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LifeQuotes.com Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work at.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LifeQuotes.com full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    All of the people are very nice. You learn a lot about life insurance broking and management coaches you all the way.

    Cons

    Office culture is very boring. People do not seem like they want to be there every day. Very strict about taking a 30 minute lunch break.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interact with employees more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    LifeQuotes.com Response

    Apr 4, 2014Founder and CEO

    Dear Anonymous Former Employee,

    I'm Bob Bland, Founder and CEO of LifeQuotes.com.
    Thank you for your feedback and honesty. I'll try to interact more with all of our employees one-on-one and in
    ... More

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    The same Call Center mentality

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Life Insurance Agent in Darien, IL
    Current Employee - Life Insurance Agent in Darien, IL

    I have been working at LifeQuotes.com part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You control the hours you work, but you really need to work 50-60 hours a week. Work from home. Technology wise they continue to make improvements.

    Cons

    It takes 9-18 months(not 3-6mos) to to build a working pipeline that will generate, maybe $45k a year. No benefits at all, you pay for all your licenses and E&O insurance and payroll taxes. Fresh leads are few, they always say there are 11,0000 fresh leads in their lead bank which have been called many times over the last 6 months. This is sales and they do a great job at selling a high income position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the same approach to hiring people, because there is still a lot people unemployed and desparate for smoe income.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    LifeQuotes.com Response

    May 6, 2014Founder and CEO

    Hi, I'm Bob Bland, founder and CEO of LifeQuotes.com. Thank you very much for posting your opinions but there must be some mistake.
    Please see our HR Director as we offer full benefits to all
    ... More

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Why does this place exist? We have the internet

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Darien, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Darien, IL

    I worked at LifeQuotes.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You can learn a lot about life insurance. You'll quickly build the ability to succeed on your own.

    Cons

    money is no guarantee, immense micromanagement, company is falling apart.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    LifeQuotes.com Response

    Mar 30, 2014Founder and CEO

    Hi, I'm Bob Bland, founder and CEO of LifeQuotes.com and just now noticed your 2013 review. This is March 2014. I'm sorry you had a bad experience with us. We are celebrating our 30th year in ... More

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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    LIES & DECEIT

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Remote Sales in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Remote Sales in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at LifeQuotes.com part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You can quit as soon as you realize that you have been taken for a fool. Hope that you get out before you are in too far.

    Cons

    Commitments are all slanted one way. YOU COMMIT, but you get no commitments. You are expected to work plenty, but because arbitrary ratios are put on your performance ratios, you end up not getting paid what you thought you were promised!!! You think you have some control, but you do not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Beware the Dept. of Labor and the Better Business Bureau.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    LifeQuotes.com Response

    Mar 30, 2014Founder and CEO

    Hi, I'm Bob Bland, founder and CEO of LifeQuotes.com and just now noticed your 2012 review. This is March 2014. I'm sorry you had a bad experience with us. We are celebrating our 30th year in ... More

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stressful, unrewarding with compensation and benefits below industry standard

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Woodridge, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Woodridge, IL

    I worked at LifeQuotes.com

    Pros

    Training is thorough and professional.

    Cons

    Sales staff is poorly treated by the numerous levels of management who do little but draw a paycheck from this company. Compensation and benefits are below industry standard. Responsibilities and minimum performance levels are ever changing and almost always increasing. When a large number of the sales support and recruiting staff were let go in late 2009, the bulk of their work became the responsibility of the sales staff. Sales goals for the sales staff were not adjusted for the increased workload and sales staff was not additionally compensated for the extra workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminating sales support people whose work enables Sales talent to do what they do best (which is sell) was a foolish and shortsighted strategy. Hire and train competent support staff and recruiters or the Sales talent you do have will find work elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend

    LifeQuotes.com Response

    Mar 30, 2014Founder and CEO

    Hi,
    I'm Bob Bland, founder and CEO of LifeQuotes.com and just now noticed your 2011 review. This is March 2014. I'm sorry you had a bad experience with us. We are celebrating our 30th year in
    ... More

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    I wouldn't recommend Life Quotes as a viable way to make a living.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Agent
    Current Employee - Sales Agent

    I have been working at LifeQuotes.com part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Allows you to work from home.

