COUNTRY Financial - Your don't own your business like they claim, you are running business for the corporation and they can get rid of you. | Glassdoor
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"Your don't own your business like they claim, you are running business for the corporation and they can get rid of you."

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Former Employee - Financial Representative
Former Employee - Financial Representative
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Good training and support with product and marketing. They do special things for their Representatives throughout the year but they put a lot of restrictions on that so it's very difficuilt to quality for it. Some managers are better than others.

Cons

Lack of hands on training and mentoring (they claim they do but it is rare to see this in reality). Pricing not very competitive and on top of that your clients must became members of County Farm Bureau and pay annual fee whether they like it or not or you have no sale. Oh and you can't include that in insurance payment because it is considered a donation to a non for profit organization but you can't opt-out of it unless you want to pay a lot more in insurance premium than the original quote (which for the most part isn't that competitive anyway). They help with marketing but there is only a limit of how much you can send every week because of agency budget. In this position you have to work 50 or 60 hour weeks including weekends to be somewhat successfull and that would be fine if you actually owned your own business but here you are not running your own business like they claim, you are running a business for a corporation because you can work there for years, build a huge book of business and if you die, they take it all, they can also fire you at any time and give your book of business to all new agent to service your clients. Good stop to learn the business but go somewhere if you want to own it.

Advice to Management

Please keep up with all the changes on daily basis so when your employees need help you know what steps to take to resolve issues. Also, assign succesfull representatives to new ones so they can mentor them and figure out a way that they can be compensated for new representative successes.

Other Employee Reviews for COUNTRY Financial

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Many broken promises"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom to work own schedule. Trips, although nearly impossible to obtain, are nice. Some decent managers depending on where you work.

    Cons

    Extremely high p & c rates make it nearly impossible to build a book. DO NOT believe it if your manager tells you that once you go "career" agent your safe. This is just not true. If you are outspoken or don't tow the company line your as good as gone. Most of the district managers are clueless. Ask for impossible life insurance numbers to hit in these economic times. Want you to sell investments and managed accounts but their "money managers" have that impressive Illinois State college degree. Seriously, most of their so called money experts don't even have masters degrees, look it up. The new CEO is clueless. Sad to say it because there are some good people working here but this is a sinking ship.

    Advice to Management

    Your REPS, not managers, are the life blood of this company. Treat them as such.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "What a terrible close minded place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at COUNTRY Financial full-time

    Pros

    Pay as you learn. Go there get your licenses learn what you do best, get paid then wait to get fired and find a better job with better products.

    Cons

    No one knows the company, management can't change a thing, bad pay, way too many hours to make benchmarks, prices for insurance are terrible, training is long and doesn't prepare you for the real world, the people in the midwest running the company are out of touch. Turnover in Oregon is 100%. Just my office lost 6 reps in a year. The cusotmer always looses when you have that much turnover. Its a marketing scam, sign your family and friends then they keep them after you get fired!! They say how much money they invest in you but then fire you on the spot because you forgot to make some planning station reports. If takling with both sides of your mouth was a sport they would be the best, tell you one thing and then push you out the door.

    Advice to Management

    Get real your company is earning a horrible reputation in the insurance industry for bad rates and turning and burning employee reps. Its only a matter of time before you won't be able to hire anyone. In this economy thats saying something.

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