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  1. "Lack of support"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Licensed Insurance Sales Agent in North Atlanta, GA
    Former Contractor - Licensed Insurance Sales Agent in North Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Independent Producers of America as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you want to work in a flexible schedule and in a very friendly environment, that's the company you should consider.

    Cons

    You must have experience in the industry, otherwise you will take years to start making money. They don't have the time or will to coach you. There is a lot of training, but they are all about the products. The leads they provide are cold. You have to spent money on BNI type of networking events.

    Advice to Management

    If they want to increase the number of reps, they should develop a better leads source.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "STAY AWAY!!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Divisional Performance Leader in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Divisional Performance Leader in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Independent Producers of America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are no pros for this company

    Cons

    They Lie about everything. The "Leads" that they provide are a joke. You're better off calling out of the phone book. I only knew one person in the 3 years I was there that was successful and she had a marketing budget of $3000/mo!! That was in the whole company! The only people that make out id the ownership group.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "If you want to get taken advantage of..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Insurance Agent in Atlanta, GA
    Former Contractor - Insurance Agent in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Independent Producers of America as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    On the surface it looks great. The truth is everybody is lying.

    Cons

    No one should ever have to pay for a job. If you want to sell insurance, there are plenty of legitimate places that will help you obtain the right licensing. The state you work in will do the background check. You don't need to pay extra for that as they are simply pocketing the money. Also, they seem to be confused about what an independent contractor is.

    Advice to Management

    Give it up. Seems the whole world is on to you now.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Less than ideal"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Account in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Independent Producers of America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible work schedule, conduct thorough training to ensure you are up to speed on products, obtain Health and Life Insurance licenses..

    Cons

    Independent agent, Commission only sales, no health or life insurance sales=no pay, agent pays all own fees, many local networking avenues already taken by senior agents, only get to manager with high sales, assumes a good salesperson makes a good manager, health insurance product pricing not very competitive after a couple of years.

    Advice to Management

    High enthusiasm makes for a good positive environment but can come across as phony and non-genuine at times too.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Tough business to break into"

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    Current Contractor - Insurance Agent in Dallas, TX
    Current Contractor - Insurance Agent in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Independent Producers of America as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    You set your own schedule, but if you are not putting in 8-10 hrs / day (during first 2-3 years)... you will fail.

    Cons

    IPA is not competitive with the online teaser rates offered by competitors. IPA becomes competitive after two consequtive years of 10-20% rates hikes from competitors to overcome those loss leader teaser rates. that


  7. "Advisor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Independent Producers of America as a contractor

    Pros

    The company has a great environment and most of advisors are there for many years, which is very positive.

    Cons

    If you are a beginner you will be on your own. The trainings and meetings are not enough to build expertise. There is no formal training process.

    Advice to Management

    More accompanied field visits to customers