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Primerica Interview Questions

Updated Nov 10, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Entry Level Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Laurel, MD
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Primerica (Laurel, MD) in July 2016.

    Interview

    I was told they were looking for managers for one of their locations and i had to meet with one of the managers for an interview. I got there and realized it wasn't a real interview. Had to sit through an hour long info session with about 10 other candidates and we were basically told we had to sell insurance. Very disappointing.

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    • Who do you know that'd be interested in buying Life Insurance?   Answer Question

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Primerica in July 2016.

    Interview

    I didn't feel like it was an interview. I felt like it was a sales pitch disguised as an interview. Initially when I got the call and accepted the interview, I was told it was not a sales position. Surprise, that's exactly what it was. I'm not sure what I had expected. We spent a brief 5 minutes discussing my background and the rest of the time was the recruiter explaining their services to me. He went into great detail at each step and told me that this is how he sells this stuff to customers. So in other words, I spent 2 hours listening to a sales pitch. He made sure I understood why their services are top notch. I honestly felt like a customer the entire time. Even the resume and suit jacket didn't make it feel like an interview. This is a pyramid scheme nonetheless. They might try to justify this to you too by showing you how every company is actually a pyramid scheme based on your knowledge of what it is. I was very ready to go 30 minutes into it. As we were leaving, the director of the location caught up with us and talked an additional 30 minutes about nothing in particular. I also needed to use the restroom but decided against it in case they decided to talk to me for another minute since they escort their guests out the door. As you can tell, I was very fed up with them at that point. When I received a follow up call from the same recruiter the next week, I declined the position and what happened? I got the whole "Are you interested in any of our products as a customer?" and "So you don't want to help you and your family save $xxxxx with our free analysis?" No thanks.

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    Reasons for Declining

    I felt like they were way more interested in selling their products to me than actually having me work with them.

  3.  

    Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallastown, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Primerica (Dallastown, PA) in July 2016.

    Interview

    We sat down at my home and was asked about 5-10 questions. I was asked for my background. What I am currently doing job wise. What my goals are. If I wanted to own my own business someday. If helping people is something I am interested in. Then I was shown about the opportunity. What we do, who we work with, background on the company and the compensation.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you consider yourself a hard worker?   1 Answer

  4. Helpful (3)  

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Primerica.

    Interview

    Interviewer goes through a scripted overview of the company. Not really an interview in the traditional sense as you don't talk much at all. You pay $124 during the interview for a background check and POL fee (if you find you hate it and haven't earned anything read the contract for a potential refund). It's simply a long time you spend being taught about Primerica. This exact experience is replicated to the clients you try to sell to. You don't get all the details upfront, such as, you must sell to family, that there's no base pay, or that you are not provided with clients.

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    Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New Hartford, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Primerica (New Hartford, NY).

    Interview

    Informal, interactive. I got to ask a lot of questions and my skepticism was apparent, but the gentleman was patient, knowledgeable and once I was provided the facts, I felt satisfied and I felt comfortable with him that he could train me and represent me and the company well while I learned from him.

    Interview Questions

    • What is it you don't like about your current job? What would you change if you could?   1 Answer

  6. Helpful (10)  

    N/A Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Concord, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Primerica (Concord, CA) in June 2016.

    Interview

    So I went to an open house for a "job opportunity" in Concord, CA today. Going in, I had no idea what the company was, or what the job entailed. It doesn't appear to be something I want to go forward with.

    Primerica is an insurance and financial planning company. Nothing wrong with that.

    I had previously worked at an independent insurance company, as an administrative assistant. They had explained the business and what to expect. I later looked into getting my insurance license through Farmers Insurance, and they reaffirmed what I had previously learned about the business. It can have big rewards, but it takes awhile to get to that point.

    I arrived early to the open house, and as I walked up to the office, I could hear obnoxiously loud music coming from inside. I thought maybe the employees were having a celebration before the open house began.

    They finally opened the doors, and low and behold, it was a party atmosphere. Once inside and checked in, we stood around networking, rather attempting to network over loud rap music. I'm hearing impaired, so this was quite challenging for me. I could hardly get anyone's names and had to ask them to repeat just about everything.

    Most of the people I met started subtly (or not so subtly) employing psychological sales tactics on me. "Congratulations on coming to the open house." "You could have been anywhere, but you chose to be here tonight." "Keep your mind open." I almost walked out before it even started.

