One of the biggest decisions most of us ever make is where we choose to work. We spend such a large portion of our lives working that it’s important to find a career that’s as rewarding personally as it is successful professionally. We think you’ll find that with us.
Maybe more than ever before, job candidates are enjoying more control over their career decisions than ever before as companies are competing for a smaller and more qualified pool of prospects. Cultural shifts are affecting hiring as well. As a society, we are generally less willing than in the past to put up with a poor work environment simply to collect a paycheck. Employees know that options abound for them in the current job market, so they are getting honest about what they truly want in a career and demanding more from their employers. And that’s a great thing.
We believe Metis is positioned to thrive in this new environment. As a relatively small business with just over 100 employees, we believe our size makes us a very attractive target. We are large and established enough to offer secure positions in a very stable industry as well as a variety of pathways for career growth, but we are not so large and hierarchical that employees are treated as “just another cog in the wheel.” At our size, every position matters and directly contributes to advancing our corporate vision. We seek out motivated self-starters who desire agency over their work. Yet, we also provide plenty of support and opportunity for teamwork and collaboration.
This is an exciting time to be working at Metis. We have grown quickly but steadily over the years, and as the largest player in our chosen markets, we are well positioned to continue building upon our solid foundation. Now is the time to join our team if you want to see how far you and Metis can go together.
Metis is an organization built on and fueled by our culture. And here, people come first. We believe that caring about and investing in our employees is the key to long-term success. We treat each other, and our clients, with respect. And we know that helping others succeed–within our walls and with our clients–is how we will grow.
We value ideas like transparency, innovation, openness, flexibility, and being straightforward. Metis is not a monolithic machine that people work for. Metis is a fantastic group of smart individuals coming together to help each other succeed, and to change the way our clients experience insurance products and services.
We’re bringing our unconventional, people-first approach to the ultra-traditional insurance industry, and it’s key to what sets us apart from others. Few grow up thinking “I want to be work in insurance.” But we’re not defined by the industry in which we work, we’re defined by our desire to put people first, to offer smarter ideas and programs, and to make an impact. And what we do makes a difference every single day.
We administer several self-insurance risk pools that were established as alternatives to the commercial insurance market. These pools exist because our members wanted something better than what the commercial insurance industry could offer, and we take great pride in transcending the status quo. Today, we run the largest risk pools for public entities in both Virginia and West Virginia, and we attribute our outstanding success to the way we work with our member organizations. Again–we put people first, and it shows.
The vast majority of our customers are public sector entities – local governments, schools, fire departments, EMS, water authorities, etc. Their missions are to serve their local communities, so it is easy to see how our work not only impacts our members, but it has a ripple effect on the general public. If we can solve a risk management problem for a health department or provide training for police officers or help any of our publicly funded members save money, we are helping entire communities by extension!
We want all employees to know that they are valued members of our team. We know that we are expecting a lot from them when we ask them to maintain our high standard of excellence, so it’s only fair that our employees would expect a lot from us in return. That is why we work hard to provide a wide array of valuable benefits, such as:
It may seem strange to mention our building when discussing perks of employment, but we believe the physical work environment impacts performance and job satisfaction. That’s why we went to great lengths to ensure that our home office is a comfortable and modern place to work.
Our recently renovated building features both individual workstations as well as open, collaborative spaces designed to accommodate various work styles. It boasts a large, fully-staffed gym that is accessible to all employees. Our beautiful café and lounge are not open to the public but are reserved exclusively for staff. Not only is the food delicious, but it is also subsidized in order to bring fresh, healthy food to our employees at an affordable price.
Working at Metis goes beyond simply getting a paycheck. We hire bright and curious minds that have ambition to grow, and we want them to be a part of our team for the long haul. That’s why we invest heavily in professional development opportunities for our team.
We work hard to promote engagement and job satisfaction at every level of our organization from our entry level positions to our executive leadership team. All employees are encouraged to apply for an intensive development program for rising stars. In addition, we work with a leadership consulting group to provide individual and group coaching to our supervisors, managers, and executives on a regular basis.
We know that our team members have personal and career goals, and we’re here to help them achieve those aspirations.
Metis offers competitive pay to all employees. Being located in a smaller market, it’s certainly possible to find higher pay in a major metropolitan area elsewhere , but we diligently monitor the industry to ensure that our staff members are well compensated. From our generous benefit package to our heavy investments into the health and development of employees, it’s clear to see that Metis is committed to promoting quality of life for all employees.
We want to provide an environment that meets employee needs holistically and enables them to find a long-term home in Metis, and we understand that fair compensation is a big piece of that puzzle. We attribute much of our company success and long-term stability to the loyalty of our customers, and we certainly recognize that principle at work within our employee base as well.
Our home office is located in Roanoke, VA. With high quality schools and a lower-than-average cost of living, Roanoke is very family-friendly and regularly receives awards and accolades for its high quality of life. The greater Roanoke area has a population of over 300,000 and maintains a quaint, small-town feel while still offering many of the amenities of a larger city. In 2018, Roanoke ranked third on Livability’s list of “Best Affordable Places to Live.”
Situated in Virginia’s beautiful Blue Ridge, Roanoke enjoys a very pleasant climate while experiencing all four seasons and boasts a vibrant outdoor scene. It is known as one of the best East Coast regions for outdoor recreation with numerous nearby hiking and biking trails as well as streams for fishing or kayaking.
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