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Combined Insurance Sales Reviews

Updated 25 January 2019
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  • "You literally are a door to door sales person" (in 34 reviews)

  • "Therefore a successful insurance professional has to be willing to work long hours in order to be there for their policyholders in time of need" (in 37 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Hervey Bay
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Hervey Bay

    I worked at Combined Insurance full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    paid training, will take entry level, solid sales processes as you need them for the job

    Cons

    comission only, few leads, luxury product


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Beware, potential won't pay your bills."

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    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Combined Insurance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, income "potential", incentive trips

    Cons

    Commission only, hours worked, 7 day a week job, chargeback percent, nothing reimbursed for travel, nepotism

    Advice to Management

    Pay your first level managers a salary! Teach MD's how to recruit quality not just quantity. The heard them in and then heard them out recruiting mentality needs to be addressed.

  3. "currently 24 years with Combined Insurance"

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    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in Long Island, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in Long Island, AL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Combined Insurance full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Unlimited potential while helping people every day

    Cons

    Dealing with other people’s schedules

    Combined Insurance Response

    9 Jan 2019 – Social Media Manager

    Thank you so much for your loyalty to Combined Insurance. We love hearing from our long term employees, and we are thankful that you are sharing your experience here. We wish you all the best in... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Executive"

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    Former Employee - Sales Account Executive in Orlando, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Account Executive in Orlando, FL (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Combined Insurance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good training. Good marketing materials.

    Cons

    After separating they want to charge me for benefits received. They also charge you taxes for company trips.

    Advice to Management

    Make products more competitive with the market. Products are overpriced.

    Combined Insurance Response

    9 Jan 2019 – Social Media Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We are pleased to see you shared that you had good training and great marketing materials, as we strive to support our agents the best we can for... More


  5. "Find a different job"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Syracuse, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Syracuse, NY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent comission structure if you can somehow sell this product

    Cons

    The product you're selling sucks


  6. Helpful (1)

    "You get out what you put in"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Latham, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Latham, NY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Combined Insurance full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Make your own schedule, leads system, pleasant work environment

    Cons

    Lack of public brand recognition

    Combined Insurance Response

    9 Jan 2019 – Social Media Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. Our agents have the ability to earn a virtually unlimited income based on the volume of their sales, and they have the flexibility to manage their... More


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Wasn’t what I thought it would be."

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Bowling Green, KY (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Bowling Green, KY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Schooling in Chicago was invaluable. You learn so much in such a short amount of time. It doesn’t translate well to the field, you have to tweak it some and make the sales pitch your own. I loved this job the first 3 months I excelled and made top sales person in the district(5 states) a few times and always exceeded sales goals until my manager left and I had no one to ask questions or get advice or training from.

    Cons

    My district manager left a team of 8 and we were left with only a market director as someone to report to. We no longer had meetings or training or support. Was lied to and told there was a guaranteed base pay the first few months, there wasn’t. They will tell you anything to bring you on because they have to meet recruiting quotas.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to people. If you have to lie and say that this job is something that it’s not, that’s a red flag already.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Looking for new job?"

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    Current Employee - Sales in East Hartford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Sales in East Hartford, CT (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    When one is in the office, it is a very positve and uplifting environment. If you already have experience selling door to door or a strong sales background this company would be a great fit.

    Cons

    You will be hired as fast as possible with as many other people they can find. You will be lured in by the training. However, they have little time to actually show you how to successfully build a business because lower management is constantly being pushed by upper management to keep hiring. They leave you to fend for your self in a new career where you were promised training and support. After multiple request for help with the cold calling fell on deaf ears I was finally sat down and told that I was not a priority because I had my husband to pay my bills. I never felt more discriminated and belittled in my life. Then you try and leave and are told to hold on to your IPad so there persistency doesn't look horrible. Good luck

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the employees you have and build from there. When I was hired I asked how many people make it through the first 6 week sales objective? what I should have asked how many people are still here that you hired last year?

    Combined Insurance Response

    26 Oct 2018 – Social Media Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We do not condone the type of behavior you are describing and would appreciate it if you would send more information to feedback@combined.com. We... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in Albany, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in Albany, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Combined Insurance full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very rewarding career
    Outstanding training infield and daily classroom

    Cons

    Be prepared to work hard !
    Paid based on your efforts and performance

    Advice to Management

    More management meetings

    Combined Insurance Response

    12 Sep 2018 – Social Media Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave this positive review! We especially appreciate hearing from our current employees. It is our goal to provide our employees with the training they need to be... More


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Newbie: I'm in training now in Chicago."

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    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Agent in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Agent in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    So far so good. I have just completed my 3rd day of training. So I'm writing this review from my hotel. I am very excited about this new opportunity. I have read some of the reviews on here some negative some positive but I am never going to allow my self to be discouraged by someone else's failure. I will say that this training is intense but I know its going to pay off and I look forward to doing another review in 3 months to update you on my success. The breakfast at the hotel is very good and the company pays for everything. They fly you in and pay for your lodging. They give you a prepaid credit card that you can use for food and things that you need. My trainer is very knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. My room is very clean . They shuttle you to and from training and the cafeteria food is pretty darn good. As far as income potential they really give you a positive out look.

    Cons

    They throw a lot at you in a short time. You have to stay on your toes and memorize a lot of information but you know the old saying no pain no gain.

    Combined Insurance Response

    29 Aug 2018 – Social Media Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave this positive review! We love hearing your perspective, as someone currently in training. Our talented trainers work hard to prepare our new agents for... More