We hire talented individuals who are conscientious, dedicated, customer focused, and able to build lasting relationships. We create and maintain an environment where you feel a sense of belonging and appreciation. Your diversity of thought, experience and knowledge are valued. Recognized as a top workplace, we are committed to fostering a welcoming culture, offering you opportunities for meaningful work and professional growth. More than a workplace, we celebrate our success and take pride in serving our communities. Find out how we can be your destination for a rewarding career!
Here are some of the awards for which our company has been recognized:
Home Culture Benefits Amenities Why West Bend? Internships
We are a smoke-free, equal opportunity employer. Pre-employment drug screen and background verifications are required.
West Bend will provide reasonable accommodations with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please call 1-800-236-5010, extension 6584, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHY WEST BEND
The foundation of our success at West Bend are the associates who each and every day work to achieve our mission, vision and core values. Their commitment to excellence in the service provided to one another and our customers is commendable. That's why we provide opportunities to recognize our associate’s hard work and dedication.
One of the greatest qualities of our associates is the care and concern they have for each other and those in our communities. They have a long history of supporting everything from their favorite non-profit organization to families and friends who are courageously battling health issues or other challenging circumstances. As a corporation, we support organizations throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest, like:
Key Recognition Program | Anniversary Celebration | CPCU Inductee Trip | Award Celebrations
Habitat for Humanity | MACC Fund | United Way | UPAF
Our associates work hard but they like to celebrate and socialize too. We offer many opportunities throughout the year for our associates and their families to have some fun outside of the normal workday.
Summer Picnic | Socials | Holiday Party | Celebrating Cultures | Book Fairs
Take Your Child to Work Day | Breakfast with the Easter Bunny | Breakfast with Santa
Learn more about daily life at West Bend in our Daily Happenings Blog.
Learn more about how we support the community on our Philanthropy site.
Our health and wellness programs promote prevention, health maintenance and a high quality of life for our associates and their family members. We offer a variety of benefits and wellness opportunities that support a positive and healthy lifestyle, including…
Medical Insurance (dental, vision, prescription)
Employee Assistance Program
Short and Long-term disability benefits
Health and Wellness Clinic, on-site
West Bend provides competitive financial benefits that support the needs of our associates at different stages of their lives. A few ways we help our associate’s achieve financial well-being include…
Paid time off and holiday pay
401(k) retirement plan with matching contributions
Flexible Spending Accounts
We provide meaningful, career-supporting development that aligns with our associates’ aspirations, leverages existing strengths and feeds the leadership pipeline.
Educational opportunities, technical and industry
Personal and Professional development courses
Lunch and Learns
Leadership development programs
We take great pride in our building and our grounds. Each day associates are welcomed to a beautifully landscaped prairie campus. Outdoor features include walking trails, outdoor fitness apparatus, disc golf course, garden plots, outdoor lunch and break area, a patio pavilion overlooking the pond, and an outdoor meeting gazebo.
Inside, we offer associates just as many great amenities. These include a full-service partially subsidized cafe, a fully-equipped Fitness Center that's open 24/7 and free of charge, an on-site convenience store, an on-site Health and Wellness Clinic, dry-cleaning service, free popcorn, and free unlimited coffee, soft drinks, and water. Our Lannon Lounge is the perfect spot for breaktime, offering several seating areas - some equipped with TVs, a ping-pong and foosball table, and computer stations for personal internet use.
Our associates enjoy comfortable, spacious workstations, conference rooms, and collaboration areas. West Bend's art collection is prominent throughout the campus, inside and outside, for associates to enjoy.
A career is more than a job. It can be the experience of a lifetime ... your adult life anyway. Just ask any number of West Bend associates and they'll tell you why they chose careers at West Bend!
"It's great working for a company that is very committed to both their employees and community."
~ Lisa W. ~
Work Comp Claims
~ Al G. ~
Personal Lines Underwriting
"I’ve been with West Bend a long time primarily because of the opportunities that have been presented to me. Specifically, I have experienced an open ear by upper management who has demonstrated a willingness to listen to thoughts and ideas. I’ve been given the opportunity to learn a lot about the insurance business, and have been grateful for the great staff who has worked with me in Personal Lines. Moreover, the feeling that you have the ability to make a difference in the company makes this a good place to be."
