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Is the company sinking or has it sunk?

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - N/A in Bellingham, WA
Current Employee - N/A in Bellingham, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Sterling Life Insurance full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

One of the best parts of working for Sterling is the people. Most are welcoming and ready to assist you should you need help. Wages are competitive, benefits are great.

Cons

Over the past couple years the job security has become extremely volatile. In fact, at the most recent "town hall" meeting with the big man (CEO), he stated they would be continuing to eliminate jobs over the next 18 months, and the company would soon be ran like a very small company. One of the biggest shocks we've seen yet happened recently when 4 direct sales agents were eliminated. This came as a shock because the sales department is the most important department for bringing in revenue. Also they skipped the normal precedence of eliminating the most recent hires when they eliminated the two oldest employees in the department. We now feel like our loyality is no longer valued.

Advice to Management

Rehire the direct sales agents that were eliminated. Stop making the long time employees feel they are not valued, and re-access the current programs.

Other Employee Reviews for Sterling Life Insurance

  1. Helpful (1)

    Started out great! Went downhill fast...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Agent Producer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Agent Producer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sterling Life Insurance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Independent working conditions. Not much else.

    Cons

    The company just fired around 60 agents and pulled out of several states. The president of the supplement division left. The regional vp was fired. They make rash decisions every week or so without really thinking about future consequences. Seems like they are flying by the seat of their pants. The company is bare bones and not enough people to do all the work.

    Advice to Management

    Make up your mind and come up with a plan and stick with it. Reducing staff and keeping renewals and first year commissions agents have earned may may you look profitable quickly but you screwed up a good company that used to care about their employees.


  2. Helpful (2)

    It was a great company before acquisition. Poor management and acquisition ruined everything.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellingham, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellingham, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sterling Life Insurance full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and great people.

    Cons

    Poor management, bad desicions, out of compliance in many areas.

    Advice to Management

    Find a good CEO!


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