AmeriLife & Health Services

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AmeriLife & Health Services Reviews

Updated February 10, 2015
Updated February 10, 2015
83 Reviews
3.6
83 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Product portfolio, ability to earn unlimited income (in 6 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.  

    Been here 4 months, great so far! Starting to make some good money.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Love IT So Far and Great Training In the Office!! in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Love IT So Far and Great Training In the Office!! in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at AmeriLife & Health Services

    Pros

    I really like the people I work with and the opportunity to get your own office is real. I also enjoy working with all the different types of insurance and helping people.

    Cons

    If you dont have a good work ethic your in for a ruff ride. It takes discipline and hard work your first 5 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think their management team is doing a great job compared to the competition. Very proffesional work envirement and they treat you with respect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sales In the Insurance and Health Field

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

    I have been working at AmeriLife & Health Services

    Pros

    If you like going door to door this is the place for you

    Cons

    I wasn't there long enough to get a vacation or day off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you do

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Disappointment is not the word

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

    I have been working at AmeriLife & Health Services

    Pros

    LIked the insurance business helping people and seeing the benefit of insurance for all, to include health and life programs.I learned a great deal about the financial and insurance sector.

    Cons

    was told to go door to door to sell Medicare programs; when I was certified by the government and it was stressed as being an illegal act. When I questioned managers about it they replied "Do not worry, just do it". When interviewed, I was told I would be advanced commissions based upon sales of the week.Then, corporate advised that all health sales would not be advanced, thus I feel that I was intentionally deceived.Management seems to be making most of the money.They made me go to a large holiday gathering at my expense, and was told that I would see the large producers,none came from my office, but from only one office. When I asked how that office did so well, I was told they knock on doors...I find that hard to believe!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to learn how to manage Independent contracted employees, and restructure the manner that they do business.If the company is for sale as the rumours say, big changes need to be done

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Horrible, waste of time

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

    I worked at AmeriLife & Health Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    nothing, btw their recruiters write all of the positive reviews here, don't believe it

    Cons

    you'll lose money working here, they're crooks, management is out for themselves, recycled leads, don't work here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get a 4th grade education, stop ripping old people off

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    AmeriLife & Health Services Response

    Dec 9, 2014Marketing

    Any one that knows how Glassdoor works knows you must use an independent email to post reviews & the recruiters are typically independent contractors, so why would they write reviews, positive or ... More

  6.  

    I have been working at AmeriLife & Health Services full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic product portfolio, Great Training, many resources and Leads are plentiful

    Cons

    Anything this good requires consistent hard work and determination. This business is simply but not easy if your not self motivated and if you let excuses get in your way then skip Amerilife.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote the opportunity to excess

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Run away! SCARY

    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Venice, FL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Venice, FL

    I worked at AmeriLife & Health Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    Will scam you into signing agreements and you will be bonded,also will charge you for bad leads.Leads are recurring names of uninterested people...out of phonebook! I watched many agents come and go,with months of no compensation....please do research before working with this company!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop lying!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    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 Contractor - Sales Associate in Roanoke, VA
    Current Contractor - Sales Associate in Roanoke, VA

    I have been working at AmeriLife & Health Services as a contractor (less than a 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  10.  

    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

  11.  

    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

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