Celebrating Associates with the Safelite Spirit Award
Safelite has a long history of celebrating associates who go above and beyond, but the Safelite Spirit Award is our most coveted award – with only 1% of our total associate population earning this honor. Once a year, individuals and groups are recognized and celebrated for exemplary demonstration of the Safelite Spirit:
- Service Mindset
- Can-Do Attitude
- Caring Heart
These honorees go above their role to deliver on our company’s purpose to make a difference and bring unexpected happiness to our customers and to each other.
Nominations open every November, giving associates the opportunity to recognize others who are consistently exceeding role expectations. To select winners, the process begins with functional leaders reviewing nominations, then with a selection committee composed of a handful of the prior year’s winners. Using representation from all areas of the business is an important role in the process as each nomination is considered, which is no small feat.
Sometimes it takes the collaborative dedication of a group of individuals who rally together to make extraordinary things happen, so both group and individual nominations are accepted. Whether solo or as a group, these associates go above and beyond to make a measurable impact.
“The most exciting thing about winning the award is that I get to share it with those around me. I strongly believe in teamwork, and this wouldn’t have even been possible if it were not for the technicians, the Part Sourcing team, the Warehouse team, my manager, and so many more. Safelite is a family to me, and I am beyond honored to win the Safelite Spirit Award.” - Kymberlie Hester, Customer Advocate, 2022 Safelite Spirit Award Winner
To announce the Safelite Spirit Award, leaders across the business gather their teams to spotlight the local winners. These locations are provided with a celebration box of Safelite-branded party supplies and a selfie-frame to capture photos of the winner. In 2022, the company-wide celebration went virtual, making the event more inclusive by allowing friends and families of the 2021 winners to be involved.
To commemorate the achievement, winners receive a trophy, multiple swag items, and a celebration bucket with a variety of snacks to enjoy during the company-wide ceremony. This year, we provided multiple prize options where winners can redeem points to spend on our new recognition platform, The Extra Mile, for not only thousands of items but experiences such as flights, hotels, excursions, and more! If winners are looking to pay it forward, they can donate their winnings to the Safelite Foundation, the Caring Heart Fund, or any non-profit of their choice. If the winner wants to celebrate with others, they can choose to dedicate their prize to a fun team event such as paintball, escape room, or whatever will keep the celebration going!
We have a long history of recognizing our associates and are thrilled to recognize those who set the standards and consistently demonstrate the Safelite Spirit. Congratulations to this year’s winners! If you’d like to learn more about our rewarding and supportive culture, check out our careers site.