~ Amy H. ~
Specialty Lines Policy Services
"Every day presents a different challenge. It’s exciting to continuously have new things to learn."
~ Kelly B. ~
Monoline Workers' Compensation Claims
"As an associate, I am proud to be part of an organization in which everyone is approachable, associates’ ideas/suggestion are taken seriously, and the overall work environment is relaxed yet productive. Additionally, West Bend not only has a strong positive impact among their associates, but also within the community. It’s no wonder why we strive to be “the company of choice for associates, agents and policyholders” It is a truly enriching experience."
~ Melissa C. ~
Specialty Lines Underwriting
"I like working at West Bend because it is a relaxed working environment, management encourages and values our opinions, and they give you control of your daily duties/activities."
~ Sherie W. ~
Personal Lines Underwriting
"It's a great place to work because West Bend takes such good care of their employees, from benefits to education to our health by providing us such a nice fitness center. All you need to do is walk around this facility to know how lucky we are"
~ Christine "Chrissy" M. ~
Specialty Lines Underwriting
"The environment is nice and relaxed."
~ Beth S. ~
Work Comp Claims
"I have chosen to continue my career at West Bend for over 30 years as it's great company to work for. Professionally the company continues to challenge me and has instilled in me the desire to provide great service to our customers, as well as to serve our community. The company offers many amenities and provides fun activities for associates."
~ Carol H. ~
"I am proud to be here at West Bend for 35 years. They have been very flexible with my schedule, allowing me to take care of my family. I'm not just here to earn money. I like my job, the people I work with, and the environment. I feel comfortable and safe. I trust our leaders to take care of the big stuff. I'll take care of the little stuff."
~ Vicki K. ~
Commercial Lines Underwriting
"Why have I been with West Bend for so long? Very simple… the people I work with. I enjoy my job because of the people I work with."
~ Barb B. ~
"In 1986 I went out looking for a job and to my surprise I found my future. What makes it easy to stay at West Bend is the people I work with and how comfortable it is to work with the company, not necessarily for the company! West Bend provides great benefits, and has good training/development opportunities and a wonderful environment to work in. I've been here for a long time so my co-workers have been through a huge part of my life. They've cried with me and laughed with me! I'm honored to have had such good people by my side. They're like family!"
~ Melinda M. ~
Specialty Lines Product Development
"I work for an organization that I believe in and one that makes me feel valued. West Bend is always interested in the wellness of its associates and that definitely is reflected in the customer care and the good relationships we have with our customers."
~ Becky W. ~
Specialty Lines Senior Product Development
"I'm proud to work for a great company like West Bend. It’s reassuring to know that I'm working for something greater than just a business, and to know that my coworkers are working toward a common goal of assisting our customers and providing the best service possible."
~ Ryan D. ~
"West Bend gave me my first career opportunity in 1998 as an IT intern. Since then, West Bend has provided me the challenges and growth opportunities necessary to grow professionally as well as be part of the organization's success. Ultimately, it's the great people I get to work with every day that keeps me coming back. To hear the stories of how West Bend associates have helped those in their greatest time of need makes me proud to say I am part of this organization."
Listen to Alexa's story about her career at West Bend!
Brandon tells the story about his career path at West Bend!
During your internship, you'll have an opportunity to apply the skills you acquired through your coursework and other work experiences. You'll also receive challenging work assignments that will apply to your field of study.
You'll have opportunities to attend executive presentations, in-house training classes, and career-related sessions. The ability to job shadow in other areas of our organization will also be available to round out your experience.
Participating in charitable events, attending social gatherings, and using all the onsite amenities available on our campus are just a few of the ways you'll be able to experience the West Bend culture.
Our managers will take time to provide you with helpful feedback to aid in your personal development. We also want to hear about your experience. At the end of your internship, we'll ask you to evaluate us.
Our internships take place during the summer months and, in many cases, can continue throughout the school year. Please review the internship descriptions for more information. To check for our current internship openings, click the “Current Opportunities” button and search by key word, “internship.”
Bryan talks about his experience as an intern at West Bend!
Associates reflect on their experience as
West Bend interns!