Careers

Looking for a career that offers both advancement and a positive work/life balance?

At Valmark, our employees enjoy the best of both worlds…

Choosing the company where you will invest your time and employ your talents is one of the most important decisions you will make in life. You search for a strong company with the resources to offer you opportunities and reward your contributions. At Valmark, you’ll find a career that combines a friendly work environment and the opportunity to grow and thrive. We value our employees and know that their abilities are the reason our independent Member Firms look to us for financial advice and support.

If you are ready to become part of our valuable competitive advantage, we can help you succeed as part of our experienced and talented workforce. Whether you are ready to graduate and begin your career, or you are an experienced professional looking for a new opportunity, we offer an environment that may change your life.

Benefits and Perks

As an employer, we understand that your life does not start and end with your job, so we provide the types of benefits that work for you, your family, and your situation. We take care of our employees through competitive compensation packages, comprehensive benefits, career enhancement, and continuous learning. Employees in both our Akron and St. Paul office are eligible for benefits on the first day of employment.

BENEFITS

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401(k) company match of 6%
  • Health Savings Account plans with employer contribution
  • Flexible Spending Account plans
  • Company paid short and long-term disability
  • Company-paid life insurance
  • Paid vacation time
  • Company paid holidays
  • Parental leave

PERKS

  • Casual dress days
  • Free snacks and beverages
  • Free parking
  • Free Microsoft Office licenses for home use
  • Tuition assistance
  • Verizon wireless 18% cell phone discount
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Career development and training

Our Internship Program

Valmark’s internship program provides flexibility in working around interns’ class schedules and gives students the opportunity to apply classroom education to real world situations. Our interns learn advanced wealth transfer, wealth accumulation, and investment strategies and immediately put them to use creating sophisticated retirement and insurance plans for clients. In fact, the work experience students gain as interns at Valmark may count towards the three year work experience requirement for students that are part of the CFP® program at the University of Akron.

Interns also work alongside, and are mentored by, some of the industry’s top financial planning professionals, while also gaining valuable exposure to our partners at the insurance carrier level and our elite group of Member Firms located throughout the United States. Notably, several of our top former interns in a short period of time have become members of the senior leadership team at Valmark.

Interested students should send their resume and cover letter to Kristen Finefrock at kfinefrock@valmarkfg.com.

Hear from our interns…

“The culture at Valmark is truly amazing. As an intern, I have had opportunities to be part of key projects where my ideas were taken seriously. This internship has allowed me to expand my skills as well as apply my knowledge from my classes in a real-life setting.”

Dasha C.
Marketing/Communications Intern, October 2017 – July 2018

“The knowledge I have learned at ValMark has been invaluable. I have truly been able to see how finance is used in the real world and how it can benefit people in different ways.”

Elizabeth M.
Investment Operations Intern, January 2018 – Present

“Everyone at Valmark makes a commitment to the development of Valmark employees both professionally and personally.  During my internship, I’ve learned many things about work ethic, professionalism, and what it takes to build a culture of innovation and expertise, while being trained and mentored by leading, dynamic, like-minded financial professionals.”

Jacob S.
Investment Planning Intern, January 2018 – Present

“Valmark has created an environment that encourages doing what is best for the client and becoming experts in our field. I couldn’t ask for a better place to work and learn.”

Eric M.
Insurance Planning Intern, January 2018 – Present

It was Ray Bradbury who once said, “Love what you do and do what you love.”’ I think Valmark positions their interns to make that very achievable. From intern training, employee events and working alongside a team of premier advisers, Valmark has developed a unique niche in the financial services industry that is both educational and inspirational for the next generation of industry leaders.

Daniel Y.
Financial Planning Intern, January 2018 – Present

Our ENGAGE program

ENGAGE is a multifaceted program that has a stated purpose to “Create an environment for employees that will promote a greater sense of work/life balance, further social responsibility, attract and retain great employees and, most importantly, build greater ENGAGEMENT with all employees.” The team is made up by a group of employees from each department at Valmark. The colors of the ENGAGE logo each represent a component of the program:

  • Purple = Workplace Fun
  • Yellow = Employee Appreciation/Kudos
  • Green = Community
  • Blue = Wellness

Workplace Fun

Employee Appreciation/Kudos

Here, you will find a culture that rewards you for being a part of the team. We want to help our employees grow their confidence both personally and professionally. Through our Core Awards program, we recognize hardworking employees that display our core values.

Community Involvement

At Valmark, part of our mission is to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate around the world. Since 2003, our Global Gift Fund has donated almost $4 million dollars to local charities and causes worldwide. We believe the more you give, the more you get. Valmark strives to give back to the community by offering every employee (full-time, part-time and interns) one full day to volunteer at a local organization.

Wellness Program

Our wellness program consists of a team of employees dedicated to promoting and cultivating a healthy lifestyle. As part of the program, full-time employees are given a yearly $300 reimbursement for wellness-related purchases. Qualified purchases include gym memberships, yoga classes, weight losing programs, exercise videos/programs, fitness trackers, events/fitness competitions, smoking cessation programs, and exercise equipment.

“The Engage Team has done an amazing job in getting all the employees involved and keeping them informed with upcoming events, health/fitness tips, employee recognitions and even volunteer activities. Very unique and fun, kudos to the whole Engage Team!”

Julie P.
Event Project Manager

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the members on the Engage Team for making all the events here at Valmark Financial Group truly the best ever. The team truly keeps us all engaged in all their creative fun things well planned out. Thank you once again for making everything you do so much fun. “

Pam B.
Vendor Services Associate

“I have really enjoyed the Engage program. I feel it has been a good representation of who Valmark is and our collective personality as reflected by caring volunteers representing our different departments. The workplace events have been thoughtful, wide ranging, and fun. The larger events have been well planned, and participation has been very good! Thank you to the entire Engage Team for doing a tremendous job!”

Judson F.
Vice President, Investment Operations

“Being on the Engage Team has allowed me to work with multiple departments throughout the company that I may not normally interact with. We all work towards a common goal to bring engagement to the Valmark offices through fun activities, community service, employee recognition and not only physical but mental wellness. I am glad that I get to be a part of such a fantastic team!”

Jessica R.
Senior Planner

“Valmark’s volunteer day is one of the best benefits offered to employees. Not only does Valmark give us time to step away from work to volunteer, they allow employees an opportunity to nominate their favorite charities each year for volunteer work.  It’s something I look forward to every year.”

James D.
Financial Planner

“We are truly appreciative of the Valmark Financial Group team and the 3,662 meals provided to those in need as a result of their service in June/July 2018. Valmark is an important part of our Foodbank family.”

Tasha L.
Volunteer Leader, Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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