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Updated November 14, 2018
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  • "You literally are a door to door sales person" (in 34 reviews)

  • "Long hours in the beginning until you get the process under your belt, but even that pays off in the long run" (in 36 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Great Opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (2)

    "I love this company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Bedford, NH
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Bedford, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The workplace environment is amazing with the pma Philosophy( positive mental attitude) I am in charge of my schedule and income. They train at all levels after 13 yes I still get great training and support from my management team.

    Cons

    This is sales!!! If you can't handle that this is not the career path for you. Most people that have many cons about combined just couldn't do it and rather than admit it blame this great organization. This company has given my family a new life. I make such figures and have secured financial freedom.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Combined Insurance Response

    Sep 20, 2018 – Social Media Manager

    Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this positive review! We work hard to make sure our employees get the training and support they need, so it's great to hear that after 13 years you still... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Wasn’t what I thought it would be."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Bowling Green, KY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Bowling Green, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Schooling in Chicago was invaluable. You learn so much in such a short amount of time. It doesn’t translate well to the field, you have to tweak it some and make the sales pitch your own. I loved this job the first 3 months I excelled and made top sales person in the district(5 states) a few times and always exceeded sales goals until my manager left and I had no one to ask questions or get advice or training from.

    Cons

    My district manager left a team of 8 and we were left with only a market director as someone to report to. We no longer had meetings or training or support. Was lied to and told there was a guaranteed base pay the first few months, there wasn’t. They will tell you anything to bring you on because they have to meet recruiting quotas.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to people. If you have to lie and say that this job is something that it’s not, that’s a red flag already.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Remember those door to door sales men???"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Agent in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Agent in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The apps you work with are very simple and easy to understand. The Training was very good. Company Issued Ipad to conduct your business, free business cards. They have some great products also

    Cons

    You do not have any leads like they say you will. The only "leads" are current policy holders and a list of nearby businesses that are only a lead because they are public knowledge. You literally are a door to door sales person. If you cant sell door to door you will not survive. Had weekly meetings.... way too many along with group messages all day and night and multiple of the groups for no reason on your personal cell and not on just on the company Ipad. The Ipad also has group messages so your being bothered all day and night even if your not working that day or if it doesn't even pertain to you.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest about the "leads" this is why many people leave after you pay for them to fly to Chicago for a weeks training ( training was great though). Stop overwhelming your agents, we are not little kids and do not need 20 calls and over 50 messages a day.

    Combined Insurance Response

    Oct 26, 2018 – Social Media Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share this review. We are happy to hear that you felt training was "very good", as it is our goal to make sure our agents are ready for success in the field. It's... More


  5. "Sales Agent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    No no no none none

    Cons

    Spend more than you make


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Agent"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Looking for new job?"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Sales in East Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    When one is in the office, it is a very positve and uplifting environment. If you already have experience selling door to door or a strong sales background this company would be a great fit.

    Cons

    You will be hired as fast as possible with as many other people they can find. You will be lured in by the training. However, they have little time to actually show you how to successfully build a business because lower management is constantly being pushed by upper management to keep hiring. They leave you to fend for your self in a new career where you were promised training and support. After multiple request for help with the cold calling fell on deaf ears I was finally sat down and told that I was not a priority because I had my husband to pay my bills. I never felt more discriminated and belittled in my life. Then you try and leave and are told to hold on to your IPad so there persistency doesn't look horrible. Good luck

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the employees you have and build from there. When I was hired I asked how many people make it through the first 6 week sales objective? what I should have asked how many people are still here that you hired last year?

    Combined Insurance Response

    Oct 26, 2018 – Social Media Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We do not condone the type of behavior you are describing and would appreciate it if you would send more information to feedback@combined.com. We... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Account Executive"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Combined Insurance full-time

    Pros

    They give you everything you need to be successful, but you have to put in the work.

    Cons

    Nothing in life is perfect. They have a few areas that could be improved, but you only hurt yourself if you get a negative attitude about it

    Advice to Management

    Give new managers more time to make a difference. I saw two good managers leave unfortunately.

    Combined Insurance Response

    Sep 12, 2018 – Social Media Manager

    Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this positive review! We strive to provide our agents with the support and training they need to be successful in the field, so it's great to hear that you... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Coordinator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Combined Insurance full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very rewarding career
    Outstanding training infield and daily classroom

    Cons

    Be prepared to work hard !
    Paid based on your efforts and performance

    Advice to Management

    More management meetings

    Combined Insurance Response

    Sep 12, 2018 – Social Media Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave this positive review! We especially appreciate hearing from our current employees. It is our goal to provide our employees with the training they need to be... More


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Newbie: I'm in training now in Chicago."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Agent in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Agent in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    So far so good. I have just completed my 3rd day of training. So I'm writing this review from my hotel. I am very excited about this new opportunity. I have read some of the reviews on here some negative some positive but I am never going to allow my self to be discouraged by someone else's failure. I will say that this training is intense but I know its going to pay off and I look forward to doing another review in 3 months to update you on my success. The breakfast at the hotel is very good and the company pays for everything. They fly you in and pay for your lodging. They give you a prepaid credit card that you can use for food and things that you need. My trainer is very knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. My room is very clean . They shuttle you to and from training and the cafeteria food is pretty darn good. As far as income potential they really give you a positive out look.

    Cons

    They throw a lot at you in a short time. You have to stay on your toes and memorize a lot of information but you know the old saying no pain no gain.

    Combined Insurance Response

    Aug 29, 2018 – Social Media Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave this positive review! We love hearing your perspective, as someone currently in training. Our talented trainers work hard to prepare our new agents for... More


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