inc. magazine’s annual list of the Best Workplaces for 2020. Hitting newsstands May 12 in the May/June 2020 issue, and as part of a prominent Inc.com feature, the list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies that have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits.

HIppo Home Insurance offers modern insurance coverage with smart home devices and is available to nearly 65 percent of U.S. homeowners across 25 states. Driving north of $200 million in premiums, Hippo now has more than 250 employees across three offices including its Palo Alto, California headquarters and its Texas-based offices in Austin and Dallas insurance offices. Across its three offices, female managers account for more than half of the company’s management team and over a third of its leadership is female.

Hippo, the family of companies that includes Hippo Home Insurance, provides all of its employees with a comprehensive benefits package which includes 100 percent employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plan options for employees and their family members, along with reimbursement programs catered to child adoption and infertility. Plus, fully paid parental leave for caregivers and secondary caregivers. In addition, there are executive and management training programs available for managers and leaders.

Collecting data from more than 3,000 submissions, Inc. singled out 395 finalists for this year’s list. Each nominated company took part in an employee survey, conducted by Quantum Workplace, on topics including trust, management effectiveness, perks, and confidence in the future. Inc. gathered, analyzed, and audited the data. Then we ranked all the employers using a composite score of survey results. This year, 73.5 percent of surveyed employees were engaged by their work.

The strongest engagement scores came from companies that prioritize the most human elements of work. These companies are leading the way in employee recognition, performance management, and diversity. It is a different playbook from a decade ago, when too many firms used the same template: free food, open work environments, and artifacts of “fun.”

“Every member of the Hippo team shares our passion for making home insurance a proactive and positive experience, from securing a homeowners quote in less than 60-seconds, having access to modern coverage for the things you actually use at home like home office and electronics, and knowing there’s an empathetic claims concierge team on hand for when you need us” said Anna Lee, Vice President of People, Hippo. “Having engaged and happy employees allows us to focus on our customers and their needs more closely, every single day.”

“Building a great corporate culture comes only from strong leadership,” says Inc. magazine editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “The companies on Inc.’s Best Workplaces list are setting an example that the whole country can learn from, especially now, when company culture is more important to the workforce than ever.”

While researching the finalists, Inc. and Quantum saw distinct themes:

  • 100 percent provide health insurance.
  • 50 percent allow employees to bring pets to work.
  • 62 percent take employees to offsite retreats to relax and recharge.
  • 20 percent offer paid sabbaticals to reward length of service.

About Hippo
Hippo Insurance Services is on a mission to transform home insurance for the modern household. The company brings homeowners closer to a modern home insurance experience with an efficient online purchase experience using trusted data sources, a smart home device kit included with every policy and even more coverage for possessions like appliances, electronics and home offices. Hippo Insurance is part of Hippo’s family of companies that brings together home wellness and home insurance for today’s homeowners. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, the company’s policies are available to over 65 percent of homeowners in the U.S.. Hippo Insurance Services is a licensed property casualty insurance agent with products underwritten by various insurance companies. For more information, including licensing information, visit http://www.hippo.com.

About Inc. Media
The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com.

About Quantum Workplace
Quantum Workplace, based in Omaha, Nebraska, is an HR technology company that serves organizations through employee-engagement surveys, action-planning tools, exit surveys, peer-to-peer recognition, performance evaluations, goal tracking, and leadership assessment. For more information, visit https://www.quantumworkplace.com/.

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