Culture & Jobs at Root

Root is a technology company revolutionizing personal insurance with a pricing model based upon fairness and a modern customer experience.

Working at Root

  • Financial Technology
  • Founded: 2015
  • Employees: 1K-5K
  • joinroot.com

We started by tackling the archaic car insurance industry with Root Insurance. Through data and technology, we base rates primarily on how people actually drive. The result is a more fair, more personal, and much simpler experience—thanks to it all being in an app. With the addition of renters and homeowners insurance, we provide the convenience of bundling in the app for seamless, affordable coverage. Our drive to revolutionize a multi-billion dollar industry has also extended into Root Enterprise. We’re using our telematics-based solutions to provide carriers and fleet management with more accurate pricing models and risk assessment.

With our technology-forward products, we are fundamentally changing an industry—for companies and for individuals—for the better.

Why work at Root

Professional Growth

  • Ownership
  • Safe Environment to Fail
  • Internal Mobility
  • Empowered to Pursue Passions
  • Innovation
  • Networking Programs

Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging

  • Practices Inclusion
  • DEI Education & Resources
  • Open Forums
  • Partners with DEI Groups
  • Committed to Diversity Goals

Culture & Climate

  • High Team Member Retention
  • Results Oriented
  • Communication
  • Focused
  • Thoughtful
  • Engineering-Driven
  • Design-Driven
  • Product-Driven
  • Data-Driven
  • EQ > IQ
  • Rapidly Growing Team
  • Continuous Feedback
  • Empathetic
  • Creative
  • Curious
  • Transparent
  • Humble
  • Optimistic
  • Passionate
  • Goal Oriented

Expectations

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Remote Friendly
  • Cross-Department Collaboration

Relationships

  • Friends Outside of Work
  • Eats Lunch Together
  • Team Events/Retreats
  • Team Support
  • Work BFFs
  • Friendly
  • Accessible Management
  • Heavily Team Oriented

Benefits

  • Parental Leave
  • Physical Wellness
  • Mental Wellness
  • Equity
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 401k
  • Health Insurance
  • Mental Health Days

A Day in the Life at Root

Byron Reyna-Corzo from Root
Candidate Experience Manager | Recruiter
Katie Toomey from Root
Software Engineer II

Root office in Columbus

Jobs at Root

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