AmeriLife & Health Services

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AmeriLife & Health Services Reviews

Updated October 4, 2014
Updated October 4, 2014
80 Reviews
3.9
80 Reviews
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Timothy O. North
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Product portfolio, ability to earn unlimited income (in 5 reviews)

  • Great group of people working hard to make a living (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Managers lie about the opportunity to get new agents (in 6 reviews)

  • The favorable reviews obviously given by upper management (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    AmeriLife is a Big Family of hard working & well rewarded agents -- I'm blessed to have found it almost 5 yrs ago....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Independent Agent in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Independent Agent in Sarasota, FL

    I have been working at AmeriLife & Health Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility, lots of leads, superb training, great compensation (including nice bonuses, trips, prizes, etc), no limit to income, management opportunities, agents are friendly and supportive, great product portfolio..

    Cons

    what may seem to some as cons, should, perhaps, be viewed as transitional/growth challenges?? In my opinion, the company has made lots and lots of improvements in just five years that I have been with it. It continues investing into making agents' work environment easier and more efficient... As with any growth, it's no fun to adjust at times, but it helps me when I keep my eyes on the prize, -- I get rewarded well when I focus on what I do best within my circle of influence.... Production cures ALL.....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For General Managers, -- Thank you from the bottom of my heart for putting up with all the pressures on both sides... Not an easy job to be right in the middle... For our Home Office management -- please stay closer in touch with our reality in the field, - it will help both, you and us, as we grow....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    This could be a great business to work in and a great company to work for if you had competent managers and leaders

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Roanoke, VA

    I have been working at AmeriLife & Health Services as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great group of people working hard to make a living. The products are excellent, and the ability to educate the community is a great experience. You have the ability to access product support directly from the insurance companies you represent, and there is an awesome feeling when you are able to assist consumers to save money and obtain better benefits for their dollar. You have a great opportunity to work smarter not harder if you have the personal knowledge and skills to do so.

    Cons

    The management system is broken. General managers are also sales people so you are competing against them for sales opportunities. Additionally, the general manager has no idea how to manage people, or what to do to support and lead the sales force. You are often hindered from selling the right product to clients because someone who used to work here sold them a product, and now the office manager is reaping the residuals, so he will tell you that you cannot do the right thing for a client. The code of ethics clearly state that in all transactions, the best interest of the client is always first and foremost, but that only pertains to clients that are not already padding the pocket of the general manager through residuals. If you do sell the right product to one of these existing clients, you won't get paid for it. The individual training out in the field is mediocre at best, because no one ever lets you work a lead and learn from that experience. They want you to ride along and watch, acting like their personal secretary because the manager is too disorganized to have his stuff together. The leads are a real piece of crap. If you get a sale from the leads, it is by pure luck. Everyone in the office has seen the same four people in any one zip code, because the outbound call center only calls the same four people. They can't seem to keep sales people because the manager lies when he interviews the prospective new agents. You need a lot of money on reserve to get into this company, because you will not get paid for the first 2-4 months. No one tells new agents about all the training requirements, the time requirements, or the fact that if you have a family, you will not see much of them again once you start this job. Once you learn the ropes and know your products, don't think you can leave and go to work for a company that cares for its sales force. Amerilife management will do everything in its power to ensure you cannot get released from them, so you can't work anywhere else in the field. Since I came to Amerilife, EVERYONE who has ever came on board after me has already left. And buyer beware: Amerilife keeps up to 50% of commissions paid out by the insurance companies, while other companies pay up to 90%; big difference.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink how and who you put in managerial positions. Great sales people rarely make good managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Don't work here, trust me

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AmeriLife & Health Services

    Pros

    Good training in Clearwater for a week

    Cons

    Rude GMs, morning bashings, they keep half your commissions. Work anyplace else and make more $

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop lying. You have a revolving door, abuse new agents and keep money for yourselves. Greedy liars with expensive cars and watches to "impress" new agents. Joke

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  5.  

    Scary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AmeriLife & Health Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I liked my co-workers and the location

    Cons

    Good lord, this place was a mess. No written directions. Got yelled at. Everyone was made at one another. I could not believe they were handling such important documents as insurance. I would not want them processing my information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn some best practices and follow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Life changing opportunity!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Independent Agent in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Independent Agent in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at AmeriLife & Health Services full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Training is second to none. Work-life balance canot be mayched anywhere and personnal growth for many of us can be attributed to corporate support.

    Cons

    If you dont have good work ethic you won't make it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More of the same

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - General Manager in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at AmeriLife & Health Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can make a ton of money if you have a good work ethic. Don't try to reinvent the wheel. Do what the successful guys do.....

    Cons

    Its overwhelming in the beginning. Lots to learn. Don't give up. Stick with it. It definitely works.....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing............

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Amerilife has changed many people lives in positive ways.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - General Manager in Fort Myers, FL

    I have been working at AmeriLife & Health Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amerilife gives you all the tools you need such as leads, training, in field training and access to over 40 A rated insurance carriers. I came onboard less than 4 years ago and achieved success quickly. I was promoted to Branch leader in 3 months and General Manager in 1 1/2 years. The ironic part is I failed as an independent insurance agent working from home, and last year wrote over 800,000 in annualized business. The proof is in the pudding and the pudding is Amerilife.... Look no further if you listen and follow the system this will be your last career and new home!

    Cons

    It's not easy , but as the saying goes "anything worth having takes hard work"... We do what others wont to have what others dont"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Amerilife is going in the right direction and is the best insurance opportunity in America.... thanks for all you do !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place To Be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Clearwater, FL

    I have been working at AmeriLife & Health Services full-time

    Pros

    this is the best company have ever worked for. i have been here since January of this year. i have been in insurance for about 20 years. had i found amerilife at the beginning of my insurance career i would have 20 years with the company. i do not plan on leaving ever. it is like a family. it is a fast paced environment so you stay on your toes. def not the place for a lazy person or someone that expects everthing to be handed to them. I believe in this company and love it enough that i moved from my home of 25 years in another state to work in the corporate office.

    Cons

    There really isn't a lot bad to say about this company. any time there is a concern, it is addressed and taken care of. As i stated before, if you dont like to work or are a lazy person, this is not the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    excellent profession

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Independent Agent in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Independent Agent in Fort Myers, FL

    I have been working at AmeriLife & Health Services as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Product portfolio, ability to earn unlimited income

    Cons

    Management speaks with forked tongue as the Indians use to say. Lead system is redundant and repetitive.Top producers promoted to upper management then to find out that they have violated ethical and legal business procedures and practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Begin to obtain feedback from field personnel instead of management of what needs to be done to be Number 1 again. Realize that the field agent is the one who provides the human capital to achieve the success of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Lies and more lies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Clearwater, FL

    I have been working at AmeriLife & Health Services full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Co-workers were friendly and willing to help you in anyway. You are an independent contractor so your hours and days are very flexible. They will pay for your training and help you get licensed.

    Cons

    Managers lie about the opportunity to get new agents. I was told to quit my existing job because I would make more money right away, WRONG. Make sure you have 3 months salary put aside before attempting to work for Amerilife.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find better managers that are honest and do not train in underhand tactics. I had 2 managers fired for unethical behaviour within a 6 month period.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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