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Company Culture

At Preferred, our company culture is centered around shared values, beliefs, and behaviors. We foster an inclusive, and healthy work environment where employees feel valued, respected, and supported. Team members are encouraged to share ideas in an innovative atmosphere.

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Special Events

We like to mix our strong work ethic with having plenty of fun at Preferred. We value celebrating our teams by hosting annual events such as baseball games, holiday gatherings, and monthly events such as food trucks, and other employee celebrations throughout the year.

Best Places to Work

Preferred Employers Insurance, a Berkley company, has built a customer-focused enterprise by attracting the best talent to join its mission of serving California’s business owners with high-quality workers compensation insurance that gets injured workers back to work and back to life. Team members enjoy a work environment supported by leaders who prioritize providing a psychologically safe workplace where creative ideas and rapid experiments are encouraged. The business's culture of flexibility and work-life balance is welcoming to all. Employee careers thrive in our business and is recognized annually through an annual profit-sharing program.

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Life at Preferred

Our business is known for prioritizing our employees first in everything we do. This is one of the reasons why we have won Business Insurance’s “Best Places to Work 2022” and the San Diego Business Journal’s “Best Places To Work” for five years in a row.

Community Service

Community Service

We donate to the industries we insure. In addition to raising money, we volunteer off-site several times throughout the year. Some of the organizations we have worked with include Casa de Amparo, The Ronald McDonald House, and the Rancho Coastal Humane Society.

Time Off

Time Off

Preferred recognizes nine paid holidays and one floating holiday for its employees in addition to time off for jury duty, illness, and bereavement leave. The business recognizes the benefit of employee loyalty and has developed a schedule of vacation day accruals based upon the length of each employee’s tenure with the company.



  • The health of our employees is a top priority at Preferred. We take the time to make sure that wellness opportunities are available so that our teammates are happy, satisfied, and are able to perform at their best.
  • Fresh fruit is delivered daily and is available in our breakroom at any hour of the day.
  • Preferred participates in the annual San Diego Corporate Dash, a 5K Fun Run that brings together businesses from all over the city.
  • Our building has an on-site gym that is free to employees. Circuit Training classes are also provided to employees free of charge on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
  • Our Wellness Room features a Massage Chair that is available for employees to reserve in 20 minute increments. This room also serves as a dedicated quiet space for breaks, meditation, and reflection.
Employee Recognition

Employee Recognition

  • We have a section in our Employee Portal where team members can give “Kudos” and thank deserving employees for a job well done. For those who specifically demonstrate “above and beyond” behavior, we award Berkley Owl Bucks for going “the extra mile”. Depending upon the total of accumulated Berkley Owl Bucks, employees can “purchase” rewards, such as a Sleep-In Day or adding an extra hour to lunch for “Recess”. These programs both include a posted shout-out throughout the business for all to see.
  • On-the-Spot Bonuses are available to recognize employees who have done an extraordinary job on a project, task or innovation that either generates new revenue or decreases expenses.

Career Spotlight

One of the ways we measure success is by having joyful, gratified employees. Our business focuses on providing career opportunities that are innovative, exciting, and that will allow for professional growth. We also participate in a wide variety of fun social events. There’s something for everyone at Preferred. Everyone matters. Everyone counts in our business.


Underwriters play the crucial role of evaluating insurance applications and determining how much risk to injury and illness is involved as well as how much an applicant will pay in premiums. It is a job that requires a combination of strong analytical and interpersonal skills.

Risk Management

Risk Advisors evaluate workplace hazards and analyze jobs and tasks to determine risks and risk levels. They will also train employees on proper safety procedures and equipment use to minimize the risk of injury.

Claims Management

Claims management is an excellent field offering numerous career opportunities. Our claims experts help injured or ill employees during what can be difficult times in their lives. They are key to allowing us to live by getting injured or ill employees “back to work and back to life”.

Sales & Marketing

Preferred’s Sales & Marketing team members partner with insurance brokers to bring the best combination of products, services and pricing to customers and prospects. Like underwriters, they require strong relationship-building skills as well as solid business planning and analytical expertise.