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Updated January 18, 2018
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AmeriLife Chief Executive Officer Scott Richard Perry
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Pros
  • Decent money, a lot of very good insurance carriers, diverse product portfolio, fast paced environment, good training, no Sundays, great trips (in 8 reviews)

  • Excellent training opportunity for new agents, low-cost leads, set appointments, structured enviroment (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Not a good place for new agents (in 10 reviews)

  • long hours, six days per week, lots of pressure to suceed (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "General Manager of Wilmington"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - General Manager in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AmeriLife full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazing income potential with support from a top notch home office staff

    Cons

    some travel required for events

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on recruiters for the offices


  2. "Eliseo Way"

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    Current Employee - Independent Agent in Winter Haven, FL
    Current Employee - Independent Agent in Winter Haven, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AmeriLife full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Residual income for life.

    Cons

    Door knocking is no easy task.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.

  3. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AmeriLife full-time

    Pros

    Great training, Free Leads, they will help you get licensed if your not already licensed, great incentive trips, contests

    Cons

    You have to get licensed if your not already, be prepared to work, nothing worth having comes easy, but the rewards are tremendous!

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving in the same direction and the sky is the limit!


  4. "A life changing experience!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AmeriLife full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Unlimited financial opportunities and more free time with my family. What you put in is what you get out of it. You determine how much you want to make by how hard you want to work!

    Cons

    An individual must be organized. Get out of your comfort zone and be able to get in front of people.

    Advice to Management

    Have more company reps visit the offices. Client database for agents.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "setting the record straight"

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    Former Employee - Former Manager in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Former Manager in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AmeriLife full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you get in the right office they have a few GREAT managers (Ocala and Brevard).

    Cons

    There are many.I see a bunch of reviews written by managers talking about "free leads",there is no such thing. I have no regrets as they were my foot in the Insurance industry...You better be self motivated and able to learn on your own...also you give up a ton of commission and then they try and lock you in...read the contract as they WILL bully you and hold your contract for 2 years also insisting you work no closes than 35 miles from your previous office....also when you leave they WILL steel your renewal commissions....take it from a former Manager there are a lot better places to work.

    Advice to Management

    Although I hear it's better than a few years back I still feel if you are a self motivated person and know the business,there are better options out there for you including going on your own as most marketing groups offer more commission as well as the lead and trip programs...


  6. "Choose to see the upside"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AmeriLife full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company offers opportunity for growth; provides training through online programs to gain knowledge in areas where skills may be needed

    Cons

    Haven’t personally experienced any yet

    Advice to Management

    Employees with the company more than five years have added value; they understand much about the company. See them as an asset.


  7. "Its a good place to get experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    They help with getting licensed, they do have a great trainer for the week long training. The advance on sales is nice.

    Cons

    The leads are OK for medicare season, but not so great other times. The fees add up. The commission is paid to the agency and they give you the money. The % is lower than most.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "This is not a job it’s an opportunity"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - General Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AmeriLife full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I feel compelled to write a review because of the people who could not succeed and the reviews they post. First and foremost, this is not a job! A job is someplace you show up and trade your time for a paycheck. Amerilife is an opportunity and a career. You are paid for your performance. The company puts you in business for yourself and provides all of the resources so you can be successful to the level you are willing to work for. Because of this you are going to read more negative reviews than positive. Most people will quit before they ever give themselves a chance to succeeed and when they do they are almost always going to look to blame everyone but the person In the The mirror.

    My advice to those people is to stick to jobs.

    Cons

    Simple but not easy. If you are going to be in your own business, it requires work, sacrifice and dedication. It requires you being coschanle, trainable and having a strong work ethic. It requires goal setting and a positive attitude. It requires that you believe in yourself and be willing to do what failures will not do in order to be successful. If you’re willing to do that, in a relatively short period of time you will find yourself in control of your finances for the rest of your life. It’s always crowded at the bottom, just read the reviews here. If you are uncommon and willing to go out everyday with a spirit of expectation and do what it takes, help people day in and day out and deal with rejection at times you’ll be amazed at what happens.

    I know because I was one of those people. I blamed amerilife for everything. In reality, it was me that was the problem. Once I changed my attitude and went to work everything else changed. I went from failing miserably to over 6 figures in 2 years. I haven’t made less than 250k per year since my 4th year with the company. So don’t be fooled by the unsuccessful, they couldn’t hack it. And “ keep away from people who try and belittle your ambitions, small people will always do that. The truly great will make you feel that you too can become great” Thoreau
    There is no perfect system, and amerilife i# by far perfect. But they’re better than most for those willing to put in the time and follow the system.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working to make amerilife the best it can be.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Under paid at every position except management positions."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Management in Clearwater, FL
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AmeriLife full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, great people, reasonable work/family mix as far as hours.

    Cons

    For the amount of money that is brought in & that any party of the management team is paid, the rest of the "grunts" are sorely underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Communication, consistency & higher pay. Maybe even a small percentage on every employees anniversary date.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Office Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Kissimmee, FL
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Kissimmee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AmeriLife full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is no limit to your earning capabilities. You will get what you put in to Amerilife and more.
    You receive training almost daily to get you past the learning curve. Leads are a given. You aren't even charged for them like other agencies. If you treat it like a 9 to 5, put in all you have to offer, and have a positive mental attitude you will succeed with Amerilife.

    Cons

    You can't be lazy, and need to keep yourself organized.


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