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Helpful (2)

I love it and it one of the most rewarding jobs I have ever had.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Elder Care Advisor in Washington, DC (US)
Current Employee - Elder Care Advisor in Washington, DC (US)

I have been working at A Place for Mom

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

You can make your schedule flexible, but you need to work over 40 hours to make this job work for you. Expect to put in 60-70 hours your first year. The families love your help; it is very reqarding.

Cons

I don't think a lot of new advisors coming on board quite get the resources that are available to families so developing trust is key. You have to be the expert. Many people are hired from a sales background with little to no senior background work so they tend to be money and numbers driven which is not what this field is about. The sales process is extremely slow which is to be expected in this kind of sales.

Advice to Management

Manage is great! They listen to what we say and try to take what we say and implement it. I think they do a great job.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    On your mark, get ready, ... hey not so fast.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Elder Care Advisor
    Current Employee - Elder Care Advisor

    I have been working at A Place for Mom

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It can be very satisfying to help a family who has found themselves in a crisis. The company prepares you well to work with the elderly and their families to find care options and solutions. The technology that the company has in place to allow you to work from your home office is pretty awesome.

    Cons

    That same technology allows the company to listen in on and monitor your calls, see your computer screen, etc... It always feels like someone is watching but since you are at home alone it is kinda like being the only gold fish in the bowl. The position requires a lot of diversification and multi-tasking. This could be a positive for some but many feel it is over whelming. They have a bankable draw. They tell you up front it will be 3-4 months before you make more than the draw which is not enough to begin with, but most advisors take much longer to get beyond the draw balance which accumulates.

    Advice to Management

    Base salary vs. accumulating draw balance. Set appropriate expectations up front. Have the advisors advise, have others for Professional Referral Development and Partner Development in each market.

  2. Helpful (3)

    Good Place To Work If You Like Commission Only Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Elder Care Advisor in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Elder Care Advisor in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at A Place for Mom

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity to help others. Good income levels after you get past ramp up. Excellent training that is ongoing including technology based training, sales training, and other types of opportunities. Good coaching model both during "early success" and the market phase.

    Cons

    Ramp up is at least 6 months, so be prepared for this! This job is not for people who are not accustomed to working really, really hard. The average sales cycle in this industry is fairly lengthy, so don't expect quick income!

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to have a base salary. Even a small one would be more helpful than a recoverable draw. It would also benefit the company to have a better benefits package that is more competitive.

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