Employee of the Quarter Spotlight: Charlene Smith

Smith is an Accounting Commissions Team Lead who has been with the company two years. Brightway named her Employee of the Quarter for demonstrating the Core Value ‘Trustworthy.’

How long have you worked at Brightway?
Two years. 

What is your favorite part of your job?  
My favorite part about my job would be all the different elements that go into paying our agents. 

What advice do you have for other employees?  
Always ask questions! 

If a movie was made of your life, what genre would it be and who would play you?  
If a movie was made about my life, it would definitely be a comedy and Jennifer Aniston would play me. 

If you could meet anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be and why?  
I would like to go meet Princess Diana. 

If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life what would it be?  

If you could befriend any fictional character, who do you choose and why?  
Spiderman, so I could help save people. 

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 315 locations across 25 states serving customers in all 50 states and has earned recognition as one of the 2021 Best Places to Work and Fastest Growing Companies in Northeast Florida by the Jacksonville Business Journal for 13 consecutive years. At Home Office, a team of more than 400 professionals focus on delivering holistic 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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