Working at Branch Group
Purpose and Values
All our work at Branch Group is informed by our Purpose and Values. Our commitment to exceptional performance, exemplary business relationships, and employee-ownership lays the foundation of Building Legacies for a Thriving Future.
The Value of Ethics
Branch Group strives to foster and sustain a responsive, diverse organization that embodies the integrity and vision necessary to enhance its reputation and success. As Owners of the Company, our employees must commit themselves to observing high standards of business and personal ethics while conducting their duties and responsibilities. This Code of Business Conduct outlines the expected behavior and business practices of our employees.
The Branch Group commits itself to providing its employees with a fair, reasonable, and competitive benefits package. Part of this package includes:
In 1982 the company adopted an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) which is administered by a committee appointed by the Board of Directors. The first goal of the ESOP is to make you, as an employee, a part owner in the company without investing your own money. Ideally, each year the company, using available profits, makes a contribution to purchase company stock for eligible employees. The second goal of the plan is to create financial security in the form of an additional retirement benefit, which may also provide income in the event of your death or disability. The third goal of the ESOP is to encourage and reward increases in employee productivity and efficiency. Since contributions to them this retirement plan are dependent upon profits which are a direct result of employee productivity and efficiency, the ESOP creates a direct link between you and your benefits. In short as the company grows and remains financially strong, your individual account grows.
Please see your Employee Handbook for further information.
Group health insurance as a regular full-time employee, you may enroll yourself and your dependents in the company’s group health insurance plan on the first day of the month following your one month employment anniversary. If you elect not to enroll at that time you may only enroll at open enrollment, which is each July 1. The company will pay a portion of the cost of the group health insurance premium for all enrolled employees.
To maximize your health care benefit and to understand plan provisions it is extremely important that you refer to your benefits booklet.
As a regular full-time employee you may enroll yourself and your dependents in the company’s group dental insurance plan on the first day of the month following your one month employment anniversary if you elect not to enroll at that time you may only enroll at open enrollment, which is each July 1.
You become eligible for Group Term Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance on the January 1 following the calendar year in which you work at least 1,000 hours. The company will pay the entire premium. The amount of coverage will be equal to your annual base pay, rounded up to the nearest thousand.