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March 16, 2021
Not much unless you enjoy working all hours with little to no benefit. Might work out if you are a hardcore sales person and are ready to put with anything.
1. Although they say there is no cold-calling associated, there is a lot of calling unsuspecting people involved 2. You're supposed to sell life insurance products in the pretext of giving people something for free, which I guess is the nature of the business but this should be disclosed during the interview process and they don't. You're told that all the leads will come from them and you work with unions only. In reality, you work with non-union people who sign up for a free will kit or child safety kit but are offered with an insurance. 3. Get rudely slammed by a lot of the customers because all they want is the 'free' package to be mailed to them, which maybe is something a lot of people can deal with but needs to be disclosed during the onboarding process 4. Though they tell you you won't need to get leads, you actually have to ask for referrals from your customers 5. Some weeks you won't even get sales and that means no money 6. You end up spending about 500 CAD for the license and then you're meant pay for zoom pro and calendly. All this at your own cost. The company pays for nothing and so they have no liability for you 7. Benefits only start after 3 months of the first sale
Advice to Management
Disclose the full truth/reality to the people you are looking to hire. Not everyone is comfortable in the 'bait and switch' selling method that you follow
2. You're supposed to sell life insurance products in the pretext of giving people something for free, which I guess is the nature of the business but this should be disclosed during the interview process and they don't. Read More
March 16, 2021
Reviewed by: Benefits Advisor (Former Employee)
July 11, 2021
This company is the best for producers. Most agencies start agents off at 100%+ with the ability to scale to 145%, Vested Day One, No Contract, No Fees, Free Training, and several Lead options with on going lead discounts.
This company has no integrity to abiding by their Promotional Guidelines in building a business. It’s a cut throat company culture when it comes to recruiting and building an agency. There are no rules and regulations when it comes to recruiting. Whoever has the highest comp wins, and if you’re just starting off, you’re at a huge disadvantage given you have much lower compensation than someone that may already be at the top comp of 145%. Agencies undercut each other with comp just to gain a hire. I had several situations in which I had booked an interview with someone and they got a call from another agency right before my scheduled call and the person was told they were calling on my behalf and that I was one of their admins/recruiters! I also had several situations in which I hired someone, and the person received a call from a different agency that offered them higher comp and I lost several hires to other agencies. There’s no integrity when it comes to abiding by the “Promotional Guidelines” and making it a level playing field so that everyone has the same opportunity in building a business. Just take the time to look at their ads on Ziprecruiter and Careerbuilder. You’ll see different agencies Offering different starting comp. There’s a lot of favoritism within management where certain people are getting “stacked” with agents and agencies to help build their business. I also know for a fact that the “VP Bonus” is fully controlled by the President and he only gives them out to people he likes and thinks are working hard. So much for working hard to hit VP to start getting bonuses just to find out you’re not getting one. It seems as if upper management doesn’t care how the company grows, as long as it’s growing, and that’s a horrible way to grow a business. They should really consider living up to their name “Integrity”.
Advice to Management
Have some integrity in making everyone abide by your Promotional Guidelines to make building a business a level playing field for everyone. Real Top Producers and Top Agency builders/owners don’t mind having to earn it by playing by the rules. Your an “Integrity” company. Take the time to really find out what the word Integrity means and start abiding by it.
I had several situations in which I had booked an interview with someone and they got a call from another agency right before my scheduled call and the person was told they were calling on my behalf and that I was one of their admins/recruiters! Read More
July 11, 2021
Reviewed by: Sales Manager (Former Employee)
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