Best Place to Work in Maine – 11 Years Running

by | Aug 22, 2022

Allen Insurance and Financial has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Maine.  This is the company’s 11th consecutive year on this list.

“Best Places results are based largely on the feedback of our employee-owners – what they have to say about our company. All of us have worked hard to maintain our place on the list for the past decade but given the personal and professional challenges we have all faced over the past couple of years, these results are more important, and gratifying, than ever,” said Michael Pierce, company president.

This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Maine, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. The Best Places to Work in Maine list is made up of companies in three size categories: small (15-49 U.S. employees), medium (50-249 U.S. employees) and large (250+ U.S. employees). With its 90 employee-owners, Allen Insurance and Financial is in the medium size category.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Maine. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation.

The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Maine and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings. 

Allen Insurance and Financial will be recognized in the Oct. 17 edition of Mainebiz where the 2022 rankings will be released for the first time.

“We participate in the Best Places program because it helps us learn from our employees. This feedback is invaluable because it helps us identify where we excel, and, most importantly, where we can improve,” said Pierce.

Allen Insurance and Financial, an employee-owned insurance, employee benefits, and financial services company, offers employees paid time off, a 401(k) with company match, participation in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), health insurance with health savings options, opportunities to volunteer in the community, and more. The company has offices in Rockland, Camden, Belfast, Southwest Harbor (L.S. Robinson Co.) and Waterville (GHM Insurance).  For more information call 236-4311, or visit