Interview Tomorrow w/Combined Insurance

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Oct 20, 2008 3:02 pm

There seem to be many posts on this forum, so I'm hoping I can get some timely advice here.  I have an interview with Combined Insurance tomorrow (Tuesday) for a Sales Management Trainee position.  What can I expect? 

 
Here's what their online ad claims to offer:

Comprehensive Benefits - medical/dental, disability, 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Advanced commissions
Monday - Friday workweek
Limited Travel
Expense Paid Training (classroom) and in-field (on the job training).

Seems like it's quite basic.  I like the fact that benefits are available (and 401K).  Seems everyone has advanced commissions, and this tells me probably NO BASE SALARY.  Thoughts?

Oct 20, 2008 3:37 pm

about the same as the insurace jobs you posted last week

Oct 20, 2008 5:12 pm
bullinachinashop:

about the same as the insurace jobs you posted last week

 
Glad to see you're keeping up.
Oct 21, 2008 4:12 pm
RickRoss:

There seem to be many posts on this forum, so I'm hoping I can get some timely advice here.  I have an interview with Combined Insurance tomorrow (Tuesday) for a Sales Management Trainee position.  What can I expect? 

 
Here's what their online ad claims to offer:

Comprehensive Benefits - medical/dental, disability, 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Advanced commissions
Monday - Friday workweek
Limited Travel
Expense Paid Training (classroom) and in-field (on the job training).

Seems like it's quite basic.  I like the fact that benefits are available (and 401K).  Seems everyone has advanced commissions, and this tells me probably NO BASE SALARY.  Thoughts?



So, I had my interview today with Combined Insurance.  No one had any intelligent comments on my first post, so I figured I'd post an update and see if that sparks any responses.

Seems like a pretty sweet overall deal.  As far as I can see, everything that was promised in the job posting seems to remain true during the interview.  The only thing about this position as opposed to door knocking and remaining local is that you spend a lot of your time traveling in your personal vehicle.  Also, the company gives you a weekly list of clients you need to service and who you should be seeing.  I liked that aspect.

There were a few questions I forgot to ask that I can ask if I get invited for round #2, which, by the way, is a day of shadowing.  I basically spend 8-9 hours in the field with someone who is currently in that position.

The recruiter said if I work about 12 hour days, she used to work 9am-9pm, during the week, I can make $100k my first year.  They said they never work weekends and usually take it easy on Fridays.  So, I'm thinking that maybe I work 12 hours a day Mon-Thurs and then maybe a 6+ hour Friday. 

What do you think?

Oct 22, 2008 10:37 am
RickRoss:



The recruiter said if I work about 12 hour
days, she used to work 9am-9pm, during the week, I can make $100k my
first year.  They said they never work weekends and usually take
it easy on Fridays.  So, I'm thinking that maybe I work 12 hours a
day Mon-Thurs and then maybe a 6+ hour Friday. 

What do you think?







When a recruiter tells a prospective new hire, "You can make a ton of
money if you work hard" you want to politely go about ending the
interview as soon as possible.



What you want to hear is,



"We believe that it takes two to three years to develop the
potential professionalism we see in those who we hire.  So, we pay
a base salary that will maintain the new employee's  lifestyle but
not enough to make them too content.



After two years we phase that salary out and phase in participation on our grid."



Real opportunity does not come disguised as a get rich quick scheme.