Warwick, R.I. – The Beacon Mutual Insurance Company (“Beacon”) and its employees are honored to have been selected by the Providence Business News as the First Place Winner of the Best Places to Work in Rhode Island in the Large Employer category. This prestigious award highlights Beacon’s unwavering commitment to cultivating an exceptional workplace environment for its valued employees. Beacon and its employees are immensely proud of this achievement, as they acknowledge ongoing efforts to foster a supportive, inspiring, and inclusive culture at Beacon.
Upon receiving the award, Beacon Mutual President and CEO, Brian Spero, expressed his gratitude and pride, stating, "We are incredibly honored to receive this prestigious recognition. At Beacon, our employees are our greatest asset, and this award is a testament to our dedication and shared commitment to our core values. We will continue to prioritize the well-being of our employees and provide an environment where they can thrive both personally and professionally for their benefit and the benefit of our policyholders."
The Providence Business News' Best Places to Work Awards program, in collaboration with Best Companies Group, was established to identify, recognize, and honor the finest employers in Rhode Island. This initiative serves as a testament to the significant impact of outstanding workplaces on the economy, workforce, and overall business landscape in the state.
Among the sixty-seven esteemed companies that participated in the 2023 Best Places to Work in Rhode Island survey, Beacon emerged as the recipient of the coveted Best Place to Work title within the large employer category.
The selection process involved two critical components: an evaluation of each nominated company's policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics; followed by an employee survey designed to measure the employee experience. The final rankings were determined based on combined scores, highlighting the top employers that prioritize creating exceptional workplaces in Rhode Island.
In addition, Beacon was among the companies awarded for their spirit shown at the event, and received gifts from R1 Indoor Karting Inc.
Outlined herein are a few anonymous quotes from Beacon employees which highlight employee engagement, based on the survey conducted as part of the Best Places to Work Awards:
“Beacon checks all the boxes. There is a strong culture with a ‘do the right thing’ mentality. Management cares about employees and I believe I have a stake in the outcomes and direction of the company. Additionally, it is a hybrid, flexible work environment with strong benefits and pay. There is a real sense of community involvement, as well with a goal of helping those in the community where we work and live.”
“This organization cares about its employees and is always looking out for our best interest. They care about the community, and they care about people in general. This organization always cares about the employers and employees it insures. I have never myself experienced an insurance company which cares more than this organization.”
At Beacon, we passionately believe that our employees are the cornerstone of our success. “If you have employees who work in a great place, it’s going to be noticeable to people outside of the company who deal with them,” Spero said. “We are always complimented by the people we deal with on how happy our employees are with what they do and how it makes a real difference in how they do their job.”
Being named Providence Business News' Best Place to Work for Large Employers is a tremendous honor that reaffirms the commitment to creating an exceptional workplace environment of Beacon, its leadership, and its employees.
Beacon extends its heartfelt congratulations to all the companies honored as part of the 2023 Best Places to Work in Rhode Island. Together, these employers are shaping a vibrant business community which benefits our employees, our organizations, and the entire state of Rhode Island.
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