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Bestow Is Now Certified as a Great Place to Work!

By the Bestow Team·February 24, 2022·3 Minute Read

We are excited to announce we are now Certified™ by Great Place to Work®! This certification is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at Bestow – and 98% of employees said it’s a great place to work compared to 59% of employees at an average U.S. company.  

“I am incredibly proud of our entire team at Bestow and want to congratulate everyone for all they do each day for our customers, partners, and each other,” said Melbourne O’Banion, Co-Founder and CEO of Bestow. “We are excited to earn the Great Place to Work Certification as we enter into our fifth year of business on the heels of major progress and growth.” 

Bestow has a bold mission to make life insurance accessible to millions of underserved families, and the team has developed an incredible culture while delivering against that mission. In 2021, Bestow doubled headcount and revenue year-over-year while achieving pivotal business milestones, including strategic partnerships powered by its platform, becoming the first full-stack challenger carrier, and launching a SaaS offering which is a first-of-its-kind solution for the life insurance industry. 

Foundationally, Bestow is a mission-driven company with guiding principles that include intellectual rigor, being customer-obsessed, and delivering results. The team’s commitment to these values is reflected in the survey results, which show at Bestow: 

  • 95% of employees feel management involves people in decision-making. 
  • 99% of employees agree that Bestow executives fully embody the best characteristics of the company.
  • 99% of employees consider Bestow’s benefits as special and unique; and 
  • 95% of employees look forward to coming to work at Bestow. 

We only hire fantastic people who believe in our mission, and we value them enough to show them our appreciation daily. One of Bestow’s most-valued benefits is 100% paid medical, dental, and vision premiums for employees and their qualifying dependents. In addition to industry-standard benefits like unlimited paid time off, the company provides $1,000 a year to learn, grow and experience the world through a lifestyle spending account. Bestow also has employee-led and leadership-sponsored Employee Resource Groups like “Pride” and “Ladies and Allies at Bestow.” 

Employees at Bestow are: 

  • 93% more likely to look forward to coming to work
  • Twice as likely to be paid fairly, earn a fair share of the company’s profits, and have a fair chance at promotion

Sound good to you?  We are hiring at least 150 people this year and would love to have you join us in Dallas or Austin, Texas, or remotely from your hometown. Learn more about Bestow and see our current job openings at

About Great Place to Work Certification™

Great Place to Work® Certification™ is the most definitive “employer-of-choice” recognition that companies aspire to achieve. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience – specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace. Great Place to Work Certification is recognized worldwide by employees and employers alike and is the global benchmark for identifying and recognizing outstanding employee experience. Every year, more than 10,000 companies across 60 countries apply to get Great Place to Work-Certified.