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Great opportunities to grow
Licensed Insurance Agent (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLSeptember 23, 2016
TZ is a great place to work. There is upward mobility and opportunities to grow through sponsored education. There are ample sales leads.
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Pusby Management, Lousy hours, Sweat Shop, They own business, Run
Agent (Former Employee) –  Charlotte NCJuly 21, 2015
You sell they keep the business and renewals, Sweat Shop.
If your a licensed agent you can make a lot more as an independent.
They throw you a little salary and then put you a boiler room with
noisy co workers and idiots for managers. you will work all sorts of hours in place of being in business for yourself. Anyone with a health license can get appointed with the companies they offer. The leads they give can be provided from dozens of marketing companies.
The make you think you have career there but in reality they just use you to sell for the owners of the agency that make all the real money.
After the open enrollment you will be history. Don't fall for the bull they feed you just do a little research for IMO's or FMO's that will point you in the right direction and you will own your book of business instead of this company. Interviewed with them and it was a big waste of time. Amateur hour.
Pros
Temporary Job
Cons
Pushy Management, Lousy work area, Terrible hours, They keep the business you write
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Very professional
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLJuly 19, 2016
The hours are good. Like most jobs, it taught me a lot. Its just not for everyone. For the most part, its a stress free environment.
Pros
Good people
Cons
Easily gets redundant
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TZ is an outstanding company?
Metlife Agent (Current Employee) –  Tampa FloridaMay 5, 2013
There is no doubt that working for TZ Insurance is stress full at times as it is a sales position and you are required to produce. Not easy to sell over the phone and most of the complaints I have read above are from agents who could not perform. It's not for everyone but for those who are successful, the rewards are great.

Outstanding supervisors and management who work close with the agents to insure their success. And a culture that cares for their employees. If an employee has an issue....management is right there to help.

DL
Pros
Good salary and bonus, Great training and support
Cons
Can be stress full
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An up and coming company
Personal Lines Agent (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCApril 16, 2015
This is a new company that lacks proper management and adequate work life balance. The commission rates change almost daily. It is a new company that lacks opportunity.
Pros
Excellent base salary and benefit package
Cons
No opportunity for advancement, 30 minute lunches, not flexible
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High production life insurance sales
Licensed professional insurance agent (Current Employee) –  Fort Myers, FLFebruary 24, 2015
I have been working for Gerber Life Insurance for three years. Our typical day includes calling hot leads that are directly through Gerber, scheduling callbacks and following up with clients to check the status of their decisions.Being that most of my sales career were face to face. Now it is all based on verbal communication. I learned to adjust vocal tones to increase sales and performance.The hardest part of my job is not knowing how many leads will be accessible to us for the day so we can maximize sales conversions.I have sold almost every product Gerber has for Life Insurance.
Pros
occasional spiffs., good management
Cons
constant monotony, uncertainty of lead volume
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sales agent (Former Employee) –  tampa flFebruary 6, 2013
Worst company. No one really follows up or cares about anything you say. Dont bother reporting system issues either they dont care. Forget about trying to be a team player and never suggest more productive way to do things. They wont do it till months later after you and your peers have suffered for awhile. They prefer to rather waste tons of money. As far as advancement goes its all about wbo you know so hang that up. Commissions are a joke. Only peoplesming money are the agents that are favorites and cheat and or steal your sales. Dont look to management to help you cause they wont. Speaking of management most talk about people like dogs out in the open like its nothing and human resources is a joke. Its one lady whose office looks like hurricane katrina hit it all the time and she either loses your info or completely forgot. And after all that the upper management talks to you like your scum on a shoe
This is why their always hiring....Run
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Completely Unprofessional Management
insurance sales (Former Employee) –  Tampa, DLAugust 7, 2013
This company is a total joke. If you hold a professional Insurance license you don't need to work here. There are other highly respected companies to work for after your hard work at acquiring an insurance license. The trainer is a bazaar joke. One thing you will learn from him is his ridiculous college memories. That must have been the high point of his life, all down hill from here I guess. The managers were extremely immature and petty. I know one girl who was fired and got her unemployment due to the harassment she had to put up with. They are petty and unhelpful, all of them. Every week they hire because people that hold professional licenses do not have to put up with their BS. The sales technology software is obsolete and stupid. HR has no clue as to how to run that department. Tampa Bay is the call center king of the nation, due to the diversity, and education levels of the population. If you are a professional there is no need to be abused by a second rate corporation.
Pros
NONE
Cons
hours money jerks for management
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stress full
Telesales (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLNovember 5, 2015
Must be a hard closer to succeed. Out bound calls leads are not very good most come from people who accidentally click on wrong web site which would trigger calls to them 5 times per day trying to sell products that they were not even looking for. Must get a lot of sales per month (25) to make a commission which they call bonus. You start to get good bonuses if you can sell 40 to 60 a month. 60 would get you a bonus of about 9000.00
Pros
Great if you want to get someone else to pay for your licensing
Cons
Managers and supervisors blowing smoke to get you to sell, hours calling people on the east coast at 8:30 at night to try and make a sale.
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With the right upper management and better communication it could be a good place to work.
Life Insurance Agent (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLJune 13, 2012
Typical day: sitting at your station waiting on automatic dialer to connect you with a live caller or dial a lead. Most outbound calls consist of leaving message on machine. Some days you may only talk to 5 or 6 people, others you may talk to 20. The hard part is waiting for the right caller that you can help (sell to). Learned that call center sales can be very tough when there are too many agents and not enough "qualified" leads. Middle management was very nice at first but became hard puppets of upper management when they hired too many agents and did not see sales increase.
Pros
fitness center to use before or after work, depending on shift
Cons
no opportunity to advance
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Too much time and commitment w/o completion of hiring process
INSURANCE AGENT TRAINEE (Former Employee) –  TAMPA, FLORIDASeptember 14, 2015
This company conducted an open house to get new hires but requires scheduling of a pre-florida insurance licensing class, scheduling of the actual florida 215 insurance sales licensing exam, and then scheduling to begin a brief training class for medicare and medigap enrollment of senior citizens which requires approximately acminth or longer before a licensed agent can begin any work. All of the licensing and testing requirements are paid by tz insurance but the other costs to attend and report for their requirements are incurred by the applicant. Then after the grueling 4 or 5 day cram the state exam and other training, you arenotified that there may be a problem with the background check which prevents agent appointment by tz insurance and other states. With pay periods only on the 15th and 30th of the month, an applicant can be required to study and prepare for three tests or more before getting paid for their time, effort, and commitment
Pros
SALES COMMISSIONS
Cons
PHONE SALES W/O DIRECT CONTACT
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A good place to get a start
Life and Health Insurance Agent (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCAugust 16, 2015
this job is ok for the most part.there has been a lot of changes made in the past year and it really has changes the culture there.. if u need a job.. try it out. u may like it.
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Terrible place to work!
Insurance Sales Agent (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLDecember 12, 2013
This is a horrible place to work. I was fired the day after I reported my wallet stolen. Coincidence? I think not! They have their "pick of the litter" employees that are allowed to make real money. The rest of us were screwed. They hired a Director of Sales ( instead of promoting from within ) that has a Napoleon complex. He is so busy trying to bed one of the women that he doesn't do the job he was hired for. But that's okay because he is a man.
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Awful work environment
Sales Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCApril 8, 2015
A typical day working on health and accident program was a debacle. Management was not prepared to sufficiently roll out the program. Unless you are a licensed life agent, this company is not for you.

