Insperity

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Insperity Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
196 Reviews
3.4
196 Reviews
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Insperity Chairman and CEO Paul J. Sarvadi
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Also, although we worked hard the work life balance element was always prevalent (in 42 reviews)

  • Benefits- company still manages to offer great benefits with the exception of education assistance (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • You need a work life balance to decompress from the recruiting dept (in 7 reviews)

  • Takes a while to get started must split deals with Senior Sales Reps to get things done (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    It's not the same company as it used to be. What happened?

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

    I have been working at Insperity full-time

    Pros

    It's pleasant - no cursing, no yelling, lower stress.
    Good benefits and lots of time off.

    Cons

    -Lower base pay.
    -On the Sales side, you can keep your job for many years even if you sell close to nothing.
    -On the Service side it's all "Shiny, Happy People". All fluff, trying to make employees feel good while ignoring reality. Unwillingness to share reality with employees or acknowledge challenges. No interest in hearing employee suggestions. If you challenge the current approach with a better idea you're considered anti-team player. If you call out the current state of affairs you're looked at like a troublemaker. Service leadership loves to install and promote all sorts of initiatives that are irrelevant and a waste of time, just to make employees feel good and not notice what's really going on. It's like we're all plugged into the Matrix. Finally, Sales rules the roost at this company - all the budget, all the perks, and the attention. Service exists to suppot sales, not serve customers. In the 2014 Insperity world, Service is there to prospect and beg customers not to leave. Serving customers has become irrelevant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Knock of the showmanship and Hollywood production nonsense and just come clean with what's really going on. Shut down sales offices that aren't producing. Stop kowtowing to Wall Street by pretending that more salespeople equals more production. It doesn't. Most of your salespeople don't sell,.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Very employee focused company from the top down

    Cons

    Was lacking structure. Job description was not in line with expectations from management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Being a BPA for Insperity was the worst 2 years of my life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Performance Advisor
    Former Employee - Business Performance Advisor

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

    Pros

    Base is ok, benefits are ok, you get an iPad you'll never use for work, oh and on your way out they will pay you a severance to quit......

    Cons

    All the reviews about mgmt hand picking a few and feeding them leads is 100% accurate. Rest of BPAs make their base plus little above and slave just to keep their job. Hard to imagine but you're sold on a $250k+ sales job and 10 months later you're begging to keep the avg base salary. But it happens and happens more often than it doesn't. When I asked the top rep on my team what her best year looked like on her W2 and she told me $105k, I immediately looked for a new job, which is where I am making more than $105k in my base alone.

    In short; awful work environment, grossly unethical mgmt behavior, laughable comp plan, insanely expensive service that very very few SMBs need and can afford, mgmt is trained to chastise BPAs in order to motivate them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys are an absolute joke. Doesn't look as if HCR has played into your corner huh? Go buy another plane Paul. You deserve it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bad Career Move!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Guess?
    Former Employee - Guess?

    I worked at Insperity full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The office was 5 minutes away from my home.

    Cons

    As a great sales representative at the peak of your career, you are lured by promises of making great money. You arrive and you get this title of Business Performance Advisor that nobody in any other industry recognizes. Some even get certified! Good luck finding another job after this, you might want to start looking a year before you leave or get fired! When you get there you realize you are a telemarketer and will work harder than any other sales job because you are selling a very expensive per employee per month service. If you ever get to the point where they will teach you, they teach you to use sneaky confusing moves to get business owners to think they are saving money. If you are a good sales person you can pull this off, get some recognition and make NO money. Your stomach will hurt at the thought of telling business owners they will save money, run better, grow faster and make more money. Deep down under the smoke and mirrors, you know it's not true! In reality, they can outsource stuff as they need it instead of paying for the possibility of using all of Insperity's services without signing a CO-EMPLOYMENT agreement. You will watch the hand picked BPA's get sales that have been handed to them by the managers or because you are required to split your hard earned prospecting opportunities. Out of 10 of those possible slim to none chances you dig up, they will maybe close NONE! Interesting how they can close their stuff, but none you bring. Wonder if it's because they are getting leads?!?!?! In every office 3 or so people are there to make it and the rest are just there to generate more chances and to bring in a fluke lucky sale. Eventually the filler BPA's burn out, quit or get fired and are replaced with the next set of dummies. When you look closely you will notice that even the long term reps are struggling because they are having to replace the clients that keep leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I cant believe you have the heart to do this to people. You bring them in pretending like they can have a meaningful career only to have their dreams crushed when they notice they can only achieve this by killing themselves. Also, a small business owner who is struggling to survive comes to us to get help affording their health care. We blindfold them, spin them around and then show them how with our minimal health care savings and our astronomical service fee, they will be better off. That's Despicable! I'm pretty sure all of the top people there make millions every year while most other staff struggles to feed their family. The model is broken and even if you report you are doing fine, many inside know the truth. Thank goodness for Glassdoor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 7 people found this helpful  

    Financially stable, steady and conservative. Can be tough to get new ideas implemented even when shown they are low risk

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

    I have been working at Insperity

    Pros

    Relatively stable and steady. Good people work here. They are nation-wide so several options for employment throughout the US.

    Cons

    The pay is low. A bit of the "Walmart" mentality. Executives are well paid and more than not have a more "luxurious" work life while employees are paid on a fairly low scale. A bit of a disconnect between their stated values and the way business is actually done.

    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    They pay you ok, roll out the red carpet if you are in sales. Then you figure it out!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Insperity

    Pros

    Good PTO, some flexibility, they hire good people who will likely become your friends. Except you will almost all leave because your title of Business Performance Advisor means nothing and you make no money.

    Cons

    Lies behind the scenes. You will notice once you have been there long enough to look closely.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop feeding all the so called "top producers" and managers secret lovers and favorites!

  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Type A personalities, need not apply (except for a sales position)

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

    I have been working at Insperity full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Depending upon the department, W/Life balance is excellent or horrible.

    Cons

    Depending upon the department, W/Life balance is excellent or horrible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Wake up Investors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Person
    Current Employee - Sales Person

    I have been working at Insperity full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Insperity sounds good on website, commercials, and on paper. Majority of company works really hard. Managers talk a good story. Potential to be a leader if management could be overhauled or put on the street to produce.

    Cons

    Regional and District managers waste your money on their own expenses. Don't believe the "servant" model because they are only self serving. Managers are slave drivers and C level encourages the burn and turn work culture and environment. Look at the turnover - 30-40% should be alarming since most cannot survive the constant hostility and counter productive management. Training department is all smoke and mirrors because managers do not allow you to practice what is preached since they select the ones who will succeed. The rest of the team serves as a telemarketing sweatshop and fears for their jobs until recruiters can find new victims.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Investors audit the expenses, managers, and lead assignments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Have no vision

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Insperity full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, moderate salary, work-life for people who have good managers.

    Cons

    IT out of control. No career plan for individuals. You need to be a Yes man or woman to climb the corporate ladder. Senior management clue less what's going on in the trenches. Individuals with poor performance are promoted as managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Insperity full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of potlucks and co worker are nice

    Cons

    lack of opportunity for growth

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