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I have been with Midwest about 8 years. As a Family Services Counselor, you are expected to generate your own leads. Develop the proper relationships with your families and you will make enough to support your family. The challenge is getting into Family Services. When first hired as a Counselor, your title is Advanced Counselor. That means that you are working strictly commission. That means you need to quickly learn how to generate leads. Leads are provided, but those leads are about as useful as a telephone book (anyone remember those?). Strictly calling from those leads is burnout city. You will quit and have a bad taste about the company. Ask a friendly counselor who is willing to help (this may be a challenge) how to get good leads. Walk the grounds and find markers that are incomplete ... ask your manager how to use those leads; hopefully they will know. The best manager that I have worked under is Joe Piecaz (sorry Joe, I forgot how to spell your last name). Use friends and family to generate $10,000 in volume, then you can move up to a traditional Family Services Counselor. This is the position wil will keep you with the company.
You will split your commissions with a Senior Counselor when the Manager is unable/unwilling to go with you on appointments. Managers are people - some are better than others.
Advice to Management
PLEASE a) upper management - spend serious time, several days is necessary, to see what the cemeteries are doing; b) local managers, please send time OUT OF YOUR OFFICE to see what your counselors are doing - don't rely on SA's - they do not have the same motivation (in most cases) that you do. I suggest at least FOUR hours a day out of your office. INFO TO THIS SITE: David Shipper is no longer with this company. My comments pertain to both David Shipper's time, and the current management.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at Midwest Memorial Group in February 2011.
Phone interview 1:1 interview 1 week class
- What are you looking for in a company? 1 Answer
None Full commission based salary, but the commission from one sale is really good.
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