Position: Underwriting assistant
Most important skill need: Keen eye for detail
Career path: Growth
I appreciate the opportunity to grow and to be a part of Admiral’s success. My experience at Admiral has simply been tremendous.
Over the past 30 years, underwriting assistant Eleanor Giessner has seen a lot of changes. Digital files have replaced the physical policies that once occupied valuable office space; email has effectively done away with snail mail, and the company has grown considerably over the time. But one thing has remained the same: Admiral supportive culture.
Whether it’s co-workers who willingly pitch in during a high volume renewal period, underwriters who are always available to answer a question, a manager who goes out of his way to provide support during a difficult personal time, or the CEO who takes an interest in the recovery of a family member, “the people are awesome,” says Eleanor. “They are more than co-workers, they’re my work family.”
A large part of Eleanor’s career has been focused on assisting underwriters, issuing binders and endorsements, and reviewing the systems to ensure consistency, but an increasing amount of her time now is devoted to working on a program for fraternities and sororities. The position opened up two years ago when in the course of a conversation with a manager, Eleanor discovered Admiral was planning to hire someone to assist with the fraternity/sorority program. “I walked away, thinking I’d like to do that,” recalls Eleanor. A day later, she approached the manager and asked if she could take on that job. Without hesitation, the manager said ‘sure.’
“The volume of work is incredible,” says Eleanor. “But the people all pull together. It’s been a great learning experience. I appreciate the opportunity to grow and to be a part of Admiral’s success. My experience at Admiral has simply been tremendous.”