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Insurance Agent (Former Employee) says

"When I took the job I understood that I would be traveling a lot and away from home 4 days a week however I didn't know that I would travel to other states until the very last minute. The training was not at all as I expected and in 4 days I really wasn't taught much by the team lead and the next week I was supposed to go back and out on my own. I quit after the 3rd day in the field because I felt I didn't know enough to go at it on my own."

Sales Associate (Former Employee) says

"POOR WORK HOURS, POOR MANAGEMENT, POOR TRAINING, WOULDN'T WORK THAT TYPE OF JOB AGAIN. Driving was just too much. finding people at home at night or during their dinner time and try to sell them something they didn't need or want. Cons: everything bad"

Sales Representative (Former Employee) says

"100% Commission, door to door. Looks good on a sales resume. I would not recommend the job to a friend. Poor product. Couldn't do it after a while in good conscience."

Outside supplemental insurance sales (Former Employee) says

"This company offers no real training to assist in reaching its unrealistic sales goals for new employees. If you don't have at least a years salary saved to carry you through the beginning process I would not recommend even considering it."

AGILE PROJECT MANAGER (Former Employee) says

"This position was not a good experience. The work was very interesting and challenging. The company culture is unprofessional. The IT projects were mainly supporting in house mobile applications that are used by the sales staff."

Sales Associate (Former Employee) says

"I worked in texas with this group, and I soon learned that you have to be very pushy. If you aren't, you won't get paid! Your pay is based off of your sales, and if people keep slamming a door in your face you don't get paid. I even had a man put a gun on me, and all my lead could say was, "That's ok, it happens." Very unprofessional. Cons: 100% commission, missleading"

Sales Associate (Former Employee) says

"When I was interviewed by Platinum Insurance I was told I would be working with the Northern Wisconsin group, could possibly be making 100,000 got the a year and I would get a three day weekend."

commissioned sales rep (Current Employee) says

"cold calling in the rural market working 14 to 16 hour days, even tho it was four day work week you worked from 7 in the morning to past 10 every day, hard to keep sharp working these hours"

Insurance Agent/Producer (Former Employee) says

"Door to door cold call sales are not a very friendly enviroment the worst day I had a guy pull a gun on me and my trainer. Cons: door to door cold call sales"

IT Support Specialist (Former Employee) says

"This business has really gone down hill in the last 4 years or so. New Management was brought in place and the restructuring was pushing good workers out. Made job very stressful and really hit the employee moral bad. VP that started the company got out - not good sign for a business."

Producer/ Agent (Former Employee) says

"The product offered by Platinum Supplemental Insurance was not a bad product by any means. The policies were competitively priced and pretty comprehensive in terms of what they offered. Having said this the job of producer/ agent was completely commission based. They require you spend your money on gas/ food and accommodations while on the road selling there product. Not necessarily wrong however you only work a 4 day work week in rural country areas sometimes hundreds of miles from where you live. After doing a cost analysis you can quickly conclude that you must sell at least one policy a work week just to break even on the cost associated with selling it. If your looking for a stable income or something other than a 1099 than do not consider a position with this company. Cons: 1099 tax form."

Insurance Sales Agent (Former Employee) says

"This job pays if you make sales. Problem is the market is so saturated with other insurance programs that its extremely hard to make any sales. Going door to door is very dangerous , and as such expect to have guns pointed at you , to having dogs sicked on you. You have to use your own gas to travel the country roads along with tearing up your vehicle traveling across the state. Paying for hotel rooms gets very expensive also. Good luck. Cons: Outdated, Dangerous, saturated market"

Insurance Sales Representative (Former Employee) says

"Hopefully the "get the contract signed at ANY COST" atmosphere has been rectified. The manager and assistant manager I worked for were at best crooked"

Insurance producer/agent (Current Employee) says

"A good place to work for pros you can make a lot of money in a very short time cons you have to cover all you expenses like, foods, gas, car wear and tear, tires like 3 times a year put to many miles in your car and not to say your a 1099 employee."

Active Door to Door client retention and sales (Former Employee) says

"Company should provide their vehicles to drive around Farm Country. Very pushy sale, and unsafe to be going into peoples homes at this day and age. Not concerned of employee well being at all."

Worker Bee (Former Employee) says

"Upper management is clueless. CEO was brought on board for some unknown reason, only thing he has managed to do is post flat or lower sales every year since hire. Also has history of burying companies, while padding his household income by contracting his "consultant" spouse. Rampant nepotism. Great place to work with huge advancement potential if you are a secretary with an MBA. The work of a few bright and talented souls is negated by mismanagement from the upper level of the company. Cons: See review"

Insurance Agent (Former Employee) says

"100% cold call door-knocking commission for insurance sales. No leads. If you don't make a sale, you don't get paid. After 6 weeks they expect you to make 2 sales per day, which is impossible if you're new. However if you do make a sale, it's a big payday that comes in. That is IF your customer doesn't cancel their plan within the first year, which then you've got to give it back. You're expected to make enough sales to compensate for it though. Cons: No healthcare, no PTO or sick days, no company car or paid hotels. away from family Monday-Friday."

Supervisor (Former Employee) says

"The culture of the company is one of mismanagement and disorganization. Often times it felt as though the left hand did not know what the right hand was doing. The company is in a constant flux and just when one process gets set, they completely change it up again. Cons: Management is terrible, advancement is difficult, the turn over rate is ridiculous, the company is in constant chaos"

INSURANCE SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) says

"A typical day at work lasts for about 16 hours beginning in the morning and extending into the night. The day is spent cold on current customers and prospective clients explaining the policies offered and quotes on each policy. Management was good, as they gave all of the employees the training needed along with anymore that may be needed. The hardest part about the day was the long hours and the fact that it was all cold calling with residents becoming angry when approaching them to explain what the information was for. Cons: Long work hours"

Insurance Agent (Former Employee) says

"My manager was a woman and she was not valued as a manager. That had a trickle down affect. Long hours and commission only. Expenses are high because of hotel and fuel costs. Cons: Time away from family"