Trupanion was founded in 2000 as a way for people to insure the often-overlooked family members, pets. Since then, CEO Darryl Rawlings has forged a business that revolutionized an industry and saved many furry, possibly scaly, lives while doing so.
The company is headquartered in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle and insures pets in the States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Trupanion is a company full of furry-friend-fanatics. They want your pets to be as healthy and protected as theirs are because they don't just love their own pets, they love all pets.
Caring For Pets, Caring For People
At Trupanion, people don't just believe in the power of the bond between human and pet, they live it. And because they feel so passionately about animals, they want to provide their customers with the highest quality of care for their pets as they can, at the best price available. They do this by empowering their employees and providing them with the necessary tools to get the job done. The company is constantly staying up to date on the market trends and keeping an open dialogue with vets nationwide to make sure they are best serving their customers.
Some other core values at Trupanion are:
Caring not only about the pets but about each other, too
Operating in anadhocracy , to ensure the ability to adapt quickly, maintain flexibility, and empower employees
Trusting one another with information, and to get the job done
Beingsincere : Always doing what you say and saying what you mean
Stayingdevoted to the reason for all of this in the first place -- the pets
Beingoriginal in the way they innovate
Remaininggenuine and always staying true to yourself
Keeping itsimple , because simple is better
Animal Lovers Rejoice!
Other than just being crazy about their pets, this is a work team comprised of highly motivated and innovative people. Part of Trupanion's thing is that they really changed the way that this industry operated. Current and past employees are people who have ideas that they are passionate about and not afraid to share. Trupanion takes a vested interest in its people, and once you are with the company, they much prefer to promote within. So there is always room for growth and development within the company and in your personal life.
Building Strong Companionships Through Service
Ever wonder what it is like to work at an office with 300 dogs in it? Trupanion employees could tell you. And what they would say is that it's awesome. They are bringing that whole "Bring Your Pet to Work Day" thing to a whole new level. Pets of all types, not just dogs, are welcome every day at the Trupanion office. A lot of companies have human playrooms with ping pong or foosball, and Trupanion is no exception to that, but they also have a puppy playroom. Needless to say, the environment at Trupanion is fun, and at times, playful.
Trupanion pays its employees to volunteer in their community. Team members can take paid days off to pitch in at their favorite charity. The company also partners with several non-profits in the area, such as the Northwest Center, to do its part in supporting people of all abilities. This type of atmosphere leads to some really strong at-work and outside-of-work friendships. Trupanion team members regularly eat lunch together and go to happy hours after a long day of cuddling with cute animals.
It's also a very open work environment. All management operates with open-door policies and team members are encouraged to come share ideas. Everything is team-based. There are team-based strategic planning, team-owned goals and group brainstorming sessions.
Trupanion takes diversity and inclusion in the workplace seriously. Because of that, they have several intracompany committees that meet and discuss their experiences, to further educate everyone. A few of those committees are:
Cool Location for a Cool Company
The Trupanion office is located in the Georgetown neighborhood south of Downtown Seattle. The neighborhood itself definitely has a pretty cool scene, with several bars, coffee shops, great restaurants and a record store. The office is obviously 100% pet-friendly and but it is also very modern and designed to be a warm and comforting space.
The office is open and airy, which perfectly accommodates the company's collaborative culture. There is a fully stocked kitchen and several restaurants nearby, but there is also a rotating schedule of food trucks that stop by the office each week, in case you want to mix it up a bit.
If You Like Great Benefits, Then You Are Barking Up The Right Tree
It's rare we come across a company with as many great benefits as Trupanion. They offer 100% paid medical, dental and vision coverage, as well as company-paid life and disability coverage. They have generous PTO policies and 8 paid holidays a year. They also give their employees free insurance for one of your own pets. Some of the other great benefits are:
Free Orca Pass for Commuters
Paid 5-Week Sabbatical every 5 years
Onsite Child Care for Employees
Onsite Gym with Locker Rooms
Bereavement Leave to Mourn Loved Ones (Including Pets)
Opportunities to Work Remotely
Hundreds of Discounts on Technology, Travel, Automotive Needs, Pet Care, and More
Free On-Site Dog Walking Service
You will also get ample opportunities to participate in company outings that are held throughout the year. And if it isn't a company organized outing, teams are always planning fun events for everyone. Another unique thing about Trupanion is that they host recreational clubs at the office. They have a craft night and a weekly running group.
All that amazing stuff and the pets. Always the pets.