Typical day involves correcting other team or company mistakes and trying to help customers understand their policies, changes etc...but that's just service. However the multiple application systems State Farm uses is just ridiculous. Go to one place for quoting autos, use another system to quote RV's and others have to literally lookup and calculate rates manually and submit paper apps ...it's just the most uncoordinated resource "system-if you-can-call-it that" I've seen. Once when you've learned the tricks and where the tools are at the pace is better. But the thing I was looking for most going in from this agency was a mentoring relationship since I was starting new in the insurance industry. But apparently what was expected in return was to just shut my trap, not offer other opinions or disagree with the owner in meetings and just book appointments. Too bad it was not a good fit because my co-workers were pretty nice, and I looked forward to going into work with them. Hours were acceptable, however I could see that if I had more time/success that there definitely would have been some after hours and weekends expected. Not a problem because I knew that going in. Beyond that, benefits offered were minimal at best, but potential commissions and salary were pretty fair and seemed attainable. For example: my agent's office offered 8 paid holidays, 3 sick days and $100 (after a year of employment) towards (medical, vision, dental & life) for plan of choice. Beyond that, you're pretty much on your own.
Nice office and location, co-workers, commissions/bonuses fair, License fees paid by owner
No healthcare, Short breaks, After hours appointments, poor management style