ED Magedson – Founder
Combined Insurance Comapny5050 N. Broadway Chicago, Illinois United States of America
I work for this company and have for 5 months. This is the most UNorganized, UNprofessional, BS company in the world. Because jobs are so unavailable I had little choice in getting something that would take care of me and my family. And this job does NOT! You be lucky to make 30K in your 1st year. Half of that will go to expenses.
After reading all of the reports on the company, good and bad, I have to say I wish I had done my homework. Combined Insurance sells its employees on PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) because the don't pay s**t! You work your a*s off trying to sell policies to people that bought the crap in 1970. I will touch on just some of the stuff I have encountered and you will be in for if you come to this company.
INTERVIEW- Unprofessional. I had a 12:00pm interview at the Glenview location. Waited for 14 minutes before the market director came to see me. He came with some old dude, 61yrs old, I found this out during the interview. He told me he was suppose to stop interviews at 10:00am and did not know he had a interview at noon. This old guy with him was another candidate that also had a noon interview. We both went into a meeting room in the lobby. Just to end this, during the interview we were both asked our age, I did not respond, shown a video about the company and listend to the MD talk about how long he has been with this company and his BS old school stories. 50 minutes of nonsense and we both had to remind him that he did not even ask for our resumes.
TRAINING- 2 weeks of cheering, paperwork and listening to a out of touch trainer with 40yrs with this company. "How's your PMA. Shitty"
WORKING- Long days of driving to the burbs to sell to people that are too old or too broke to buy anything. Clients that are tired of the BS " I am calling to set an appointment to do an account review" Knowing d**n well you the agent are trying to sell something to pay for your gas coming out there in the first place.
The best you can hope for is that you stay here long enough to get a cushy sales trainers position so you don't have to freeze your butt off in the cold knocking on doors hoping to get a sale. Or some old fart dies that is in upper management and you can move up the ladder.
Why do I still work here? Lots of old farts in upper management!
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