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Combined Insurance Reviews

Updated January 17, 2019
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  • "You literally are a door to door sales person" (in 34 reviews)

  • "Therefore a successful insurance professional has to be willing to work long hours in order to be there for their policyholders in time of need" (in 37 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Great Opportunity"

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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 Combined Insurance full-time

    Pros

    Top notch training.
    Great compensation and benefits package.
    Positive work environment

    Cons

    I don't have any cons at this point.

    Combined Insurance Response

    Mar 21, 2018 – Social Media Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to leave this positive review! We especially appreciate hearing from our current employees, and we love that you pointed out that we have a "positive work environment." We... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Agent"

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    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Middlesboro, KY
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Middlesboro, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The money is great, I’m helping people, I have the flexibility to go to all of my kids sporting events. Thanks for the opportunity !!

    Cons

    If I had it pick one it would be flying to Chicago for training when hired. Then again it was the best training I’ve ever seen. Just missed my kids! :)

    Advice to Management

    Overall I felt like the managers make this feel like a team, a family environment.

    Combined Insurance Response

    Oct 26, 2018 – Social Media Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to leave this positive review! We are pleased to hear all your positivity and wish you all the best in your future here with us!

  3. "District Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Companies core contributions to 401k. Combined Insurance changes my life through PMA. Support and training for new agents is done of the best in the industry

    Cons

    Agents are straight commission with no compensation for fuel or automotive repairs

    Combined Insurance Response

    Jan 9, 2019 – Social Media Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave this positive review. We always appreciate hearing from our current employees. We offer our agents a comprehensive benefits package as well as ongoing training... More


  4. "currently 24 years with Combined Insurance"

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    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in Long Island, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in Long Island, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited potential while helping people every day

    Cons

    Dealing with other people’s schedules

    Combined Insurance Response

    Jan 9, 2019 – Social Media Manager

    Thank you so much for your loyalty to Combined Insurance. We love hearing from our long term employees, and we are thankful that you are sharing your experience here. We wish you all the best in... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Early Career Professionals..Beware"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Combined Insurance (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    My Team...hands down. They were my only support system and made coming to work every day bearable .
    Vacation Policy.
    Work from Home Options.
    Gym on-site (Discounted Rate).
    Easy Location to commute to.

    Cons

    Director Level Manager does not invest time for professional development and lateral or vertical movement. Delegates tasks to others on the team without taking any initiative to complete them his/herself. For an Early Careers Professional, the department is very transactional and always works to the "next Monday" which provides extensive long hours and weekend work in order to achieve business needs.

    The company as a whole is a big boys club, and lacks diversity of thought. Extremely traditional mindsets which include dress code, pay, and availability after hours. (work life balance is not a priority, even on vacation you need to be able to access email and phone.)

    During the duration of my employment I had three direct managers, which eludes to the high turnover in the business as a whole. As an Early Careers Professional, this company lacks initiative and growth in order to attract this demographic and retain them in both corporate and sales environments. Especially from a competitive compensation, this company pays on the low end of the range.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees when they voice concerns about direct and upper management. When over 5+ employees voice these concerns, it should be warranted to investigate the issues. Especially when almost the entire team turns over within 9 months.
    Provide transparent development.
    Do not string a long employees, be up front and transparent with them.
    Better Work Life Balance.
    Better Compensation.


  6. "Great company, nice culture"

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

    Pros

    Combined has a great culture and people who have been there for many years. It's a comfortable place to grow your career. The employees are friendly and welcoming. Lots of older workers mixed in with newer employees.

    Cons

    Some cliques of long time workers. Behind on some technology but improving.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more engagement, and avoid pockets of favoritism

    Combined Insurance Response

    Jan 9, 2019 – Social Media Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share this positive review. We strive to maintain a family-like environment that is fast paced and engaging. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors!


  7. "Subsidiary controlled heavily by parent company"

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

    I worked at Combined Insurance full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and decent compensation
    Lots of work opportunities

    Cons

    Constantly behind deadlines, lack of structure

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Executive"

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    Former Employee - Sales Account Executive in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Account Executive in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Combined Insurance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good training. Good marketing materials.

    Cons

    After separating they want to charge me for benefits received. They also charge you taxes for company trips.

    Advice to Management

    Make products more competitive with the market. Products are overpriced.

    Combined Insurance Response

    Jan 9, 2019 – Social Media Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We are pleased to see you shared that you had good training and great marketing materials, as we strive to support our agents the best we can for... More


  9. "Find a different job"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Syracuse, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Combined Insurance (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent comission structure if you can somehow sell this product

    Cons

    The product you're selling sucks


  10. Helpful (1)

    "You get out what you put in"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Latham, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Latham, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Combined Insurance full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Make your own schedule, leads system, pleasant work environment

    Cons

    Lack of public brand recognition

    Combined Insurance Response

    Jan 9, 2019 – Social Media Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. Our agents have the ability to earn a virtually unlimited income based on the volume of their sales, and they have the flexibility to manage their... More