Great support and respect from fellow co-workers
Sales Broker (Current Employee) – Windsor Ontario – 28 November 2014
Training was extensive and paid for. Lots of support during and post training.
Typical day: Answer incoming calls, provide quote and close the sale. Follow up on leads from previous days during the downtime. Ask questions, quote, advise, sell. Relatively simple and laid back.
Management is understanding and helpful. Co-workers are respectful and don't steal your sales. Calls are constantly coming in, and when they're not, there's always a follow up or paperwork to keep busy.
Hardest part of the job would be keeping everything organized and in order. Keeping on top of your leads, sales, paperwork, and incoming calls. Can go crazy trying to juggle all of the tasks. Sucks when disorganization cuts into sales and you end up selling nothing for the day, but there is a solid base salary to cushion it.
Most enjoyable part would be closing the sale. Decent commission with a decent base salary to cushion the bad days. Feels exhilarating when you get to close the bigger sales.
Management is pretty flexible too. Allows for banked time that carries over the year. Standard 8:30-4:30, though management will gladly let you bank more time if you wish to stay later.
Can be overwhelming at the start because there's simply so much to learn, but the support really eases the transition. Asked and still ask so many questions on a daily basis, and they've never once not helped me out.
Also, free cake day every month to celebrate the month birthdays. Free cheesecakes in rare occasions.
Great support, respectful and friendly environment, good flexibility in hours
Overwhelming at the start because insurance can get complicated.