The people at IOA are what make it a wonderful place to work. Everyone in their 26 nationwide branches is willing to help you in anyway they can. IOA was started by a husband/wife insurance agent/account manager team and they have tried to keep that close family feel in their business for its 25 year life.
The workload is probably the biggest con. Unlike most insurance brokerages or agencies, IOA is not set up with a separate marketing department meaning the insurance agent and account manager are sharing this responsibility. Additionally, the management staff making the decisions on job responsibilities for their staff are based in the home office in Florida. Not all branches are set up the same so the workload and responsibilities put on these account managers is sometimes skewed and not realized by the management group.
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Insurance Offices of America (Sacramento, CA) in March 2014.
There wasn't one. As most know insurance salesmen like to talk. And that is exactly what he did. Just chatted about his history in the business and his future with the company. I was never asked a question that was interview worthy.
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