Employee of the Quarter Spotlight: Karen Watts
Brightway names Watts an Employee of the Quarter. She is a Commercial Lines Licensed Senior Advisor who has been with the company for more than two years. Watts plays a pivotal role in helping strengthen the workplace culture at Brightway.
How long have you worked at Brightway?
I’ve worked at Brightway for more than two years.
What is your favorite part of the job?
Brightway has a way of making me feel valued. I love that! It comes down to the great people on board and being able to appreciate just how amazing they truly are.
What advice do you have for other employees?
Always be willing to learn. When new challenges come your way, just keep a positive attitude and take pride in all you do. Do that and the rest will take care of itself.
What is the weirdest superstition you’ve ever believed in?
It’s bad luck to open an umbrella indoors.
If you could meet anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
I would love to meet with my great-grandfather. He passed away before I was born and I never got the chance to meet him.
What are the songs that make you sing along whenever you hear them (Name Three)?
“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” by Cyndi Lauper, “Footloose,” by Kenny Loggins and “Build Me Up Butter Cup,” by The Foundations.
Brightway’s Employee of the Quarter program recognizes six employees every quarter who do fantastic work. Recipients are selected from those recognized as Employee of the Month.
Honorees for the distinction receive $500 and are honored during a virtual celebration where they are recognized by Brightway’s Executive Leadership. Award recipients move on to be considered for Employee of the Year.
About Brightway Insurance
Founded in 2008, Brightway has since grown to more than 300 locations across 30 states serving customers in all 50 states. In 2021, the Jacksonville Business Journal named the company one of the Best Places to Work and one of the Fastest Growing Companies in Northeast Florida for the past 13 years. Brightway also landed on the Inc. 5000 list for the 10th time in 2021. At Home Office, Brightway employees focus on delivering all-encompassing business support that empowers agents to sell more.
Brightway employees enjoy:
- Competitive salary
- Market-leading Paid Time Off—in the first year, you earn 14 paid days off in addition to six paid company holidays and one “floating holiday” that you can take at any time
- Medical/Dental/Life/Disability Insurance
- Market-leading 401(k) with 4% match
- Tuition reimbursement regardless of course of study
- Comprehensive paid training
Most importantly, they enjoy a family-based culture of inclusiveness where they can build positive, supportive relationships with co-workers, customers and agents.
Learn more about open positions at Brightway and starting a career with the company at Brightway.com/careers.
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