WEST BEND, WI (May 19, 2023) – West Bend Mutual Insurance Company was announced as the first-place winner in the large company category for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Top Workplaces in Southeast Wisconsin. It is the twelfth consecutive year in which West Bend has placed in the top four among a prestigious list of 160 companies named to the 2023 Top Workplaces list.
Rankings are based entirely on employee feedback. Top Workplace companies are measured on company leadership, career opportunities, workplace flexibility, compensation, benefits, and the impact company policies have on innovation and morale. This announcement follows recent recognition as the sixth-place winner for Top Workplace in the USA. Also, West Bend's Madison location received Dane County's Top Workplace award for the third consecutive year.
At the same ceremony, Kevin Steiner, CEO of West Bend, was honored with a special Leadership Award as the result of the top workplace survey. Leadership award recipients were chosen based on scores from employee responses to a survey statement: "I have confidence in the leader of this company." According to one statement, Steiner "leads the organization by example and places high value on relationships, excellence, integrity, and responsibility."
"Our vision remains to be the company of choice for our associates, agency partners, and policyholders," stated President Rob Jacques. "This award is evidence that we are succeeding at creating a positive and motivating environment."
"The recognition we receive as a top workplace is significant," says Kevin Steiner. "It helps us attract and retain talented individuals who want to be part of our company. Congratulations to our more than 1,500 associates who work daily to make West Bend a special place."