My Insurance Expert
3.7 of 5 9 reviews
www.myinsuranceexpert.com Troy, MI 50 to 149 Employees

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Lorne Zalesin


83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Casual yet fun environment to work at!

Life Insurance Expert (Current Employee)
Troy, MI

I have been working at My Insurance Expert full-time for less than a year

ProsCasual dress code, flexible work hours

ConsThey went out of business.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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My experience at MIE has been awesome!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Troy, MI

I have been working at My Insurance Expert

ProsThe best reasons to work here are the people, the culture and the environment. Everyone is friendly and helpful. There is a lot of support and training available to help you succeed.

ConsWhat we lack for in pay, we make up for in culture and environment. This is a place to be excited to come to everyday.

Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop a strategy to retain performers. Keeping people happy so they can sell the company on every level would be be an asset.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Most of what you're told before you're hired is not true. Especially that you can ever make more than your base pay.

Senior Advisor (Current Employee)
Troy, MI

I have been working at My Insurance Expert

ProsThe sales people are great people and it's so much fun to be around them every day both in and out of the office.

ConsYou can't make any more than your base salary. Management tells you that if you stick to it you will see your salary grow above the base salary. However, even the sales advisors that have been there for years are only making their base salary. Management sets benchmarks that if you can reach them you will start to earn commission above your base. However, as soon as employees hit the benchmarks, they raise them to a new unattainable level. The only way they keep the good sales advisors is to increase their base so they won't quit.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay your sales advisors a decent salary. You ask them to bust their butts but you're only asking them to do so to protect management's goals. You don't care how high turn over is. You've lost so many great sales people because the compensation that you promised was not reachable, even for the best producers.

As an company that sells insurance, you should pay for insurance for your sales people. At a minimum, paying for a basic health insurance plan would be nice!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It's one of those "once in a lifetime" opportunities.

Life Insurance Advisor (Agent) (Current Employee)
Troy, MI

I have been working at My Insurance Expert

ProsThis is a company that makes decisions to benefit the future of the company, not any one person. Everyone pitches in, & works hard, from top to bottom. They offer Health & Retirement benefits. The starting base pay is modest (because they expect all employee's to earn their way to bigger pay), & will take the better part of a year to make more. This job is an opportuntity to earn more pay, not a guarentee. Growth opportunities are endless. Because they're hiring new faces, they're always looking for "old faces" to step up and lead. The atmosphere is positively, electric & very competative. There's always contests, company functions, & other fun activities going on. Everyone here is real tight, like family.

ConsThe starting pay is modest. Health insurance cost a little high. Cubicles are kind of tight. It's a long walk from the parking lot to the front door. The weather could be better. Traffic on I-75 is bad sometimes.

Advice to Senior ManagementI've only been an employee here for 4 months. Working here, has truly changed my life. Working here has given me clarity, I see & believe in the "big picture". I can only recommend that they keep hiring qualified people, to secure the future of this company. Hire people who promise to "pay it forward". People who will learn & teach.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A very satisfied person

Current Advisor (Current Employee)
Troy, MI

I have been working at My Insurance Expert

ProsThe company gives me the flexiblity to be myself and help people whatever situation they are in.

ConsThe frustration of not always being able to understand the big picture.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to share the big picture and vision that this organization has for itself and its employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Those who share the core values of the organization will thrive personally, professionally, and financially.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Troy, MI

I have been working at My Insurance Expert

Pros*Transparency and candor throughout the organization
*Dedication to personal and professional development
*Frequent team-building events
*Regular recognition of personal and team successes

ConsThe organization quickly changes and adapts to meet the needs of the business. Those who are unable to change and adapt often become polarized.

Advice to Senior ManagementSeek to hire those who understand the big picture, have the ability to adapt quickly, and have a high level of emotional intelligence.

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Fun culture but start up company.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at My Insurance Expert full-time for more than a year

ProsHad a great time working here. Moved up quickly.

ConsThe little company that couldn't make it unfortunately.

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Good employees seem to quit this company and the Great employees seem to stay

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at My Insurance Expert

ProsAs soon as you walk through the building doors of MyInsuranceExpert you are always greeted by positive,smart,friendly people. Until now, I have never worked in a company where the morale of all employees were amazing. The only time I have seen a pissed off employee is when they couldn't help out a client because of their health conditions. Employees do care of the welfare of their clients.
Management is great and the culture is simply the best

ConsYes, the starting 24k salary is horrible, but they do tell you what the starting salary is on careerbuilder and at their forum. You know exactly what you are getting before an interview. Someone making 24k there cannot afford the healthcare they provide. We simply can't afford it and can't afford to not to have it. Bring back our Monday lunches.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork on the healthcare for us dedicated employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fun culture that will make you forget (maybe for a minute) that you're not making any money.

Sales Advisor (Current Employee)

I have been working at My Insurance Expert

Pros-Fun work environment (beer, work parties/outings, outlet to be yourself)
-Fairly decent work management, majority of them work well with you
-Ample vacation and sick days
-401K benefit
-Leisurely work hours
-Fun, outgoing people

Cons-Awful salary (24K)
-If you're on the sales floor, you won't see any of your commission because of how the pay structure is set up
-Very rare to be considered for a raise (and the raise will only bring you up to $30-$40K, and then you'll max out)
-No group health insurance. If you choose to buy your own, it's expensive
-Little room for advancement
-Sometimes inappropriate behavior by a select few of the management team
-Not a "career" type job

Advice: Do not question your pay ever. It's frowned upon, so drink the Kool-Aid and turn a blind eye to the jacked up pay structure.

Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease base salary. $12/hour just isn't cutting it. Unless your life goal is to move into Warren, MI and live in a crack house.

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