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Updated 11 Jun 2019

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Patrick Bet-David
148 Ratings
Pros
  • "Being an entrepreneur isn’t for everybody(in 9 reviews)

  • "You must become licensed by the state in order to get paid(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "people think its a scam when its not and talk as if it was(in 14 reviews)

  • "They claim to not be a pyramid scheme when obviously you are(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "It is What You Make of It"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PHP Agency part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people leaving negative reviews work for WFG, Primerica, New York Life, etc. They have an interest in disseminating misinformation. If this business REALLY was a scam, it would've been shut down LONG ago. PHP is entering its tenth year of business and is poised to grow to its goal of 500,000 licensed agents.

    Cons

    Steer clear of this if sales isn't for you. If you value conformity and security over disruption and making a name for yourself, this also isn't for you. I've learned so much about myself and finances since starting. Yes, you do have to put forth an effort, but the formula is all laid out for you. You just have to follow it.

    Advice to Management

    I put 3 stars to be objective about the company.

    PHP Agency2019-04-09
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Agent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PHP Agency full-time

    Pros

    Great environment , great opportunity for growth . Super nice business environment and great people. did i mention great pay and systems.

    Cons

    people think its a scam when its not and talk as if it was. besides that there are no cons.

    PHP Agency2018-11-18
  3. Helpful (20)

    "STAY AWAY, ISSA SCAM!!!"

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    Former Employee - Associate in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PHP Agency part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The new associate agreement is very useful, make sure to read through it thoroughly! You also have 3 business days to potentially receive a refund of your $150 so if you’re reading this, I hope it’s not too late! Listen to advice from any trusted friends or family members before moving forward with a company like this!

    Cons

    The false sense of making lots of money and becoming a “business owner” in order to hoax you into a scam is a major disappointment. I was told by the broker that calling friends & family wasn’t something that we would need to do to make money which is false. The first thing that they ask for when in the fast start school is a list of contact information for 25 of your family...

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    Advice to Management

    The broker will tell you that you’re not just another face in this “growing” company because you’re also a dollar sign to them as you fall into their trap of giving them your money to start up, you won’t even sell or learn anything about the insurance or financial services that they claim to provide! Two days after I paid my enrollment fee, I came into the firm to work and the broker didn’t even recognize me, I guess...

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    PHP Agency2018-12-07
  4. Helpful (2)

    "College Student Part Time"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PHP Agency part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Amazing opportunity if you actually put in the work -Opportunity for passive income -Ability to become an entrepreneur and have access to a mentor -Easy to gain trust from clients because we represent the best Fortune 500 companies such as Nationwide, AIG, Mutual of Omaha, etc. -Opportunity for equity/ownership -If you are with the company for 12 months you can be vested (continue to be paid even if you leave)

    Cons

    -Many people are just ignorant and think this is a get rich quick thing when its not. It requires hard work and persistence over time. Yes some people have come and made a lot of money in a short amount of time. But the majority have to work at it and it takes time. -Because of that, many people will quit before they even start and claim its a scam which stinks because I think...

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    Advice to Management

    -None really, just make sure to set clear expectations at the beginning when speaking with prospective agents. Let them know that if they are looking for a lottery ticket this isn't the place for them. They have to actually put in time and effort and it might take them a little while to make a lot of money.

    PHP Agency2018-11-07
  5. Helpful (20)

    "SCAM SCAM SCAM!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PHP Agency full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some of the new employees were nice before they were brainwashed.

    Cons

    You are basically working for the benefit of CEO and his family and his favorites that came with him when he came from CA to Dallas. PHP will drain you of your hard earned money. For example, the first thing they ask as you are being recruited as agent is $$. If they claim to be such a profitable company, why you charging recruits up front to get started!These are people off the streets they brainwashes to spend $ and...

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    Advice to Management

    Please have some morals and stop trying to scam these poor people of their hard earned money. Just so your CEO can just get richer. Because working in the Insurance Industry many years, I have seen people like him stopping at nothing to make money no matter if he has to step on people on his way up. Just to eventually sell the company if the price is right! And where will his followers be??

    PHP Agency2018-12-01
  6. Helpful (5)

    "I am an associate in PHP. I am currently attending San Diego State Univerisity and doing PHP part time."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PHP Agency part-time

    Pros

    PHP is actually trying to help people. It is not a scam. People just sign up and expect results right away and it doesn’t work that way because they need to go through licensing through the state in order to make some money. People give up too quickly and they just start to talk down on it. Just because it didn’t work for you, don’t go out there and kill someone else’s opportunity. Being an entrepreneur isn’t for everybody....

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    Cons

    The only con I can think of is the amount of time it takes to get licensed. It’s about a month and in that month there is no result of income so people do leave because they don’t see progress. However, if you are serious about your job and you are HARD WORKING without expecting everything to be handed to you, then you’re at the right place. If you treat this business like a business it will PAY you like a business. If...

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    Advice to Management

    PHP is great. Love the energy. Love the people, the positivity, everything about it. My advice to people would be to not listen to negative comments because then you are just bringing negativity upon yourself. Life is about taking risks and experiencing new things, don’t let other people steal that from you. Some people are just not patient enough and they look at it through the perspective of money and not really helping...

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    PHP Agency2018-10-10
  7. Helpful (18)

    "Ponzi Scheme!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Agent in El Paso, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PHP Agency full-time

    Pros

    You meet new people that's pretty much it.

    Cons

    It's all a scam run by arrogant people. They promise you all sorts of perks but they really don't come through. My advice is stay away.

    Advice to Management

    Tell people the truth about their place.

    PHP Agency2018-08-04
  8. Helpful (28)

    "Brainwashed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clarita, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PHP Agency full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You meet new people, they take you to nice locations.

    Cons

    They claim to not be MLM but they are!! You pay for everything that the company gives to you. Some comments say "you must be lazy if you're leaving negative comments" no I was not lazy. I put in a whole lot of my time, my children's time and money into this company just for me to get a bit of money. You don't even help people! You scam them into thinking you're helping them with...

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    PHP Agency2018-07-26
  9. Helpful (25)

    "Total scam"

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    Current Employee - Director in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at PHP Agency full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Meet so many new people. The environment is nice because it’s a lot of young people.

    Cons

    The only way to make money is if you recruit people. They will tell you to recruit anyone. They will provide you with the scripts to use and ask for a list of 25 people that you know so you can try to bring them in for an interview. You will also have to use your friends and family as “field training” that’s only because they know you will help sell the product, which is life insurance. You will make $0 off of those policies....

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    Advice to Management

    stop taking people’s money- that’s not the meaning of “people helping people”

    PHP Agency2018-06-07
  10. Helpful (21)

    "Huge scam! You have to recruit people to get promoted."

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

    I worked at PHP Agency

    Pros

    Get to know new people

    Cons

    You need to recruit people just to go up in position. They claim to not be a MLM when clearly you are. They claim to not be a pyramid scheme when obviously you are. They claim to be all over TV, when you haven't. They claim to be the most high paying company when in reality you start as a 30% when other company start from a 50% to 80% commission. Another warning after you get licensed they make you pay money for their...

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    Advice to Management

    Don't join this scam company

    PHP Agency2018-05-28
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