    Cons

    Every changing commission structure. Do not allow you enough time before making changes to commission plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Constant turnover in staff is a sign of a poor business model. Work on compensating current sales team appropriately to develop the agents with talent. Based on current compensation levels, it appears the management is more interested in keeping money in their own pockets than compensating sales agents fairly. Support staff is adequate, not particularily talented or friendly to sales staff. Company could benefit from putting more emphasis on team work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    LifeQuotes.com Response

    Mar 30, 2014Founder and CEO

    Hi, I'm Bob Bland, founder and CEO of LifeQuotes.com and just now noticed your 2012 review. Our Darien-based staff turnover is almost at zero and has been for years. Our old commission agent model ... More

  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    HORRIBLE LIARS

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    Current Employee - Outside Agent
    Current Employee - Outside Agent

    I have been working at LifeQuotes.com full-time

    Pros

    There are no advantages to working at Life Quotes

    Cons

    Company provides you with a contract to tease you and get you excited about the idea of making great money, then just days before training, they send you a revised contract changing their income and terms. By the time I already spent nearly $2,000 in non-resident licenses, it was too late!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    RUN AN HONEST BUSINESS AND MAYBE YOU WON'T HAVE SO MUCH TURNOVER!!!

    LifeQuotes.com Response

    Mar 30, 2014Founder and CEO

    Hi, I'm Bob Bland, founder and CEO of LifeQuotes.com and just now noticed your 2012 review. Our Darien-based staff turnover is almost at zero and has been for years. Our old commission agent model ... More

  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Ok- if you've never sold life insurance before. SEE ALSO INSURE.COM review. They are the same company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outside Agent
    Current Employee - Outside Agent

    I have been working at LifeQuotes.com

    Pros

    more leads than you ever thought existed, propsects are well educated about life insurance so you don't have to sell them on the idea! Case managers manage the applications. Delivery team mails out the policy.

    Cons

    very time consuming process to sell the policies. Mgt keeps changing the comp plan. Since it's always to the company's advantage, this makes them appear GREEDY!!
    Case managers also sell policies so they're not working your cases as hard as they should. Delivery team is not well versed in life policies so you don't always know that the policy has been issued as requested.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your agents better and stop taking advantage of them. The ones who write like fools are fools for sticking with you. It is smart that you keep them so busy. They don't have a moment to look up and realize that you're taking in 70% of the premium written + a nice volume bonus that in some cases tops 20% !! There are much better options out there for the experienced agent- don't ever forget that!!

    Doesn't Recommend

    LifeQuotes.com Response

    Mar 30, 2014Founder and CEO

    Hi, I'm Bob Bland, founder and CEO of LifeQuotes.com and just now noticed your 2012 review. Our Darien-based staff turnover is almost at zero and has been for years. Our old commission agent model ... More

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very Bad Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Agent
    Current Employee - Sales Agent

    I have been working at LifeQuotes.com

    Pros

    Being able to work from home. The home/work balance. Talking with people from all over the US is a great experience.

    Cons

    Very difficult to get paid. You spend a whole lot of money to get licensed and set up and then because of not meeting one out of the many criteria they keep all of your pay check.

    I've worked there for about 7 months. Would not recommend it to anyone. If you can sell insurance anywhere else do it, you will have a better experience.

    There is no support from the staff and you are your own salesperson, submissions specialists and underwriting technician.

    If you can babysit 75 policies from start to finish, to paid start your own business! Here they just set expectations, fire you and hire the next round.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to stop the micro management and let the agents sell Insurance

    Doesn't Recommend

    LifeQuotes.com Response

    Mar 30, 2014Founder and CEO

    Hi, I'm Bob Bland, founder and CEO of LifeQuotes.com and just now noticed your 2012 review. Our Darien-based staff turnover is almost at zero and has been for years. Our old commission agent model ... More

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nightmare

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Agent
    Former Employee - Outside Agent

    I worked at LifeQuotes.com

    Pros

    Ability to schedule your own hours

    Cons

    Constantly changing commission matrix. Slow to receive commission.

    Doesn't Recommend

    LifeQuotes.com Response

    Mar 30, 2014Founder and CEO

    Hi, I'm Bob Bland, founder and CEO of LifeQuotes.com and just now noticed your 2012 review. Our Darien-based staff turnover is almost at zero and has been for years. Our old commission agent model ... More

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