Join us in building insurance for the modern day

Insurance is an incredibly useful product, but the insurance industry can do much better than it does today. Help us provide insurance products that people love and puts them back in control.

Great people, great results

Root is a venture-backed car insurance startup based in Columbus, Ohio. Our work environment is collaborative, flexible, and productive. We’re focused on creating a great product and customer experience through excellence in operations, design and technology. Together we’re changing the fundamentals of the car insurance industry to be more fair and human.

“We believe the best way to move the world forward is the relentless pursuit of ideas. We build things that ought to exist, but would not exist, if we were not building them.”

Perks

Family wellness

Our healthcare plan covers you and your family with full health, vision and dental insurance. We cover 100% of premiums for employees and 50% for dependents.

Healthy lunches

We want you to feel well. So three times a week we cater healthy lunch choices for everybody in the office who’s interested.

Always have the latest phone

Since we’re a company building mobile apps, we make sure everybody always has the latest and greatest phone. We provide an annual upgrade reimbursement.

Flexible vacation policy

We trust everybody to get work done and manage their own work/life balance. We have a flexible vacation policy and don't micromanage days off.

Beliefs

People

People are best when they know that they can come to work and not worry about who they are. At Root, you’ll only be judged on the merits of your work. We believe in being a company of builders who take initiative. There’s no hand holding here so take the initiative, jump in, and figure it out.

Passion

We believe in attacking everything with a passionate zeal for the love of the problem. We take ownership of those problems and take pride in solving them. We believe in questioning the norm and in the obligation of everyone to respectfully voice dissent. This transcends all levels of the organization.

Courage

The only thing we fear is fear itself. So take on the tough problems. We’re tackling a huge industry, with huge problems. We don’t have room for fear. We know uncomfortable conversations are the key to success and growth. When we feel uncomfortable, we lean in and run straight at the conversation.

Empathy

We don’t yet know if the universe is a friendly place or not, but we do know our small piece of it is. We work together as one team, we’re empathic toward our fellow human beings, and we strive to listen and understand each other. The purpose of communication at Root is to understand one another, not to defend one’s own position.

“When technology is understood and applied in the right way, it has the power to make our lives simpler and better. But it all starts and ends with people, our team and our customers.”