IPA Family

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IPA Family Reviews

Updated December 7, 2014
Updated December 7, 2014
6 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging Career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advisor in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Advisor in Tampa, FL

    I worked at IPA Family full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Independent. You are your own boss with support/training from IPA staff. You will get out of it what you put into it. These folks will not spoon feed you and are not mind readers. Speak up/talk to your direct sales leader who was assigned to you and your problems will be addressed accordingly. Sales meeting are held every Monday morning for roughly an hour. Occasional visits from Insurance carrier reps to aid in product training/support. Be proactive and follow up on issues. People will get busy and forget so ensure you follow up on requests periodically. Save e-mail traffic always. They will provide you with a quoting website, materials, product information and marketing tools access, your own IPA Family e-mail account and much more with time/proven production.

    Cons

    You will be tied to only sell their health/life insurance products in accordance with their contract. Read thoroughly and ensure you understand every part of the contract before you sign on the dotted line. No gas reimbursement or company car, no wage/salary. This is 100% commission. If you have steady bills to pay and have zero experience in this type of work then it is strongly advised you hold off on this type of career unless you have alternate sources of income that will support your/families needs while you are building your business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider paying a salary as well as gas reimbursement for appointments for a fixed time like so many other companies do then adjust according to production.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chumps Beware

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at IPA Family full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    None to be mentioned for this shady company

    Cons

    Fake company, allowing you to do all the legwork - Pyramid Scheme and False Support, and the pre-set appointments don't even know about the appointment

    If you have bills to pays, car loan, and a mortgage this game and joke is not for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate your company, re-structure, and current success will turn into permanent success

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    They provide ALL the tools needed for your success.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Independent Insurance Advisor in Sherman, TX
    Current Employee - Independent Insurance Advisor in Sherman, TX

    I have been working at IPA Family as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    This company offers so many products for you to decide on healthcare. Health, Dental, Vision, Life also Pet insurance. Amazing policies with great coverage for all your needs. Weekly webinars are great with staying on track with up to date info in the field.

    Cons

    Only one so far is the weekly Monday meeting that isn't always so convenient to make it physically to the office. If there could be a Skype group session for the meeting since so many advisors are from various areas that would increase the participation in my opinion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If there could be a Skype group session for the meeting since so many advisors are from various areas that would increase the participation in my opinion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    wonderful company, people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Insurance Producer in Portland, TN
    Current Employee - Insurance Producer in Portland, TN

    I have been working at IPA Family full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Their philosophy of helping others is what I like most, what makes me glad to be associated with them

    Cons

    building a book of clientele is slow work, need to pay the bills now as well as later

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, make Mr Ziglar proud.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    In Business For Your Self, Not By Yourself

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IPA Family as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Training(weekly webinars/sales calls, leadership support and guidance). Not a suit and tie environment all of the time. Only during certain events/meetings. Most times a polo/dress slacks is worn. Lax environment/friendly. For those that are extroverts you will thrive here as long as you stay active and make your designated amount of appointments for the week. You will get out of it what you put into it. You have support from company leadership but success in this business depends on you.

    Cons

    Not a job for for hardship cases. if you absolutely need a steady paycheck then I recommend you go elsewhere and get a job that pays you by the hour or salary if you can and not by commission only. In this arena you have to pay out of pocket towards your education licensing, fingerprints then you get reimbursed. If you have the knack for sales and can sell ice to an eskimo then you may do well from the get go. However, if you are an introvert/shy and have difficulty in talking to strangers/group of people then you may have a period of no pay because you have to produce in order to get paid. You may go a week or two with twenty appointments, spend over $60 in gas in traveling to all of your appointments and not make a sale. Of course the opposite is true as well, its all in the amount of effort you put in towards your training, presentation of yourself and product. During the interview it is best that you are honest/upfront about your situation and demand the same honesty from the people that interview you. If they cannot meet your needs than it is best for both parties to part ways on good terms and not wait until you have vested time, effort, resources only to find out this career was not a good fit for you. Word to the wise, be thorough in your research, come prepared to an interview with written questions if needed to ensure you know what you are committing your valuable time to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company has answers for Obamacare, but no one is listening

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at IPA Family full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    IPA Family has great people, good training and excellent compensations.

    Cons

    Due to PPACA or Obamacare the health insurance industry is not an industry to get into right now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IPA must get into Broker relationship market to survive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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