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I shouldn't have left there.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at AGLA full-time

Pros

benefits, work life balance, pto

Cons

current state of the company

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    It was a tough place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AGLA

    Pros

    Bonuses and conventions are good.

    Cons

    Lapse and chargebacks are bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do you approve of the way Jim Mallon is leading AGLA?
    No I do not...

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Everything that glitters is not gold

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at AGLA

    Pros

    Agla offers a starting salary for 17 weeks (very minimum salary), great benefits (little pricey), FANTASTIC products for life and supplemental health (competitive prices and great coverage), (annuities are useless), Flexible work schedule, Executive management appears to be very top class (from what we get to know), full office set up provided, all supplies furnished, underwriting for the most part is great few mistakes here and there. Nice incentive trips if you qualify. Computer provided for writing apps (business use only), Some existing clients to work with, not to say you dont have to do a lot of cold calling, but some help.Overall just another average insurance sales job and getting more so everyday.

    Cons

    Sporatic micromanagement, nothing consistant, (one week your a business person the next your a child reporting your every move), 100% commission after 17 weeks salary, bonus' are paid on production levels and persistancy. Highly unattainable and seriously fluctuating, compensation plan that is very complicated. Mid-Management is highly incompetent..nothing more than task masters, push, push, push. Management by intimidation rather than motivation or inspiration. "What have you done for me lately" mentality. High turnover. No set guidelines or requirements for promotions, contest, or recognition. It varies from district to district. There are no set Company rules for these. Mostly "who you know". Lots of promises..little delivery. Contest promoted, you push and win...no payout. You must have a lot of contacts (100+) before you start. You are required to call family, friends and all contacts to sell them insurance. Quality leads are not provided. They do offer a flexible schedule, however if you want to follow their "plan for success", that if you follow you should be successful, now that requires 80 hrs per week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Agents are people, not machines. Allow creativity and individualism, there is not a one style fits all. Allow people to acheive "their" goals...not yours. The diversity of all collectively insures success. Threats promote anarchy, respect promotes a following. Mid-management needs to be evaluated. Just because there are numbers doesnt mean there is a great organization. Honesty and integrity should be investigated in mid-management. A title doesnt make you a leader. Anonymously poll managers by district and discover the feelings of mid-management. Your leaders are one of your greatest assets, make sure you have the right people in place. Don't ever lose sight of the employees that have made AGLA what it is today, sadly that is exactly what is happening. The drive to be number one is causing casualties and moving you to just another insurance "churn and burn" organization. You are losing focus on what made you great and set you apart.... "The AGLA Family" concept.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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