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Beaverton, OR
51 to 200 employees
2006
Company - Private
Insurance Carriers
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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VelaPoint was founded in 2006 on a simple principle: “Treat the customer to an insurance experience that we would wish to have.” How this is done is no secret.

VelaPoint is a personal insurance agency, the ideal one-stop insurance ... Read more

Velapoint Reviews

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Velapoint full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Generous time off policy, Employee appreciation, Benefits, Awesome co-workers, Room to grow, Approachable leadership, Food carts... the list goes on.
    This company has been nothing short of wonderful. I am pleased to work here and really enjoy the atmosphere that is offered. I do wish that some of the negative people would just go. If they are not happy, why stay. I would say the majority love it here and have really been made to feel like we are part of the family.
    Managers work hard and most have started from the bottom of the company and grown. Customer service staff and leadership is great, they are always willing to help.

    Cons

    Sadly, one bad apple sometimes spoils the bunch. It really bums me out to see some of the negativity by people, this company has been nothing short of awesome. Just like any company, there are some cons, but nothing like what I have seen listed here. It gets really hot sometimes in the building and I wish there were more window seats.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on building a successful company and don't let the haters bring you down. You all are always approachable and open to staff ideas

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Velapoint Interviews

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    Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Velapoint (Hillsboro, OR) in July 2013.

    Interview

    First interview was a group interview to introduce the company and evaluate interest. If interested, 2nd interview took place with a manager. Nothing stood out as too difficult in terms of questions. Of course, everybody in the agent role has to start out as a screener making outbound calls all day long for $9/hour. After 2 or more months you may get to move over to the agent position if you come close to meeting a series of benchmarks for production and you are licensed. They did start a licensing program when I was there, so that was a plus if you didn't have your license. As an agent, they start out paying you $10/hour or commissions whichever is greater. In the several months I was there, I never did earn more than the $10/hour in commissions, so that is all I got paid. Everyone who came on board at the same time I did, didn't make any more than that either. It was hard to get them to turn on the better inbound calls or leads so that you could have better success. Only a handful of agents do really well there, the rest seem to be working their tails off to be able to make ends meet. Of course, they seem to attract the people who wouldn't do well in a person to person facing selling environment.

    Interview Questions

    • They just wanted to know whether or not you are licensed and if you are willing to work for so little money to start out.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Nothing. They really don't have much to negotiate on. You get the opinion that they have lots of people to choose from so it is kind of take it or leave it.

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