After years of improving, enhancing and digitalizing the roadside experience for our over 100 client programs and 115 million consumers, we felt it time to embark on a journey of our own – one that would not only spark a new sense of excitement with employees, but foster a greater sense of collaboration, purpose and innovation within our teams here in Medford and across our sites.
Our new space has been specifically designed to both reflect that everything we do is at the intersection of technology and human power, and to remind associates every day of the impact of their work: helping motorists get back on the road, back to their day and – most importantly – back to their life.
We wanted to create a space that would welcome creativity and collaboration and enable seamless engagement among teams here at headquarters as well as with our colleagues around the world.
To do this, we were incredibly thoughtful in the overall flow of the building. On our first floor, dedicated to our network and contact center operations, our floor plan encourages openness and transparency. All shared services, such as legal, finance and marketing, live on the second floor – which we consider the hub. These organizations all work with other departments and help to bring the full business together. Our third floor features our product, data and engineering teams, and houses numerous conference rooms and spaces where associates can better work together.
All central spaces are open and designed for interaction, with a mixture of soft seating, tables, and standing areas. The building is equipped throughout with Zoom technology to enable remote teamwork. Glass-clad offices, conference rooms, and huddle spaces, along with white boards and connected TVs in every public space facilitate transparency, as do live map displays of our service calls and customer feedback.
Scenic driving imagery, such as that above in the 3rd floor elevator lobby, and brand-centric words and phrases, such as “Driving Driving” are placed strategically throughout the facility. In addition to adding color and vibrancy to the space, these installations convey the movement and momentum of our customers as we help them get back on track after a breakdown or an accident.
Our main brand asset, the Agero data wave, seen in the background in the image above, flows around the second floor reception and kitchen area, reminding us not only about the power of our data from the12M annual eventswe service, but also how we combine technology with the human touch to deliver this support.
In addition to these design touches, we’ve made the office a productive, healthy, and fun space.
The building is LEED certified, with floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over the Malden River and channel natural light. Ergonomic workstations are equipped with standing desks. Employee wellness is front and center with multiple mothers’ rooms, wellness rooms, and a fully stocked gym.
Our game room (aptly named Rush Hour), complete with ping pong, shuffleboard, and video games, provides a place for employees to clear their minds, have fun with coworkers and serves as the central social space for our weekly happy hours.
As we continue to settle in, it becomes clearer each day that our new headquarters better supports who we are and where Agero is going as a company, bringing people together to foster new ideas and reminding us daily of our purpose. A wonderful state of mind to start the New Year!
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As Vice President of Corporate Marketing, Jeannine is responsible for driving Agero’s corporate marketing and communications strategy, working collaboratively across the business to evangelize Agero’s brand, positioning the company for short- and long-term success, and generating broad awareness of Agero’s mission, products & services, and value for all stakeholders. She is a key part of Agero’s COVID-19 taskforce, helping to shape the organization's ongoing response to the global pandemic. Jeannine has a BS in Communication Studies from Northeastern University and an MA in Integrated Marketing Communications from Emerson College. In her spare time she can be found experimenting in the kitchen, building Lego sets with her young son, and dreaming of her first post-COVID vacation.