I've been with the company almost four years. Almost all the people I originally knew are no longer with the company. The turn over for the sales agents and agency staff is unbelievably high--a quick revolving door. And many agents talked about how mean the company was at dismissing them... charging employees high fees, even some being turned over to the collection agencies because they didn't pay their office rent in total. Yes, you have to pay for everything when your sales are slow. The company uses an antiquated sales agency system. If you sell a lot "your expenses" are covered--meaning the company makes so much off your commissions it can pay your rent for you and even some office supplies. Yes, don't be surprised if an agency charges you for making copies on the copier. Some times these fees seem random like Home Office just decides one month to charge agents and see if anyone complains. There is a big disconnect between the local agencies in each state and the home office. Unless you have plenty of cash on hand and you like to push for insurance sales, I'd suggest finding a better company to work with... one that offers its employees something. This company doesn't offer its sales employees anything except a quota that you are supposed to meet or you get terminated.
I've been with them over three years and no one I started with is still there. The agency can't keep employees, sales staff or office staff. Each day you come in or call the office it's a different person. Cubicles are filled and emptied all the time. The office is more like the downtown bus station with people coming and going. Management isn't much to speak of. They mostly act busy without accomplishing much, except getting excited if someone makes a big sale, and sales haven't been good for the office in the last year. Our goals haven't been met by more that a third. It's tough out in the sales field and tougher with little support for the office.
One of the toughest jobs around. There is lots of potential to make good money, but this means having no life and seldom seeing family and friends, as you have to work long hours and weekends and evenings.