- Report: #38805
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Complaint Review: American Income Life
American Income Lifewww.ailins.com Nationwide United States of America
American Income Life Scam | Complaints REVIEW: American Income Life, National Income Life dedicated to helping associates achieve their goals; feel safe confident & secure doing business with AIL & NIL, they will not allow a legitimate complaint to go unresolved. ALL COMPANIES GET COMPLAINTS - HOW THE COMPANY HANDLES THOSE COMPLAINTS SEPARATES GOOD BUSINESSES FROM BAD BUSINESSES. Waco Texas Nationwide
*UPDATE : American Income Life join Rip-off Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program and submit to independent investigation. American Income Life pledges to resolve all legitimate complaints and address any issues from the past, present and in the future.
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Clay you of all people should know better
*UPDATE Employee: You've got to be kidding me Joel - I would also never encourage anyone to lie to their employers.
*UPDATE Employee: This company has changed my life, I hope you are willing to keep an open mind
*Consumer Suggestion: American Income Life appears to have been investigated...
*UPDATE Employee: Balanced Feedback ..found the highest degree of integrity and professionalism
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SPECIAL UPDATE January 17 2012: American Income Life remains committed to 100% customer satisfaction and has drastically improved their business processes over the years to better serve their customers. American Income Life is truly dedicated to making sure ALL customers are happy. American Income Life continues to show customer service is of the utmost importance and they currently have no complaints!
To date, American Income Life has addressed and resolved all reported complaints, which have always been resolved to the complete satisfaction of their customers. American Income Life proves to be among the top members of the Rip-off Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program, as a Verified Safe Business. American Income Life has remained actively engaged and improving the way they address customer service complaints. Rip-off Report has confirmed that American Income Life is no fraud, is not a scam and is of the highest integrity. As an active and current member of the Rip-off Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program we are happy to report that now more than ever American Income Life remains committed to customer satisfaction and gets our top Verified Safe endorsement.
Rip-off Report's investigation found such complaints, but importantly also found that American Income Life / National Income Life is committed to resolving such complaints quickly and is doing everything possible to satisfy its clients and representatives alike. The company also takes appropriate action against any of its representatives who are found to have conducted themselves improperly or unethically. We believe that the number of complaints against this company, whether through the Internet or other channels, is small when put into the context of its enormous size. Most large companies would never commit themselves like American Income Life / National Income Life has to Rip-off Report's Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program.
Read our investigative Report and American Income Life / National Income Life's commitment to 100% consumer satisfaction.
American Income Life / National Income Life provides products and services through independent representatives, and has been providing benefits to families for over 50 years. AIL is rated A+ Superior by A.M. Best Company, its second highest rating, for overall financial strength (as of 6/07). American Income Life / National Income Life www.ailife.com and also www.WorkAtAIL.com provides life insurance and supplemental benefits to members of labor unions, credit unions, associations, as well as private clients in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, and New Zealand.
See why you should feel secure and confident when doing business with American Income Life / National Income Life Read about Rip-off Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program,..A program that benefits the consumer, assures them of complete satisfaction and confidence when doing business with a member business. this program works.
===================== NOW TO THE ORIGINAL REPORT THAT WAS FILED
American Income Life scam misleading employment opportunities, unethical hiring practices, NO benefits Nationwide
Like many other college graduates seeking employment in 2002, I had become very frustrated with my search. Then, one day, I receive a voice-mail from the Human Resources department for American Income, stating that they want to set up an interview for me immediately. Great! I thought, the search may be coming to an end!
I attended the interview and was told that the hiring process there required at least three interviews, and that if I was deemed eligible for the position, I would be invited back for another interview. Of course, I was invited back.
I arrived the next day, only to find that about 25 other people were also there. I was greatly discouraged by this, but bought into the pitch of making a lot of money.
Long story short, I accepted the position and began the next week. I was told that I would recieve training for my licensure. I received no training. I was told that I had to order the book and then study on my own over the next week before the exam.
After passing the exam, I began my "sales training". Up until this point, I was under the impression that I was being hired for a management position. I only discovered a couple weeks later, by accident, that no one was considered a manager-in-training as the job posting indicated, but simply contracted agents!
I was also told that my management career would be accelerated if I participated in booking interviews. This process involved calling anyone with a resume on an internet job site to offer them this "exciting opportunity". It is, as one person on this site alluded to, all scripted. We were told to lie to them when they asked questions about the position, particularly with respect to compensation (there are no salary positions available, as is stated in the script). "Anything to get them in the door" Of course, my management career never accelerated. It is based purely on performance.
The hours are indeed long. I worked about 80 hours a week, and traveled almost 200 miles a day. I was never compensated for these expenses and other expenses, including briefcase, gas, food, or even licensure. I was told during the interview that I would be given a health insurance "allowance", but I was never offered such a benefit.
The method of selling insurance there is also deceptive. Perhaps the worst part of it is the fact that we were required to call current policy holders to try and set up appointments to "go over their policy with them". Many times, their clients would be called 2-3 times a week!
I left the position on a Friday, so as to insure that I would at least receive my last paycheck for a pitiful $300, which is a far cry from the $800-$1200 that they say you can make a week in your first month. My total income while working there for two months was $1,000! Pathetic.
During my last two weeks, I avoided booking interviews by disconnecting the phone I was using, and even hiding in the copy room. I hated doing it. I hated lying to people. During my last week, I went through the motions, almost avoiding making a sale, so that I knew I wasn't leaving money on the table for them to take. As I said, I left on a Friday, so that I could ensure that I would receive my weak paycheck.
I urge anyone considering employment with this company to look elsewhere. I apologize to all of the people that I did book on interviews (10-15 I think). I apologize to all of the policy holders I hassled.
I am not revealing which state I live in or agency I worked for, because of an agreement I signed not to discourage prospective employees from joining. However, the story is the same across the country I am sure. I encourage anyone who has been ripped off by AIL to step out and report it!
Joel Middletown, Other
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