Management provides opportunities under the table and positions are not posted on the organization's website.

Poor management
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Call Center Sales
Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Tampa, FLMarch 25, 2015
We currently make mostly outbound calls to sell Medicare Supplementals to eligible clients. Management is very hands on and has great training methods. Hardest part of the job is getting people to understand how important having insurance for Medicare is. The co-workers are very supportive and great to be around.
Pros
Hourly pay plus comissions
Cons
work hours are not varied
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They hire everyone who applies then lets them go within a few months.
Sales (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLMarch 29, 2015
They are always hiring because they only keep people for a few months. Usually less than 6 so they do not have to pay unemployment. They are always making big promises with little follow through. I have never worked at a place that has such bad communication. Managers are basically glorified admin and hot leads are fed to a select few while most everyone else is stuck using recycled leads that are months old. It is hard to believe that a company that makes such bad choices and treats employees the way they do can be so successful. Since they hire everyone, and I do mean everyone, that applies it is a place where you can collect a paycheck for a few weeks until you can find permanent employment.
Pros
Monday through Friday
Cons
Just about everything else.
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Not really a Good company to work for
Insurance Agent (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FlSeptember 2, 2012
During the 4 months I worked there, the management displayed nothing but an Hostile and unprofessional behavior towards the employees and the customers. For a company representing Metlife, TZ Insurance, Tampa, should invest in a better management and training process.
Pros
flexible schedule
Cons
bad, really bad leads. discriminative behavior from some managers
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Run Fast
Agent (Former Employee) –  TampaMarch 1, 2015
The most enjoyable part of the job was going home. This place is a big joke. Don't apply here or you will be sorry. Management is very unorganized and no to mention the trainer he acted bi polar. Terrible company to work for.
Pros
None
Cons
Bad Computer System, Severely Unorganized and Very Unstable
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A joke
sales (Former Employee) –  Tampa FlJuly 23, 2015
This company is the most unprofessional company i have ever worked for its very hard to sell a Medigap policy that cost $300 especially to someone recieving a limited amount from social security, there favorite line after the "Intro,Fact Find,Presetation,Qoute,Close is" ISNT THAT GREAT WHATS YOUR MIDDLE INITIAL, pushing old people to buy something they cant even AFFORD
Pros
close to my house
Cons
Everything
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employess were great / some managment staff were very good
Agent (Former Employee) –  Fort Myers, FLDecember 9, 2013
there were quotas and if you missed by one you were out/ so no job security at all/ in the insurance industry it is know a bucket shop. only worked there for a little less than a year for open enrolment for medicare
Pros
good bonus
Cons
absolutly no job security whatsoever
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