Insurance Agent (Former Employee) – Flint, MI – December 27, 2016
A typical day meeting customer offering financial and insurance products. You will learn how to adapt to all types of people. Management provided help when needed. Co-workers are great. The hardest part of the job is making sure you schedule appointments around your family. The people you meet is enjoyable part of the job.
Sr Account Services / Sales-Support Administration (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – June 15, 2015
Very busy and hectic since change of management. The hardest was following up with home office to get answers for customers. The most enjoyable are the employees you work with at the client service area.
Very due date or deadline driven. Often went to class to update and learn any new updates. Managers very understanding to family needs. Had the best coworkers, we got a long and most were friends outside of work. Crunch time at year end was the most difficult in needing to get all the information from different department to meet the deadline. The department was very friendly and enjoyable.
Licensed Representative (Former Employee) – Wilkes-Barre, PA – March 19, 2014
Sales and servicing of Life, Health Insurance an Annuity accounts in a geographic area. Collections of premiums due within given timeframes. Interacting with prospects, selling insurance products regularly and keeping products paid to date.
Career Sales Agent (Current Employee) – Athens, GA – November 19, 2013
American General is a great company to work for, the work schedule is very flexible making work/life balance so much easier. There is plenty of competition around the office to keep employees motivated. The hardest part about the job is that you get paid based on performance, so there are chances of not getting a great paycheck if you have a terrible week.
APA Programmer/APA Analyst (Former Employee) – Amarillo, TX – July 3, 2013
• Worked with and within several programs and created scripting to have all programs speaking to each other. • Worked with other teams such as the mainframe group and the database group to coordinate projects and effort. • Followed state requirements as well as company requirements and kept track of frequent changes. • Worked on several major projects such as Project Optimus where we had to change the company name from Western National Life to American General. This was a major undertaking as thousands of files and major coding had to be updated. • Helped other teams with projects they were on as they did not have access to the same programs. • Provided insight with my peers to help create an engaged team.
American General was a very nice place to work at. The Management(some) and employees are wonderful! It's almost like a big family. A typical day would be to come in a review life applications for replacements.I would have to contact the agent or agencies and notify them of anything that was needed to get the policy out.I learned how to be better at teamwork. Working there also taught me to work independently and make critical decisions by myself because a manager wasn't always around. I became more organized and it taught me how to be more detailed in my work.Overall it is a enjoyable company but balancing work and home life because you have to take certain classes and volunteer which isn't bad , but it became a must instead of a want which makes it take away from the competitive nature of a job.Also not enough advancement for all employees.
work environment, co-workers, different opportunitites
not enough advancement opportunities, hard to balance work/life
Enjoyable position offering life insurance products to public.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Johnstown, PA – October 23, 2012
Reviewed insurance products and needs for clients and updated profiles. Made collections for current insurance products and attempted sales for new products. Requested new contacts for potential sales and insurance reviews. Developing client confidence and desire for insurance products can be difficult to accomplish. Meeting new clients was enjoyable.
operating laptop and handling clients files., promoting need for insurance and benefits of insurance products.
having sales quotas to meet as new agent while developing client confidence.