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"Do not work here. It is a scam"

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Current Employee - Account Representative in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Account Representative in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

The only positive will come when you leave the job. If you enjoy working 10 plus hour days with only six hours spent working for commission, then this is the place for you.

Cons

Compensation is 100% commission only and the reorder commission is horrible. You get 10% on the first reorder and nothing afterwords. The boss gets the rest after that. The boss lives off of passive income you produce. In addition, the commission on the original orders are typically small because you must cold call and are not allowed to make appointments or leave your personal information. In addition, they love to dole out burnt territory to new employees. Every one is also full of it.

Advice to Management

Be truthful and not deceptive. Do not use your minipulative sales techniques to convince employees to do things they don't want.

Other Employee Reviews for Norcal Group

  1. "The Company's Reputation and Mission Has Plummented"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claims Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Claims Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Used to be a great place to work.

    Cons

    The company has gone from being a small insurance carrier totally dedicated to its insureds and with an incredibly smart, talented claims department to a huge company focused on dollars, not service, run by myopic corporates who lost sight of what made the company special long ago. Over the past 10 years, one by one, they have either fired or pushed out many excellent employees and recently let go of the most well-respected, honest, dedicated, and beloved managers and VPs--someone who had brought new life, transparency, and optimism to a seriously defeated department. The morale of employees has been at bottom for years and continues to sink further. Few people who loved Norcal before it expanded and changed leadership have been happy with the changes. I was one of them. I could not stay there another moment and feel like a cog in this corporate machine.

    Advice to Management

    What can be said? Management is not listening to its employees. The company has lost what was special about it and justified its rates, and doctors were happy and secure to have them at their back. Not so anymore. How did the expansion of the company lead to the eradication of the original mission, the apathy towards having the most talented employees, the total dedication to connecting with and defending its insureds, and the disregard for the loyalty and happiness of its employees?


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Don't be fooled!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Cool people work here, the guy that trained me was a great salesman, he could sell a toothpick to a toothless man. Everyone's really young and creates a lively atmosphere.

    Cons

    Terrible hours, 12 hour days are a norm. Straight commission, while this isn't a con, the commission rate is terrible, you're supposed to be able to make $100 a day but you'll be lucky if you even come close.

    There's virtually no training, you're pretty much thrust into the streets and told to sell, you learn by shadowing. You walk up and down streets walking into businesses and talking to business owners that don't want to talk to salesmen.

    They lure you into the program by saying this is a "leadership and management" training position, and their company structure is basically a pyramid scheme. After your 2 weeks of "training" you become a team leader and recruit other peons. once your guys become team leaders, you become an assistant manager, and once your team leaders become assistant managers you become a manager. At the top of the food chain, you average 50k a year. Lots of young kids out of college get sucked in thinking it's a great opportunity. Wrong.

    They are very secretive about all this and they don't tell you anything until you're a few days in.

    No health plan, no benefits, no 401k, no reimbursement for using your own car to drive to your territory.

    Avoid norcal group, dzurunga associates, east bay concepts, all the same style company under the same umbrella corporation

    Advice to Management

    Don't try to cover up your shady business by calling it management training. You're just look for young fools to make money off.

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