For Renton Associate Onaleisha Petty, GEICO became her dream job without her even knowing it


RENTON, Wash., Aug. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GEICO looks to add to its robust workforce in Renton by hiring 60 or more new insurance claims specialists—a recently created position that has a higher starting salary than some similar positions.

GEICO offers great benefits and is looking for people from across the greater Seattle metro area who have a positive attitude, enjoy helping others and thrive in a dynamic environment.

For Onaleisha Petty, the benefits, indirectly, are what got her started at GEICO in Renton. Petty was working a temp job in Olympia but needed to move down the coast. Her supervisor knew this and heard a GEICO hiring commercial on her way to work. She listened to all the benefits and urged Petty to apply.

After applying, Petty did additional digging into the reputation of the Renton office and advancement opportunities at GEICO and liked what she found.

That said, “I just applied for a position—I didn't even really know what it meant. I certainly didn't know anything about insurance. However, that's the beauty of GEICO. Once you're in the door, all the training and mentorship programs take over and you become an expert really fast,” said Petty.

Two years into GEICO, Petty realized she had a career. That's when another company – what had previously been her “dream job” – came knocking. “I was flattered—this place I had always wanted to work at wanted me. But I was  thriving at GEICO, was in a location I really liked and there were so many opportunities to grow at GEICO. …

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