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Association Member Benefits Advisors Overview

Austin, TX
201 to 500 employees
2001
Company - Private
Insurance
Unknown / Non-Applicable
With a history dating back to 1981, Association Member Benefits Advisors (AMBA) is a nationwide full-service agency focused on plan design, negotiations, and implementation of benefits for associations. We are a turnkey benefit provider with exclusive negotiated insurance ... Read more

Mission: The satisfaction of our associations and their members is AMBA's highest priority. We are proud to have served many associations and their members for more than 20 years. Our superior standards for providing innovative benefits and prompt, courteous service are ... Read more

Company Updates

  • AMBA is excited to announce the launch of our new logo and website! Our website has been updated to better serve the needs of our clients. See more at http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQBps

  • Spring is the time to dive into new things! If you're thinking about a positive career change, come join our team. (Photo from our 2016 VIP Trip in Aruba)

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Association Member Benefits Advisors – Why Work For Us?


A balanced life. A path to success.

We know you want more than a career. And we do too. Being an agent for Association Member Benefits Advisors (AMBA) means building a career that fits you. You have the flexibility to make your schedule, so you can balance work and family.

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We are a well-established organization with nearly 50 association clients across the country. Our clients are active and retired teachers, school and state employees, firefighters, and state troopers. Our clients are concerned with things such as teaching the next generation, community service, and making their community a better place to live. AMBA agents share these values.



What to expect:

You will be asked to commit a high level of energy, focus, and work in your first 60 days.  

At your initial interview you will be introduced to our proven sales systems and learn more about the success of the local team you will be working with. If you are chosen to join the team, you will begin studying the sales systems that provide the foundation for your future in advance of your weeklong training school.

At the weeklong training school, you will gain product knowledge and formal sales training. You will learn an organized presentation and receive personal coaching.  In addition, you will be connecting personally to our trainers and additional team members who will encourage your early career.

You will transition from the classroom into your career with the help of your local sales manager.  They will demonstrate through actual appointments how to apply what you have learned.  If you are like many team members, you will make a sale your very first week!

With your training complete, you will launch your career. You'll be working towards earning awards with our Awards and Recognition program. We believe hard work should be rewarded and you will receive recognition for your early achievements! 

Why be an AMBA agent?


  • Flexible hours

  • Established company

  • Endorsements of association clients

  • Great work/life balance

  • Sales contests with great prizes

  • Luxury vacations for VIP sellers

  • Community service opportunities

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“AMBA is unlike any other company I’ve ever worked for…”

Before joining AMBA, I spent almost a year convincing myself that the real estate market was going to turn around and that everything would be fine.  I’m glad I didn’t wait!  My first week in the field was a blast! I broke the record for most business written the first week and still hold the title!  The money was phenomenal but the awards, even better! I won cash, my first flat screen, and most importantly, the Mustang Grand Diamond Award.

Through my hard work, I am currently a district manager. The success and opportunities at AMBA are endless! AMBA is unlike any other company I’ve ever worked for and my success continues to grow.

-Jamie / Worksite Division


“I knew I had found a winning combination that I had only dreamed about.”

After a very successful career in real estate, my life was changed by a deep recession in Texas in the 80’s that turned the real estate market in Texas upside down.  I found a marketing machine that came in the form of a niche market with exclusive endorsements and a success system of selling to their membership.  Add to that the fact that it was a recession proof market, I knew I had found a winning combination that I had only dreamed about. 

I advanced from a Benefits Representative in central Texas to District Manager and now a Regional Vice President.  AMBA’s rapid expansion into many other states has created a huge opportunity for advancement into management for those who can learn our success system and go to work every day with a passion for success.

-Art / Senior Division


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"I love AMBA!"

Before joining I was on the road going to in-home appointments, driving as far as 300 hundred miles in a day.  Financially, I was living off savings which was quickly dwindling.  I was given an offer to join the Inside Sales team in April 2012.  At AMBA, I’m provided people to speak with and products to assist them!  The financial rewards here are left up to me and you get out what you put in!  This is a very blessed opportunity – with great people, great benefits, in a great environment!  I’m excited to be a part of AMBA!

-Marti / Inside Sales Division


"...AMBA was the right spot for me."

I had just moved to Austin when I joined the team and was looking for a job that would fit me better. I previously worked for a large insurance company as an inside sales property/casualty advisor.  I was ready for a greater opportunity for growth AND income. I was offered jobs with a few other companies but felt AMBA was the right spot for me. With less micromanaging but plenty of support, the transition has been amazing. In my first full month, I made more than TWO TIMES what I made monthly at my previous job. I plan on making more than enough money to reach my financial goals, and I will be sending myself back to Europe thanks to joining this team!

-Kristen / Inside Sales Division


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    Current Employee - Benefits Advisor in Nashville, TN
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    I have been working at Association Member Benefits Advisors full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I go into schools every day and help teachers with their benefits. The teachers are really receptive and the endorsement in Tennessee provides no barrier, really, to getting into the school. I have made a little higher commissions at other jobs, but the volume of sales and consistency is a fair trade off. My manager took time to train me initially, and goes to school with me every few weeks to help give me (and my sales) a boost. It's a very short presentation and close that AMBA has perfected and they do a good job teaching you how to do it.

    Cons

    Though it's easy to book schools and you have captive prospects, you still have to sell. Teachers will still tell you "No" and sometimes you are there when they have meetings all day-- no access to clients. Also, the first few months it's hard to make the money I expected. There are advances, but they are pretty small. I'm glad I stuck with it, though, because now I'm finally getting some monthly income.

    Advice to Management

    I would like more products better suited to young teachers to sell in schools. AMBA has a dozen or so insurances, but they are mostly for retired teachers, which I guess has been the focus for years. Also bigger advances, at least initially, would help me get off the ground. Otherwise, do more of what you are doing!

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    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Association Member Benefits Advisors (Austin, TX) in January 2017.

    Interview

    The process was simple- I applied through Craigslist. I met with who would become my supervisor and then had a second interview with the agents instructor and my supervisors boss. They were straight and to the point. I didn't feel over intimidated but motivated to show my best self. They were positive and encouraging throughout the entire process!

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