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I just want to share my experience. I have a background in the medical field. Clinical work for over 6 years. After being unemployed for some time I decided to update my resume and submit it on careerbuilder. Remind you I did the exact same thing when I landed my last job where I was at for 5 years.
Anyway, next day after posting it i received a call from Bankers Life, a woman named Alice that left a voicemail saying they found my resume online and would like to interview me. I thought great. And, I set up the interview. She told me the name of the company and said they were looking for a sales agent and a sales manager. I asked what all is involved as a sales manager? She replied that i would over see all agents and trainees. Well since I do have supervisor experience i went with it.
After hanging up she sent me a email with the company name and address and of coarse it was across town. But people do drive long distance for work all the time so I let that go. I was expecting a one on one interview, but no I was in a meeting room with 20 people yes 20 I counted. And since I have been to things like this before I wasnt too shocked. The branch manager came in and was all cool and talked fast. He was a joker. Which I dont mind humor. During the presentation one person got up and left. Didn't bother me. I listened took notes as he went into the history of the company. He explained how it had a bad rep but now is so good and blah blah. I saw awards all around so I didn't think to much into it.
So then I filled out some lame questionnaire and then left. Had to rent a car for this btw. Not even 15 min. Later I got a call for the second interview. I excepted. Went back very next day and there was now 8 people and not the same I was with prior. Then the details came about the position and all the training and licensing. I know all about being certified so that didn't bother me. I understand you need training. How can you be a expert and plan someone's financial future and not have it.
... But what ended up making the decision for me after the third interview, was when I researched them on my own further. The horrid complaints not only by employees but clients. The number of lawsuits and their rating with the BBB. I am willing to invest in myself and my future, but not with a company that gives you false hope. The public made the decision for me. The company sounded great for ME; but the risk is too high for myself and family. I only wish I would have previewed the reviews before the interview even started. Would have saved me time, money and hope. So you make the choice. Scam? Who knows, not gonna risk it to find out. Be smart.