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Answer Financial Reviews

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
42 Reviews

3.9
42 Reviews
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  1.  

    Loved it

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Wonderful management team, great co workers. Opportunity abounds.

    Cons

    communication can be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good environment for a Network Engineer to learn a multitude of technologies.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer  in  Encino, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Encino, CA

    Pros

    Very competitive salaries for the technical staff. The Network/Telephony manager I work for is awesome! He is super smart and has a wide array of knowledge in the areas of IT and telephony. He is also patient and organized - one of the very best I have ever worked for. Flexible work hours. Interesting projects

    Cons

    Cubicles are a bit too small.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Supportive management. Goal setting rewarded.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent  in  Encino, CA
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Encino, CA

    Pros

    Management has always been very supportive. Constant training sessions improve and hone in work skills. Leaders help set goals and help you to attain them and reward you for your achievements.

    Cons

    On slow days work can seem to be a bit mundane. That sometimes turns into a positive as you reassess strategies and reset future plans.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recent changes in compensation will need some time to evaluate. Advise management to look into the results and adjust future decisions accordingly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent Entry Level positions with room for growth!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent  in  Encino, CA
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Encino, CA

    Pros

    Thiis position offers great pay, support, and room for growth. This company cares for the success of its employees and offers many resources to achieve that success. This company is rapidly growing. Great opportunity for those looking for a career!

    Cons

    The company offers a lot of overtime which pays off. It's important to pace yourself and keep a solid work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer outside training to those who want to improve and sharpen their skills. Such as sales, marketing, and organizing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good benefits and friendly company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Agent
    Current Employee - Sales Agent

    Pros

    If you're driven and can process information quickly, you will do well.
    Good location and hours. You can qualify to work from home.

    Cons

    If you don't work hard and perform, pay can be low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees updated on positive things that are in the works.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Sales based, steady pay but work environment sucks

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Agent  in  Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Agent in Knoxville, TN

    Pros

    good pay, full time work, big, benefits, paid time off, decent training

    Cons

    long hours, no flexibility with shifts, mandatory overtime and weekends, not employee driven or centered, poor retention

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A great job where you get to work from home and depending on how hard you're willing to work, make as much as you want.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Agent  in  Encino, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Encino, CA

    Pros

    The absolute best part about working here is the opportunity to work from home. No commute means no traffic, wasted gas, and you get more time to spend with family and friends.

    The pay can be fantastic IF you're willing to work hard and put the time in.

    Anyone who's done any type of sales job somewhere else can appreciate that there is no cold calling, or any outbound dialing except for following up on quotes. Every lead is calling in to you and actually wants to talk to you. That is a crucial difference from any sales job I've ever had.

    Cons

    Nothing that you're not going to experience at any other job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    DONT SAY I DIDNT WARN YOU!!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It's a job and I had great co workers. Encino is a beautiful area

    Cons

    Just about everything. Pay and leads are garbage yet requirements and conversion goals are ridiculous. Company demands you sell policies in states like Florida and Michigan to name a few where rates are extremely high and policy is unlikely to stick. Company makes great money with huge premiums in those tough states yet you as the agent are not rewarded properly. Hard to mention ALL the cons but stay away or you will regret it. Company charges back large portion of hard earned commissions and makes your job harder than it should be. Don't believe me? Apply and you will remember this entire post!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve leads, have fair conversion expectations depending on state, and improve pay. Art system and carrier websites are pathetic!

  10.  

    Better than most insurance positions

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Call Center Agent  in  Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Call Center Agent in Knoxville, TN

    Pros

    No cold calling, work in house.

    Cons

    must deal with many clients looking for temporary coverage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do not micromanage ones personal selling capability. individuals can take advice on how to handle situations, not be programmed like robots.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Need Employment? Do not work here! This is definitely a j.o.b just over broke.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Agent  in  Encino, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Agent in Encino, CA

    Pros

    You can work at home.

    Cons

    Pathetic. It would be a great place if they would just pay the agents what they're worth and not find ways to take money from the agent. Chargebacks are a joke, stay away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the agents what their worth pay them accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Answer Financial Response

    Jul 18, 2014Team

    Thank you for your comments. As a property and casualty insurance agency, Answer Financial’s focus is selling insurance. One of the primary advantages of the Sales Agent position with Answer ... More

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