life agent (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 17 December 2016
calling customers for appointments and meet them to sell them insurance learn to expect anything managers are not professional co-workers are nice hardest part of the job to take appointment with people most enjoyable when you sell a policy
Insurance Agent (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 6 December 2016
Easy to get hired they tell you a lot of lies to make you attracted to the job it's a complete waste of time and you don't get a dime they make you sit long hours making phone calls to people to try to book appointments and completely commissioned based which means no money when you don't make a sale.I would advice anyone not to take the job no matter how desperate you are
The most work you will ever do, not a get rich quick but build an amazing future and life
MGA (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 26 November 2016
My 1st year was very hard. I am no stranger to work as my former job was a roughneck on a service rig for 3 and a half years. I found this more work hands down. Yet i have gotten more out of this then any rig job. I worked my butt off and it is a very steep learning curve. Insurance is one of the HARDEST industrys to get into BUT the way AIL set this up makes it easier by working with union's. They give you leads to start with and you grow your business from that. I learnt that Ail has 88 different division's and Calgary is in one called Altig-Orlovic. Its very different from the other division's. They are the smallest yet do over 65% of all of AIL anual production. This means the structure and bounus are better then most.
My 1st year was hard and i put in more then asked. Even missed many family dinners etc But now i am making more in one month then what i made in a year. In short is it worth it? Yes. Will it be the most work you will ever do? Yes. Will there be ups and downs...of course. But the longer you do it the bigger the opportunities that show up.
I read the reveiws before going in for an interveiw. But i went in and learnt about the company for my self and made my own decision. I am very happy i listen to my gut becuase now i have so many great things in my life that i am very thankful for.
Last note anyone that calls this a scam...... Scams are illegal. Pull your head out of your behind. We pay for our own license that is regulated by the province. Sounds like a scam to me. Wow.
But make your own decisions learn about it. It only takesmore... a hour to get all the information. And if you do this its not at 50% YOU HAVE to give 100%less
Bonus's, free trips, amazing people to work with and opportunity to change your future
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 14 June 2016
They sell a good game to get you in the door but turnover is extremely high because of little training and false information. Huge claw backs on commissions. Would never recommend this job to anyone no matter how desperate you are to work. You'll spend more than you make
They give you 25 leads per week and you build your own prospects through the presentation they teach you. The management are good. However it is 100% commissioned work. It's hard to balance work life and personal life in the beginning. They will soon be incorporating a call centre to handle booking your appointments. After which the job will be much easier as that can take up a fair bit of time.
If you're a really good sales person, you will get huge paychecks.
100% commissioned work, you never know when you are going to get paid
Office Administrator (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 8 July 2015
Typical day involves handling customer insurance claims Reporting and submission of claims to Head Office Computer Troubleshooting and Office maintenance Learned about the insurance industry Co-workers were fun and easy to get along with Hardest part of the job was having to explain to customers/clients why their claim was denied Best part of the job was the ability to maintain the entire office personally and giving customers/clients good news regarding their insurance claims
Associate (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 8 July 2015
With AIL, I have the freedom to make my own schedule and control my income on a weekly basis. We have full unionized benefits, the option to take vacation whenever we want, the opportunity to travel for work if we want, the opportunity to choose who we work with; total freedom! I've never before been part of such a supportive environment with so much freedom involved; to work when and how I want to has never been an option for me in the past. The opportunity for advancement here is incredible as well; promotions are all based on results rather than seniority or who likes you. I was skeptical at first of the opportunity; it sounded too good to be true. The income potential I was told of sounded crazy, but now I'm seeing it first-hand for myself. Everyone at the Ottawa office is so happy and upbeat; we go out together often and go on fun road trips together to see clients from out of town. They're more than just coworkers; they're my family. I've read a lot of terrible reviews from those who didn't find success in this business. I guess not everyone is capable of managing their time accordingly and being productive while unsupervised, however, I don't find it's an issue for me. I love what I do and it doesn't even feel like work. It feels like helping people and essentially saving them from the hardship the future can bring. I'll never go back to punching a clock again. It's a waste of my potential and there's no freedom in that sort of job. I'm going to keep on getting paid for the worth I bring to my hour, and not just for the hour itself.
Financial stability, freedom to create own schedule, freedom to bring friends to the team
Helping clients through tough times can be emotionally exhausting, but definitely worth it
It sounds cliche but it really is a life changing opportunity!
Entry Level Management (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 17 June 2015
I am so glad that I took the chance and went to my interview with AIL Canada in Ottawa. I was a recent University grad looking for a real career and AIL Canada changed my life! If I can give you any advice it would be to atleast go to the interview. You have nothing to lose by coming in to see what it's all about, so why miss out on a potentially amazing opportunity? You should love what you do and working with AIL Canada has been the best job I've ever had! There is no door to door or cold calling ever required for this job and the Benefits are AMAZING!
Advancement From Within, Great Management, Professional Environment
Sales Agent (Current Employee) – Ottaw, ON – 13 February 2015
Worked at AIL Canada for a couple years now. My average earnings, each month, is more than I would have expected at my age. I'm in my early 20s and feel comfortable buying a house and starting my family. I work equally as hard as to my earning, but it simply my work ethic.
Sales Agent (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 3 April 2014
selling insurance packages, making appointments and meeting with clients. Great work place very laid back as well as professional. Management and co workers were all very cooperative and easy going as well as professional and kept their sales team on point.
life insurance agent (Current Employee) – London, ON – 26 March 2014
huge promises, more of a disappointment.eg, 2 weeks classroom, check, 2 weeks on road trained, well, does 1 day and 1 presentation in house make it and then release you on your own with no follow up. NO.
Insurance Agent (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 31 March 2013
I would receive union members information and try and contact them for free benefits through their work. While at the persons home I would try to upsell the customer to whole life or term insurance. The hardest part of the job was I took over someone elses territory that was very rude or wouldn't show up to clients homes.
Benefits counselor (Former Employee) – Moncton, NB – 30 January 2013
I learned a lot, working as a team, maintaiun good relationship with customers, the hardest part of the job is you need sometimes to work more to maintain your target up to 80 hours a week. The good part is you have some flexibility
long hours spent outside of work making appoitments and paper work