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I have been working at Howe Insurance Services full-time (More than 5 years)
Pros: Rewarding work: The clients we meet and help really need our products. I never spend time trying to convince people they should buy something they don't want or need. Commission sales: There is no real ceiling on your income. You work your own schedule. Good companies to represent: The Howe's have done a great job finding excellent options for our clients. No matter a client's need, I feel there is something I can offer them, at a fair price and without worry that someone else will arrive the next day to replace it with something better. This has been consistent over the seven years I've been with the agency. Retirement: Ongoing commissions for previously sold life insurance provide long-term financial stability. Profit sharing: This also could be filed under "retirement", but I felt it deserved it's own paragraph. My profit sharing check each month this year is 1.5 times as large as the social security check I started collecting last September at age 66. The size of the profit sharing varies each year based on agency profits over the previous year. If you're a salesman you'll enjoy income from this very generous, unique offering from the Howe's. If you are a leader, or willing to learn how to become one, you can build your own agency through the Howe system and perhaps look forward to a very early retirement. My profit sharing will continue for more than 20 years after I quit working, perhaps many more than 20, living or not! What a wonderful legacy for your family! Education: I worked as a salesman, regional trainer and district sales manager for a company that billed itself as "the best direct sales company in the world" and spent another 12 years with a similar company selling education in clients homes to prospects and their families. Both used a system virtually identical to the one employed at HIS, and both offered excellent training, IF YOU WERE WILLING TO MAKE THE EFFORT to take advantage of it. The Howe's have taken the system to a very different level. Their on-going, involved training is the best I have experienced anywhere. I believe this is the single biggest reason you may hope to succeed in a supposedly very difficult industry. Again, the effort to take advantage of all that is offered is up to you. Character: I could spend all day here. I feel like I'm part of the Howe family and am honored to be able to say it. The Howe's offer training, significant cost reduction on leads (the core of the system), profit sharing and an honest, straight-forward answer to any question I have ever asked. In other words, they say they care and demonstrate it with action, how refreshing!
Cons: This is in-home sales work. Unless you're disciplined, willing to look at yourself critically, admit and correct mistakes, learn and grow, you cannot succeed in this business. This is time consuming and can be addictive. If you have family, they must understand the commitment you need to make to be successful and support you.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Howe Insurance Services (Lafayette, IN).
I was recommended for a position through a friend who had worked in the territory I sales managed with another company. I was required to listen to and then demonstrate I'd understood the Howe sales process. This was not a "quick" process. Other than verifying my sales background and financial stability, there's not much I recall of the interview, vetting process.
- The interview took place almost eight years ago and I don't remember anything daunting. My previous success in sales and references did most of the talking for me. Answer Question
There was no "negotiating", The Howe's offered the best package available to me at the time.
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Howe Insurance Services (H.I.S.) represents many different Insurance Companies, and has offices, Agents and affiliated Brokers throughout the United States. For more than 30 years, we've been helping families protect those they love by providing income replacement as well as making sure Final Expenses are not a Financial Burden to those who suffer the loss of a loved one.