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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 (2)

    "Well Worth It"

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    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in East Farmingdale, NY
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The income potential is unlimited and the training is excellent. After graduating from sales school, my manager showed my the ropes and after a few weeks I was pretty much on my own. It takes hard work, but it is well worth it They teach you everything you need to know to be successful- you just need to apply yourself and do it I have already been on a few company trips- and they are awesome. So far I have been...

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    Cons

    It can take long hours in the beginning- still worth it

    Combined Insurance2019-04-22

    Combined Insurance Response

    April 29, 2019Social Media Manager

    Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this positive review! We appreciate your honesty: to be successful takes hard work. But, the hard work and dedication can pay off. Our agents have the ability to earn a virtually unlimited income based on the volume of their sales. We ...

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Account executive"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company if you’re excellent in sales.

    Cons

    Racism Favoritism Bullying Tough Intimidating Use your own vehicle, gas, meals etc. All my district Manager cared about was hitting initial numbers and you were on your own from there. They’ll sell you hopes and dreams and dig the ground below your feet. They’ll sell you this positivity BS which means nothing after sales school especially if you’re in the Long Island market

    Advice to Management

    Don’t give false hopes and dreams.

    Combined Insurance2018-08-14
  3. Helpful (16)

    "Extremely disappointing."

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sales school, free food at meetings

    Cons

    Working 50+ hours a week for two months straight and not getting paid with absolutely no support from management. No other agents in my area so I can't even ride with someone for moral support. Completely on my own and lost. My boss has been gone for over a month. I don't know where or why.

    Advice to Management

    We need stronger managers, even in remote area. We will never expand into rural areas if there is only one (struggling) agent getting no support or training.

    Combined Insurance2018-06-03
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Insurance Agent"

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

    I worked at Combined Insurance full-time

    Pros

    Work as much as you want. Not many "pros" actually

    Cons

    100% Commission Fake people They trick you into going to sales school by telling you that the training is in Chicago when it is actually in Des Plaines.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be fake

    Combined Insurance2018-04-20
  5. Helpful (9)

    "If I Could Rate a 0 I Would"

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

    I worked at Combined Insurance full-time

    Pros

    IF you ever sell anything, the bonuses are very nice.

    Cons

    Worst company I have ever worked for!! From the moment you get to sales school and stay in a run-down gross hotel, stuck in a room with a random roommate (mine who did not even speak the same language as me, so we had NO way of communicating). Sales school is a nightmare and you will be in class with many people who will not even take...

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    Combined Insurance2018-04-16

    Combined Insurance Response

    August 1, 2018Social Media Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share this review. It’s true, this type of sales is not for everyone, and we regret it wasn’t a good fit for you. To ensure agents are following Medicaid guidelines specific to each state, they should contact the underwriting department if there are ...

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  6. Helpful (8)

    "Combined Fails"

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    Former Employee - Insurance Agent in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There's nothing positive to say about this company.

    Cons

    Deceptive practices all around, from the top down; mainly lack of transparency and disclosure regarding accounting practices that would normally be shared up front with new hires, by other professionals firms. Real management here is non-existent. What is practiced has been excruciatingly concocted over decades of refinement by career robots that micromanage and think inside the box. Internally, those profiting have...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop using people and get a real job.

    Combined Insurance2018-01-06

    Combined Insurance Response

    January 11, 2018Social Media Manager

    Thank you for bringing these concerns up to us and for giving us the opportunity to respond. We value our agents and strive to help them stay at Combined Insurance and build a solid, long-lasting career with us. We provide them with ongoing training, incentive programs, awards and ...

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Run-don't walk away from WV managers"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Charleston, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    You can make $ but you've got to do a lot of work & spend a lot of time finding people to buy the policies.

    Cons

    They send you to Sales School in Chicago then drop the ball when you get home and blame you for it. No prep work for field training just "fake it til you break it". More info needs to be provided before Sales School. Mixed info from Sales School and local Managers on what to do to succeed....

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    Advice to Management

    Vet candidates before sending them to Sales School. Have a game plan in place for when they return. Just stop being so shady. The love of money is truly the root of all evil.

    Combined Insurance2017-11-21

    Combined Insurance Response

    November 28, 2017Social Media Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share this review. This type of sales is not for everyone, and we regret it wasn’t a good fit for you. We’d appreciate additional details about your experience, please email us at feedback@combined.com. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Must be willing to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent school training, continuing classroom education in home market.

    Cons

    Non-existent field training for me after sales school. Inconsistency between markets.

    Advice to Management

    Do not hire sales people without having quality support staff in the market to continue training and support. .

    Combined Insurance2017-08-08

    Combined Insurance Response

    September 5, 2017Social Media Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience as a Combined Sales Agent. We agree-our training is top-notch, and we do everything we can to help our new agents be successful. Thanks for letting us know we could use a little work with supporting our agents once they're in ...

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  9. "Good Company with wonderful products"

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    Former Employee - Agent in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Combined Insurance for less than a year

    Pros

    Combined sells accident and sickness policies to individuals. Good product that is needed especially with the state of health insurance today. They provide you with training at their home office in Chicago. The flight and the room were paid by them. After finishing their Sales School, you are provided with a company Ipad for your sales. The opportunity is there to make good money. But, you have to work at it. Make...

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    Cons

    This is a commission sales job. You are in charge of your own business. The potential is there but it can be slow starting out so be prepared.

    Advice to Management

    I had a supportive management team.

    Combined Insurance2017-07-11

    Combined Insurance Response

    July 28, 2017Social Media Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share this positive review. As you mentioned, it takes hard work to be successful in this entrepreneurial-type career, but we do our part to provide excellent training. We wish you all the best in your future here with us!

  10. Helpful (6)

    "Can't believe Chubb let's this Company carry its brand"

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    Former Employee - Market Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Products are good and competitive

    Cons

    Out dated business model 100% focus on hiring agents, they will hire anybody! No screening for realistic skills and competencies that would prove for a candidate’s opportunity for success or viability. Their “Manpower” (recruiting calls) are unbelievable showing that they just want bodies at sales school week after week. They don’t seem to care that there is no agent success!...

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    Advice to Management

    Good luck!!! Knowing what I know now, I am ashamed to have Combined on my resume. I have yet to find anyone who feels that their time at Combined was beneficial to their future in anyway, everyone I have had contact with feels completely embarrassed that they worked there.

    Combined Insurance2017-06-22
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