Information Technology

A technology company that sells insurance

Progressive's been called “a technology company that sells insurance.”

It's no wonder why.

Almost everything that happens here, happens with help from our information technology team.

From the rows of servers in our data centers to the smartphones around the world with a Progressive mobile app, technology is the backbone of this place. The base of the pyramid. The trunk of the tree.

And this place is crawling with code-crunching, application-developing, project-managing, bug-fixing techno-superstars.

It's a utopia for technology.

It's “Tech-Topia.”

We're thousands of miles from Silicon Valley. But we think there's no better place to launch, accelerate and kick a technology career into hyperdrive.

Roles include: application programmers, project managers, IT managers, IT architects, process analysts, quality assurance analysts, IT consultants, systems test engineers and PC technicians.

I am presented with new challenges to make things better by not only solving problems but implementing preventative measures to maintain high quality software.

  • Rayshawn E., IT Applications Programmer

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Progressive Careers: Working in IT

Test, Try and Take Risks! Progressive Insurance IT Director, Erin Baginski, shares what it's like working in Information Technology at Progressive.

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Video:
[Open with text on screen: IT@Progressive.]
VO:
[Voice Over - Erin Baginski, Progressive Insurance IT Director] I think a lot of times we think about insurance as an agent sitting in front of you, talking to you about insurance, but this day and age it's very different.
Video:
[Shows woman setting her laptop case on a desk, taking the laptop out, opening it, opens Google Chrome, and types in progressive.com.]
VO:
[Voice Over] You can get to everything you need to know about insurance on the progressive.com web site.
Video:
[Shows full screen of progressive.com on the laptop.]
VO:
[Voice Over] Progressive has over thirty-two hundred people in our IT organization.
Video:
[Shows time-lapse of Progressive employees walking down the hallway at one of their campuses.]
VO:
[Voice Over] All types of different jobs within IT that allow people to not only come to Progressive for a job but also stay for a career.
Video:
[Shows an IT employee working at his computer and another employee entering the Data Center showing the network servers.]
Erin:
We have a variety of different technology platforms that we utilize to support our customers.
Video:
[Cut to one of Progressive's Data Centers and the large array of network servers.]
Erin:
We have two Data Centers: one in Cleveland and one in Colorado.
Video:
[Cut to images of someone opening the Progressive app on their tablet and the ForAgentsOnly.com web site in a web browser. Cut to text on screen that reads "Emerging Technologies, Cloud, Big Data, Data Analytics"]
Erin:
We have mobile applications, we have web applications, we have emerging technologies such as cloud, big data, data analytics. Not every job is going to allow folks to work with the new technologies; however, Progressive offers the Business Innovation Garage, which really provides our employees with an opportunity to test new ideas, try new things, take risks, in addition to doing their day-to-day jobs.
Video:
[Cut to Lego® structure of a garage with a sign on it that reads, "Business Innovation Garage, est. 2013." Cut to the outside of Progressive's Business Innovation Garage, and then the inside with a team collaborating in front of a monitor.]
Erin:
A lot of times you see within companies there are silos or different organizations working against each other.
Video:
[Cut to a sign hanging up in the hallway of Progressive that reads, "At 211 degrees, water is hot. At 212 degrees, it boils. And with boiling water comes steam. And with steam, you can power a train. One extra degree makes all the difference." Cut to a Progressive employee video chatting with another employee. Cut to images of employees working.]
Erin:
Within IT there's a lot of how do we enable the business, so how do we work together to enable the business or how do we solve this problem or how do we make this more effective.
Video:
[Cut to images of the various collaboration spaces at Progressive and people working together.]
Erin:
We're re-configuring our office space to be less cubes and offices, to be more collaborative in open environments, open seating, so that you don't have to sit in the same place everyday. You can come in, you can move around. It really gives people the opportunity to not only be innovative and to help the company, but it also helps them meet new people and that is really what I see in the culture of Progressive, is this group that rallies around you and encourages you to take that next challenge on. That is something that I just absolutely love, and I get to do everyday as a part of working at Progressive.
Video:
[Cut to someone typing in progressive.com/jobs in a web browser and showing the progressive.com/jobs page on a laptop. The laptop is closed and put away. Text on screen: progressive.com/jobs]

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