What do consumers say about Senior Health Care Consultants?
Complaints against Senior Health Care Consultants:
- Put too much pressure on agents to meet sales targets.
- Set immense targets for the agents.
- They are not planned in their working.
- They have also earned the reputation being the worst payer in the industry.
- They do not answer calls made by their agents.
However, customers have given good feedback about the service they provide and have a comfortable ranking with BBB. One of our community members says that since SHC hires hardcore salesmen, only those individuals with the toughest mindset can work in this company.
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Total Comments: 205
Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:31 pm Post Subject: Recently Left . .
This thread has been dormant for a year, but here goes . .
I just left SHC after about seven weeks. In short, it's not a "scam," but it is a job that only a very specific type of person will be able to handle. And no, this doesn't mean that you only have to be willing to "work hard." The hours are hellacious, but I knew this going forward.
The trick is the one-call close . . you are expected to meet a senior, warm them up, get them to think of you as their long-lost grandson and convince them to switch their insurance they may have had for 15 years. This needs to happen within about a two-hour period.
I will say that their recruting practices aren't exactly 100% honest. The things I was told that "almost everyone" achieves early on are bogus. Do I have proof of this? No, because SHC very wisely does all they can to control the flow of information between agents. They discourage new agents from e-mailing or calling back and forth. This is sneaky but smart -- it's a VERY frustrating job and would be for 90% of the people who try it, in my opinion.
So you CAN make money at this, but it is HARD CORE sales. I'm glad I tried it if only to know that I won't be good at hard core sales. Again, not a "scam," but I would not advise anyone to try it.
Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:11 am Post Subject:
The fact of the matter is that a one call close with a senior is not always a very ethical thing to do. Seniors have multiple family members that they rely on, and most like to consult with them on major decisions. Although some seniors are still very on top of their own business, many are not and are willing to trust just about anyone!
It can be a very stressful sales environment, and I strongly believe that an appointment with a senior should not make them uncomfortable in any way. There is a right way and a wrong way to do it. In fact, many of the pushy sales techniques are STRICTLY FORBIDDEN by Medicare and the companies that market Medicare programs!
Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 02:59 am Post Subject:
I think that any company that asks you to basically start off your own business by investing your own money is not good. For example... in schools you get supplies, laptops, etc and everthing you need to do your job, it does not come out of your pocket. You know they are always recruiting because people go in there and quickly realize what's going on and leave. Just a Heads Up
Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 04:58 am Post Subject: 2nd depression is here
Most insurance sales reps cant sell i was making 25k a month my 2nd year i retired young the depression will destroy the middle class
Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 04:59 pm Post Subject:
Most insurance sales reps cant sell
Unfortunately with SHC it is more about playing on the weaknesses of senior citizens to get them to sign up for programs that they do not understand. It is incredibly important to spend time with the potential clients and ensure that they really comprehend everything that has been discussed.
I market a lot of the same products that SHC does, but I do so with pride. I'm not afraid to go grocery shopping for fear of running into a client. If I receive a phone call, I don't screen it to see who is unhappy. Although these seem like extreme examples, they were both given to me by a former SHC agent!
How far are you willing to go to make money?
Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 05:41 pm Post Subject: stringent rules for appointment
What do you mean by this?
Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 05:50 pm Post Subject: predators
Please beware of SHC - Senior Healthcare Consultants. I joined them recently because of the promises to make big buck of over 100K the first year. After I paid my $599 fee, I found out that this company is not honest. There were many misrepresentations. I then canceled my training class in Dallas and requested an immediate refund of my $599. They refused to refund my money. I really think this business just makes false promises and makes their money off agents. For example, the web conference I attended had over 50 interested new agents. If all these agents pay the $599 fee and take one of the weekly classes, SHC would make $30,000 off of these 50 agents just for the 3-day training class. Just imagine how much they would make if they do this 52 weeks a year. $1,560,000 in a single year by getting 50 new agents to take the training class. Also, they charge agents for the leads even if they are bad leads. An agent makes approximately $125 from an average sale. Yet, you have to pay SHC $288 every week just for leads. That means you have to make over 2 sales a week just to pay for the leads. After figuring gas and wear&tear on your vehicle, you really need to make 3 sales per week just to break even. Soon, you find out that it is all a SCAM of making money off the agents. PLEASE LEARN FROM ME, DO NOT FALL FOR THIS SCAM!!!
Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 09:55 pm Post Subject: Consultants you are not!
1) They charge you a fee! It is not a job.
2) They don't return Agent's calls.
3) The company is running their operation on the backs of
the agents. The fees are paying the bills, not the earned
commissions. It is a genuine scam, because the agent's commissions could never support their overhead.
A Ponzi Scheme Folks.
Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 07:36 pm Post Subject: yeah
yes someone that has worked for SHC please share your experience...
Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 04:23 pm Post Subject:
Brandon - there are several people that have worked for SHC that have posted.