You get out what you put in
SA (Current Employee) – Tacoma, WA – October 10, 2017
Not a lot of careers allow you to get out of a job what you put into it. This job is not for everyone. I feel there are a lot of unfair or biased reviews on this site. Pay is commission, but it is more that plenty if you actually put the work in. The first 6 months involve the most sacrifice in any career one wants to advance in. Yes there are long hours. Yes there are long weeks. However, that's a choice. Once you get out of training (which is up to how well you learn and work) then your schedule is determined by you. You literally get out of it what you put in. I've been in sales for years. This is my first year with AIL I'm looking forward to at least nine more. The presentation is not pushy. The attitude is not pushy sales. It is not selling to people that don't need or can't afford the benefits. If an agent or former agent tells you of a time that something was sold that someone did not need or could not afford, it was that agent's fault. You as the agent and producer are responsible for the benefit package you help people enroll in.
If you are driven, competitive, and a people person, this job is for you. I would also add that a genuine compassion and caring for others is a plus.
If you want a job where you can show up and stand around doing nothing and still get paid, don't work with this company. We don't want that type of attitude anyway.
You are your boss. Self-determined income and promotions. Career, not a job.
Some cannot handle the commitment and short term sacrifice to invest in themselves and their future.