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West Bend honored with awards

West Bend was recently honored with inclusion on two lists of exemplary workplaces! We’re thrilled to have been named a top 2023 employer on these lists:

  • Business Insurance and the Best Companies Group: Best Places to Work in Insurance
  • Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine: Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance™

Inclusion on these lists is based on anonymous feedback on employee surveys. We’re excited to be recognized for having high levels of employee engagement and satisfaction and thank our associates for continuing to make West Bend a special place to work.

Proud to celebrate 12 consecutive years as a top workplace!

West Bend was announced as the first-place winner in the large company category for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Top Workplaces in Southeast Wisconsin. We continue to be thankful for our dedicated employees who help make West Bend a positive and rewarding place to work. 

In addition to the top workplace award, Kevin Steiner, CEO of West Bend, was honored with the Leadership Award as the result of the top workplace survey. 

Top Workplace banners from years 2012 through 2023.

Madison location wins top workplace

Our Madison location was named a top place to work again! Thank you to our associates for all your hard work, dedication and positive attitudes. 


Ward's 50

We’re honored to have made the Ward's 50! They analyzed the financial performance of nearly 2,900 property-casualty insurance companies domiciled in the United States and identified the top performers.
A huge thank you to our associates, agency partners, and policyholders. We share this accomplishment with all of you!


Deon named Company Rep of the Year!

Join us in congratulating Deon, senior regional sales manager in North Carolina!
Deon was named Company Representative of the Year by the Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) of North Carolina at their recent annual convention. Very well deserved, thanks for all you do! 
Deon Dunn NC PIA award


Exciting Awards News

Exciting news! We've been recognized as one of the Best Employers for Women 2021 by Forbes and as a Great Place to Work for Millennials by Fortune. 

If you're interested in a career at West Bend, be sure to check out our current openings: https://www.thesilverlining.com/careers

best employers for women & great place to work for millennials


We're a #1 Top Workplace!

We took the number-one spot in the large company category for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Top Workplaces in Southeast Wisconsin!

This is the tenth consecutive year in which West Bend has placed in the top four. More than 140 companies were named to the 2021 Top Workplaces list. Rankings are based entirely on employee feedback.

“The recognition we continue to receive as a top workplace is very meaningful,” said Kevin Steiner, West Bend president and CEO. “Our associates are our greatest asset and we have a responsibility to create and maintain a positive workplace. The fact that, year after year, our associates provide feedback that has earned us these top rankings is outstanding. Congratulations to more than 1,300 associates who work hard to make West Bend Mutual Insurance a special place.”

There are regional Top Workplaces awards in more than 55 major U.S. markets. Depending on the region, eligible organizations must have a minimum of 35 or 50 employees. Companies can be public, private, nonprofit, educational, or governmental. 



Top Workplaces 2021 Celebration

We held a small and safe celebration for being recognized as one of the Madison area's Top Workplaces for 2021 by The Wisconsin State Journal. Here are a few pictures from the celebration, thanks to our associates for all you do!Top Workplaces Madison

Exciting Awards News

Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine named West Bend one of the Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance!

We are also excited to announce that The Wisconsin State Journal has named our Madison office as one of the area’s Top Workplaces for 2021! With the Madison area being home to many well-respected companies, we are humbled and grateful for this recognition.

Thank you to our associates for continuing to make West Bend a Great Place To Work!

_Great Place to Work & Top Workplaces Madison (1)


Gold Level Recognition

Exciting news! West Bend has achieved “Gold Level” recognition from the American Heart Association. This is the third year in a row that we have received this recognition for taking significant steps to build a healthy workplace. The Workplace Health Achievement Index allows us to measure the effectiveness of our workplace health programs, as well as the overall heart health of our associates.  

GOLD 2020