COUNTRY Financial Reviews

Updated September 4, 2015
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COUNTRY Financial CEO Kurt F. Bock
Kurt F. Bock
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Pros
  • Base salary and benefits while you grow your book of business (in 11 reviews)

  • Good training and tools available (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Not building a book of business but chasing the next sale (in 7 reviews)

  • Farm Bureau runs the political area (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Peoria, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great management and bonus structure. A great opportunity for the right candidate.

    Cons

    you get out what you put in, if you aren't dedicated to sales you will not succeed.


  2. good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great company to work for.

    Cons

    The benchmarks can be hard to reach if you fall behind.


  3. Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company and benefits close to home

    Cons

    Looking for full time work


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  5. Okay start

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at COUNTRY Financial full-time

    Pros

    Great support staff and base salary.

    Cons

    Captive agent and ridiculous sales goals.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Godd place to learn the business

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    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, a very intense training regiment with a set salary.

    Cons

    You have to spend a large portion of your salary buying leads paying for memberships, and advertising. COUNTRY Financial does not advertise like the other big companies and if you are in an area where COUNTRY is not established you spend more time telling people who the company is rather than selling. Also when you do sell P&C (on an antiquated DOS system that has numerous errors) you have to almost fight with underwriting to get it approved. Rates are increased without any reasoning behind them and you will lose a lot of clients the first year.

    Advice to Management

    Company needs a stronger upper management that knows how to grow a multi billion dollar company. It is a good company but managed like a mom and pop store front that lacks the vision to make advertising decisions that will pay off in increased sells.


  7. Financial Representative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Great people to work with

    Cons

    Little to no paid advertisement on behalf of the company. Average Commission schedule


  8. Helpful (2)

    Non Name Brand Recognition

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Large product selection with sufficient corporate help.

    Cons

    Name brand recognition outside of Illinois.

    Advice to Management

    Get all in the game or get out.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Salesy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at COUNTRY Financial full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment, coworkers, make your own schedule.

    Cons

    No internal support, no guidance, all sales, no analytical skills necessary. It's a sales job. If you can sell to all your friends and family plus a few internet leads which YOU pay for you still won't make it. You have to come into this job with connections

    Advice to Management

    Actually manage. Help us, act like you are vested in our performance, oh and, show up to work once in a while.


  10. Great opportunities to further your career!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at COUNTRY Financial full-time

    Pros

    COUNTRY Financial is a very welcoming company to work at. Everyone works together whether it's a daily task or project which is a great way for employees to network with each other!

    Cons

    One of the challenges are that there have been a lot of changes. The challenging part is that some employees aren't accepting of the change which can make work difficult.


  11. I recommend if you have capital to start your own business.

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    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at COUNTRY Financial (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good flexibility in your work schedule. Good, traditional financial/insurance company.

    Cons

    Spend all your time and money prospecting and buying leads.

    Advice to Management

    Don''t hire inexperienced agenst/financial reps.



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