For The Gray Insurance Company, being a Top Workplace for the third consecutive year represents its ongoing commitment to listening to employee feedback, addressing areas that need development and strengthening the overall culture.
“We’re proud that not only are we a Top Workplace, but our aggregate scores get better every year,” said B. Paul Boudreaux, the company’s chief operating officer. “We use the surveys to determine what we need to do internally. Our culture is about continuous improvement, and you can’t improve unless you get open and honest feedback.”
Boudreaux said company leaders are transparent in sharing the feedback with employees. That’s one reason why the average tenure of a Gray Insurance employee is more than 13 years.
“We look for people who have a positive attitude and the desire to put in the effort to get the job done,” Boudreaux said. “Helping people develop is the best way for us to retain talent. When you bring people together who are excited about their work and don’t see limitations, it leads to a people-first culture that encourages growth and advancement.”
Gray Insurance also benefits from having an extraordinary group of employees from various backgrounds and a flexible work environment where people can work in the office, remotely or in a hybrid format.
“We’re blessed because of the people who work here and how collaborative our environment is,” Boudreaux said. “People have the desire to work together and they know that we are here to help them achieve their goals.”
The Gray Insurance Company has headquarters in Metairie and branches in Mandeville, Lafayette, Mobile, Houston and Oklahoma City. Visit www.grayinsco.com for more information.