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Combined Insurance CEO Kevin Goulding
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Pros
  • "Great training provided for new sales agents(in 30 reviews)

  • "This company is based on positivity PMA to be exact and that stands for positive mental attitude(in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lots of long hours and endless meetings(in 40 reviews)

  • "They expect you to go door to door six days a week(in 35 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Market Manager at Combined Insurance Company of America"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Combined Insurance full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    When you do well you are definitely recognized and the trips are great.

    Cons

    Your a hero one day and loser the day. Upper Management along the East Coast is ruthless. You are definitely micro manage. They expect you to go door to door six days a week.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging, Stop all the conference calls. Support the staff.

    Combined Insurance2019-03-18

    Combined Insurance Response

    April 29, 2019Social Media Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback. It's true this type of sales is not for everyone, and we regret it wasn't a good fit for you. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors!

  2. Helpful (11)

    "Remember those door to door sales men???"

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    Former Employee - Agent in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Combined Insurance full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The apps you work with are very simple and easy to understand. The Training was very good. Company Issued Ipad to conduct your business, free business cards. They have some great products also

    Cons

    You do not have any leads like they say you will. The only "leads" are current policy holders and a list of nearby businesses that are only a lead because they are public knowledge. You literally are a door to door sales person. If you cant sell door to door you will not survive. Had weekly meetings.... way too many along with group...

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    Advice to Management

    Be honest about the "leads" this is why many people leave after you pay for them to fly to Chicago for a weeks training ( training was great though). Stop overwhelming your agents, we are not little kids and do not need 20 calls and over 50 messages a day.

    Combined Insurance2018-10-26

    Combined Insurance Response

    October 26, 2018Social Media Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share this review. We are happy to hear that you felt training was "very good", as it is our goal to make sure our agents are ready for success in the field. It's true this type of sales is not for everyone, and we regret it wasn't a good fit for you. ...

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  3. Helpful (6)

    "Insurance Sales Rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Combined Insurance full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Folks are nice and helpful, especially agents since we are all in the same boat hustling.

    Cons

    Talk to 100 people a day outside or door to door and shove your sales in their throat. Exhausting walking or driving around all day long.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more and stop thinking that your method always work.

    Combined Insurance2018-08-15

    Combined Insurance Response

    August 29, 2018Social Media Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. It is our goal to make sure everyone leaves training feeling confident and ready to sell, and we regret this was not your experience. We will share your feedback with our training department. We wish you all the best in your future ...

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Manager / Insurance Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Combined Insurance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Policies issued very fast - usually payed the following week provide leads payed training easy to move up the ladder only responsible 9 months for sold policies

    Cons

    clients do not belong to you once you leave very old fashioned company - train you mainly to do door to door As sales manager you are also responsible of you teams cancelled policies : must make sure they make good sales that stay in the books

    Combined Insurance2017-12-21

    Combined Insurance Response

    February 8, 2018Social Media Manager

    Thanks so much for taking the time to share this review. We provide our agents with a week long training session, and we strive to continue to offer training and support in the field. We offer merit-based promotions, and we provide some leads. We wish you all the best in your future ...

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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Sales Agent in NE PA"

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    Former Employee - Sales Agent in Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Combined Insurance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A Learning Experience Fairly decent training Great opportunity of meet friends

    Cons

    Old school training of days when it was ok and safe to go door to door Upper management could care less about the agent themselves, except what the agents can put in managements pockets.

    Advice to Management

    develope a training program that fits in the with the times of today, many people fear opening their doors, and thanks to the do not call list , phone calls are hard to deal with

    Combined Insurance2018-01-19

    Combined Insurance Response

    January 24, 2018Social Media Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback. It’s true this type of sales career is not for everyone, and we regret that it was not a good fit for you. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

  6. "Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Combined Insurance full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Set your own schedule and appointments.

    Cons

    Going store to store and door to door and getting rejected regularly. Getting paid completely on commission sales as well.

    Combined Insurance2017-10-10

    Combined Insurance Response

    October 20, 2017Social Media Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share this review. As an agent at Combined Insurance, you have the flexibility to create your own schedule. It's true that being in sales is not for everyone. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Combined Insurance full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    pay, benefits, great 401k,advancement opportunity is great

    Cons

    long hours, travel, door to door sales,

    Combined Insurance2017-05-31

    Combined Insurance Response

    September 5, 2017Social Media Manager

    Thanks so much for this positive review! We appreciate hearing from our current employees, and we appreciate that you've listed "pay, benefits, great 401K, and advancement opportunities" as pros! We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "good opportunity to advance-lousy products"

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    Current Employee - Field Representative in West Palm Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Combined Insurance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    many levels of management allows for opportunity to advance-Great sales training in Chicago-good field training.

    Cons

    Door to Door sales in less than desirable areas, too many meetings, few customers see the value of these products as they are offered by too many other companies with better features at less cost(AFLAC-Colonial), way too many charge backs. Life insurance product is sold with less than honest approach

    Advice to Management

    make sure new employees know what they are getting themselves into-too much work for the compensation. Charge backs eat away at true earnings.

    Combined Insurance2017-04-25

    Combined Insurance Response

    June 14, 2017Social Media Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share this review-we especially appreciate hearing from our current employees. As you mentioned, we offer merit-based opportunities for advancement and are always happy to see our successful agents take on new responsibilities. It is our belief that ...

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "account exective"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Combined Insurance full-time

    Pros

    unlimited income, great products, sales support, good overall company, customers service is overall very good. senior management is very supportive of your personal goals

    Cons

    100% door to door business, very little good lead base, no team work, co-workers going on my new face accounts that were created my production

    Advice to Management

    if your seasoned agent with a Winning track record, you should be the only one going on your business the you start and created for the company.

    Combined Insurance2016-12-01

    Combined Insurance Response

    January 4, 2017Social Media Manager

    Thank you for sharing all these great “pros” about working at Combined Insurance! We especially appreciate hearing from our current employees. As you mentioned, our agents have the ability to make a virtually unlimited income based on their volume of sales. Our comprehensive product ...

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  10. Helpful (7)

    "Great place to learn sales and move on"

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    Former Employee - Insurance Sales Agent in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Combined Insurance

    Pros

    Sales school is top notch While I would not recommend to a friend, it is a great entry level sales job to learn how to sale Products are very strong, especially accident policy Freedom to set own schedule W2 employee, so taxes are done and benefits are available, but expensive

    Cons

    Cold-call selling door to door residential is vicious No training on how to build B2B business Very hard to compete in B2B settings - will lose to the Duck more often than not 100% commission Chargebacks - and there will be lots of them. You may find yourself in the negatives frequently and being without a decent paycheck for weeks at a time No support in the field, even...

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    Advice to Management

    Be honest with new hires that they will struggle for a very long time; explain better what charge backs are and what that means to them; spend time in the field with newer hires.

    Combined Insurance2016-10-17

    Combined Insurance Response

    October 20, 2016Social Media Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to review our company and for mentioning that our “sales school is top notch.” It is our aim that our Agents will learn the fundamentals of great selling and then stay with us throughout their career, but it’s true that sales is not for everyone. We ...

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