Performance Matters Associates

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Performance Matters Associates Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
6 Reviews
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6 Reviews
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Steven M. Stecher
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  1.  

    Great potential but the juice ain't worth the squeeze.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Agent, District Manager
    Former Employee - Agent, District Manager

    I worked at Performance Matters Associates full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The best things that PMAUSA has to offer are the exclusivity of a great supplemental health product and the fantastic residual income potential.

    Cons

    The worst thing about PMAUSA is their varying degree of sales support and training. If you are new to the business, be prepared to fight to survive. Decent management is few and far between. The second to worst aspect of PMAUSA (and a very close second) is their claim of "self employment." Although you are contracted as a 1099 agent, it is a far cry from independence. If you don't play their games and follow their rules that change every other day, anticipate nothing but resistance from the top down. They can't fire you but it will feel like you have been "blacklisted" and at the point you are on an island all by yourself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Performance Matters Associates are great folks to works with

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

    I have been working at Performance Matters Associates full-time

    Pros

    Products are outstanding, company is continually growing, training is in depth. The people at the head office in Dallas are working very hard to grow this company and support the field agents.

    Cons

    Must be ready to put the work in and realize that your performance matters. Sales are a tough job and the opportunity is there, but not handed to you on a silver platter. Do not consider working there if you are looking for easy money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep building, keep bringing in new talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    It's been good. It depends though who your district and regional managers are.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Agent  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Agent in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Performance Matters Associates

    Pros

    Flexibility. Unlimited income if you're good a sales. One of the better supplemental health insurance groups. Products are good.

    Cons

    It's a constant, daily grind of finding clients, selling the product, putting up with cancellations. No health benefits. Competition is high. Commission only. Dry spells of no income.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could have a more in depth training program. Perhaps a 1 or 2 day orientation for each "region" or a state if it is a small state.

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Oh What a Tangled Web We Weaver...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Independent Agent
    Current Employee - Independent Agent

    I have been working at Performance Matters Associates

    Pros

    Good bonus program (IF you can achieve sells goals). Decent Commission rates. Less leg-work than similar companies. Interesting C.E.O.

    Cons

    Recruiting process is deceptive. You are %100 self-funded in your ambitions. Commissions is paid on an advanced basis and recouped if employment is terminated. Supplies must be paid for on a secondary debit account with a high interest rate. Working EARLY and long hours, many times for no pay (depending on your success at the location.) This job is a great way to get into debt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell your state managers to explain the hazards and down-sides in the recruiting process instead of making it appear that $60,000 earnings your first year is almost guaranteed.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Biggest mistake of my life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consumer Salesman  in  Montana (Bulgaria)
    Current Employee - Consumer Salesman in Montana (Bulgaria)

    I have been working at Performance Matters Associates full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent commissions and bonuses if you can get them.

    Cons

    Management lies to its sale force - told I would have a client database to use as leads, but the clients were contacted a short time prior by "favored employees", Sent out to work depressed areas. The system they use traps sales force workers to continually owing money to the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let management (State Manager) date their subordinates, and favor them over rest of employees, Insist that state managers give out the bonuses promised.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good Potential for success.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Performance Matters Associates

    Pros

    With the right assignments very good potential for success

    Cons

    Assignments are cherry picked. Regional and district managers covet the best for themselves to make there numbers look good for senior management.
    Must be liked by manager too succeed, not a level play field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't reward managers for not including members of there team in achieving sale goals. Structure the sale organization so that it promotes team effort and play. Managers are just glorified sales people who are rewarded for being selfish.

    Doesn't Recommend

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