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"Good start in the Voluntary Benefits Industry - Very hard work required"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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

Pros

One week intense training in Chicago is very good. Field training and support is available after the initial class room style training. Small stipend for first 6 weeks and great new hire bonus schedule that's realistic to achieve. Some leads provided. Great incentive plans. Benefits offered after 6 months to a year depending on the specific benefit.

Cons

Need to be highly motivated with good work ethic! Cold calling is a must! The leads that are provided are often over worked and cherry picked prior to distribution. The potential income is largely exaggerated. Name recognition is not what it should be competitively. Most importantly, one is often very surprised by one's expected paycheck. 100% commission job that's not a true con unless you don't understand that. 6 weeks of a stipend isn't much for an inexperienced agent. Don't leave a steady secure paycheck for promises of grandeur!

Advice to Management

Need more competitive products. Need better broker compensation to help establish relationships. Need to be honest and realistic with recruits. Quality over quantity should become a business practice.

Other Employee Reviews for Combined Insurance

  1. "Excellent training and support"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You set your on hours. Excellent commission for sales. You also get residual commission. Big push for salesforce right now. Excellent place to start for someone new to the business. Base weekly salary for the 1st six months.

    Cons

    Cold calling and canvassing is tough. Lots of rejection but you just have to keep going. The sales opportunities are there, you just have to find them.

    Advice to Management

    Looks like you are heading in the right direction.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Incompetent training"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Classroom training to get agents to set goals, create 'positive mental attitude". Some form of training is offered, which is basically unheard of nowadays.

    Cons

    Classroom training on canned sales pitch, ad nauseum. No or very little product knowledge/underwriting training. This blew up when I discovered management did not know limitations of coverage. In short time I was with Combined, a very high percentage of former clients we called on said they cancelled due to claims not being paid.

    Advice to Management

    Divide up training to 1/3 to 1/2 sales, the rest divided up between product knowledge and underwriting.


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