American Income Life Sales Agent Interview Questions

Updated Sep 22, 2014
Updated Sep 22, 2014
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
Application Details

I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at American Income Life in December 2012.

Interview Details

They called me to schedule an interview and I have never heard of the company. Seems like a company I would work for. Interview was fairly quick and then they transfered me to a group inteview. It was more of a company overview that took a little too long but answers most ,if not all, questions. Had a little quiz and a personality test and done.

Interview Questions
No Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at American Income Life in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    I received several calls and emails from different people at American Income; they found my resume on Monster and kept calling/emailing. Because of them, I may actually remove my phone number from my online resumes.

    First, they encouraged me to set up an appointment/interview without telling me exactly what job it was for. I told them I didn't want to do sales; they told me that there were entry-level jobs, as well as some training for management.

    After arriving at the interview site, the interviewer told me "Yeah... basically, we're looking for sales." He also told me that they have customer service reps who get $5 to set up an appointment. This makes me think that maybe all the people trying to contact me were customer service reps trying to get some extra cash, willing to fudge the job details in order to get people interested.

    I told him I was interested and left; he had me take his card in case I wanted to get back in touch.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at American Income Life in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    I didn't seek the offer out, rather I got a phone call inviting me to a one on one interview the next day with one of their managers. The told me "to dress professionally"--always a red flag, as this should go without saying.(The manager whose name was discussed in the phone call was not the manager who sat down with me, but rather the man who called me.) I was one of many in the waiting room of the office and, when called, was taken into another room to be interviewed. I was asked about my interests and how competitive I would rank myself as being and then told briefly about the company. After five minutes of this I was told that they would be "moving forward with me" and asked me to stay for a presentation on the company.

    In the presentation they (3 managers) made the company sound almost too good to be true. Unlimited potential pay, niche marketing plan, and a chance to truly help people. They stressed the hard work it would take and made the job (basically a sales position, in spite of that fact that we were all told we were being hired as "managers") like both a pleasure and a challenge--which it probably is to those suited for it. They stressed many times that not everyone was suited for it and while there was the potential for huge profits, that came with time and skill. While I felt it was a sales pitch, I didn't feel like they ever were intentionally deceptive. They tried to tell you the facts, but make it sound as enticing as possible. As the presentation concluded, we all filled out a personality profile (part written response and part multiple choice), were asked to indicate what times we would be available to come in for an interview and why we thought we would be right for the job.

    I don't know how many of those that pass the initial interviews are called in for a final interview, I had no way to judge it, but I certainly was. I got a call the day before in the late afternoon to confirm the time of the interview. During this final interview the manager (the same one who had called me initially and conducted my first interview) went over the pay in great detail, the benefits (life and dental), and the training process. Again, I sensed no deception, just honest responses to honest questions. If you don't give it some thought this would probably be yet another sales pitch, but with research and intelligent questions one could really understand to offer in front of you. Every question asked was met by a truthful reply. I really respected my interviewer for that. I was offered the position and told to make my decision on the spot--to commit to them as they were willing to commit to me or not.

    Interview Questions
    • How well would you get along with their sales demographic (nurses, police officers, fire-fighters, teachers, and other union members)?   View Answer
    • What do you want to improve about yourself?   Answer Question
    • How competitive are you? Why do you say that?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I declined simply because the hours were not in line with what I need. For the first 90 days they need you to be able to devote twelve hours a day for six days a week to them (9am to 9pm) and even go out of town a few times. While I'm not scared of hard work, my classes are in the evenings and their prime sales times are from 2pm to 9pm. The have "flexible" hours, yes, but those don't come until much later in your career and at the risk of giving up your most productive hours of your work day. It's a great opportunity and they appear fair and upfront, but it comes with a lot of initial sacrifice. It really was just not something that would work for me nor their company. While they were very willing to try do what they could to help me, I really felt it was not in either of our best interests. They would benefit from having an employee fully able to devote that time and energy to them and I am willing to accept a smaller pay-check from some other company for more time with my loved ones and my studies.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at American Income Life in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Was called by one of the managers and then had a general interview just asking basic info about myself in the office. The next interview was the same day. The company discussed the ins and outs of the company in a group interview and gave a list of questions that each potential employee had to stand up and answer. The 3rd interview was more personal and consisted of offer and acceptance and you had a chance to ask any questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Give three reasons why you would be a good fit for the company.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at American Income Life in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Basically everything I expected from reading everyone else's experiences. I was told that I was interviewing for a manager position, and my group was told that there was a base pay. I found out during the next interview (which was mainly me asking questions), that the salary would be 100% commission. After learning that the position wasn't what I expected, I felt mislead. The entire process seemed kinda sketchy as well. After I told my second interviewer that I was no longer interested and thanked him for the opportunity just to be polite, he replied rudely and asked, "So..... Why are you here then?"

    I was told I'd have to work crazy hours. If you have sales experience and don't mind paying the ~$300 fee to become licensed to sell insurance, go for it? This job just wasn't for me.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edmond, OK
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edmond, OK
    Application Details

    The process took 5 daysinterviewed at American Income Life in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Very crafty salesman giving a recruiting speech.. Very persuasive, quite misleading as well

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Royalton, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Royalton, OH
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at American Income Life in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    I met the employer at a career fair for school. I then went to a powerpoint presentation with about 20 other idividuals. I was then called back about a week later and was asked to come in for another interview. This time i was interviewed with one other person in as a group and then interviewed for about 5 minutes by myself.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I really didnt negotiate anything.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at American Income Life in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was found on CareerBuilder and was invited to come in for an interview. Interview lasted last then 10 minutes and then there was presentation to the group about working for the company and how much money we could make.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you think you would be an asset to the company.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at American Income Life in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    The job is exciting and room to grow like stated in the interview, you are motivated to get started and good sales training, not product traing.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 3 daysinterviewed at American Income Life in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Was invited to an interview at their local firms. Came early and sat down on a chair. Was interviewed by one of their agent managers. Was not even asked any technical questions, just about myself and what are my work ethics. Told me that the job had a salary and a commissioned based bonus. Was told that I should receive a phone call later today regarding a second interview in this three interview process. Was called that day at around 7pm and was invited for another interview. Second day, came there and was again "interviewed" by another agent manager that told be that this was a 100 percent commission based. I felt then that this was one of those pyramid scams. Interviewer started throwing out how much money I can make and started doing all this math on paper. Said that they would "hire" and instructed me to come tomorrow again and pay a 80 dollar training fee. Igot out as soon as I could. I felt that everyone that got an interview was offered a job. Pyramid Scam 100%. I don't appreciate them wasting my time.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Pyramid scam. Workers and managers are inconsistent in job descriptions and benefits. Complete waste of time and gas.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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 Former RGA in Reno, NV

Pros: “Great Company culture. Fantastic Leadership. They know how to sell and they do a very good job at teaching people how to become good sales people. but you have to be willing to put in the…” Full Review

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