    While waiting for them to start, I Googled Primerica and discovered it was an insurance and financial company. After an hour of attempted networking and blaring (c)rap music, they finally started the presentation.

    So what would I be doing at this job? Apparently I'd be making six figures, taking vacations, buying cars, and working as little hours as I wanted. Ok, but what do I do to make that money? You can pay to retire your parents, and put your kids in good schools. Well that's cool and all, what's the job entail?

    It wasn't until an hour or so in that they told us that they were an insurance and financial planning company. Up until that point, I would have never known it, had I not Googled it. They finally briefly explained that you would be selling insurance and financial planning. They showed a video package of how Primerica helped a family who's head of household died unexpectedly. It was a heartwrenching story, that was told by bad actors.

    At the end, they put up a slide with information on what it takes to get started. $100 for a California business license, background check, and other required stuff. That all seemed legit. Then a monthly fee of $25 to cover your payroll, training and other stuff to keep the business running. Not a bad deal for what you were supposedly getting.

    Afterwards everyone who wanted to, filed into another room and filled out forms for background check and business license. It had a place to put your credit card information for the fees. I don't even have $100 to my name, so they told me I can skip that for now.

    After coming home, I looked up the business on Glass Ceiling, a site that lets you rate the companies you work for. It had a surprisingly high approval rating and mostly positive reviews. There was one, however that explained exactly the vibe I had going in. It described basically that the insurance and financial planning is an afterthought, and your main focus is trying to get others to sign up to work under you, so you get override commission.

    While override commission is something that's common in insurance companies, it was never the focus of the one I worked for, or when I spoke with someone at Farmers. To me, Primerica sounds like a reverse pyramid scheme.

    It is possible to make that kind of money doing that job, but they failed to explain that it takes a long time to work your way up to making large figures. The speakers here are atypical cases.

    My mother-in-law also did a bit of research, and told me that several online reviews state people have lost money with this company, because the employees are not trained well. That could open me up to civil and lawsuits. If I was responsible for losing someone's retirement fund, I'd be devastated. I don't want to be a part of that.

    I've considered and would still consider working in Insurance. What turned me off from Primerica was the high pressure sales pitch, lack of details of the job, and the party atmosphere of the open house.

    TLDR: Primerica is a reverse pyramid scheme, disguised as an insurance and financial planning company.


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    Unspecified Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Suwanee, GA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Primerica (Suwanee, GA) in June 2016.

    Interview

    It was a seminar for a pyramid type sales scheme. There was no actual interview process. It was a seminar explaining how you can make money by recruiting other people to sale insurance.

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  8. Helpful (1)  

    Underwriting Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Duluth, GA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Primerica (Duluth, GA) in June 2016.

    Interview

    I applied for the position online and was called into HQ for an interview a few weeks later. I interviewed with 3 managers who told me they just started the interview process and that it would take a few weeks for a decision. It has been about 3 months now with no feedback. I emailed HR stating that I understand if the position has been filled, however I would like some feedback as to why I was not chosen. I have never gotten a response from HR. I would be nice if they would provide feedback to candidates who request it.

    Interview Questions

    • what test results do you look for when determining if a patient with diabetes has their condition under control?   1 Answer

  9.  

    Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Paramus, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Primerica (Paramus, NJ) in June 2016.

    Interview

    I was scheduled an interview and once I was told about the pay benefits and te type of people I would help. I was all for it! I dove right in and fast! They loved my energy and was hired on the spot. Very easy interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me what I loved best, helping people, making money or both?!   1 Answer

  10.  

    Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hialeah Gardens, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Primerica (Hialeah Gardens, FL) in May 2016.

    Interview

    Easy interview, there is not problem because they focus in recruiting people in order to create their own business. The interviewer normally is a friendly person who ask you personal questions and how are you interest in help families to be financial independent free.
    You have to be prepare to invest in study.

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See What Primerica Employees Are Saying

StarStarStarStarStar   Former Claims Adjuster in Duluth, GA

Pros: “Flexible, family oriented environment, good location, room to grow within the company, great managers in some areas, no weekends, advancement is encouraged”“Flexible, family oriented environment, good location, room to grow within the company, great managers in some areas, no weekends, advancement is encouraged” – Full Review

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