Supportive flexible work environment, but no room for error
Independent Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Norwalk, CT – March 24, 2017
There is no backup or cushion if you have a bad month because it is commission/rewards only, and you need to plan on not making anything for the first 3 months while you train and build up your client base. That is the major downside.
On the plus side, if you are good with people and can take a lot of "no" answers without letting it get you down, you will do will great here. Training and leadership is very supportive - they do well when you do well.
Also, your own reliable transportation is required, though they won't say that. The only way you can be productive enough is if you can really stretch your territory.
Lastly, as a rep you are not eligible for all the products you offer to your clients, specifically short term disability. So you spend your day telling others how important it is to have a safety net in case of injury, but you are not allowed to invest in one for yourself through the company.
You set your own schedule
No steady pay structure