Good work/life balance. Great schedule. Friendly staff and Agent. State Farm high prices make selling difficult.
Pros: plenty of coffee, schedule, comfortable environment, great brand reputation
Cons: high prices turns alot of insurance seekers off, compensation is low until you can get good
Schedule is 8 to 5, Monday throught Friday. Grab coffee and call on sales leads. Most of the time people don't answer their phones when they don't recognize the number. If they answer, quote their insurance and try your best to sell the company's value because State Farm rates are often not competitive. If they don't answer their phone, leave a voice message, prepare the quote to be as enticing as possible, email it, and send a text for good measure. Wash, rinse, and repeat for a week or so, in hopes that you can get a response. All the employees that I work with are really cool; not dramatic or gossipers. The Agent is real cool and patient. Their is quite a bit of a learning curve. Learning all of the ins and outs of insurance, getting your sales pitch down, building your confidence takes time, and building the habit of making alot of calls. The most difficult part is selling enough policies in order to make decent money. The best part is the schedule and chill environments. I've learned alot about selling, communicating effectively (knowledge, technique, emotion), and generally finding away to get people to buy. Obviously, you are going to have alot of people who will say "no" because of price. You can't win them all. You have to sell the company as being the best.