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iSelect Reviews

Updated 13 November 2017
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  1. "consultant"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at iSelect full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    not abd place to work

    Cons

    all in all a good place to work

    Advice to Management

    ....


  2. "Risk Insurance Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good role, warm leads, nice staff

    Cons

    Micro management, intimidation if not performing


  3. "Good working environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Working style is quite good

    Cons

    sometimes u have to overwork


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good money if you make commissions, fun workplace during quieter times, free daily coffee

    Cons

    Expected to work weekends, not expected to make commission for the first few months, more experienced employers are given a lot of extra treatment so earn A LOT more than others, lots of 'discretionary' overtime during busy months

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on the high performers, they will eventually leave anyway. Focus more on the trainees and helping them achieve targets and earn commission and people will stay longer.


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    "Goodluck"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at iSelect full-time

    Pros

    fun atmosphere and people and location

    Cons

    Like all sales jobs, if your not good you will be gone before you establish anything, everyone from my group has left the business one year on.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Horrific"

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    Former Employee - Outbound Sales Consultant in Cheltenham, Victoria (Australia)
    Former Employee - Outbound Sales Consultant in Cheltenham, Victoria (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at iSelect full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Leaving for somewhere better this nightmare.

    Cons

    They fire you based on gossip. I personally got reprimanded for "GOING TO MY CAR AFTER WORK?????" They pulled me up and stated, we heard you tried to break into someones car????? - has that hit insane level yet? People dragged into rooms and intimidated for things they weren't clear were a concern.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves and hire people who can do the job Right!


  8. Helpful (1)

    "too many chiefs, no indians"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Cheltenham, Victoria (Australia)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Cheltenham, Victoria (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at iSelect full-time

    Pros

    Some very committed and diligent employees. CEO took genuine interest in the project.

    Cons

    So much wasted time and talent. It's very old fashioned and outdated. Very command and control. Paranoid managers that don't trust their staff to do the jobs they were bought in for/power grabbing. There's virtually no development team whatsoever. So it's ridiculously hard to get any project off the ground. For some reason developers were resigning en masse so all dev staff are bought in at the last minute as hired guns. They concentrate far too much on thinking strategically about big ticket issues when so much time and money is being wasted every day. Back in the glory days it was a start up, now it's Sensis 1999 desperately trying to grow to the next level.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your staff, respect and grow your dev team. Stop controlling the business like it's 1995.


  9. "Stay away"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at iSelect full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Casual uniform
    One free coffee a day
    Decent training

    Cons

    Training is great, but once you are on the floor you see it for it is. Newbies are given old limited leads as more experienced staff have higher conversions. Understandable but it is hard enough meeting targets with limited experience, harder with old, cold leads. Targets are consistently changing. If you meet them, commissions are decent but you'll be working 30 hours technically unpaid over time every week. Complete high school mentality, boss's promote their friends, who can't do their job. Favourites are a reality, team leaders would not blink an eye if their favourite rocked up 2 hours late, still high on drugs from the weekend but if you're 1 minute late you're made to have a "conversation". Drugs are everywhere, on premises and at all work events. Not forgiving for sick leave, take one sick day and you are singled out and guilt tripped. Honestly stay in whatever job you are in.. don't waste your time here.

    Advice to Management

    Equality. Give recognition to those who work hard, not just those you favour. Stop promoting drug addicts and start promoting fair people.


  10. "Good Luck to all new employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    free coffee and good when it is small

    Cons

    don't know where to start


  11. "Great rewards"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you're good at it then it's amazing! Great rewards and office culture. Felt valued as an employee. Good training and support.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to hit targets- gets very stressful at the end of the month. If you're not hitting target you are expected to work overtime (often unpaid in the evenings although weekend overtime is well paid)


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