Combined Insurance Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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  1. Could Definitely Do Better and More for Employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Combined Insurance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and team spirit.

    Cons

    No upward mobility. The glass ceiling smacked me in the face.

    Advice to Management

    Too pragmatic. No real change except a reduction in force.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Excellent income Opportunity is available for those that choose to succeed...

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    Current Employee - Divisional Recruiter
    Current Employee - Divisional Recruiter

    I have been working at Combined Insurance full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Am able to work from home and have the flexibility that I need to maintain a work/home balance.

    Cons

    As in any job, if you are not able to be flexible, adaptable and trainable, you will have difficulty in achieving the income you desire.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to maintain an open line of communication to help us grow and do the best we can. Continue to provide us with the training we need to increase our skill set.

  3. PMA is lacking in the Chicago Office

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    Former Employee - Enhanced Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Enhanced Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Combined Insurance full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I liked the idea of maintaining a Positive Mental Attitude. It's about maintaining a positive mindset so that you are prepared to have a successful day.

    The employee benefits were good - they provide medical insurance through Aetna (HMO & PPO were both available at the time) and decent PTO.

    The training for my position (Enhanced Customer Service Rep - ie: Internal Sales Agent) was substantial and they helped me to obtain my Life & Health Insurance licenses during this time.

    The Chicago office is in a perfect location (right on the Chicago River with a view of Navy Pier) and the office is beautiful (lots of windows, a beautiful lunch room, etc...). The Glenview office isn't as "pretty" but has an awesome cafeteria downstairs (with a great discount) and a positive culture.

    I enjoyed the values of the company - providing people with supplemental insurance policies designed to HELP when something goes wrong.

    They did promote opportunities for advancement & liking to promote from within but when jobs are posted, there is limited information on the requirements and I only found out during an interview that a law degree was required for an administrative position I was applying for when there wasn't even a suggestion on the job posting that it was preferred. Also, because management (this should really be in my Con section) was so restrictive, they tended to play "favorites" and block many from promotion opportunities.

    While I have a few complaints (listed below), overall, I like the company itself and what it stands for.

    Cons

    There is a MAJOR disconnect between the Glenview, IL and Chicago, IL corporate offices. In Chicago, the office I was employed at, employees were pretty disgruntled because of the micro-managing, negative attitude, and lack of additional training and support. In the call center areas, if you take a bathroom break, you are monitored and if you take too long or are having a bad day & take too many bathroom breaks, you will get written up. Here, you are simply a number.

    In the Glenview office, things are much more relaxed. Dress code is less enforced, people are happy to be there, and even in the call center areas, there is a little flexibility and compassion if you need to make an adjustment (like taking a bathroom break), they don't care.

    It is also important to note that because we still have field sales agents (door-to-door sales), there is not a good monitoring system for them & no way to make sure that they are following all rules and regulations. In my department, we had quite a few complaints about field agents who replaced policies (against company policy and outside of legal regulations), scammed a policy holder, or were just rude and inconsiderate.

    Advice to Management

    When I work at a company with multiple locations, I expect to feel as if we are all one company. I do not want to go to another office and find that the atmosphere and policies are completely different (especially when I'm in the one that is more strict and disrespectful to the employees).

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  5. Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Combined Insurance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Too far away from the City

  6. Over 20 years with Combined; different disciplines, leaders, initiatives, in active building mode.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Combined Insurance full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Recent leadership changes; optimistic about the growth of the company.
    Increasing opportunities for personal growth and opportunities for women in hires and promotions.

    Cons

    Still top-heavy male in sales leadership.
    Slow at implementing/adopting change.

    Advice to Management

    "Inspect what you expect" - Announcing change isn't the same as effecting change. Follow up with the people who are making it happen - or trying to make it happen.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Combined Insurance

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Combined Insurance full-time (Less than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    the 2 week training in Chicago is great
    good commission structure
    great insurance policies that actually help people in times of need
    on going training

    Cons

    company doesn't advertise at all which makes it a more challenging sell
    don't provide money for gas

  8. Helpful (2)

    Great team to work with!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent in Johnston, RI
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent in Johnston, RI

    I worked at Combined Insurance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They sold affordable insurance policies that were of great value!

    Cons

    Insurance is an industry with high turnover for a reason- it's a tough gig!

  9. Helpful (2)

    Great Company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Combined Insurance full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The training program is unlike any other. If you get the job they will send you off to Chicago for two weeks, you will stay in a Hilton hotel near their training head quarters. They wont let you pass until you learn your job.:) For the first two weeks they give you about 1,000 dollars. Plus 350.00 For expenses while in training. I also heard they started giving out i pads for presentations.

    Cons

    They give you leads and you can set appointments from them which isn't too bad. The problem is you mostly have to go around to different business and give them a sales pitch. It's like most insurance company's though. Also there is no base pay so if your not very good at selling don't apply here.

    Advice to Management

    Management is great you have a morning meeting everyday. :) Nothing bad about management.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great Experience... Opportunity is unlimited. Great Training.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Newport News, VA

    I have been working at Combined Insurance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One reason would be incentives, they are a structure company, which teaches positive attitudes.

    Cons

    I haven't met a challenge yet..

    Advice to Management

    To Management, thanks for the Modern Technology of the IPad. It makes my work a lot easier.

  11. Helpful (1)

    I've worked here 25 years and love it!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Tolland, CT
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Tolland, CT

    I have been working at Combined Insurance full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You write your own paycheck like in any sales job. The support and recognition are endless. The offer amazing incentives and you get to help people with their fantastic products.

    Cons

    You have to be willing to risk failure fore success. No problem with that!

    Advice to Management

    None

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